IT Budget FAQ
IT is dedicated to providing all faculty and staff with up-to-date information regarding the current budget process.If you have any questions contact your IT Support Specialist or Liaison.
- How do I request new software?
- How do I request a new hardware item?
- What if I identify a need after November?
- How do we acquire machines for new staff?
- What if my department is moving into a new facility?
- What if I forget my login and password to the Requested Budget system?
Q: How do I request new software?
A: Discuss your needs with the USS Support Specialist who will be able to tell you if what you are requesting is a product we have on campus license and therefore we will automatically renew and upgrade it. If it ends up being a request for new software the request should be submitted to the Dean's office for academic requests or submitted through the annual requested budget process for administrative requests.
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Q: How do I request a new hardware item?
A: Desktop and laptop PCs and Macs, and existing printers are handled through the Computing Upgrade Plans, therefore you do NOT need to make specific requests. To add new hardware equipment, a printer where one did not exist before, or specialized computer configurations, the same process is followed as new software.The request should be submitted to the Dean's office for academic requests or submitted through the annual requested budget process for administrative requests.
Q: What if I identify a need after
the Requested Budget cycle?
A: For all academic requests please submit them to the Dean's office. For administrative requests please submit your request to your USS Support Spcialist who will then forward it to the Director of User Support Services. Depending on the cost and urgency, IT will do whatever it can to accommodate the request.
Q: How do we acquire machines for
A: If the staff person is filling a vacant position, the assumption is that they will use the machine of the prior person in that position. If the person is coming into a new line, have the Dean or Associate Vice President contact the Director of User Support Services and an appropriate computer will be provided.
Q: What if my department is moving
into a new facility?
A: New facility requests such as equipment for a new computer lab or multimedia classrooms will be identified as part of the IT infrastructure budget. Required equipment will be identifed and approve as part of the overall facility plans.
If there is a request for renovations to an existing lab or classroom, that should be submitted to the dean's office for review and consideration. The dean's office will work with IT if the request needs to be accommodated.
Q: What if I forget my login and password
to the Requested Budget system?
A: The IT Budget System uses your normal email username and password. This is also called your "Unix" username and password as it gives you access to the Unix servers on campus. If you need help with your username and password please contact the IT Help Desk at x2660.