Specific Software and Hardware Requests
Requests for software and hardware are typically funded through the academic department, grant funds, and/or the appropriate school technology committee to the Information Technology Committee (ITC).
At the request of the ITC, Information Technology & Innovation (UC) allocates money towards the purchase of software to be used in classrooms/labs (currently the allocation is $20,000). UC also allocates money towards the purchase of software to be used for faculty office/research (currently the allocation is $7,000). These requests can be for new software or for upgrades and, when possible, should be for network installed software so that it can be made available to all locations on campus (including faculty offices). If you wish to request software for the classrooms/labs and/or your office/research, you must complete the Classroom/Lab Software Request form or Software for Faculty Development in Technology Request form. Once or twice a year, UC sends these forms to the department chairs to distribute to their faculty. Once completed, the forms should be forwarded to the appropriate department chair who will in turn submit them to the technology committee chair. After pricing is put to the requests, the ITC makes the final decision on the purchases.
Hardware and software purchases from departmental or grant funds are reviewed for consistency and pricing by the CIO. It is wise to consult with UC for hardware and software purchases as well as special pricing that may be available to the University.