The Technology Center originated as the Casey Computer Center, founded in 1962 when Mr. and Mrs. Carl Casey generously provided the original technology equipment for Hankamer School of Business. With the move to the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation in the summer of 2015, Casey Computer Center became the Technology Center. Since the time it first opened, the Center has provided excellent service and state-of-the-art equipment for students, faculty and staff in the Hankamer School of Business. To provide the best service to all of its users, the Technology Center functions as a separate department, reporting directly to Dean Terry Maness.
The Technology Center services students primarily through the Technology Commons, which includes 85 computers, specialized scanning capabilities as well as three high speed monochrome laser printers and a color laser printer. Technology Center personnel maintain many categories of software applications and constantly evaluate updated versions of existing programs and recent software innovations. The Technology Center also supports 12 computers (6 Macs and 6 PCs) on the second floor landing with both a printer and copier available for student use.
To enhance the classroom experience for both students and faculty, the Center has equipped every classroom in the School of Business with computers, projectors, TV monitors, Apple TVs, Barco Clickshare presentation systems, document cameras and AMX control systems. In addition, the majority of classrooms have both lecture capture and video conferencing capabilities. Other classrooms have computers for each student enrolled in the class. The Center also provides support for specialized classrooms within the School of Business: the Hodges Financial Market Center, the Sports Sponsorship and Sales Classroom and Call Center, The Advanced Technology Learning Lab, the Digital Media Lab and the Analytics Lab. The Technology Center also provides support for the 36 team rooms at the Foster Campus. All areas of the Business School have access to AirBear, the University wireless network, which allows students to use laptops and access the Internet and online Baylor resources during class sessions or while studying in team rooms or common areas.
While the Technology Center is responsible for meeting the computer needs of the students, it also provides technology support for the faculty and staff. Each faculty/staff member has a PC or Macintosh computer connected to the University network. In addition, the Center staffs a Help Desk and a Graphics/ Desktop Publishing workstation and provides consultation for technology integration for teaching and research.