Information Services

Elton S. Karrmann Library

www.uwplatt.edu/library/

The Elton S. Karrmann Library is the focal point for information on the UW-Platteville campus. The library’s collections include 280,500 books, 90,800 government publications, subscriptions to 700 periodicals, 60 newspapers, and 1,040 other serial titles. In addition, the library offers over 100 subscription databases (many of which offer full text journal articles), 20,000 maps, 16,000 audiovisual materials, and 1,000,000 microforms. An interlibrary loan network supplements these materials.

The library’s webpage provides access to its catalogue, numerous electronic resources and other research tools. It can be accessed either in the library or remotely from computer labs, residence hall, offices or homes. Reference service is available on the main floor of the library, by telephone 608.342.1668, toll free 1.888.450.4632 or E-mail: “Ask a Librarian!” (http://www.uwplatt.edu/library/askalibrarian. html) from the library’s homepage.

To facilitate use, the library contains several computer labs, reading rooms, individual carrels, and handicap facilities. All of these resources, along with a helpful and friendly staff, reflect the library’s commitment to support individual study and research.

Library Use Instruction: University librarians are available to provide library use instruction for any classes or to assist with any assignment- specific needs. Arrangements are made with the librarian assigned to work with a specific department.

Distance Education Support: The Karrmann Library provides information resources support to distance learning faculty and students. Consult the Distance Learning Center Website. (www.uwplatt.edu/library/destudents.html)

Special Collections

Intsructional Material Laboratory: Located in 136 Doudna Hall, (www.uwplatt.edu/library/iml/), telephone 608.342.1757, the IML is a curriculum library that supports the School of Education with materials that facilitate Pre K-Twelfth Grade education. Its resources include books, audiovisual materials, and three-dimensional toys. Its collection also contains selective resources that assist the teaching profession.

Southwest Wisconsin Room:Located on the Ground Floor of Ullsvik Hall, www.uwplatt.edu/library/swwis/), E-mail: swwis@uwplatt.edu, telephone 608.342.1719, this resource contains UWPlatteville’s archives, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Area Research Center, and a reading room. Its collections consist of books as well as extensive manuscript and iconographic primary source materials that pertain to the history of UW-Platteville, Southwest Wisconsin, and genealogy.

Information Technology

www.uwplatt.edu/oit/

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides for the communication and computing technology needs of the university community. Eager to assist students in the use of computing technology, OIT strongly encourages each student to make use of the excellent resources available on campus. Additionally, OIT provides computer support and troubleshooting for all faculty and staff.

General Computer Access (GCA) Labs: Located in the Karrmann Library and the Markee Pioneer Student Center, GCA labs are available to all students from early morning to late night during the school term. Labs make available both Windows and Macintosh computer systems and laser printers with a variety of software for word processing, spreadsheet, and database management in addition to Internet access and course-specific software. Consultants staff the lab in the Markee Pioneer Student Center to answer questions and provide assistance.

Discipline Specific Labs: Each of the three colleges and many of the academic units within each college provide computer labs with hardware and software suited to their particular disciplines. Hardware, software, scheduled availability, and support are all determined by the college or department.

Campus Wide Servers: OIT operates Windows, Macintosh, and Linux servers in its core data centers. These servers host campus services that provide e-mail, network access, Internet access, user data storage, student accounts, and various academic and administrative computing needs.

Campus Network Infrastructure: Every residence hall room and every classroom building has the wiring necessary for complete network and Internet access. In addition, wireless network access is present in all campus academic and administrative buildings. ResNet, a division of Student Housing, provides support for residence hall network access.

Internet Access: Each student receives a computer account with username (NetID) and password that provides full electronic mail capability and access to UW-Platteville computer labs. Students may access the Internet in any lab, via wireless or through a ResNet connection.

Help Desk: The OIT Help Desk at 608.342.1400 is the first point of contact for faculty, staff and students with any computer problems, including new system installs, software and hardware purchases, computer errors, lab problems, and so on. Telephone support personnel will attempt to answer most questions over the telephone. Any issues not resolved immediately are assigned to Help Desk Technicians or Computer Support Staff who provide prompt and courteous service.

