Technology Enhanced Instructional Facilities
Computer and Internet Resources
Pace University's PACENet connects all building on all campuses and offers a high-speed link to the Internet as well as other internal University resources. Wired and wireless network access is available in the dormitories, library, student union, classrooms, and other locations throughout the university. Computer labs, called Computer Resource Centers (CRCs) are open access rooms dedicated to student coursework and faculty research. CRCs on each campus offer a host of services including Web access, email accounts, and self-paced documentation. CRCs are supported, day and evening, by full-time staff and part-time student consultants.
All labs and classrooms have full access to the Internet. Classrooms are equipped with computers and interfaces for students to plug their laptops in when doing class presentations.
Accounting Labs are located on the New York City and Pleasantville campuses, and are used to supplement accounting course instruction and by accounting students to complete their course assignments. The labs are equipped with the latest accounting software and have scheduled open hours, which allow students to use them when not in use for classes or tutoring sessions. In Pleasantville, the EY Accounting lab is staffed by peer tutors who provide assistance in the foundation and upper-level accounting courses by working either individually or in small group tutorials with the students. In New York, similar peer tutoring is provided in most accounting subjects through the Learning Center at the Center for Academic Excellence.
Global Portfolio Analysis Center (G-PACT)
The Global Portfolio Analysis Center (G-PACT) is a fully equipped computer classroom on the New York City Campus that provides students with the software and other technology to support their finance courses. It contains 30 PCs, equipped with various statistical and analytical software and a Trans-Lux 64 character LED Jet and a 12 lines x 32 Character Datawall for up-to-date Stock and News Information. The G-PACT room is used for many finance courses including FIN 357 Student Managed Investment Portfolio, where students manage an actual portfolio sponsored by Pace; FIN 340 Valuation of the Firm/FIN 667 Valuation of the Firm, which are securities valuation courses; FIN 325 Data Analysis in Finance; and FIN 657 Financial Econometrics for Risk Modeling, an increasingly important area for finance professionals. Through the G-PACT room, students have access to Wharton Research Data Services, where they can access Compustat, CRSP, Global Insight, Audit Analytics, First Call, Morningstar Direct and other cutting-edge financial databases. In addition, there are nine Bloomberg terminals for use by students for course-related assignments or self-directed learning.
Marketing and Consumer Behavior Lab
State-of-the-art Marketing Labs, located on the New York City and Pleasantville campuses, are equipped with the latest computer equipment and software, including Adobe Photoshop and the full Microsoft software collection. The Marketing Labs enable students to be on the cutting edge of computer technology and are used extensively by the Brand Marketing Team on the New York City campus and the Ad Team on the Pleasantville campus to prepare professional quality materials for the annual American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition and by Pace University Student Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) participating in the American Marketing Association International Collegiate Competition. In addition, the Pace New York Ad Club uses the lab’s state-of-the-art video equipment to aid in its work on behalf of clients that engage it to develop real world marketing and advertising campaigns.
Interactive and Direct Marketing (IDM) Lab
The IDM Lab is a student-run and managed direct and interactive marketing agency on both the Pleasantville and New York City campuses. Students learn to apply classroom theory to achieve client goals. Under the supervision of marketing faculty, internships are available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students who work on real time, real life client marketing challenges. Students also compete in an International Direct and Interactive Marketing Collegiate ECHO plan development challenge sponsored Marketing Edge, formerly by the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation. Labs are equipped with state of the art computers, specialized market research tools and software. The IDM Lab sponsors guest speakers at regularly scheduled events on career development and marketing opportunities. For more information, please visit the IDM Lab website.