Instructional Faculty Upgrade Program (June, 2011)
The CUIF program is designed to ensure productivity to LSA instructional faculty. These funds are not intended to provide all the computing needs for faculty members and in Chemistry are handled by the Chem-IT group.
The program funds on a four year replacement cycle, you will be contacted when you are eligible. Old computers are to be returned to Chem-IT and will be sent to Property Disposition and not “handed down” to other faculty or staff, or allowed to be moved to a faculty member’s home. CUIF computers will have the LSA Build. Old computers are a security risk for the department and the College.
If you are eligible this year, you are allowed up to $1,200.00 if you have a 100% LSA
appointment or a prorated amount if you have a split appointment outside LSA. Please
consider the recommended computers found at LSAIT’s website: http://lw.lsa.umich.edu/lsait/help/FacUpHdw.asp Other models may be considered based on warranty, compatibility and supportability.
As of January 1, 2007, all LSA computers are required to meet minimum operating system
requirements. This requirement was mandated by computer security concerns. Computers
running old operating systems such as Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Mac OS 9 are not
permitted on the LSA network. For further details on the LSA Computer Security Policy see, http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/lsait/admin/lsasecuritypolicy.pdf.
The College and the University continue to aggressively pursue site licenses and volume
discounts for commonly-used software packages for all supported platforms, reducing the
need for individuals to purchase those licenses themselves. Please see
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/lsait/SWL for agreements available to LSA faculty. The University of Michigan has an agreement with Microsoft which provides use of Microsoft Office and several other software packages for faculty, staff, and instructional and research computer systems. Please see http://www.itd.umich.edu/microsoft for more details.