Learning Technology Center

www.uwplatt.edu/ltc/

The Learning Technology Center (LTC), located on the fourth floor of Karrmann Library, provides a myriad of training and support services ranging from productivity training to assistance with online delivery of course and departmental information. Working closely with the Karrmann Library, the Office of Information Technology, and Media Technology Services, the LTC offers high quality instruction in areas of professional and technical development. Services of the LTC are available at no cost to faculty, staff, and students of UW-Platteville.

Faculty/Staff/Student Training: The LTC, working closely with staff from the Karrmann Library and Office of Information Technology, offers training and instruction throughout the year. Training is free and covers a full range of topics, including E-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, information resources, Internet, course management systems, operating systems and multimedia utilization. Training schedules are revised regularly to meet the information resource and technology needs of the campus community. In addition, orientations for newcomers to campus are coordinated with campus-wide orientation programs. Customized orientations of the library and/or library collections for the campus community and the public are available upon request.

Instructional Technology: The LTC promotes and supports the use of Web utilities for the enhancement of on-campus course content delivery. LTC staff work directly with faculty to provide technical and instructional support for those teaching staff and faculty interested in utilizing the Web or other technologies in teaching.

Media Technology Services

www.uwplatt.edu/media

Media Technology Services (MTS), located on 8th floor of Pioneer Tower, provides a variety of services to faculty, staff, and students to support academic programs and projects. The areas of service include the following:

Video and Audio Production: such as lecture taping, video tape editing, mirror learning taping, audio and video tape duplication, format conversion, and audio recording.

Technology Enhanced Classrooms: plans, installs, and maintains all technology enhanced classrooms. If you have questions about adding technology to a classroom or would like training on the use of a technology enhanced classroom please call 342.1628.

Equipment Checkout: The department provides a variety of audiovisual equipment that may be checked out by faculty, staff and students for educational purposes. Equipment includes computer projection systems, digital cameras, video cameras, CD recorders, phone conferencing units, and digital audio recorders.

Cable Television: MTS provides cable service to the residence halls, oversees the operation and programming of campus cable television, and provides maintenance support for the cable system.

Equipment Maintenance: A variety of maintenance services, including equipment repair, equipment recommendations, and maintenance of technology enhanced classrooms, are provided by the MTS staff.

Distance Education: The University has three facilities with the capability to transmit or receive video from a variety of sources using various technologies. For more information concerning these technologies please call 608.342.6047 or 608.342.1628.

Student Affairs

Residence Halls

During the regular academic year, residence hall space may be limited due to high enrollment. Freshman and sophomore students are required to live in residence halls unless they are released from that UW System requirement. Thus, when occupancy is high, incoming students and continuing residence hall students who submitted applications according to that process are able to live in the residence halls until space is no longer available. However, if space allows, the Student Housing Office will accept applications from graduate students.

There are nine traditional style residence halls with double occupancy rooms. A suite / apartment style residence hall provides four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette, and living room within each suite. Graduate students who live in residence halls or suites are not required to participate in a meal program unless it is their personal choice to do so.

During the summer session, residence hall rooms are available for the entire summer session (eight weeks). Single rooms may be available during the summer session. Students may rent rooms in the summer residence hall for less than the eight week session. The summer residence hall is air conditioned.

When submitting an application for residence hall accommodations, the student must make a rental prepayment. Summer session accommodations do not require a prepayment and rental fees will be charged to the student's account. For specific information regarding housing and housing rates, contact Student Housing, Royce Hall, 608.342.1845 or e-mail us at housing@uwplatt.edu.

Dining Services

A variety of meal plans are available during the academic year. Students may choose from a block plan or a traditional plan. Block plans currently available are 200, 175, 150, 110, or 90 meals per semester. Block plans include $100 or $125.00 in Dining Dollars and offer great flexibility in meal purchases and meal times. Traditional plans include 19 or 14 meal plans and are limited to 1 meal purchase per meal period (breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner). Commuter plans are also available to provide maximum flexibility to students requiring 75 or fewer meals on campus each semester. All meal plans may be used at the Markee Pioneer Student Center, Glenview Commons, Hickory and Main and Rountree Commons.

