TEACHING IN THE STATLAB FACILITIES
The main StatLab facilities in CSSSI (KBT, 219 Prospect St) and in Rosenkranz Hall (115 Prospect) may be scheduled for sessions requiring statistical software and hands-on use of the workstations. Lectures and non-statistical sessions should be scheduled at other locations if possible. Use the online form to schedule times in the StatLab.
Main Classroom in the CSSSI
The Main StatLab classroom features 30 student workstations and 1 instructor's workstation, multiple projection screens, and group study facilities. All workstations are equipped with the full suite of statistical software found on all the StatLab computers..
Classroom in Rosenkranz Hall
The StatLab manages a second electronic classroom/lab located in the Political Science building, Rosenkranz Hall, Room 01 (115 Prospect St). The classroom features 14 student workstations and 1 instructor workstation with annotation, dual projection, a large group study screen and a full suite of audio visual technical equipment. Seminar tables provide seating for 20. The workstations are equipped with the full suite of statistical software found in all the StatLab facilities. Primary use of the facility is for classes using computers during scheduled class sessions, with priority to Political Science classes. Note that the building is closed on evenings and weekends.
During the Class
While a class is in session, instructors have the right to prohibit others from using the facility. Sometimes instructors allow other students to use the computers in the back of the classroom if not all of the workstations are needed. The consultants have signs to put on the door warning people that a class is in progress.
Software on the StatLab Machines
Be sure the version of a statistical package that you use for teaching is the version we run at the StatLab. If you have Teaching Assistants, please be sure they have enough experience with the statistical package that they can help students finish their assignments. Assignments and exercises should be supported by adequate software instruction and consulting provided by the TAs. Please let the StatLab know in advance if your course will not have adequate support for software consulting or if specific support is needed.
All of the public computers in the CSSSI are equipped with the same software found on StatLab computers.
Storing Data on the StatLab Servers
Instructors should contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up an account and disk allocation on the StatLab server where you can store files for your specific course use. Software can not be run remotely, but access to files via the campus network is supported.