ATLC Lab Reservations
The following procedures apply for the reservation and use of the ATLC facilities. The purpose of these procedures is to provide improved access and service in the ATLC labs that may be reserved.
- The areas that may be reserved are the PC Labs 1 and 2 and the Macintosh Lab. Reservation requests for any other area in the ATLC should be forwarded to the Manager for Technology Support (742-2904).
- Labs may be reserved from 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday.
- A reservation request form must be completed and submitted as per instructions on the form. Reservation request forms may be obtained from the departmental Administrative Secretary in room 40b of the ATLC or completed online.
- Special equipment requirements must be included with the request, and they will be referred to the Academic Facilities & Services Manager. Failure to make these equipment requests could result in the unavailability of necessary items.
- Reservation forms will be accepted prior to the beginning of a semester, but will not be confirmed until the ShortCourse schedule is published. The requester will be notified by telephone or e-mail whether the requested times are available and of any conflicts.
- Reservation requests sent in after the beginning of a semester will be processed within 24 hours according to availability. The requester will be notified by telephone or e-mail whether the request can be accommodated. It is advisable to wait for confirmation before informing your class to meet in the ATLC.
- Please note that a request may be denied if the facility is already reserved or if insufficient facilities are available for open access at the same time.
- Instructors should restrict lab use to actual hands-on activity and perform traditional class lecturing in their regularly scheduled classrooms.
- An instructor/teaching assistant (TA) must be present at each reserved session and must remain until the end of each session. The instructor/TA is responsible for checking out/in all necessary software, documentation, and material from the Information Desk before each session. This will minimize time and confusion for that procedure. The instructor/TA is responsible for notifying Information Desk staff of any equipment problems, missing software and documentation, or other problems.
- No "drop-in" class sessions are allowed in any of the lab areas. Reservations are required.
- Reasonable advance notification of "no-show" by a class must be provided by the instructor/TA either in person or by telephone to the departmental Administrative Secretary. The first "no-show" without notification for a reserved lab will be discussed with the person reserving the room. The second "no-show" may result in cancellation of remaining reservations for that semester.
- If a class is late, the reserved lab will be held open for 15 minutes after the requested time (unless prior special arrangements have been made). At the end of that 15 minute interval, the lab will be opened up to users, and the requester will be considered a "no-show" as described in the previous paragraph.
- At the end of a class session, all the students must leave the lab area. If they wish to continue using the lab on an open access basis, they must follow the wait list procedures for that lab. This ensures reasonable availability to everyone.
- Please limit attendance to lab capacity. That information will be provided by the Academic Facilities & Services Manager. Special cases must be approved in advance by the Academic Facilities & Services Manager.
- ATLC rules concerning no refreshments/smoking must be enforced by the instructor/TA in each lab during reserved sessions.
- No reservations will be taken during the last two weeks before finals of the spring and fall semesters or during the last week before finals of the summer sessions.
- Only Faculty/Staff can request a lab reservation.
- An eRaider username and password are required to reserve a computing lab online.