Faculty Multi-Platform Support Policy
The College seeks to maximize the use of its resources while recognizing the existence of multiple computing platforms to support the instructional and research needs of its faculty. To that end, faculty members normally will be issued a Windows PC. However, an Apple computer may be issued for faculty members with demonstrated need.
A request for a computer other than a Windows PC should be made in writing to the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and should include the reasons why a non-Windows system is required to support the faculty member's teaching and/or scholarship. Justification should be specific and go beyond issues of individual preference, e.g. the need to use unique, platform-dependent software applications. The Dean of the Faculty, in consultation with OIT, will determine if a non-Windows system will be provided. OIT will provide training and assistance as needed to faculty moving to a new platform.