Frequently Asked Questions
It is inappropriate to shop, play games, or conduct other personal business or
activities on Computers Commons' computers:
Why are the computers in the Computer Commons not available for community members?
There are a couple of locations at PVCC where computers are available for community members who are not students: Cyber-cafe in KSC building, the Cyber-walk and the Library in E building. Computers in lab classrooms, Computer Commons Open Lab, science labs, and Learning Support Center are only available for access by students. The Computer Commons is available to support PVCC students in their PVCC coursework and school-related activities.
Why can't I play a game or watch a DVD on the computers while waiting for my next class?
The computers are provided to support students' coursework and school-related activities. Any activity that is unrelated to PVCC coursework or other school activities is inappropriate use of the Commons computers. There is a DVD player available in the Library for students to use to watch DVD's.
I am a student at another Maricopa college, but I live closer to PVCC. Why can't I use the lab?
The Computer Commons is a service used to support PVCC students in their PVCC coursework and school-related activities. We work hard to be sure we are familiar with most of the PVCC computer lab courses, texts, and instructors. Our software and data files are coordinated to support PVCC's instruction. In addition, each campus decides how to support computers and access for their students. We cannot adequately supply computers and support for anyone or any activity other than PVCC coursework or school-related activities.
Can I design and print brochures for my church or business in the Commons?
No, the computers are provided to support PVCC students' coursework and school-related activities. Any activity that is personal or unrelated to PVCC coursework or PVCC school activities is inappropriate use of the Commons computers.
What's going to happen if I ignore the Commons policies?
Inappropriate use can result in the loss of all privileges to use the Open Lab.
Who do I contact if I want to discuss these policies further?
Mary Lou Goff
Director, Computer Commons
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032