Student Information Technology Requirements and Pace Information Technology Disclaimer
In order to fully participate in course instruction, Pace University students need to be familiar with and use information technology resources. While Pace does not currently require students to own Windows-compatible personal or notebook computers, we strongly encourage them to do so. Pace does provide its students with computer resource centers (CRCs) (computers available on a first-come, first-serve basis), equipped with the necessary hardware and software for on-line or PC-required course assignments. In addition, the University provides data connectivity (10 Base-T Ethernet dedicated to the desktop and wireless in selected locations) in public areas (e.g., classrooms) as well as in University-owned residence halls. (Leased residence halls, not Pace dormitories) may require individual telephone or cable modem contracts by the students.) Classes are occasionally conducted in videoconferencing facilities (an instructor may not be physically in the same location as all the students) located in Pleasantville, Midtown, the Law School, the Graduate Center, Hudson Valley Center, and Pace Plaza. All users of Pace information technology are required to abide by Pace University’s Appropriate Use Policy for Information Technology.
Pace University, through its internal Information Technology Services (ITS) and relationships with hardware, software, and communications service-providers, makes every effort to maintain uninterrupted availability of information-technology resources, including a secure and stable environment on the World Wide Web for distance-learning courses, communications with professors, and access to University departments. However, information-technology resources, communications (including email), intranet, and the Internet may occasionally be interrupted or made unavailable by causes beyond the University’s reasonable control. The University shall not be responsible for refund of any tuition or fees in the event of any such occurrence; neither shall the University be liable for any consequential damages as a result thereof. Instruction and/or course work that is interrupted, delayed, or lost as result of such occurrences shall be completed by arrangement acceptable to the professor and/or chair of an affected course.
All Pace students are issued electronic mail accounts (email), which will be used from time to time by the University administration and faculty as a means of communication. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with this account as soon as possible after registration and are required to check this email account regularly. Students may forward messages from their Pace-provided email account to any non-Pace personal account, and the University provides assistance in establishing this mail forwarding. However, the University cannot assume any liability for mail delivery outside of its network or for third-party systems. Student email accounts can be found at:
/current-students/student-it-resources/ (one-stop student information site for email, Blackboard and more)
and select White Pages for student email look up. The default password for the student account is the student’s intials, (-) hyphen, and date of birth(MMDDYY) e.g. jd-012589. This email account and password combination will work for the MyPace Portal, Email, and Blackboard.
Other sites available are:
http://email.pace.edu (student, faculty and staff e-mail)
http://online.pace.edu (links to asynchronous distance-education servers, e.g., Blackboard, etc.)
Questions concerning this or any other Information Technology Policy can be directed to the Customer Support Center via ITS Help Desk http://help.pace.edu.