Most graduate courses take place in the department seminar room, BSB 1169. The Department through grant and college
funding, has equipped the room as a state-of-the-art smart classroom, with executive seating, indirect lighting, surround
sound, large-format high-resolution screen, wireless access, and the equipment for multi-national videotape, CD, DVD, computer
monitor display for presentation software and internet browsing, and overhead (opaque) document projection using a laptop,
mouse, and remote controls.
Mobile Media Lab
The Department maintains a computer lab in BSB 1167 for faculty and graduate student use. The lab contains Mac computers connected to the campus network. Most software packages needed for research are available on the network.
The lab is open during the weekday business hours, and users need iCard swipe access. To
receive authorization for iCard swipe access, you must first attend a one-hour training session, which takes place only once at
the beginning of each term.
The Department has equipped a teleconferencing studio in BSB 1155. The room can host distance interviews for research
using a high-speed internet connection for simultaneous video and audio interactions.
Public Speaking Lab
The Department has established a home base for the teaching of public speaking in BSB 1153. The room has spaces for
graduate-student instructors to meet in individual consultation with undergraduates enrolled in public speaking courses,
and also has several laptops with cameras and digital video playback capabilities for students in the courses to
have their speeches recorded and critiqued.
The Department has wireless internet connectivity which is accessible to students with a UIC net ID and password.
For information, see the UIC ACCC Public Wireless page.
The department copier also serves as a scanner and network printer for preparing instructional materials. Faculty and
graduate assistants in the Department receive a monthly copy allocation to use for teaching materials. The Department
does not allow personal copying or permit the use of its printing capabilities for one’s own courses as a student. However,
faculty and graduate students have unlimited use of the scanning capabilities in the lab and on the copier and can send
scanned documents to an e-mail address without charge. The University also provides each student and faculty member with
printing privileges (U-Print) in its open labs (the
equivalent of 150 one-sided or 300 two-sided copies per semester).