Users should not rely on the storage on their computers
They should back up important files, either on their network storage or on removable media, such as a USB flash drive or an external hard drive.
IT will not be responsible for the recovery of data in the event of a computer system’s failure.
This section of the policy applies only to computers that are used by several faculty members, generally in a classroom situation.
It applies, for example, to any computer located in shared classrooms in the following buildings:
Roger Milliken Science Center
It does not apply to research laboratory computers that are used by only one or two faculty members, such as computers located in one of the RMSC Science Department research laboratories.
It does not apply to computers located in rooms maintained by one department for use by their students, such as the Foreign Language multimedia lab or the Science Department computer labs.
Administrator rights on multi-use classroom computers will be limited to Help Center staff, who will be responsible for managing all application software on these computers
Faculty members who need non-standard applications loaded on these computers must bring an installation CD to the Help Center at least two weeks before they need the application on the machine.
Along with the installation CD, we must have evidence of licensing to install the software on an individual computer.
The Help Center staff will make every effort to install application software that has been requested for multi-use classroom computers less than two weeks in advance. We cannot guarantee that installation by the requested date will be possible, however.
As part of this program, Help Center staff members assume the following responsibilities
Around July 15 and December 1 of each year, we will remind faculty about the two-week software installation deadline for the beginning of the Fall and Winter terms, respectively.
We will check classrooms proactively before the beginning of each semester, looking for potential situations in which a faculty member may not recognize that he or she needs application software installed.
In case of a last-minute classroom change, installing needed application software in a classroom to which a professor has been moved will be highest priority for Help Center staff, taking precedence over virtually every other task.
Computer Management Policy Last updated: 18 July 2008