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Computer Operations supports the University’s instructional, research and administrative functions. Computer Operations is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the mainframe computer system and its peripheral devices. Some of our main activities include support for Admissions, Orientation, Registration, Billing, Grade processing, Graduation, and Honors Convocation. Test scoring and election result processing from
102 optical scan sheets are processed. Ad hoc and regular reporting is done for all levels of the university. Statistical support for academic and administration research projects is provided. Support is provided for the University’s financial system. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 319 Bailey Library – 724-738-2800 Information Technology's mission is to provide and support the appropriate technology to serve the academic and administrative programs of Slippery Rock University. These technologies include desktop computing, library automation, the data, telephone, and cable television networks, distance learning technologies, administrative information support, mainframe computing operations, and user support. Information Technology provides computer and network support to students and faculty throughout the university community. Microcomputer laboratories are available for student use and are located in each academic building, Bailey Library, and all eight residence halls; some are IBM-compatible, some are Apple Macintosh. All of these computer labs, which are sometimes reserved for classes, have an extensive list of software available for student use and are networked to the Internet, campus mainframe, campus email, and the library's myriad of on-line services. Each bed in each on-campus residence hall is provided with network connections that include the Internet. There is a "Help Desk” manned by certified technicians available for student and faculty use. Support services are provided for multimedia equipment, cable television programming, video conferencing, and maintenance of "smart classrooms" throughout campus. Information Technology provides ID card services for the students, faculty and staff. The cards are encoded to provide meal plan, debit account, door access and library services. The University telephone and voice mail systems are maintained by Information Technology. The system supports approximately 4500 digital phone sets and 5000 voice mail boxes. Computer Use Policy The following policy contains the governing philosophy for regulating the use of Slippery Rock University’s computing facilities and resources and applies to all users of such facilities and resources. Access to the university’s computing facilities and resources is a privilege granted solely to Slippery Rock University faculty, staff, registered students, and those with special accounts. All users of the computing facilities must act responsibly and maintain the integrity of these resources. The university reserves the right to limit, restrict, or extend computing privileges and access to its resources.