Student Computing at HPUStudents attending the University will use microcomputers in many ways as part of their educational experience:
HPU instructors in many curricular areas expect and many require that written assignments be completed using word processing with attention to good formatting, correct spelling, and reasonably high print quality.
- The University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) and Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S.) degree programs require students enrolled in these programs make extensive use of computers for assignments.
- Certain courses make use of specialized software programs, such as graphic design programs for desktop publishing courses in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.): Major: Corporate Communication, and mathematical and statistical software programs for marine science, accounting, and statistics courses.
- A number of courses are identified as Web-enchanced courses. These courses require extensive use of a microcomputer to access the Internet and World Wide Web.
- Many instructors have adopted extensive use of e-mail and various other forms of electronic discussions to extend their instructional tools.
- Many instructors require students to use University-provided microcomputers in the Learning Assistance Center or Learning Assistance Lab for computer-assisted instruction using educational and multimedia software programs from the University's collections.
- Some tutoring in the University's Tutoring Center is provided by use of computers.