University computing services:
Computing facilities for the entire UMass Amherst Campus are available through the Office of Information Technologies (OIT). OIT provides telecommunications and general computing and networking for the university. The OIT username (Net ID) provides access to e-mail, Internet, personal and course website hosting, the Udrive, and to OIT's PC classrooms. Click here for a list of OIT services.
OIT computer classrooms can be reserved for faculty using computer technology in their coursework. For information about computer classroom locations, hours and software, visit the OIT website.
School of Public Health and Health Sciences computing services:
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass maintains a server, which provides secure hard disk space for research projects, accessible from faculty offices. The server is protected by IBM Proventia Server Intrusion Protection System software firewall, centrally managed and monitored 24 hours by the University’s Office of Information Technologies. Data stored on the server can be shared with research collaborators, and is backed up daily, with tapes stored off-site.
Two classrooms in SPHHS have a computer and AV equipment with overhead projectors. The department has additional equipment available for shared use, including Windows laptops and portable digital projectors. A computer lab with fifteen Windows 7 computers, is available for faculty, staff and student use. For a list of software in the computer lab and the two classrooms, view the Lab Hardware and Software Secifications in the downloads section of this page.
Telephone interviewing is available within the Biostatistical Consulting Center (BCC) Telephone Survey Center at UMASS. The center consists of 4 interviewing stations and one supervisor station, each equipped with a computer, internet and LAN server access, telephone with headset, and accompanying computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) software. CATI software allows interviewers to conduct computer-administered interviews, controlling for skip patterns, in-range responses, and missing data. Answers are entered into the computer at the time of the interview such that data entry is eliminated. In addition to assisting with the interviewing, this software also handles the administrative and telephone-tracking functions associated with interviewing, such as sample management, quota control, call disposition monitoring, and productivity reporting. The telephones in the Telephone Survey Center are part of an ACD group which allows for unobtrusive monitoring of phone calls for quality control purposes only.