University policy 370.1 designates Information Technology Services as responsible for purchasing, or leasing, computer hardware, software, telecommunication equipment, multimedia equipment, and information technology services. Information Technology Services also maintains the inventory of University-owned computers.
The University generally purchases a new computer for one of these reasons:
- replacement of a computer on a budgeted replacement cycle,
- an approved addition to University's inventory of computers on the replacement cycle, or
- a computer purchased with grant funding (generally not added to a replacement cycle)
The University purchases Energy Star compliant equipment when possible.
Classroom computers and computer labs are replaced after three years. Other University computers, such as those used by the majority of faculty and staff, are replaced, upon request, after four years.
Computer replacement requests
Faculty and staff with a computer on a replacement cycle that is older than the replacement cycle may request a new computer from the IT Service Center. For more about the replacement process, please see the IT Self Help Guide.
Surplus computers and recycling
Old computers that have been replaced must be returned to Information Technology Services. Information Technology Services follows procedures outlined in University policy 371.1 for "Property Control".
If you'd like to find out more about replacing a University computer, please contact the IT Service Center.
Information Technology Services policies