Information Technology works with faculty to ensure that software needed is installed and operational. In most cases, close cooperation between the requesting faculty and IT is needed to ensure proper operation.
Updates or changes to existing software should be requested prior to the end of the previous semester, allowing work to take place when classes are not in session. Generally, an email is sent to campus as a reminder. Due to the fact that public computer labs support a variety of disciplines, no major software version changes will be installed between semester I and semester II. In many cases, software can be relocated between labs to accommodate the scheduling needs of the Registrar's office.
Requests for new software should be submitted to IT in the fall semester prior to the academic year the software is desired to be used. This allows time for proper vetting and budgeting.
All computer software is to be purchased and licensed through Information Technology in order to properly maintain compliance with End User License Agreements.