Monthly Archives: August 2016

classroom with podium and projectors

We have made some exciting technology and facility upgrades to many of our classrooms this summer!

The rooms have been designed for ease of use, which we hope will help everyone feel more confident using the technology that is available.  As an example, all displays can be turned on with quick tap on the touchscreen. In addition to the hardware upgrades, every renovated classroom now has the Windows 10 operating system installed which includes Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus Suite.

A printed tutorial will be displayed in each classroom to assist with using the new equipment. Contact the Help Desk at (203) 392-5123 and use option 1 to schedule training or to request in-person IT support which can be dispatched immediately.

We are extremely pleased with the final result and hope you can share in our excitement!

 

List of rooms and upgrades:

ENB111
ENC113
ENC132
ENC134
ENC136
ENC138
ENC140
DA 120
DA 124
DA 211
DA 218
DA 224

These rooms have:

Document camera on the podium or ceiling mounted
Windows 10 computer dedicated to the classroom
VGA and HDMI connectors


EN A105 – no room PC
EN A107
EN A109
EN A113
EN A115
EN A117
EN C008
EN C010
JE114

These rooms have:

Document camera (ceiling mounted)
Windows 10 computer dedicated to the classroom
VGA and HDMI connectors
Wirelessly display content with Apple Airplay (mac) and Miracast (windows)
ADA compliant workspace shelf


A120

This is our first 4K resolution screen on campus! The projector in the back of the room has been removed and a large TV wall has been installed.

This room has:

Document camera (on podium)
Windows 10 computer dedicated to the classroom
VGA and HDMI connectors
Wirelessly display content with Apple Airplay (mac) and Miracast (windows)

The monitor on the instructor lectern is a 27″ pen-enabled touchscreen display.  Faculty who need a white board can pull the screen to them and use the provided stylus to write content that will be visible on the TV wall. If needed, there is also a standard whiteboard in the room.


 

 

help articles password reset and chat are available

We are excited to announce that our Help Desk support has been extended! 

New ways to receive support:
  • Self-help knowledge base
  • 24/7 phone support
  • 24/7 live chat support
  • 24/7 service request form
Services available to students, faculty, and staff:
  • IT provided services (email, wireless, etc.) support
  • Technical support
  • Learn 9 (Blackboard) support
    • Browser, plugin, content navigation, course tool navigation, and general course administration
    • Student questions related to the course content will be directed to the instructor
Reach us the same way:

Website: http://helpdesk.southernct.edu
Telephone: (203) 392-5123
Walk-In: First Floor – Buley Library
Email: helpdesk@southernct.edu

Emergency classroom technology issues will continue to be dispatched by on-premises IT with a 5 minute response expectation.

Southern’s nursing program is ranked among the top 10 percent in the country, according to a prominent online resource for future nursing students.

NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com lists SCSU among its ranked programs, a distinction granted to only about one in 10 nursing schools that it assessed throughout the nation. A total of 3,200 such programs were evaluated.

It ranks SCSU 23rd in New England – which places the program among the top 20 percent of schools in this six-state region.

NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com lauds SCSU for its 90-percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the test that a nursing student must pass to attain a license.

It also notes that the university’s Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) program students garnered a pass rate of between 93 and 100 percent on the NCLEX since 2010. ACE is geared toward students who are looking to make a career change into nursing.

“In addition, the most recent graduating class of the family nurse practitioner M.S.N. (Master of Science in nursing) program displayed a 100-percent pass rate on the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners exam,” the publication states.

Lisa Rebeschi, chairwoman of the SCSU Nursing Department, said she was pleased to learn about the report and ranking of the program.

“The recognition from an outside organization speaks to the quality of the program at SCSU,” Rebeschi said. “Our student outcomes — including our first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate, program completion, and employment rates, have remained strong over the years.”

In addition to success on the NCLEX exam, criteria used by NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com include an institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, as well as breadth and depth of nursing programs offered.

SCSU’s nursing program began in 1969, when about 20 students were taught by two faculty members. The first 13 graduates of the program got their diplomas in 1973. Since then, the program has grown exponentially. Today, it averages more than 200 students, awarding both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Southern – in partnership with Western Connecticut State University – began offering an Ed.D. in nursing education in 2012. At the undergraduate level, more than 850 students have declared themselves nursing or pre-nursing majors.