New Faculty Computer Startup
Incoming full time faculty in the College of Arts and
Sciences are provided with a new computer from our list of selected configurations.
- Make sure that you have email or telephone contact information
for your incoming faculty so that we may contact them before they arrive
on campus (i.e., during the summer). CAS Computing services will request
this information from you, and will contact your
with a list of recommended configurations. New faculty may consult
Services immediately after they have been officially hired to
discuss their computer needs.
sure that what the faculty member selects is a supported configuration
(i.e. purchased from Microcomputer
Services and running a supported
OS) and is a complete package (i.e., all required peripherals and software
as well as the computer). Also make sure that the faculty member
is following departmental computer policies and is in compliance with
any departmental IT strategic plan. For example: we discourage the
use of personal printers.
Instead departments should provide conveniently located network printers
for their faculty to use. It is therefore inappropriate
for an incoming faculty member to request a personal printer in
department with an available network printer.
- Incoming faculty convey their selections directly to CAS Computing
Services by the deadline included in the mailing.
- CAS Computing will
then make a group purchase and will set up the
machine well in advance of the start of the semester.
a faculty member have requirements not met by our list of selected
systems, that person should discuss these needs with CAS Computing
- The computer
must be a supported model and operating system purchased from our
campus computer reseller, Microcomputer
- The computer purchased by CAS Computing Services will be used for
administrative, teaching and advising purposes, not research unless
it is the sole machine available to the incoming faculty member. The
intent of this is to avoid buying computers that end up connected to
an instrument somewhere and not used daily by the new faculty member.
- The Department is responsible for ensuring that a wired UVM
campus network connection is available for each full time faculty member.
- If the faculty member has selected a portable computer configuration,
that computer should be in their possession when they are on campus.