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We have 16 computers in this lab and it is a number we can keep an eye
on.  Basically we have told people to go elsewhere for anything
non-academic (though we intentionally don't "see" everything, so
academically focused students *can* spend three minutes doing something
else on occasion).  

   Maybe it's because there are places with less supervision, but if
anything, students expect stricter standards than we have ("can I check
my personal email?  My professor sent our assignments there" - and it's
true).  We also started out with this policy from the get-go, so the
atmosphere is already established.  Perhaps the amount of tutoring that
goes on in here helps, too - there's a lot of very academic conversation
going on.  And perhaps it's just that people know that if they didn't
adhere to our policies, we've got very friendly, but intimidating Public
Safety officers who would help them find another place to be.  (We've
never come close to having to resort to that, but I would.) 

Susan Jones
Academic Development Specialist
Academic Development Center
Parkland College
Champaign, IL  61821
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>>> Albert Jimenez <[log in to unmask]> 10/23/06 12:56 PM >>>
Dear Colleagues,

 

We currently house a computer lab of about 30 PC's within our learning
center, monitoring for explicit or recreational activity has been a
real
challenge for our clerical and computer lab aides throughout the
semesters
especially with the website "myspace.com".  Are there any learning
centers
or computer labs currently blocking or limiting websites to just
academic
research web-pages?  If so, can you please forward any acceptable
user's
policy or literature that addresses this question, we have placed AUP
stickers and an AUP screen message as students log in unfortunately we
have
had no success with this procedure thus far.  In an effort to creating
an
atmosphere conducive to higher learning I strongly feel any form of
recreational web surfing limits PC access to those students that come
to our
centers to do legitimate school work.  I am hoping to receive some
needed
and helpful assistance regarding this issue; your time is gladly
appreciated.

 

Best regards,

Albert B. Jimenez
Tutorial Services Specialist
Mt. San Jacinto College
Learning Resource Center
  "Carpe Diem"

 


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