Our supervisors are usually found lurking near a highly identifiable red baseball hat, which is often perched atop their workstation. These helpful students are available to assist you with all things technical in the lab — from software and network issues to printing help and paper refilling — so please seek them out and ask any questions you may have.
Students interested in applying to work as a lab supervisor should contact Mike Huston via the information above.
Responsibilities of the lab supervisor
- Power up some of the machines in the lab and ensure that the printers are turned on and stocked with paper
- Check the schedule for upcoming classes and, if needed, place the “Class in Session” sign outside Lab 215
- Inform lab users of upcoming classes
Welcome New People & Help Out
- Open a Fine Arts account and give a preview of the studios
- Provide technical support and general assistance to users
- Ensure that all printers are operable
- Keep track of general lab maintenance
- Pass on any technical issues you encounter to the SIM staff
Clean & Sanitize
- Sanitize keyboards, mice and desks
- Clean the glass on computer screens and scanners
- Tuck all chairs into the desks and straighten all keyboards and mouse pads
- Throw out any garbage
Enforce Rules & Security
- Enforce the rules of operation: *NO food or drink in the lab
- Don’t leave the labs unattended
- If you must leave the building, the SIM lab doors should be locked and a member of the SIM staff contacted (Mike, Dave, Cliff or Dan)
- Be aware of who is coming in and out of the lab
- Contact SIM staff or Campus Security (dial 7599 with a campus phone) in case of serious problems or concerns
Power Down & Lock Up
- Turn off all the computers in the lab
- Turn off all peripherals (including audio video & scanning equipment), but not the printers.
- Bring in the outdoor sign and class in-session sign
- Close and latch the windows in room 215
- Once no one is in either the classroom or the lab, activate the security system.