Accepted Academy Sites: Getting Started
Basic Lab Expectations to Become a Fab Academy Node
The "Basic Requirements" have already been met
There is a Local Instructor present in the Lab
If the Local Instructor is new (first year as an instructor), they are officially assigned to and being mentored by a Remote Guru.
Local instructors will attend prep meetings each week at 08:30 EST
Local Working Groups (comprised of students and instructors) will attend lecture together from the local lab every Wednesday at 09:00 EDT and recitations on Mondays 09:00 EDT.
Class Participation: Internet Access
The Fab Academy meets as a class for lecture, homework review and other meetings via videoconference. You must have a reliable internet connection to participate.
For connectivity requirements see the Video Conferencing section.
For class meeting times see Basic Course Info section.
New Lab Checklist: Complete These Tasks Prior to 1st Class
Your lab has all the digital fabrication machines set up and ready for immediate student use.
You have ordered (or are working with the Fab Foundation to order) all the necessary course materials
Your lab meets the Video Conferencing requirements AND your lab has "test connected" to the MCU PRIOR TO CLASS to ensure that:
your network can handle the bandwidth required
you have the necessary hardware
understand how to mute your microphone
we have a pleasant and trouble-free first class ;-)
Your lab’s Local Instructor is on the instructor list. If you have not been receiving emails, you are not on the list. Contact Fab Academy Coordination
You have clearly communicated your student’s email addresses to Fab Academy Coordination so your students have been added to the "Class" email list.
New Remote Guru Checklist: Prior to 1st Class
Complete the tasks on the the "New Lab Checklist" above - PLUS You have arranged a mutually agreed upon WEEKLY MEETING TIME with your remote students to go over homework. problems, etc.