Labs and Public Computers

Open, General Use Labs

In the Cowart ITS building on 7th street, ITS provides a teaching lab equipped with 24 laptops for participant use. There is also a drop-in 24 X 7 open lab (during nights and weekends swipe your Pomona ID for access) containing Windows and Macintosh computers. 

Departmental Teaching Computer Labs

Current departmental computer labs (ranging in size from 2 to 25 computers) are on a regular refresh cycle (normally four years). Before the creation of a new departmental computer lab, if it is to be eligible for this program, a formal request must be submitted to the Associate Dean. 

Technology Enhanced Classrooms

All existing technology-enhanced classrooms are on a regular replacement cycle (normally three to five years, depending on the piece of equipment). If a department wishes to make a formal request for an additional technology-enhanced classroom, the request should be made to the Dean’s Office (Associate Dean) by September for consideration for the following fiscal year.

The addition of new technology-enhanced classrooms, as well as the replacement or upgrade of existing technology-enhanced classrooms, will be based on a review of the current use and demand by the Dean’s Office and the Registrar.

Faculty Research Computers/Workstations

Faculty with computers in their laboratories should look first to research funds, set aside by the College from external grants to secure replacement computer equipment.

If no research incentive funds are available, computers or workstations for use in faculty research laboratories may be available from the replacement cycle of the open/general-use computer labs that it operates. Requests for such equipment will be solicited each Fall semester. Requests are due in the Associate Dean’s Office on November 15. 

Printers and Other Peripheral Equipment

The college provides networked printing locations for workgroup clusters in every department. Individual desktop printers are provided to faculty but are not normally provided otherwise. Other peripheral pieces of equipment, such as scanners, are also generally provided in clustered locations instead of individual offices. Since these pieces of equipment are usually used intermittently, clustering allows the sharing of specialized technical resources.