Drexel University Vice President
Director of University Facilities
Brittany Lynn Kane
Drexel University Health Sciences Student
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Plan of Work:
This proposal’s focus is on obtaining permission to upgrade outdated classrooms with less than three electrical outlets, by adding an additional five outlets. The lack of electrical sockets is a problem in many of Drexel University’s older classrooms which make up over 35% of all of Drexel’s classrooms. Students who enroll in classes assigned to these rooms more often than not have in-class computer use demands. Whether Drexel students are taking notes on a posted PowerPoint, accessing Blackboard Learn, the Drexel Online Library, Electronic Textbooks, or other teaching aids it is imperative that there are an adequate number of electrical outlets to charge their personal computers. Drexel’s technological requirements for many of its classes create a very tech savvy environment that is advertises as one of its selling points, these demands on students can be a hardship when not provided with an adequate power source for their PCs. Through interviews, surveys, inquiries and secondary research, this proposal will enumerate the problem. The following sections will also lay out a plan of action to upgrade classrooms with three or less electrical outlets, with an average of 600 dollars per classroom. This will no doubt be quite the financial undertaking however the following benefits will no doubt outweigh the fiscal undertaking. Some of the following benefits will be: * Maintain the reputation of Drexel University as a technologically savvy institution by showing it will support its students growing technological academic demands. * Gain the appreciation and respect of current Drexel students, who currently work under the technological demands required by the current courses. * Increase the ability of courses and their instructors to use interactive technology in the classroom. * Meet OSHA requirements that state that if in class computer demands are made that adequate support must also be available for devises. This project will produce three different deliverables.
* The first will be continued and finalized research on electrical outlet upgrades which will cover general; costs, opinions, timelines, and safety information. All gathered, finalized information will be compiled into a report. * The second task will discuss the “test classroom,” Curtis 325B. This actual physical upgrade will give you a chance to see the ease in which each classroom can be upgraded and also provide the university with a snapshot of this upgrade’s potential benefits. * The third deliverable will be a plan for campus wide upgrades for all classrooms with three or less electrical outlets. This will be presented in a report detailing a proposed schedule, cost and overall timeline. Introduction
This proposal’s main goal is on obtaining permission to continue research on upgrading classrooms with less than three electrical outlets, by adding an additional five outlets. This will allow at least half of the students to access outlets for their personal computers. The lack of electrical sockets is a problem in many of Drexel University’s older classrooms. 35% of all of Drexel’s classrooms have three or fewer available outlets to students. In-class computer use demands for Drexel students are ever increasing, whether they are taking notes on a posted PowerPoint, accessing Blackboard Learn, the Drexel Online Library, Electronic Textbooks, or other teaching aids it is imperative that there are an adequate number of electrical outlets to charge their personal computers. Many of...