Due to the increasing demand of the academic
computer facilities, a general document detailing the policies
for computer room reservation has been outlined. This policy
has been created to provide faculty, staff and students with
equitable access to campus computing lab resources. The labs
are used as classrooms and they are available for open-access
use when there are no classes in session.
- There are currently four labs
which can be used for classroom instruction on each campus.
They are: D206, D207, D208, and D209, which are located in
the Dreyfuss Building on the College at Florham
Campus. On the Metropolitan Campus, labs A & B are located in Dickinson
Hall and the Front & Back Labs are located
in University Hall. Also, there are two multimedia labs, one
on each campus. The multimedia lab for the College at Florham
(D211) is located in the Dreyfuss Building. On the Metropolitan campus,
the multimedia lab
(MML) is located in University
Hall. The multimedia lab is primarily used for courses offered
by the Visual and Performing Arts Department. All labs are equipped
with a LaserJet printer and a data projector.
- To reserve a lab, a faculty or staff member must fill out a room reservation request form, preferably
before the beginning of the semester. This form
must be signed by the instructor who will be teaching the course. The room
reservation request form is available at the Office of Enrollment Services, the Lab Assistant station of any Computing Services
office, and also on the web at http://isweb.fdu.edu/pdf/Form_LabReservation.pdf. This
form must be filled out completely and correctly or processing delays may result.
- Requests for the entire semester are processed on a first come first serve
basis. These requests should be submitted to the Scheduling Officer in the department of
Enrollment Services. Upon initial scheduling for the semester, if we
are unable to accommodate a course for the entire time, we will attempt to use the fifty-percent method. This means that a class
will only be able to meet either one out of the two days in the labs, or, the class will only be able to meet for half of a class
session. For example, if a class meets from 6:00pm - 9:30pm on Mondays, and we do not have a lab available for the full time period,
we will then try to accommodate the class in from 6:00pm to approximately 7:45pm or from 7:45pm to 9:30.
- Requests for specific
dates during the semester are processed on a first come first serve basis. These requests
should be submitted to the Lab Manager in the department of Computing
Services. If all of the labs are occupied during the requested
time, instructors will need to make arrangements with other instructors who have the lab reserved during that time. If an agreement
cannot be reached with another instructor, the instructor requesting to use the lab should then approach the Dean of their department
with the request. If the Dean is not able resolve the issue, the request should then be taken to the Provost for the final decision.
- Instructors who would like to have a software application installed for use during a class must provide Computing
Services the original installation diskettes/CD-ROM, the installation guide, and the appropriate proof of license. These materials must
be provided 60 days prior to the beginning of the semester that the software is needed. No modification can be made during the semester. It is impossible to predict how software will
interact with our network and other software previously installed, so we cannot guarantee that a program will work on our system.
- Prior to the beginning of the semester, confirmations will be interoffice mailed to the departments. Requests
made during the semester will be confirmed based on the preference selected by the instructor on the room reservation form.
- Any scheduled changes in class day, time or location will be treated as a new request.
- The faculty member is responsible for enforcing the lab rules during the time the lab is scheduled. If a
student or faculty member is violating lab rules, the lab assistants have the right to confront the individual at that time.
- Faculty and staff who have reserved a lab are responsible for notifying the Lab Manager if the class has been
cancelled. This will allow the computer center to keep an updated schedule, and it will allow others the opportunity to use the labs.
- If a scheduled class is absent for three consecutive weeks without prior notification, the lab reservation will be
If you have any questions regarding the lab reservation policies, please contact Lauren Elgin at 973-443-8689, 201-692-7111
or send an e-mail to Lauren@fdu.edu.