The University supports Teaching and Research by maintaining an Electronics Workshop (PSC 3069) and a Machine Workshop (PSC 1055) with dedicated professionals working in each area. Requests for repairs or design of new teaching/research equipment must be made on the Request for Service forms.
- Equipment needing service may require service manuals before work/repairs can take place.
- Equipment must be cleaned of any unknown and potentially hazardous materials before submitting to the University Workshops for repair or maintenance.
Prioritization Processes for the University Workshops
The order of priority of work shall be:
- Emergency repairs to teaching and research lab equipment. Teaching equipment shall have highest priority during academic year unless it is required for Summer or Intersession courses. Research equipment shall have priority otherwise. Requests for emergency repairs to teaching equipment should come from the Chair responsible. Requests for emergency repairs to research equipment should come from the faculty member responsible.
- Minor repairs of teaching and research equipment. Teaching equipment shall have priority from August 1 through March 31. Research equipment shall have priority from April 1 through July 30. Requests for minor repairs to teaching equipment should come from the Chair responsible. Requests for minor repairs to research equipment should come from the faculty member responsible.
- Major repairs and special projects involving design and fabrication for research and/or teaching laboratories. These projects are handled on a first come first serve basis. The workshop personnel will determine when items of priority 3 have to be dropped temporarily to handle items of priority 1 and 2.
- In the event of a disagreement over the allocation of a priority to a project, the decision of the workshop personnel may be appealed to the Dean of Science for resolution. The Dean of Science shall make the final decision.
November 4, 2013