OF NEW ROCHELLE
LAPTOP PROGRAM FOR INCOMING SAS/SN
IS technician Sal Castiglione makes sure
that School of Nursing student Alicia DeLuca will
be able to start the semester fully prepared to take advantage of CNR's
Rochelle provides all first-year
students in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Nursing
with Dell laptop computers when they arrive at the beginning of each
semester. These new computers are Dell Latitude D630, 2.00GHz, Intel
Core Duo T2400, 14.1 WXGA, 24X CDRW/DVD Combo Drive, 2.0 GB RAM, 2Dimm,
SDRAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, Windows XP Professional, SP2, Ethernet/Modem
Card, Microsoft Office 2007 Pro Academic, and CNR laptop sleeve.
Based on the premise
that technology is an essential tool in
intellectual life, the laptop initiative was created by The College of
New Rochelle to prepare students with the skills they need to succeed
in an increasingly complex society. Today, CNR is one of only a few
select liberal arts institutions to provide such an extensive
technological resource program.
The laptop program is one of many technological resources that
help our students. By providing laptops to students in the
School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing, these students
have access to the latest technology tools.
During the exciting
first year of the program, the faculty made many
innovative uses of technology to enhance the students learning
experiences. For example, by integrating the laptops into the College
Curriculum, The College of New Rochelle transformed the learning
environment. It provided students and faculty easy access to
state-of-the art technology tools and resources. Also, because of
laptops and wireless capabilities, the faculty and students have
tremendous flexibility. They are able to access the library and web
based resources anywhere and at anytime, on the main campus, as well as
all of the city campuses.
All the students of CNR benefit from having the College provide them
with many technological resources that include:
ANGEL, CNR’s Web-based course management system.
ANGEL is currently used by over 2,000 students and faculty at the
Renovated computer labs and technology classrooms on
Stand up computer stations on the main campus where
students can check emails, class assignments, and note changes in class
Expanded wireless provides web access throughout the
main campus and in public spaces at the branch campuses.
Central to the fulfillment of the
technology plan has been the recent
multimillion dollar renovation of the Mother Irene Gill library, which
has been transformed into an open modern facility with hundreds of new
data ports and workstations, and provides access to advanced research
tools to students in all four Schools.
President Stephen J. Sweeny,
“Technology at The College of
New Rochelle is firmly rooted in the mission of the institution, which
states that: its primary purpose is the intellectual development of
persons through the maintenance of the highest standards of academic
excellence and educational growth. At CNR we see technology as an
essential tool to enhance communication and collaboration in support of
the mission of the College.”