CIT hosts the guidelines for the UVM CAP Program to subsidize
the purchase of replacement computers. Details for the CAP Program are
available at http://www.uvm.edu/cit/cap/.
The CALS Dean's Office provides funds of $250 per
system to supplement the CAP program in the fall of each academic year.
Applications for the CAP program
and the $250 CALS subsidy must be sent through the CALS Dean's Office to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must include an account number to charge the
balance of the computer.
The Information Technology (IT) Report made a recommendation that the
CALS Dean's Office will be implementing this year to encourage continued
training and upgrading of our IT skills. In order to qualify for the
CALS subsidy, faculty and staff must participate in a training course
that is offered by the University, College or Department that is
geared to meeting or exceeding one of the proficiency standards. These
proficiencies are listed below.
In addition to the information required by CIT, for the CALS subsidy
you must identify the proficiency area you will receive training in.
If you have had training in the past 12 months, please indicate the
course or workshop attended and who the instructor was. If you plan to
attend a training session in the 12 months, please list the
proficiency you plan to obtain training in and what type of training
you are planning on. This training is to be provided by the
University, College or Department or outside training program, not a
For purposes of collaboration and to facilitate communication in CALS,
the IT committee will be making annual recommendations of the basic
computer proficiencies that faculty, staff and graduate students are
expected to have. It is acknowledged that additional proficiencies are
likely required by most employees but are job specific and therefore
need to be defined by the supervisor.
It is expected that individuals may not be proficient in all these
areas at the current time. The purpose of this is to allow individuals
to assess where they are and see what is expected in the future as a
minimum level of proficiency and develop an excellent plan of
professional development to meet proficiencies.
This checklist is provided so that each individual can
utilize this as a personal assessment tool.
Send and receive e-mail attachments. Understand attachment
size/volume effects of resources.
Use a word processor (cut, paste and spell-check, format).
Use Operating System to Manage (create, organize, nest) Folders and
Empty the recycle bin.
Create simple spreadsheets (e.g. Excel, Lotus).
Browse the web.
Use the web to download software (in particular anti-virus
Use a backup method regularly for important files (Back up in 2
Use UVM Calendaring Software.
Use word processor macros or mail merge.
Install software from a CD.
Diagnose and fix common computer problems (e.g. Scandisk, defrag,
Access and setup shared files across the network through your
Insert clip-art, tables or graphs into a word processing document.
Review copyright law pertaining to your applications and content.
Security: Protect sensitive information through passwords, proper
exit from programs.