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Technology Assisted Instruction


In Writing Studies I and Writing Studies II, we set aside time for digital writing. Each section of Writing Studies (CPN 100, 101, 102, and 103) must meet a minimum of two weeks in a campus computer lab.

The English Department maintains two computer labs in Old Main, G-16 (PC) and G-17 (Mac). The Mac lab has a number of courses meeting there regularly, so most CPN classes will need to meet in G-16, the PC lab. Tim Emerson, the English Department’s technology consultant, schedules composition courses in these labs on a first-come, first-served basis. Instructors may request more than two weeks, but only after all the required sessions are scheduled. Please request your required time no later than two weeks before the start of the semester. Requesting time much earlier is strongly recommended.

If you are unable to reserve G-16 or G-17, you will have to use another lab on campus and you will have to schedule your classes yourself. The fall schedule is generally added to the calendar around the end of July, beginning of August. Then fill out the “Academic Computing Services Lab Request Form” for each of your CPN sections needing another computer lab and submit the forms to Academic Computing Services well in advance of the first day of classes.




Begin by checking the online lab schedules linked below [You might want to bookmark this page].

Please request time in one-week blocks during regular class periods. Requests will be honored in the order they are received, so please choose alternative times as well. Please specify your name, the dates, the times, and the lab(s) you choose as follows:

  • CPN 100-099 (Tues/Thurs 10:05-11:20)
  • 1st choice -- PC Lab, 9/15 & 17
  • 2nd choice -- Mac Lab, 9/15 & 17
  • 3rd choice -- PC Lab, 9/29 & 30

If you have multiple sections and wish to keep them on the same day (i.e., would prefer your second or third choice if it means you can schedule the sections in the labs on the same days), please indicate that also.

Send your request by email to Tim Emerson.

Beginning in Fall 2009, G-16 will be equipped with state-of-the art software programs already installed in G-17: InDesign CS4, a desktop publishing (DTP) software application; Photoshop CS4, a graphics editing and digital photo manipulation program; Illustrator CS4, a comprehensive vector graphics/computer drawing environment; and Acrobat 9 Pro, a program for viewing, creating, manipulating, and managing files in PDF format. [Click the links for information about these programs.]