One of the most frequent questions that I get at this time of year from faculty is about how to obtain a copy of a piece of software for either their office or home computer to aid in their teaching. SO… I thought to outline the process below.
Microsoft Office for both Windows and Mac:
MS Office can be obtained through Customer Service, located in C305b. We maintain a licensing agreement for faculty and staff to receive one copy for a home computer by filling out the Microsoft Campus Professional Home Use Agreement that can be found on the Request Forms section of the IT Website HERE. The form should be submitted to Customer Service and it will be processed within 48 hours.
If you are looking for a copy of MS Office to be installed on your office computer, this can be completed by opening a ticket through Customer Service and the software will in most cases be remotely installed.
Adobe Products or Other Specialty Software:
The decision to approve any speciality software, including Adobe products, lies with your departmental Chairperson, School Dean, and the Office of Academic Affairs. While IT places the order to assure the proper educational discounts are applied, you will need to make the request directly to your Chair. There is also a request form for this process that you can get from your department, Dean, or you can email me and I would be happy to pass it along as well.
Any Software to be Installed in an Academic Computing Lab:
You will need to work with your Chairperson and Dean to request new software be added to any computer lab image. Academic Computing will walk through a request process to scope potential costs, system and training requirements on a case-by-case basis. There are specific time tables for requests and implementations to correspond with curriculum development, software testing, and lab schedules. Please contact the Academic Computing office for more details, or stop by C220.
For more information about the Academic Computing Labs, including a room by room listing of available software and schedules, please visit the Academic Computing Website.