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Technology Learning Center (IITS OPEN LAB)

Description

A key IITS project initiated in AY 17/18 was the transformation of the Kellogg 2000 Computer Lab into the new Technology Learning Center (TLC). This updated space design addressed student feedback and concerns regarding the state of the computers in the Lab as well as the physical environment. Feedback was gathered from a survey of over 550 responses. Students expressed a strong interest in seeing this space upgraded with 78% of students responding that they would like to see faster/new computers in the lab. The TLC project includes a full remodel of the space (paint, carpet, electrical, networking), a technology refresh of the lab computers, and a new space layout. The updated furniture replaces the existing high-density seating that is no longer needed and worn out, with an efficient and entirely new type of flexible use space and BYOD design.

Status

Completed

Start and Delivery Dates

01/22/2018 to 08/27/2018

Department/Committee

Instructional and Information Technology Services, IITS

Status Update

08/21/2018: All furniture items completed. Computers deployed, cabled, and updated. Lab is ready for student use; project is complete.

08/01/2018: Installation of Steelcase furniture complete; power and cabling routing to be completed pending delivery of new computers.

07/02/2018: Begin demolition of existing KEL 2000. Furniture removal, paint, relocate power, and re-carpet to follow.

03/28/2018: Design and funding identified. Project approved to proceed Summer 2018.

02/28/2018: Project concept design in progress.

Strategic Alignment

Goal #1 – ENSURE AN ADAPTABLE AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT

1.2 CSUSM delivers service excellence, meeting evolving needs and expectations.

Goal #3 – DELIVER TECHNOLOGY THAT ENHANCES LEARNING AND FACILITATES THE EXPLORATION OF KNOWLEDGE

3.2 CSUSM encourages life-long learning, expanding knowledge, inspiring confidence, and developing proficiencies through training and professional development programs.

Goal #4 – PROVIDE DYNAMIC VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL SPACES THAT EFFECTIVELY SUPPORT THE CAMPUS

4.1 CSUSM transforms learning & working environments, exploring technologies that support faculty pedagogy and student learning, provide equal access, and create effective working areas.