We're Making Finding NJCU Resources Easier
One of the Community Center’s key projects is the KIOSK. The purpose of the KIOSK is to place all of the resources NJCU provides at the fingertips of students, regardless of where on campus they are, through a searchable, online, mobile-friendly kiosk.
This interactive map is searchable visually by choosing the desired type of resource, such as financial aid, food or counseling. Also, it is searchable by keyword, such as tutoring or diversity. As a “wayfinder” app, it will even direct students to the office location using GPS.
The kiosk itself was developed through a large partnership between the Saul Petersen as kiosk designer for the Community Center, and students in two Community Engaged Learning (CEL) courses taught in Spring 2020 by Professors Jennifer Musial in Women’s and Gender Studies, and Bill Montgomery in Earth & Environmental Science.
The map may be accessed from this webpage, the NJCU mobile app, and is also a physical kiosk, in this case an iPad on a stand, outside the NJCU Community Center on the first floor of GSUB. More kiosks will be popping up during the year across campus.
NJCU’s Deptarment of Information Technology has been a critical behind-the-scenes partner in development and implementation of the KIOSK Project. IT not only provides funding for the 3rd-party app that constitutes the customized base map and wayfinding elements of the Project, but IT personnel have also been instrumental in supporting faculty and staff during project development. Importantly for project sustainability, IT has also committed to providing future support for updates and expansion.