Employee Computer Policy

The College seeks to provide technology that best meets the needs of all users while also trying to maximize the use of its resources. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recognizes the existence of multiple computing platforms to support the instructional, research and computing needs of its employees. To that end, employees typically will be offered a Windows desktop or laptop computer of varying designs, weight, or features depending on the position and/or employee responsibilities. In situations where a desktop computer is assigned, and the employee and their supervisor feel a laptop computer is needed, a written request may be submitted to the OIT.

An Apple computer may be issued for employees with demonstrated need. A request for a computer other than a Windows PC should be made in writing to the OIT and should include the reasons why a non-Windows system is required. Justification should be specific and go beyond issues of individual preference, e.g. the need to use unique, platform-dependent software applications. For faculty, the Dean of the Faculty, in consultation with the OIT, will determine if a non-Windows system will be provided. For all other employees, the Senior Director of Information Technology & CIO will determine if a non-Windows system will be provided. OIT will provide training and assistance as needed for employees moving to a new platform.

Additional accessories, computing hardware or software may be purchased through the Office of Information Technology. Please request a cost for these additional items in advance along with an expected date needed. You will be asked to supply a budget number prior to purchasing, please have this number ready in order to purchase the additional items quickly.