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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog


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Spread over a 40-acre Seattle campus, Seattle Pacific University includes the following resources for students:


The University Library provides collections, instruction, tools, spaces, and personnel to advance teaching, learning, and scholarship at Seattle Pacific University. The Library’s collections include digital, print, archival, and other materials. Distinctive collections include the University Archives, a Wesleyan Collection, and the Work and Faith Collection.

Through its membership in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the library’s local collections are augmented by access to materials from more than 30 academic libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Liaison librarians provide information literacy sessions and research assistance in each subject area.

At the Library’s Tech Desk, students have access to technological training and tools, and computers and wireless networking are available throughout the building. A variety of spaces are available for both individual and collaborative work. For more information, visit or call 206-281-2419.


Located across campus, computer labs feature a standard set of academic software tools that includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, statistical software, programming languages, and database software.

All of the general-purpose computer labs also provide full access to the Internet, email, laser printers, and other local and remote networked resources.

Computer labs are located in Otto Miller Hall and Marston-Watson Hall. Computer kiosks are available in the Library, McKenna Hall, Weter Hall, and the Student Union Building (SUB).


Faculty have a wide range of technology available in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning. More than 90 percent of all classrooms feature large-screen projectors, Windows PCs, and VCR/DVD players. Most classrooms also have wireless network access available for students, and three classrooms feature a hands-on lab format with a desktop for each student.

Additionally, Computer and Information Systems has audio/visual equipment (video cameras, projectors, laptops, and sound systems) available for checkout to faculty and students for academic projects.


On-campus network connectivity and access to the Internet is available throughout campus. Many courses make use of an online course-management system (Blackboard) for document repository, electronic grade books, online discussion, and online assessments.

Many routine student transactions (registration, class schedules, and access to grades) can be completed through Banner at the individual student's time and convenience.


Located on the lower level of the Library, Educational Technology and Media helps faculty produce web-based and multimedia learning resources. It also manages the Library's computer labs and satellite downlinks.


Assistance in learning how to use computers and networked resources is available through the booklet SPUnet Systems and Internet User Guide, through training sessions, and through a central computer HelpDesk-Computer and Information Systems.

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