January has been a very busy month for the Department of Respiratory Care and the Office of Research. Throughout the fall semester, the students and faculty and staff who work in the Health Sciences Riverside building have been subjected to the sounds of constructions and renovation while a computer lab was converted into offices. As of early January, the work was done and beautiful new offices were available. The Department of Respiratory Care moved upstairs to the new suite, 206, and the 207 suite. The Office of Research now occupies two former Respiratory care faculty offices.
Dean Tim Dunnagan remarked on these changes by reminding us that, “In the past, we have had to ask instructors to share offices with one another. With the renovations and the relocation of the Department of Respiratory Care and the Office of Research this will allow for more flexibility for the college’s teaching and research needs as we bring in new instructors.”
Other major changes across campus included initiatives at the University level to address inefficiencies in student computer labs. The University centralized computer lab functions under the Office of Information Technology, closing smaller labs, like the Health Sciences Riverside lab and the Learning Resource Center lab in the Norco Building, while opening and updating several large labs across campus. They set up new printing kiosks in many buildings across campus in order to provide many areas of access for our students. The College of Health Sciences has four of these Kiosks; two in the Health Science Riverside Building, first and second floors, and two in the Norco Building first and third floors.
Below are the new locations for the faculty and staff of the Department of Respiratory Care and the Office of Research.