Faculty Services

LINC Classroom

The LINC classroom consists of 29 computers and includes an instructor’s station board. Instructors can reserve the LINC classroom by clicking on the Room Scheduler icon below. The LINC classroom is available for student use when not reserved for instruction. Faculty are urged to visit the classroom prior to use to become acquainted with the equipment and set up, and to ensure that any specialized software will work with our lab computers. For more information on reserving technology classrooms, please see the technology labs policy.

Library Room Reservations

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Click on the Room Scheduler icon to the left to access the Library Room Reservation system. If further assistance is required, call John Calahan (936) 468-1025.

Room Reservations are limited to faculty and staff.

Infolab1 & Infolab2

Infolab1 and Infolab2, located on the first and second floors respectively, are equipped with projectors and Smart/Touch Boards. InfoLab1 has 34 PC's plus an Instructor's station, and InfoLab2 has 30 PC's plus an Instructor's station. Infolabs are available for student use when not reserved for instruction. Faculty are urged to visit the Infolab at least 24 hours prior to use to become acquainted with the equipment and set up, and to ensure that any specialized software will work with our lab computers.

Faculty-Supplied Software Installation

Faculty wishing to provide software applications for student use on library computers should follow the procedure listed below.

  • For software to be used only in the LINC classroom:
    1. Complete a Faculty-Supplied Software Request (requires free Acrobat Reader).
    2. Submit the completed form at least two weeks before the date of scheduled use following the instructions given on the form.
    3. Provide a copy of the software licensing agreement with the completed application. The licensing agreement must clearly allow for lab installation.
  • For software to be used in the LINC and the InfoLabs:
    1. Complete a Faculty-Supplied Software Request (requires free Acrobat Reader).
    2. Submit the completed form at least two weeks before the start of the fall, spring, or summer I semesters following the instructions given on the form. Products must be compatible with metering and network management software in use and must be integrated with these products; consequently, applications are not installed once the semester with its attendant heavy workload begins.
    3. Provide a copy of the software licensing agreement with the completed application. The licensing agreement must clearly allow for lab installation.

Any application or software component that is deemed to be incompatible with current system configurations or to compromise security will not be installed. Installed software that introduces a security breach will be removed from the network. In either case, faculty will be notified promptly, via e-mail, when an application is rejected or a component is removed.