Course Reservation Priority for the CALS Computer Lab

The purpose of this document is to aid the process of determining which courses have priority over others when reserving the CALS Computer lab and it's resources. In years past, the lab was designed and built with the intention of supporting courses that either taught technology too costly to purchase by a department or required expert knowledge to implement and maintain.

The classifications below are intended as guidelines when determining what course has reservation priority.

Class 1: High End Courses
Courses that require college resource commitment and are high demand. Graduate courses have priority over undergraduate courses.
Example software for course: ArcGIS, SPSS, MATLAB 7.1

Class 2: Medium End Courses
Courses that require minor college resource committee and are in moderate demand. Example software for course: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat

Class 3: Low End Courses
Courses that require little or no college resource commitment and are in low demand. Example software for course: Microsoft Office, Internet Browsing, WebCT, Quickbooks

Note: Demand, in this context, is defined as the frequency and duration for which a technology is needed by a given section of students in a course