Meal plans are not offered during summer session at this time. Pioneer Perk Coffee Shop, Pioneer Crossing and Hickory and Main retail dining are open for cash service during the summer session and also accept Pioneer Points.

For more information regarding specific meal plan options and contract terms, please contact the Meal Access Office, Glenview Commons, One University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Telephone No.: 608.342.1404. E-mail:mao@uwplatt.edu.

Textbooks

Graduate students are charged a textbook rental fee which is included in the segregated fees listed on the statement with the tuition bill. Students must pay all outstanding bills from past sessions before picking up textbooks. A Pioneer Passport I.D. card is required to pick up textbooks. Students may purchase their textbooks during scheduled book sales each semester.

Students must return textbooks to the Textbook Center the last day of the final exam period as published in the Registrar's Class Schedule book. If for any reason a student cannot return textbooks in person, he or she may mail them to the Textbook Center. A late fee will be assessed on books returned the first two weeks after the final exam period. After that date, books are no longer accepted for return and students are charged the non-refundable cost of the book(s).

A student who drops a course must return the textbooks immediately, even if the student plans to retake the course the following semester. If a student fails to return a textbook and a textbook must be ordered to cover a shortage of books needed for a particular course, the student will be charged the non-refundable full replacement cost of the book and a $5 processing fee.

Independent Study or Incomplete: Special textbook arrangements must be made at the Textbook Center the week before the final exam period on books needed past the due date or be subject to the late fee schedule.

The Textbook Center is open extended hours, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, the first week of classes. (If a Monday holiday occurs the first week of classes, the Textbook Center will be open the following Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) During finals week, the Textbook Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. the first four days and 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the last day.

Please see the Textbook Center's website for additional information: http://www.uwplatt.edu/textbookctr/.

Student Health Services

The UW-Platteville Student Health Services provides a broad range of primary health care services to the campus community. These include acute care for illness and emergencies, health and wellness promotion, and opportunities for students to participate actively in their own health care. Most health care services are available at no charge to all UW-Platteville students who carry three or more credits per semester. Students are responsible for those expenses incurred outside the Student Health Services (such as consultations with private physicians, referrals for specialty care if needed, x-rays, prescribed medications, and some laboratory work). A directory of medical services provided on campus and in the community is available at the Student Health Services office. Physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses provide care to students. Student Health Services, which is located on the second floor of Royce Hall, is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. To schedule an appointment or to receive more information, call 608.342.1891.

A student health insurance plan that provides hospital, surgical, outpatient, and major medical coverage is available at a reasonable cost to students. Students are strongly encouraged to carry this health insurance plan or to arrange to be covered under other personal or family plans. Information concerning the student group insurance plan is available on campus and is sent to all registered students each fall. Enrollment details are available during registration or from Student Health Services. Students who participate in intercollegiate sports are required to have health insurance.

Student Assistance Services

Career Center

This office provides literature (handouts, books, Internet resources and magazines) on career-related topics. Our Employer Information Library includes current literature and company CDs to help prepare for one's job search and interviews. We publish an Annual New Graduate Employment Report, which includes salary surveys and hiring information on recent University of Wisconsin-Platteville graduates.

Career Center staff connects with students through a variety of classroom and student organization presentations. Topics presented include résumés/cover letters, interviewing skills, job search tips, and the annual professional dinner etiquette event. Students also receive individual, one-on-one assistance with résumé and cover letter development.

Employment opportunities for internships, co-ops, full-time, and seasonal positions are made available to students through our online job posting system, Pioneer Career Network (PCN). The annual fall and spring career fair events are a great opportunity for students to conduct career exploration, network with employers, and improve upon their professional presentation skills. Students may also participate in campus interviews and employer information sessions coordinated through the Career Center.

Offices are located in Ullsvik Hall, Room 0200; 608.342.1183. We invite and encourage all students to utilize our services and visit our web site www.uwplatt.edu/careercenter.

