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Policies and Activities

Foreign Language Lab

The Foreign Language Media Room contains 30 computer stations with Internet and e-mail access, and an extensive library of foreign language CD-ROMs. It is located on the ground floor of Knight Hall in Room 103. During the semester the facility will be open the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Students using these facilities are expected to observe the following policies:

  • Language professors and their classes have highest priority.
  • Individual students who are not in a particular language class may be asked to leave the room if all terminals are needed by a professor for instructional purposes.
  • Individual students currently enrolled in language courses have the next-highest priority.
  • Other students with a valid Mercer ID may use computer terminals as long as these are not being used or scheduled to be used by foreign language students or faculty.
  • All students who use the facilities must be registered for classes at Mercer University. There will be a sign-in sheet for each class taught by a given professor for which lab activities are required. Lab assistants will register each language student on the appropriate class sheet and indicate the activity on which the student will be working. An assistant will initial the time at which the student begins a lab session as well as the time at which the student finishes. If the student will be working at a computer terminal, an assistant will note on the sign-in sheet the terminal chosen by the student. The student is not allowed to change terminals without the permission and notation of an assistant. The class registration sheets will be distributed to the professors weekly.
  • Language students may not get CD-ROMs from the cabinet for themselves. Lab assistants will do this for the students. Student identification cards will be held in the CD-ROM cabinet until the software is returned.
  • The media room must be maintained as a quiet learning environment in which language students can practice speaking and listening skills without the distraction of loud conversation or extraneous music.
  • Equipment may be removed only by language faculty or designated students.
  • Eating, drinking, and smoking are not allowed in the room.
  • There is a university policy against the viewing, downloading, and printing of pornography and sexually-explicit material from the Internet. Accessing such materials in the language lab will not be tolerated, and violators of this policy will be reported to the Lab Director and to the Judicial Board of the university.