Computers

Before you go to sleep at night, drink a big, warm glass of really good fiction to help you sleep.

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THREE-WORD POLICY ON ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Turn them off
In addition, don’t read the Arizona Daily Wildcat or other non-course related reading materials during class. Any student in violation of these rules will be asked only once to turn off electronic devices and/or put the materials away before being asked to leave the classroom. These types of behavior are considered disruptive behavior and could lead to a formal report being filed with the Dean of Students Office.

Please do not record guest speakers without their permission.

STAY OFF YOUR PHONE IN CLASS
If you text or email during class, I will ignore you as you ignore me. If you are expecting a call from a source, let me know before class begins. You may then leave the room to take the call.

LAPTOPS
Laptops’ clacking keyboards and flashing screens bother other students. If you feel a laptop would help you take better notes, please talk to me after class. In addition, the UA School of Journalism’s policy is that no laptop can be connected to the school’s network.

LAB COMPUTERS
You may use the computers in Marshall 312 (Reading Room).

HOME COMPUTERS
All students must have updated anti-virus software on their home computers to protect UA computers from viruses that may be introduced from files copied from home computers to a data storage device (such as a memory card, CD, jump drive, whatever) and then to UA computers. The UA supplies Sophos anti-virus software free for all faculty and students. It’s located under “no-cost software” on the “site license” page on the UA website. Sophos automatically updates itself periodically: https://sitelicense.arizona.edu. For help with installing, configuring or updating Sophos, call 520-621-HELP.

EMAIL
Check your UA email account every day or two for course-related correspondence. Consider creating a professional-looking signature at the end of your emails. For instance, some students include their full name and email address as well as their major/program of study, media affiliation or leadership positions in student organizations. I don’t answer emails that lack names.

FOOD & DRINK
Sorry, but no food or drinks are permitted near the computers. Keep all beverages and edibles on the long table in the center of the room.

OTHER COMPUTER POLICIES
1. Follow the policies in the University of Arizona Acceptable Use of Computers and Networks Policy (IS-701)
2. Do not install any software on the classroom computers.
3. If you need technical assistance, please submit a request at http://sbs.arizona.edu/project/ticket/index.php
4. Do not unplug any cables or devices attached to the computer. You may, however, plug in your own flash or external hard drive.
5. Leave the computers and room the same way you found them.
6. Report any missing equipment to the front office immediately.
7. You may not use classrooms outside of class hours unless you’re in school media and have the instructor’s permission.
8. You may use computers in the Reading Room (Marshall 312) outside of class.
9. If you want to use the Reading Room after hours, bring your CatCard to the main office for approval and access.

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