Within the Division of Information Technology, the Academic Technology Center focuses on the development and provision of technology to the faculty. This includes the training of early adopters / beta testers for instructional technology releases, the technical support and operational components of upgrades, migrations, and new releases; provision of a faculty lab to provide toolsets not yet available at each faculty desktop; sandbox environments for faculty to develop and test services, and model classroom academic technology stations for faculty use. All equipment in the center can be reserved for use by faculty to complete work individually, or in collaboration with FDC coordinators or IT staff. The ATC does provide technology support for faculty pursuits, but not pedagogical support for faculty teaching. Graduate Assistants staff the ATC to provide this support for faculty software and hardware needs, and are required to document and analyze faculty service requests. The ATC sponsors a faculty advisory board with representation from each college and the library. These faculty members serve as advisors to the center, while serving as early adopters of software and hardware and providing bi-directional communication links to the colleges’ technology issues and concerns.
The vision of the Accessible Technology Initiative is to create a culture of access for an inclusive learning and working environment. This CSU system-wide effort isto ensure compliance with Section 508. (For additional information and resources visit http://www.calstate.edu/accessibility/.) The three priorities that CSUF focuses on are web accessibility, instructional materials accessibility, and accessible electronic and information technology procurement.
Within the division of Academic Affairs, the Faculty Development Center (FDC) focuses on the academic life of a faculty member. This ranges from the enhancement of pedagogical knowledge and toolsets, fostering research collaboration with colleagues, and providing various intramural grants. The FDC also sponsors faculty coordinators in critical areas of importance for faculty support. Currently, these represented areas include teaching and learning, academic uses of technology, research and scholarly activities, assessment, library services, and ATI (Accessible Technology Initiative). The FDC Board, a standing committee of the Academic Senate, is comprised of representatives from all of the colleges and the library, appropriate administrative personnel, and students. Board members serve as liaisons to their colleagues and respective colleges, recommend and evaluate programs, and facilitate the process for the grants offered by the FDC.
Information & Learning Commons (including Titan Computer Lab) & McCarthy Commons offer a variety of technological resources to improve student learning.
Online Academic Strategies & Instructional Support (OASIS) is committed to guiding, supporting, and empowering faculty in creating quality online instruction by providing a comprehensive array of services relating to faculty training, design, development, implementation, evaluation of courses, and technical support of certificates, programs, and degrees offered online.
In our continued effort to bring student services under the same umbrella, Information and Learning Commons (ILC) has created the Student Genius Corner (SGC) located in the Pollak Library, Titan Lab, PLN-030 (basement north).
Class Climate is a Scantron product designed for automating survey-based evaluations either online or on paper. Reports are customizable and can be generated almost immediately after responses are received. Data is secured and housed on campus on a central server and can be linked to the Portal for authorized report access.
ITunes U is an application that enables faculty members to post audio and video content as podcasts in the ITunes U course area.
Virtual Computing Labs
The Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) allows CSUF students to access university-licensed computer applications via the Internet.
Classroom Technology Support
Academic Classroom Support consists of 188 Smart Classrooms and lecture halls throughout the CSUF campus. These classrooms can be used by all 8 colleges; therefore they are called General-Use Smart Classrooms. Academic Classroom Support
owns, maintains, and services all classroom equipment. To ensure longevity and proper functioning of all equipment and for the safety of faculty and staff, Academic Classroom Support respectfully requests that all maintenance and service issues be handled solely by the technicians of Academic Classroom Support.
With the addition of a new high speed digital color press (Kodak Nexpress), and other bindery equipment, Reprographics has expanded its product line, bringing you a better product, faster, and for less money.
Disabled Student Services
The mission of the Office of Disabled Student Services at California State University, Fullerton is to increase access and retention for students with permanent and temporary disabilities by ensuring equitable treatment in all aspects of campus life. The program acts as a catalyst and agent for compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations mandating equal opportunity and access for persons with disabilities. Disabled Student Services provides co-curricular and academically related services which empower students with disabilities to achieve academic and personal self-determination.
Updated: 05/24/2011 11:16:53 AM