User Support Services provides computing facilities, worldwide networking access, and related services in support of Marywood University’s commitment to providing high-quality, usable technology for its students, faculty, and staff. This commitment includes access to the Internet and World Wide Web, both on campus and off campus, as well as access to dozens of academic software packages in eleven computer labs and drop-in facilities in various areas around campus. There is at least one lab in each classroom building with a 24-hour student lab located in Loughran Hall. Labs are constantly being upgraded to provide the latest in computing technology. Each lab is also equipped with a PC that has Assistive Technology software.
There are several drop-in computer areas in the Learning Resources Center (LRC). Computer access is available to students at all times when the LRC is open: 91 hours per week with extended hours during and prior to the week of final exams each semester. Computer lab software includes, but is not limited to:
Each lab is supported for printing needs by laser printers to provide high-quality printing for class assignments and résumés. In addition to the mainstream facilities for preparing classroom assignments, such as reports, there are also scanners for both graphics and text. All labs are networked via a high-speed fiber optic link to the central Academic Information Services computer, which provides an Internet gateway as well as access to Marywood's online library catalog. Electronic mail, web-browsing, bulletin-board services and access to world-wide computer network resources are available to all regularly enrolled students.
In addition to providing support that constitutes the technology infrastructure of Marywood University, User Support staff also provides help in the form of: