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Mark-sense scanning service moving to new location

April 28, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Scanning service for mark-sense forms at Western Michigan University is moving from Faunce Student Services Building to the University Computing Center. The transition will begin May 1 and be completed by May 15.

The scanning service is most frequently used by teaching faculty, but is also used to lesser extents by student affairs, research and a number of other offices.

May 1: The drop box behind Faunce will be removed.

May 9: Final day for scanning service in Faunce.

May 12-14: Scanning equipment will be moved to the computing center.

May 15: Scanning service will be available in 1010 University Computing Center.

For more than 30 years, the Counseling and Testing Center has provided scanning of mark-sense forms for the campus community. Taking into account the steady increase in scanning volume, the limited space and personnel in the counseling center, and the fact that very little of the scanning is done for the center, a decision was made to move the service to the Office of Information Technology.

"Our goals are to maintain the high quality and customer-service orientation of scanning services and to continue to provide privacy and security of data," says Dr. James Gilchrist, vice provost and chief information officer. "The scanning work will be done by production support staff in information technology, who are being well-trained by the staff in the counseling center. The scanning machine will be placed on the machine room floor in UCC, where it will have the highest level of security possible."

Please refer questions to Steve Thomas, information technology, at steve.thomas@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3824.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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