Poole College’s Computing Services staff manage resources that assure a quality teaching and learning environment throughout Nelson Hall, its annex at the 2806 Hillsborough Street building, and the college’s Jenkins MBA distance location in the Research Triangle Park.
The college’s main facility is Nelson Hall, which includes flat and executive (tiered) classrooms, plus lounges, break out rooms, conference rooms, and a study alcove with a power strip for laptops, among other resources. The college also has an annex at 2806 Hillsborough Street, directly across from Nelson Hall, and a remote facility in Research Triangle Park, with classroom and meeting facilities for the college’s Jenkins MBA part time program at RTP.
Wireless access throughout Poole College’s facilities assure connectivity for students working on laptops in study areas and breakout rooms. Data outlets also are provided at each student desk in the college’s seven executive tiered classrooms in Nelson Hall. The flat classrooms feature moveable furnishings that allow students to configure the space for teamwork. The Nelson Hall auditorium seats nearly 400, and is routinely updated to include current teaching and lecture capture technology.
Nelson Hall has 13 smart classrooms, seven with tiered floors. The RTP facility has four smart classrooms. Each of the college’s smart classrooms has a built-in data/video projector, with high definition, wide screen projectors in Nelson Hall; built-in computer, document camera, powered projection screen, and touch panel controls for the instructional technology. All of the college’s smart classrooms in Nelson Hall and RTP have a Mediasite recorder, cameras, and microphones for live recording of classes.
Nelson Hall has several walk-in labs and teaching labs used for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Graduate student lounges, for students in the Jenkins MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Global Innovation Management, and Economics Graduate Programs include computing stations, or students may use wireless access with their personal computers. The graduate student lounge suite in Nelson Hall includes meeting spaces for casual conversations and informal larger group meetings, as well as a dozen breakout rooms for quiet study and team meetings. The Graduate Economics Program has an additional six offices and a seminar room on the fourth floor of Nelson Hall, with additional Economics TA offices in the Hillsborough Street annex. The seminar room includes Walltalker, a wall covering product that acts as a whiteboard or projection surface, on all four walls.
The college’s Jenkins MBA part time program’s location in Research Triangle Park, also supported by the college’s computing services team, includes four smart classrooms with three breakout rooms and a conference room.
Software supported by the college is listed here.
Located on the second floor of Nelson Hall, the college’s main floor, the Commons is a popular gathering space for informal meetings, social events, and quiet study, depending on the time of day. The adjacent coffee and sandwich shop and adjustable seating, with more than a dozen tables and counter space, make this a flexible area that meets both social and academic needs. Students use this area for team and student club meetings, or for independent study. The college uses this space for informal receptions honoring student achievement, career networking, casual information sessions, and other activities.
The college’s Credit Suisse Financial Data Center is located in the Commons, providing continuous business news and stock market updates throughout the day, including results of the Suntrust Wolfpack Investment Fund that is managed by students in the college’s Jenkins MBA Equity Valuation class.
Nelson Hall has five conference rooms, one for each department plus the Dean’s Suite, equipped with SMART Board technology, an interactive electronic whiteboard. These rooms also are used for breakout rooms by student project teams. The Office of Undergraduate Programs also has a room used for informal advising by its Peer Leaders group, a student organization that helps freshmen and transfer students acclimate to college life at NC State.
A network of fifteen electronic billboards located throughout Nelson Hall are used to announce student activities, career resources events, awards, bus schedules, emergencies, and other information relevant to the college community.
Poole College’s 2806 Hillsborough Street Annex
The annex includes the Caterpillar Supply Chain Resources suite, with staff offices, a conference room with boundary microphone for conference calls, and breakout rooms for supply chain students’ team meetings, a graduate lounge for Supply Chain Resource Cooperative graduate fellows, and a Bloomberg terminal. Access to the terminal and training leading to a certificate are available for all Poole College students and faculty. The annex also has computing stations in a suite of eight office for teaching assistants in the Graduate Economics Programs.
Poole College students also use the quality resources available throughout the university, including the NCSU Library’s Business Information services services.
Students in the college’s Jenkins MBA and Master of Global Innovation Management programs may use the Rapid Prototype and Additive Manufacturing equipment in the College of Engineering’s Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) as part of the college’s Product Innovation Lab concentration. The concentration’s courses are taught jointly by Poole College and ISE faculty.
Resources for Faculty
Computing Services staff also provide classroom technical support that assures a quality teaching and learning experience in the classrooms throughout Nelson Hall, at the 2806 Hillsborough Street annex, and at the college’s MBA @ RTP location, in Research Triangle Park. The college’s instructional technologist assists faculty who need training or assistance with the Moodle classroom management system. Faculty needing to recording lectures to supplement classroom teaching have easy access to a lecture capture room located in 1421A Nelson Hall.