Campus technology issues, concerns addressed

OCCC Information Technology Infrastructure director David Anderson took questions about technological problems students have experienced on campus at the Nov. 7 meeting of The Leadership Council.

“My goal is to find out what students think of the technology on campus and if there are any additions needed,” he said.

Students voiced concerns about the lack of cell phone service in parts of the campus, specifically some areas on the first floor and in the engineering lab.

Some students also said it is time to upgrade some computers in the engineering lab, referring to them as “long in the tooth” and “practically unusable.”

He said his department is taking a survey of computers in the college and reporting to him about their performance.

Anderson said the report should be completed by the end of December.

“The goal of this program is to replace computers across campus that need to be replaced,” he said.

Individuals also voiced issues with accessing the Pioneer website.

Anderson said it appears to be a classroom or computer-specific issue.

Anderson said he wants to assist in phasing out chalkboards and dry-erase boards and replace them with smartboards throughout the school.

Smartboards are touchscreen-operated projectors that have been set in classrooms in order to make classes more interactive and modern.

The next TLC meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in CU1.

For more information, email TLC Chair Megan Selby at

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