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Classroom Reservation Policy:

Computing lab reservation requests are accepted three months before the beginning of a semester or summer session. Faculty who request use of a computing lab facility for an entire semester may be asked to share time slots with other faculty if scheduling requests exceed room availability.

Computing lab facilities managed by the University Library on behalf of specific academic units or departments are available for priority reservations only to faculty in those schools or departments until two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester, or of the desired date, whichever is later. Please refer to the table below to view reservation scheduling priorities.

Location Priority Reservations General Reservations
ACC B11 n/a 3 months prior to start of semester or desired date
ACC B13 n/a 3 months prior to start of semester or desired date
Social Science Research Lab n/a 3 months prior to start of semester or desired date

CAP/Kogod Infosystems
ACC B12/B14

3 months prior to start of semester or desired date 2 weeks prior to desired date

Ward Lab

3 months prior to start of semester or desired date 2 weeks prior to desired date

Two weeks before the beginning of semester or desired reservation date, facilities not scheduled during the priority reservations period will be available to all faculty under a general or "open" reservations policy. The open reservations period expires three calendar days before the day of classes; that is, no lab may be reserved within three calendar days of the desired date of use. Please refer to the table below to view reservation scheduling deadlines.

If Class Meets On: Last Day to Request Reservation:
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Saturday
Thursday Sunday
Friday Monday
Saturday Tuesday
Sunday Wednesday

There are no exceptions to the three-day blackout period for lab reservations. The blackout period allows students to plan use of lab facilities to complete assignments. It is especially important for part-time graduate student who may be juggling careers, families, and considerable travel demands, yet who need access to specialized programs available only in university lab facilities.

Requests for classroom reservations should conform to University time periods. Regular AU courses scheduled by the Registrar's Office will be limited to reserving classrooms for no more than two consecutive class periods for each one hour and fifteen minute session.

Scheduling preference in classrooms will be given to classes that have hands-on computing lessons for students. Faculty who need only access to the internet and/or projection capabilities are asked request their teaching unit to work with the office of the registrar to seek use of classrooms equipped for these purposes, and to use a laptop obtained through their teaching unit or through a temporary loan from the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Reservation requests may be submitted online through the Classroom Reservation Request Form. Select "Make classroom reservation" and log in using your AU ID and password.

A weekly schedule of classes will be posted outside each classroom.

Custom Software / Data Files Installation Policy:

For faculty members who need specialized course-related software installed on classroom workstations, it is necessary to complete the following:

  • Submit an e-mail to the ACC Manager describing the software package to be installed, the duration of the installation and the number of workstations on which to install the software.
  • Following the approval from the ACC manager, supply the software installation disk(s) or CD(s), detailed installation instructions, along with the original licensing agreement from the manufacturer.

Software will be uninstalled at the completion of the semester unless another agreement has been made for it to remain longer.


Assistive Technology Resources:

Three assistive technology workstations are available in the Anderson Computing Complex. The workstations are located in B10, 12, and 13. The workstations in B10 and B12 are attached to scanners. The workstation in B10 is also connected to a Braille printer. Following is a list of the assistive technology available, as well as the location:

  • Alternate Input Devices: Kensington Expert Mouse, Kensington Orbit Trackball, and NoHands Mouse (available from the front desk)
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred (voice recognition software) - available at all 3 workstations
  • JAWS for Windows (screen reading software) - available in B10
  • OpenBook (optical character recognition software for visual impairments) - available in B10 and B12
  • Versa Point Duo Interpoint Braille Embosser and Duxbury Braille Translation - available in B10
  • WYNN Wizard (optical character recognition software for learning disabilities) - available in the main area and in B12
  • ZoomText Magnifier/ScreenReader - available at all 3 workstations

Documentation on each of these software programs is available from the front desk at the ACC.

The Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) serves as a campus resource for ensuring that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, the university's programs, services, and activities.

For more information, please contact ASAC at (202) 885-3360.