You Should Know as a Lab Assistant in the Social Sciences Computing Lab:
SSCL stand for?
Sciences Computing Lab
software do we have in the lab?
(name of the company that makes the program SPSS), SPSS stands for
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
can Stata and SPSS be found besides our lab?
ICIT Lab on the 10th floor of Hunter North (Stata and SPSS)
computers at Hunter, including the ones on B1 (SPSS)
How do I
the timesheet with the red arrow and insert it fully until the time and
date is printed
I do when I cannot make it in for a shift?
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
requests for time off must be done 24 hours in advance at the minimum.
Emergencies are the exception, and documentation may be asked for.
How do I
check my schedule?
How do I
access NextGen and enter the hours I worked?
What if I
mess up my timesheet?
Where is the
lost and found?
the 1st drawer of the file cabinet next to the printer in the
you find something in the lab, stick a post-it on the item with the
and Date (plus Class and Instructor's name if found during class
item description (hat, umbrella, USB flash drive, glasses, etc.)
(Near printers, on computer 15, on instructor's desk, etc.)
How should I
answer a telephone call?
- ''Social Sciences Computing
Lab, *YOUR NAME* speaking, how can I help you?”
the phone call: Ask for the name of the caller and the reason of their
caller on HOLD (press hold button, put down receiver, tell
Nick there is a call for him)
Nick is not available to take the call make sure to take a message and
write it down. Sign your name
the note on Nick's door.
What if I
have to leave the office but I'm the only one there?
the handle to check if the door is locked or not.
THE OFFICE DOOR IS NOT
LOCKED, close it before you leave.
the door is locked, DO NOT LOCK YOURSELF OUT.
you ever happen to lock yourself out of the office,
call security from the wall phone in the library (near the elevators).
How do I
login to a computer in the office?
SOCSCILAB74\labuser, press enter
Snail Mail? How do I check Snail Mail?
mail refers to physical mail that is kept at the mailroom for Hunter.
is located in the North building past the skybridge and
lockers but before the elevators on your left.
remember to obtain materials from purple pouch and RETURN the pouch to the
- Make sure all mail is for SSCL before handing
it to Nick.
opening, what do I do?
on all computers, including the instructor computer and lab monitor
computer. Press enter on every computer to log in.
the floor using the push broom (Every time.)
a printer test
closing, what do I do?
off all computers using Vision
the floor using the push broom (Every time)
the whiteboard with whiteboard cleaner
in all chairs
How do I use
to instructor computer on the podium, open Vision (found on the desktop)
turn off all computers/restart: (1) highlight 3 to 4 computers at a time, (2) right
click, (3) go to 'extended', (4) click 'shutdown', (5) select restart or
time is the period between classes and between class and walk-in
hours. During this time period you should fulfill the following
over the paper in the glass holder on the lab door labelled "Class in Session"
Hours" to the appropriate side
down the desks, chairs, and whiteboard
the computers, including the instructor computer
to make sure the printers are working and are loaded with paper
chairs (3 chairs/2 computers, 2 chairs/1 computer)
sure incoming students do not have food/beverages
sure students in the room belong to the current class
students who do not belong in the lab
How do I
know if it is walk-in hours or class time?
at the current semester schedules that are hanging on the door of the
office or next to the exit.
- This is also used to know when transitions
monitoring the lab, what if I have to leave?
you need a break or if you have finished your shift, find another lab
assistant to sit in the lab monitor's seat.
should I stay to monitor the class during transition time?
the official start of class time or the arrival of the professor (NOT
I do during walk-in hours?
the lab (at least one work study student should be sitting in the lab at
students when walk-in hours are ending and to save their work
sure no students have food/beverages
Where can I
find walk-in hours, tutoring hours, and business hours?
people want to know when any of these hours are, direct them to the
homepage of the lab at http://urban.hunter.cuny.edu/sscl/.
- From there, click on the appropriate link.
For a more detailed
list of responsibilities and lab procedures:
This page was last updated on December 18, 2017