Sonoma State University is well aware of the importance of a strong infrastructure related to learning resources needed for effective teaching and learning. The campus is located on 269 acres in Sonoma County and includes academic, support, and residential buildings. Academic and campus life are supported by state-of-the-art library and a variety of technology support services including an IT Help Desk, computer labs throughout the campus, faculty and student technology support, a video production office, a web services office, and Moodle assistance. Student and faculty are also afforded the use of the Interlibrary Loan Program tying SSU to all CSU’s and UC’s in the state system. Sonoma University enjoys a strong reputation for computing and technology services with electronic classrooms that include computers, LCD projectors, document cameras, and VCR/DVD players. Most classes for School of Education classes are held in the education building (Stevenson Hall) or in Salazar Hall where classroom priority is given to SOE courses due to the technology enhanced there..
Other key facilities on campus include the Schulz Information Center which houses the main University Library and Information Technology Resources and Salazar Hall, which includes our aforementioned “smart” (technology rich) classrooms and our mathematics curriculum lab (Room 2022) is equipped for instructional technology and contains mathematics curriculum materials housed in locked cabinets. The Schulz Information Center of Sonoma State University identifies a professional librarian to support to the School of Education. Our Science Lab is situated in Stevenson 3076, equipped with sink, counters, and storage cabinets, are dedicated to science curriculum instruction.
Each faculty member in the unit has an office equipped with a desk, chair, bookshelves, phone, computer, and printer access. The unit has established a replacement cycle for computers to enable faculty members to have access to upgraded technology and equipment.
Summary: The unit has adequate campus facilities to support the teaching and learning process. The majority of classrooms within the unit are technology enhanced, allowing faculty the opportunity to model the use of technology in their teaching. The University Library provides state of the art resources for students and faculty.
Unit Resources Including Technology
Sonoma State University provides a strong infrastructure of resources including technology to support teaching and learning within the campus community. Sonoma State University Information Technology provides the spectrum of IT services needed to deliver quality academic and administrative support. This includes 7 computer labs with a 24-hour lab, an IT Help Desk installation and support for electronic classrooms, a video production service, and a web office.
Resources are available to support faculty members to learn new technology and software to stay current. In 2010-11, over 60 workshops were offered on a variety of technology topics in addition to online training. Unit faculty members are active participants in these institutional opportunities.
The Schulz Library is a state of the art information center hosting 623,000 searches, 500 multimedia workshop and over 13 million website hits annually. Students have access to over 30,000 online journals and 23,000 e-books.
Summary: Resources are available and have been allocated across programs to provide high quality educational experiences for candidates. A commitment to technology is apparent in the unit and sufficient funds are dedicated on an ongoing basis. The unit sufficiently supports the Unit Assessment System through a full-time assessment director, ND reassigned time for graduate program coordinators.