This summer the College is planning to make improvements to student residences on campus, including the inaugural provision of wireless access to the internet in all residences. This project, also a year-long effort to extend and upgrade wireless coverage to other corners of the campus that had previously lacked such coverage, represent significant progress in OIT’s efforts to modernize the College network infrastructure.
The next step in the modernization roadmap is a much-needed upgrade to the wireless technology in classrooms, computer labs, and other learning spaces on campus. Most of the wireless equipment first installed years ago in Schaefer, Goodpaster, Montgomery, Kent and Margaret Brent has never been replaced, and was never designed to support high-volume wireless access to the internet in support of teaching and learning. Over the next year OIT will work with the Academic Engagement & Technology advisory committee to identify needed technology improvements that will provide better internet access in these learning spaces.