On-Campus and Partner School Facilities
The Dean’s Office is located on the second floor of Moton Hall in the central area of campus. The Dean’s Office contains space for the Dean, secretarial staff, student workers, and a conference room. A separate office is used for supply storage and faculty files. An Administrative Assistant coordinates the function of the Dean’s office.
The Division of Education faculty is housed in Thrasher Hall, a historic campus building. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is located on the first and second floors, along with the Office of the Coordinator of Field-Based Experiences and the Media and Computer/Technology/Writing Center. The Curriculum Laboratory is located on the second floor, as is the Physical Education main office. Faculty offices for both Curriculum and Instruction and Physical Education are on second floor. The Physical Education Department conducts activity classes in outdoor teaching stations and in the University’s Chappie James Center.
Classrooms are located on the third and fourth floors of Thrasher Hall. The Division of Education shares Thrasher Hall with faculty in Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology, whose offices are on the third and fourth floors.
OneSource, the company responsible for maintenance of the Tuskegee University physical plant, recently completed major repairs to the roof and eaves of Thrasher Hall.
The unit’s professional development school, Deborah Cannon Wolfe Elementary School, a K-6 school with three Headstart classes, is located seventeen miles from the University. The school is a brick structure built in 1962 in western Macon County in a very rural area. The school contains twenty-five classrooms, a media center/library, a gym, a cafeteria and an office complex. The twenty-one certified personnel, three paraprofessionals, two janitors and four cooks serve the 250 elementary students and forty-five Headstart students.
Facilities for Technology
All Division of Education faculty and staff offices are connected by fiber optic cable to Colleague R16, the University administrative computer system. Colleague R16 is used for student advising, course scheduling and, most recently, budget preparation.
All faculty and staff offices have access to FirstClass, the University e-mail system, and the Internet. The University Office of Academic Computing has approved an upgrade of hub connections between Thrasher Hall and the campus fiber optic network.
The Division of Education and Department of English collaboratively support the Computer/Technology/Writing Center. This center was recently enhanced through the addition of twelve new Internet-connected Gateway Computers using Division of Education funds. Division of Education faculty wrote a sub-grant to the University’s Title III grant to further enhance this center. In addition to the Computer/Technology/Writing Center, teacher education faculty members also use computer laboratories in the near-by Ford Motor Company Library/Learning Resource Center for workshops and instructional purposes. Moton Hall houses a campus wide walk-in computer laboratory for student use. Dormitories are wired for access to the Internet and to TigerWeb, the University web site.
The professional development school at the Deborah Cannon Wolfe Elementary School uses a wireless network for access to e-mail and the World-Wide Web. The school has forty-seven computers, seven of which are used for administrative purposes. Each classroom has a computer and the media center/library has twenty computers. The school has four network printers, printers in each classroom, a digital camera, scanner, scantron machine, and a camcorder. The school uses a school management program, Software Technology Institute, STAR Reading, Accelerated Reading, Orchard, Cornerstone Reading, Mathematics, and appropriate grade-level software.