Academics

Rules

All users of the Taylor Center must agree to abide by all the terms below. Infractions will result in suspension of privileges. Egregious violators will be reported to the campus police.

General

The Taylor Center, in accordance with approved policy, is designed to serve a variety of functions within CPCS. The college invites other constituencies from across the campus and the surrounding community to make use of the center in ways appropriate to its mission on a time available basis. Priority will always be given to CPCS students.

Conduct

Users of the Taylor Center are expected to behave in a professional manner.

Acceptable conduct shall include, but is not limited to the following:

  • The Taylor Center should be used for academic purposes only. Other uses, such as personal communications (via email, web forums, etc.) are permitted on a time available basis.
  • No food or drink is allowed at any time anywhere within the Taylor Center.
  • All users will work quietly and be respectful of other users. No cell phones, beepers or audio devices are allowed unless they operate silently. Students working collaboratively may share a single computer and converse quietly. Personal conversations should be held outside the center.
  • Users shall be neat and polite while in the Taylor Center and clean up after themselves when leaving. Do not leave books, coats, backpacks etc., anywhere that would interfere with another user.
  • Leave the area better than you found it!
  • Be sure to label all disks and CDs and take them with you when you leave.
  • Children are not allowed in the Taylor Center.

Software

A large selection of software is available for use by approved users.

Under no circumstances shall a user add, remove, reconfigure, or in any way alter any software on computers in the Taylor Center.

Software available for use includes:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator
  • Inspiration (outlining and brainstorming)
  • MaxQDA (Windows)
  • Macromedia Studio: DreamWeaver, Flash, Freehand (Mac)
  • Photoshop Elements (Mac)
  • iMovie and iDVD (Mac)

Hardware

Hardware devices in the Taylor Center are property of the College of Public and Community Service and it is a violation of the law to remove any device from the Taylor Center without prior written permission from CPCS administration.

This includes, but is not limited to, keyboards, computer mice, staplers, floppy disk drives, Zip drives, computers, computer monitors, cables, networking equipment, audiovisual equipment, and whiteboard equipment (such as markers).

Printing

In the digital age, it is easier than ever to produce printed documents, and this has a tremendous impact on the environment and the College's budget.

Users are asked to limit printing only to essential documents, and in no case shall a user print more than one copy of any document. Copiers are available in the copy center on the first floor.

Users are asked to take advantage of a number of options for conserving paper, such as:

  • Two-sided printing and side by side printing of multiple pages per sheet
  • Sending and receiving documents (e.g. papers) electronically
  • Using the "Print Preview" feature to prevent printing of blank or gnarly blank pages
  • Saving web pages and PDFs to disk for offline reading rather than printing.

Comments

Questions, comments, complaints, and suggestions may be given to the CPCS Dean's Office.