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Committee Members

  • Director of Dining Services 
  • Dean of Students 
  • Residence Life Coordinator 
  • Representative of Facilities Management 
  • Controller 
  • SGA Cabinet Representative 
  • Joint Board Representative 
  • Four At-Large Student Representatives 
  • Faculty Representative 
  • Additional staff and Dining management 


  • To review issues and methods of implementation related to Dining Service operations;

Training Lab

Forum Computer Training Room Reservation and Use Policy
March 19, 2007
Prepared by CCL Steering CommitteeAppropriate Use

The Forum computer training room provides access to Windows PC and Macintosh computers in a traditional computer classroom setting. All of the college's common business and office applications are available on these computers, as are many special purpose applications. See the training room description athttp://www.grinnell.edu/its/ccl for a complete listing of the facility's resources. Contact a member of your IT Services desktop support or your Curricular Technology Specialist if you have questions about the resources in the training room.

The training room is available for use by Grinnell College faculty and staff to provide instruction which benefits from the use of a computer-equipped classroom.

The Forum computer training room is intended for workshops, short-term classes or ad hoc offerings. Although it may be used by faculty for individual class sessions, the training room is not intended for use as a classroom for an entire course.

Some computer training requires extended hours of access across multiple days. For example, IT Services occasionally coordinates regional Datatel training opportunities that require day-long use of a computer training facility for several consecutive days. Such offerings are appropriate uses of the Forum computer training room.

Access to the Forulm training room is gained through the IT Services Helpdesk workspace. The security of the Helpdesk space is a concern due to a variety of equipment held there, some of which is personally owned by faculty, staff and students. The schedule of availability for the training room may be altered to reflect security needs in the ITS Helpdesk space.

Normally, the training room will be available for Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Activities in the training room cannot be scheduled when the Helpdesk is not opened and staffed without the prior approval of IT Services.


Reservation Process: Requests to reserve the Forum computer training room should be submitted using the Office of Conference Operations and Events calendaring system, which is accessible online athttp://www.grinnell.edu/car/confops/calendar or by selecting the calendar link from the college homepage. You may also initiate a reservation request by calling the Office of Conferene Operations and Events at extension 3178. Reservation for use of the training room should be submitted at least two work days in advance of the reservation.

Opening and Closing the Training Room: The IT Services Telecommunications and Internal Support Team (TIS) is informed of reservation dates and times by the Office of Conference Operations and Events. A member of the TIS team will unlock the training room five minutes before the scheduled reservation start time or 8:00 AM, whichever is later. A member of the TIS team will lock the training room door five minutes after the scheduled reservation end time or 5:00 PM, whichever is earlier.


EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: In the case of an emergency, in which an ambulance, law enforcement, or the fire department are needed, Dial 9-1-1 to reach the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Department. Be prepared to give your location on campus, including the building name, floor number and room number and/or the address. Do not hang up until instructed to do so. You will be asked for your name and the nature of your call. The nature of the emergency will determine how the call is dispatched. While the call is being dispatched, you may hear tones on your phone.

Creative Computing Lab

Creative Computing Lab, Technology Services Desk, and Training Lab in the Forum

The Creative Computing Lab (CCL) in the Forum supports media-intensive computing, creative projects, data representation, and research and provides a showcase for campus projects using new media technologies.

The After Hours Technology Services Desk and a PC/Mac equipped 15-station training lab are accessed through the Creative Computing Lab.

A portion of the CCL is devoted to comfortable, informal seating including a "data bar" with wireless Internet access and self-serve, a media-oriented "living room" for the campus.

The wooden booths and white wire chairs were retained from the Forum Grill operation; booths have received a modest update in the form of laptop plug-ins.

We hope the Creative Computing Lab draws people in, promotes a collaborative atmosphere, and enhances awareness of the facility and media-based projects.

If you are interested in reserving the CCL or the Training Room please contact Conference Operations at 269-3235.

Facilities Management

Facilities Management is responsible for construction, operation and maintenance of the campus and college-owned properties. This includes custodial services for all academic buildings and student housing as well as heating and cooling, electricity, grounds, carpool and keys.


The mission of Facilities Management is to provide and maintain physical facilities which meet the current as well as future needs of the Grinnell College community, in support of the overall mission of the College.