IT @ Penn College: Fast Facts


Professor giving a lecture
  • More than 3,700 College-owned computers across campus, supplementing 1,400 student-owned computers in residential complexes
  • IBM iSeries 520 mainframe, three million lines of custom code providing a comprehensive array of applications to support College administrative functions
  • Microsoft Active Directory as primary directory service
  • Campus-wide virus protection with Symantec AntiVirus
  • Microsoft Exchange e-mail system for employees
  • Microsoft Live@edu e-mail system for students
  • Microsoft SharePoint portal system to support internal collaboration and communication
  • P.L.A.T.O. (Platform for Learning And Teaching Online)

Academic Computing

  • Student to computer ratio of 3:1
  • 1,800 computers in more than 50 academic computer labs and locations
  • Open computers labs with 140 computers available 96 hours a week; staffed with lab assistants
  • Standard lab software: Microsoft Windows 7, Office 2010, Outlook Web Access e-mail system, Internet Explorer, and dozens of additional applications
  • Anti-virus protection in all labs and available free to students and employees for home use
  • Online submission of assignments, personal network storage, and printing capabilities in computer labs
  • Web-based Student Information System (SIS), providing students with convenient access to administrative information
  • More than 200 technology-enabled classrooms with Internet-connected computers and high-resolution data projection systems

Campus Telecommunications

  • 500 MB Internet connection
  • Campus-wide internal high-speed 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet network
  • Fiber optic Gigabit Ethernet backbone network connecting all major building complexes
  • Wireless network access across the entire main campus, including ResNet
  • Cisco VoIP telephone system

IT Across Campus

Information Technology is vital to the College's mission; therefore its implementation can be seen within every department on campus. Examples include:

  • The College Library - Online search tools, databases, electronic reserve system, wireless access, computer workstations, and more.
  • Instructional Technology - Web-delivered curriculum, classroom technology, academic software, and digital media.

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