1) 2,630 students (headcount).
2) Depends on how you count--we have exactly 29 lab computers in two labs, plus 15 in a (restricted use) computer classroom, 8 in a (restricted use) language lab, and about 15 kiosk-type computers in our library (not general purpose computers). So the high is 67, the low is the 29 true lab computers. Ratio thus is one lab computer for every 39 to 91 students.
3) We reduced our computer classroom from 25 to 15 computers due to decreased demand. We're probably at our bare minimum for computer labs. Since we have a mandatory student laptop program, we utilize student laptops for most institutional software use for courses. We manage and support student machines much closer to the model of managed lab machines than we would if students just brought whatever computer and we weren't managing it. In a way, then, we have a 1:1 lab computer to student ratio, and every desk is a students' own 24/7 computing lab. In terms of the traditional metric, however, #2 is accurate. Our current efforts and planning are towards increasing the number of spaces that are laptop-friendly, not just with wireless and power, but projection/display spaces, comfortable seating, small group workspaces, etc.
Director of Computing and Network Services, Drew University
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