Computer Resources/Instructional Technology Services

Electronic technology is an important aspect of graduate education at The University of Iowa. Several Instructional Technology Centers (ITC labs) are located across campus, including in N188 Lindquist Center. Students may log onto lab computers using their HawkID. The ITCs support a wide variety of software, and students receive a semester allowance for printing on campus.


Email accounts are required as they facilitate easy and quick communication among students and faculty within the program and department; you should use your address for all transactions with the program. We expect students to access their University email regularly, and respond in a timely manner to correspondence with faculty. ITS may offer free short courses and workshops throughout the year to acquaint students with software programs and to provide thesis and dissertation support.


ITS is a very helpful resource for students and faculty. You can get help with your computer, access deep discounts for purchases, download discounted and free software, attend learning sessions for software, and create your own electronic portfolio to support your job search. They are located in the University Capitol Center.


Most hard copy education holdings relevant to Higher Education and Student Affairs can be found in either the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences or in the Main Library. Students can also make use of the extensive collection of online resources via the library website: Finally, arrangements also can be made for students and faculty to use the extensive resources of the library of the American College Testing Program (ACT).

EPLS Research Lab (N494 Lindquist)

The EPLS Research Lab hosts several computers equipped with software for EPLS students to conduct quantitative and qualitative research. In addition, the research lab includes a conference table and projector for students to meet and collaborate on group projects. To access the research lab, students will need to go through an orientation session. The graduate assistant will post times and dates of orientation on the COE listserv. If you are unable to attend the scheduled orientations, please contact Wei Lin Chen at to schedule a different time.

Iowa Testing Programs Statistics Outreach Center

Complimentary stat consulting is available to faculty and students at the Statistics Outreach Center. A number of training courses are also available on SPSS, SAS, and other popular statistical analyses software.

College of Education Writing Resource

The College of Education Writing Resource provides College of Education graduate students with a writing tutor who can assist with academic writing: to revise, discuss and offer a one-to-one “workshop” setting.