2012-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    Dec 10, 2019  
2012-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Facilities


The Campus

Salve Regina University adjoins Rhode Island’s renowned Cliff Walk and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Its 80-acre campus, which is within walking distance of Newport’s center, combines majestic gardens and horticultural attractions with historic and modern architecture. Salve Regina is located 40 minutes from Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport and two hours from Boston’s Logan Airport. The University is accessible to Providence, Boston, New York, and Cape Cod by interstate highway.

Administrative and Academic Facilities

The Office of Professional Studies, including the Offices of the Dean of Professional Studies, Graduate and Continuing Studies, and Graduate Admissions, is located on Shepard Avenue. The Office of the Registrar, the Offices of the Provost, and the Dean of Arts and Sciences are on the second floor of McAuley Hall. Classrooms, laboratory facilities, and faculty offices are concentrated in nine buildings: O’Hare Academic Center, Angelus, Marian, McAuley Hall, McKillop Library, and Wakehurst on Ochre Point Avenue; Mercy Hall on Lawrence Avenue; the Young Building (which also houses the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy) on Ruggles Avenue; Miley Hall on Webster Street. In addition, off-campus courses are offered at our Warwick site at 144 Metro Center, Warwick, Rhode Island.

The Library

Salve Regina’s McKillop Library contains 150,000 print volumes and 85,000 e-books, 4,000 DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks, and maintains subscriptions to 50,000 electronic journals which are indexed in over 100 online databases. Remote access to most of these resources is available to students and faculty 24 hours per day via the library website (http://library.salve.edu). The library contains over 100 public workstations (PCs and Macs) located throughout the building that are available for research use. The library has four study rooms that contain a workstation, whiteboard and other presentation tools and that are bookable online. A Learning Commons on the main floor consists of collaborative group workstations, as well as comfortable furniture and a small café. A multipurpose room on the main floor is equipped with 26 workstations, a Smartboard, and an instructor’s workstation for group hands-on instruction classes. This room also contains a central conference table with 14 recessed laptop computers and may be booked by student groups when not in use for other functions.

The library is a member of HELIN (Higher Education Library Information Network), a library consortium of nearby academic institutions and hospitals which share a common library system. Through HELIN, students and faculty may initiate direct online requests to borrow over six million items jointly held by member libraries. The library participates in a daily statewide library delivery service that provides items requested from other libraries. Salve Regina students may use all of these library facilities, and check out materials at any HELIN library by showing a valid Salve Regina identification card. In addition, the library is a member of the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries (CRIARL), a larger group of Rhode Island research libraries that also shares resources. Requests for other research materials not held by either HELIN or CRIARL libraries may be requested online via an electronic interlibrary loan form.

The library is also a partial United States Government Documents Depository Library and makes its resources available to the Newport community at large.

University Computer Laboratories (UCL)

The University Computer Labs center provides technology and support for computer classrooms from our office in room 002 on the garden level of the McKillop Library. The computer labs provide access and support to both PC and Mac computers, printing, scanning, multimedia services, and classroom technology. There are PC computer classrooms/labs in the McKillop Library and Mac computer classrooms/labs in the Antone Academic Center for Culture and the Arts. In McKillop, a testing center supports certification in Microsoft, QuickBooks, IC3® (Internet and Computing Core Certification) and other valuable career-related and resume-building certifications. McKillop has three PC classrooms, which include a number of Macs. The Antone Academic Center has two Mac labs and a Mac digital photo lab. The Warwick site supports a PC lab with Internet access and printing, classroom technology with projection in all classrooms, and a PC laptop cart for classroom use. For assistance in any lab or classroom, please call our Help Desk extension at 341-7777, option 1.

The labs in McKillop are open seven days throughout the semester. Students are required to have a valid Salve Regina University identification card, to follow a code of ethics for computing, and to login with their Salve issued network ID. Professional staff and student lab monitors are available during operating hours to assist students and faculty. Current hardware and software configurations allow students the advantage of technology that will be useful in their studies. Schedules indicating availability are posted outside of each lab. Labs are used for formal teaching, supporting curricula, and individual learning assignments. Utmost attention is paid to making the labs and their resources available for student needs. Questions regarding the schedules are to be addressed to the lab staff in McKillop Library room 002, or at 341-2985.

Media Services Department

Media services provides assistance and services that include, but are not limited to, hardware distribution (projectors, laptops, sound systems, screens, easels, etc.), and video filming, editing, and duplication.

Editing Policy: The media services department will assist any student or faculty member wishing to transfer or edit any media within appropriate guidelines. To edit a project, please make an appointment.

Duplicating Policy: The media services department will not knowingly duplicate any copyrighted material unless written permission from the copyright holder or authorized representative is obtained and submitted to the media services department along with the material to be copied.

Media services loans equipment including digital video cameras and tripods, voice recorders, sound systems, laptops, projectors, and a host of peripheral items. A valid Salve Regina University identification card must be shown for loans. All equipment is available for instructional and class-related projects.

Media services sets up equipment for the University community and guest speakers. Forty-eight hour notice is required before setups. A week’s notice is required for video taping lectures or student presentations.

The media services department can be reached at 341-2221 or by visiting the garden level of the McKillop Library, room 002.