Introduction

The Facility for Advanced Spatial Technology (FAST) Lab forms the core of geo-spatial teaching activity at the University of Colorado Denver as a partnership between the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP). This multidisciplinary laboratory provides state-of-the-art GIS technology, teaching facilities, and trained technical support to members of the university community that pay into the lab.  The FAST teaching mission is to provide coordinated GIS learning opportunities for students of varying backgrounds, learning styles, and locations. Courses and degree programs are offered that address modern proficiencies in applying GIS techniques to analyze, plan and design our natural and built environments. On-site classes are supported by online eLearning technology so that students can tailor their studies to accommodate their work schedules and learning styles.

This document contains policies and procedures and also outlines responsibilities of those who use the FAST Lab instructional facilities and resources. These policies are designed to enable high-quality services and maximize productivity while protecting the rights of all members of the community. The FAST Faculty Advisory Committee meets twice per year.  FAST Lab staff reviews these policies under the direction of the Committee at the beginning of each academic year.  Questions or suggested improvements on these policies and procedures or other instructional GIS technology matters should be addressed to the FAST Faculty Committee.