2022 NSU Fact Book

2022 FACT BOOK 17 fiber optic network that allows all the university’s campuses the ability to communicate with each other. We have also built a high-speed backup network for most of the regional campuses. The NSU wireless network provides our students with wireless connectivity across all the campuses. NSU is an equity member of the Florida LambdaRail (FLR), a not-for-profit, limited liability corporation composed of public and private, not-for-profit Florida universities. The FLR operates a statewide, high- performance, fiber-optic network infrastructure that utilizes next-generation network technologies, protocols, and services. The FLR provides NSU with high-speed commercial Internet services and connectivity to advanced regional and national networks, such as the National LambdaRail (NLR) and the Abilene Internet2 backbone. The FLR has significantly enhanced university research and distance-education capabilities and allows NSU faculty and staff members, researchers, and students to collaborate with colleagues around the world on leading-edge research projects and social science areas. Students and faculty and staff members have access to university computing resources including desktop and laptop computers and document printers and copiers. Numerous computer labs are conveniently located throughout the university’s facilities for student use. Administrative computing resources for students and faculty and staff members at all campuses are distributed between two data centers and enterprise cloud providers. The university’s administrative operations are supported by Ellucian Banner, an enterprise resource planning system (ERP) specialized for higher education institutions. Additional enterprise administrative systems that support the university’s operations include document imaging systems, campus card and POS (point of sale) systems, building management and facilities systems, employee time/effort, procurement systems, and an electronic medical records system (EMR) for health care operations and services. Microsoft 365 provides collaboration tools and communication services for all our students, faculty and staff members, and alumni. Electronic classrooms and microcomputer labs provide hands-on technology support for students and faculty members. Multimedia technology training labs support technology-training opportunities for NSU’s faculty and staff. All NSU campuses and classrooms in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Colorado have videoconferencing capabilities to bring the NSU community together virtually, regardless of physical location. NSU campuses can be linked together via videoconferencing with students off campus to form a global classroom. This extends the reach of NSU beyond the walls of our campuses. The university is currently transitioning from traditional Hard Codec IP videoconferencing to a PC Based Soft Codec videoconferencing model that is compatible with any soft codec solution. This transition will be complete as of June 2022, providing Soft Codec videoconferencing capability between all NSU campuses and classrooms. Desktop and mobile device videoconferencing units are located at clinical and internship sites and in the homes of students enrolled in the speech-language pathology and audiology doctoral programs. To further augment the libraries’ print materials and online databases, the Office of Educational Technologies and Media Services has an extensive collection of other media. A digital media production studio houses tools for the creation of instructional, informational, and marketing media.

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