Proctor 42 Classroom Knight Library University of Oregon Libraries

Proctor 42 Classroom, Knight Library

Special thanks to Steelcase, Inc. for their support of this UO Steelcase LearnLab.

For more information, contact:
Center for Media & Educational Technology
Knight Library, Lower Level 
(541) 346-3091

Quick Facts

  • Capacity: 24 students plus instructor(s)
  • Presentation Control Panel / Instructor Podium: Crestron touchpanel 
  • Laptops: 20 Dell notebook computers running Windows XP
  • Network: wireless, plus 2 Ethernet ports
  • Media: VCR, DVD, amplifier
  • Other: digital document camera, 2 computer/video projectors
  • Printing: Main Print Station in reference area on main (first) floor of Knight Library

Classroom Policies

This classroom is used exclusively for instruction. Priority scheduling is reserved for CRN-based courses. These classrooms are not available for use outside the normal service hours of CMET.

First time usersof this room are strongly encouraged to schedule a training session with CMET. There is a wide array of technology available in these classrooms, and you are encouraged to work with CMET to make the best use of the space.

No food is allowed in the classroom, but beverages in rigid, spill-proof travel mugs or pull-top bottles are acceptable.

Scheduling

Term-Length Scheduling
Priority will be given to courses using collaborative or cooperative learning techniques in conjunction with the use of media and computing technology. Departmental coordinators wishing to reserve this classroom for courses must place a request using this online calendar. Please use the pull down menu labeled "Currently Viewing Multiple" to select the room you would like to reserve. Requests received during the scheduling periods established by the Registrar's Office will be given first consideration. Departments are encouraged to be somewhat flexible and willing to accept alternate time slots, since frequent conflicts are the norm.

Ad Hoc Requests
Requests to use these classrooms for course instruction on an ad hoc basis (maximum one (1) request per class section per week) are treated on a first come, first served basis and accepted starting four weeks prior to the first day of the academic term. Please use the online calendar to place your requests. Use the pull down menu labeled "Currently Viewing Multiple to select the room you would like to reserve. Preference is given to classes using the flexible, collaborative environment afforded by these facilities.

A Note about Laptop Use in This Classroom
Laptops are run from battery power when in use, and must be recharged after each class session. To accommodate this, we will not schedule groups using the laptops back to back. Instructors are encouraged to practice power management by having students close the laptop lids when not in use; this puts the laptops into sleep mode, and prolongs the life of the battery. Laptops can be awakened by hitting the power button once.

A Note about Film and Video Viewing
The Media Services Studios B, C, and D that used to occupy the space and were used frequently for film and video viewing no longer exist. However, film and video viewing is possible in most classrooms on campus. Requests for classroom space for film and video viewing should be made through your departmental coordinator and Classroom Scheduling (in the Registrar's Office). Requests for equipment not available in the classrooms, including PAL VCRs and DVD players, should be directed to CMET.

Software

Only licensed software may be installed on these computers. If you wish to install your own software on these computers, you do so at your own risk. Unlicensed software will be removed from the computers upon discovery.

The Libraries install a standard suite of software on these laptops, intended to serve the needs of most groups using the classrooms, prior to the start of each academic term. Requests to install software not on this list must be received at least four (4) weeks prior to the start of the academic term, and the installation disc or discs, with verification of licensing, must be delivered to Library Systems, Knight Library, no later than two (2) weeks prior to the start of the term (i.e., before the first day of finals week of the current term).

The Libraries do not have a budget for purchasing software; obtaining software licenses for these classrooms for any software not on the standard list, unless it is freeware, is the responsibility of the requesting department.

Created by jenkins on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Dec 2, 2014