Spotlight on Technology
The Aquinas Network consists of state of the art infrastructure, servers and desktop equipment. The Hardware Refresh Leasing Plan allows equipment to be replaced every three to five years.
A wireless network allows students, faculty, and staff to connect to the AQnet network for web-based academic resources. As well as e-mail and other ELM resources.
Computer labs are available in the residence halls, student center, library, and academic center for student use. Both standard applications and all academic software applications are available through these college-provided PCs.
Classrooms contain multimedia technology available to aid faculty-led classroom instruction as well as student presentations. Web conferencing is available on an individual, small group, or classroom basis. Computer labs may also be used by faculty as needed to instruct their students on computer application tools.
Campus software consists of Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet access, and many academic applications. We offer web-based courseware and applications, including academic research and library holdings. Campus portals: ACORN, the Alumni site, and The Moose, connect our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to campus news, events, and resources as well as to each other on or off campus.
College administration information systems provide data for student records processing and reporting as well as College business transactions and management information. MyAQ allows faculty and students direct online access to specific types of information. Faculty can access advisees' grades, tests, and profile information through My Advisees; list their current advisees, class rosters, and schedule of classes they are teaching for the current semester. Students can register online, access financial aid information, grades, completed course information, class schedule, and student profile information.
A 24-hour online knowledge center and online help desk system augment training and help desk services which include walk-in support, telephone support, building visits, new student and employee orientation sessions, training sessions and materials. Registered students are able to retrieve their computer account initial password through a web interface from any internet connection.
The Technology Council consists of faculty, staff, and student representatives who meet quarterly to identify and prioritize technology needs.
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