Frequently Asked Questions

Scheduling/Classroom Services

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How will scheduling classes be handled?

Scheduling courses for Fall 2021 semester will begin in January 2021. Health Science classrooms will be scheduled through Health Sciences Classroom Services (HSCS), [email protected] .

How can I reserve a space / room / facility for an event (not a class)?

HS Classroom Services will begin scheduling Fall 2021 event requests after Fall 2021courses have been scheduled. You may submit an event request through the Astra Scheduling Grid, through our HS Room Request Form, or by emailing [email protected] . Health Sciences Classroom Services will hold your request until it can be scheduled.

If using Astra to submit your request, you will need to log in with your x.500 information. You may watch the Astra Schedule tutorial video for assistance.  If you do not have an x.500 login, use the Room Request Form or send an email to [email protected]. Once an event request has been requested, you will receive an email confirmation of the request. When the room has been scheduled, a second confirmation email that includes the room assignment will be sent to you from the Astra system.

What technical support will be available?

Technical support will be available during class hours and will allow for timely solving of any technical issues. Training will be available for all users interested in learning how to use the technology.

Health Sciences Library

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What library resources will be available?

  • Makerspace: The Makerspace will provide the tools and expertise to fuel the development of new ideas for improving healthcare and unlock the creativity of our users.
  • Data + Visualization Lab: In the Data + Visualization Lab, users will get hands-on experience with data science methods and the language and grammar of visualization and receive help applying them to work and communicate more effectively.
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab: The Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab will serve as a hub for University-wide use and exploration of virtual worlds for education, research and patient care.
  • Faculty Commons: The Faculty Commons will serve as a gathering place for interprofessional development, discussion, and innovation, with programming support from librarians, specialists, and community partners.
  • 1:Button Studios: The seven 1:Button Studios, including one in the Faculty Commons, will make it easy for faculty, staff and students to create professional-quality videos that support teaching and learning, research, public communication, and patient care.

What is maker space?

Makerspace is a space designed for hands-on creativity for learning and problem solving that includes the tools and expertise to fuel the development of new ideas for improving healthcare and unlock the creativity of our users.

M Simulation

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What simulation facilities will be available?

  • Centralized enhanced simulation and immersive training environments will be located in HSEC on floors 5 and 6.  Interprofessional teams will be able to train in sophisticated, real-world settings, including both acute and ambulatory care spaces.  
  • The south end of HSEC 5 has 18 out patient exam rooms, a standardized patient gathering space, and brief and de-brief rooms.   
  • The north end of HSEC 6 is hospital based and includes an acute care suite, 2 operating rooms, 7 fully immersive inpatient simulation rooms of varying sizes, a nurse station, med prep room and additional brief and de-brief rooms.  The remainder of HSEC 6 has a Tech Trainer room, a Wet/Dry Training classroom and a simulation workshop.

Student Services

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What student services will be available in HSEC?

Student services space will be located on the 3rd floor of PWB with the exact programming for the space still being evaluated.

CHIP resources?

The Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP) will be located on the 7th floor of HSEC. CHIP offers health science students unique and innovative opportunities that help them connect, collaborate, network, and develop.

When will study space be available and what space and how can it be accessed?

There are approximately 500 seats in open study areas throughout the building.  In addition, the Health Sciences Library has a quiet study space with 155 seats plus 10 small group study rooms.  These rooms can be reserved through the Library's scheduling tool.

Health Sciences has 15 seminar rooms throughout the building with 16 seats/room that can be used for studying when not in use for classes.  All Health Sciences classroom and study spaces will have card reader access.

What lounge space is in HSEC?

A large Health Sciences interprofessional student lounge will be located on the 7th floor of HSEC with space to accomodate 200 with additional seating in the open lobby space.  There is a kitchen area with sinks, microwaves and refrigerators.

What Wellness / wellbeing space is available in HSEC and how do I access it?

The facility will have 2 wellness/lactation rooms located on the 2nd floor with another located on the 7th floor. Also on the 7th floor is a wellness studio for yoga, etc. Wellbeing is encouraged in different ways throughout the building.