Children's Center

UW-Platteville’s Children’s Center provides childcare and educational opportunities for children ages 2 through 9. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year, interim periods, and summer session. The Children’s Center meets state licensing requirements. The Children’s Center also serves as a laboratory and research site for students learning about child development and early childhood education.

The center serves university students, faculty, staff and community members. A reduced fee is charged to student parents. To be eligible for the student rate, a parent must be registered for at least six credits as an undergraduate student. Graduate students must carry a minimum of five credits. If a student is registered for less than the minimum credit load, fees are charged at the faculty/staff/community rate. To request enrollment forms or for further information, call 608.342.1260.

Counseling Services

Professional counselors provide free, confidential personal and academic counseling to students. Services are directed toward helping students develop competence and confidence, manage emotions, enhance relationships, make decisions, and improve coping skills as they strive to meet their educational goals and achieve personal growth. Areas of assistance cover emotional/social concerns, career assessment and decision-making, study skill development, stress management, and related issues. Tests and inventories are also available to facilitate the process. The GRE Subject Tests are administered each November through the UCS Academic Testing Program.

Counseling Services is located on the second floor of Royce Hall. Call 608.342.1865 for more information, or explore their home page at www.uwplatt.edu/counseling.

International Student Services/International Student Advisor

The International Student Services office is located at 105 Royce Hall. The International Student Advisor is available to provide preadmission information to prospective international students and to assist new students through arrival with activities including airport pickup, housing, orientation, health insurance, and the registration process. International students pursuing their studies may also contact the International Student Advisor to obtain information regarding general university requirements, campus and community activities, as well as personal counseling to alleviate culture shock, homesickness, and personal concerns.

The International Student Advisor acts as a liaison between students, their governments, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and assists students with interpreting federal regulations pertaining to their F-1 or J-1 status such as employment, taxes, travel, extension of stay, and transfer. International Student Services sponsors cultural and social events during which international students have the opportunity to develop contacts within the university and Platteville communities so that their stay in the United States will be a richer experience. For more information, call 608.342.1852.

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

www.uwplatt.edu/merc/

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to promote student success and enhance the engagement and leadership capacity of underrepresented minority students on campus. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs strives to demonstrate leadership, creativity and vision in supporting the continued development of creating a globally competitive and culturally sensitive student body and campus community.

The purpose of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to assist underrepresented minority students in the navigation of their graduate college career and engage them in high impact practices to enhance their collegiate experience and increase their marketability after degree completion. Specifically, we aim to increase the graduates at UW-Platteville from African American, American Indian, Latino and Southeast Asian communities.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities works to ensure that no qualified student, solely by reason of disability, is denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any academic program or activity offered by the university. The office provides information about disability services to students and university personnel; coordinates academic accommodations and auxiliary aides; refers students to appropriate sources for non-academic accommodations or auxiliary services and provides advocacy for students with disabilities. The services are provided to assist students with disabilities in receiving the academic accommodations needed to ensure equal access to the educational environment. Students with disabilities must provide documentation and make their requests for accommodations to the Services for Students with Disabilities Office as early as possible to begin the process of obtaining accommodations.

Services for Students with Disabilities is located at 103 Warner Hall, 608.342.1818 (voice and TTY). Website: www.uwplatt.edu/disability/.

Women's Center

Located in 136 Warner Hall, the Patricia A. Doyle Women’s Center serves as UW-Platteville’s central contact for resources and support for women on campus. The Women’s Center is committed to creating an environment where women receive equal opportunities and are empowered to utilize their talents and efforts to their fullest extent. Our center provides all students, faculty and staff with resources related to women’s issues such as books, magazines, journals and videos. The Center seeks to honor the contributions and experiences of women of all ages, classes, physical conditions, sexual identities, spiritual beliefs, and ethnic origins. Programming, fostering connections, providing resources, and advocating for equitable situations for women are the Women’s Center’s main activities. For more information, call 608.342.1453 or, visit us at www.uwplatt.edu/womensctr or E-mail womensctr@uwplatt.edu.