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Official Policy For the Chemistry Instructional Microcomputer Facility

  1. This facility is for Chemistry academic work only. This means that if you are working on materials as a T.A. for a course or are a student taking a chemistry course, you are welcome here.

    If you are working on research other than Directed-Studies, you should be using your research group's facilities.

    Non-chemistry related coursework should also be done in a different computing facility (contact your course Instructor to find out where).

    If you are in an Organic Chemistry 2301\2302\2311 or 1xxx level chemistry class, your computing needs should be facilitated elsewhere such as 103 Walter Library.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

  2. We will not be held responsible for any data loss. Please maintain your own backups of your valued files elsewhere. All media storage solutions are vulnerable to errors. Malware is a problem in the Microlab no matter how vigilant we are. The Microlab workstations have their hard drives wiped on a regular (at least daily) basis.

  3. Printing in the Microlab is limited to courses offered by the Chemistry department (ChemXXXX) and is free of charge. Please do not abuse our free printing policy. Printouts are monitored by Microlab staff and non-coursework printouts are subject to confiscation.

  4. If Microlab computers or printers are malfunctioning, do not attempt to service or alter them (i.e. add paper, fix a paper jam, install software). The Chemistry Department has hired Teaching Assistants to facilitate the maintenance of the computer lab. Let them do their job. Do not put yourself in a position to be held accountable for possible damages to our facilities.

  5. Food and beverages are permitted in the computer lab if you clean up after yourself.

* To further understand your responsibilities regarding the use of this computer lab, please read: IT Acceptable Use Policy.

We reserve the right to revoke privileges to people who demonstrate repetitive abuse of lab policies, facilities, or staff.

If you have any questions, ask the Computer Lab Teaching Assistant on duty. If you have any suggestions, comments, or feedback on how we can improve the lab or its policies, please contact the Computer-Assisted Instruction Manager. The office is in 101E Smith Hall, just inside the Microlab's main door.



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