Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. Numerous institutes for special study are available on and off campus, connecting Bard students to the greater community.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life.
The Henderson Technology Laboratories building was constructed in the spring of 2000 to address the College's burgeoning information technology needs. The building features a new PC-based computer classroom and a large Macintosh- and Windows-based public computing lab. The lab is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Henderson Computer Resources Center operates a help desk and tech support service in the Henderson Technology Laboratories building. It also offers training sessions to all students, staff, and faculty. Training topics include productivity applications; the Internet; 2D and 3D graphics; and video, audio, and multimedia applications and development.