Staff Computer Refresh

Beginning with the 2010-11 academic year, staff computer upgrades are now on a staggered 3-year cycle. The departments are divided in thirds, and every year one third of all staff computers are refreshed. This new cycle is manageable for most needs and maximizes our hardware investments.

Below is the schedule for each of the three years of the staff roll:

  • Academic Year 2014-‘15
    • Administrative Services
    • Book Shop
    • Career Center
    • Chips
    • College Ministries
    • Dean’s Office
    • Diversity Center
    • Human Resources
    • Center for Global Learning
    • President’s Office
    • Regents Center
    • Residence Life
    • Student Life
    • Student Support Services
    • Wellness
  • Academic Year 2015-‘16
    • Campus Programming
    • Campus Safety & Security
    • Custodial Services
    • Facilities Services
    • Financial Aid
    • Financial Services
    • Legends Center
    • LIS
    • Music
    • Public Information
    • Recreational Sports
    • Registrar’s Office
    • Student Activities
  • Academic Year 2016-’17
    • Admissions
    • Alumni
    • Communications & Marketing
    • Counseling Service
    • Development
    • Dining Services
    • Document Center
    • Health Service
    • Mail Center
    • KWLC Radio
    • Publications
    • Student Academic Support Center
    • Sports Information

Software

The new and upgraded systems will automatically be loaded with the standard software that we provide to offices on campus. This includes Microsoft Office 2010/2011, Adobe CS6, Firefox, Chrome, Adobe Reader, Citrix, Media Players (Quicktime, Windows Media Player) and various utilities for managing computer files.

Software available on staff PCs '13-'14 (PDF) | Software available on staff Macs '13-'14 (PDF)

Software available on staff PCs '12-'13 (PDF) | Software available on staff Macs '12-'13 (PDF)

Upgrade Process

The upgrade procedure is initiated by LIS. LIS contacts the department selected as next for upgrading to schedule a meeting with the members of the department. At the meeting, handouts are distributed that show current hardware, room number, and LIS inventory “name”of each workstation and printer. We discuss the each workstation and printer, and answer questions about peripherals, accessories, etc. At the meeting, we will schedule pertinent training for the department and begin to schedule the upgrades for the computers within the department. The intent is for the power users to be upgraded first in each department so they are able to help others in the department use new hardware and software more effectively.

The following upgrade conversations were held during the 2014-15 year:

  • Oct 16 - Dean’s Office
  • Oct 16 - Student Support Services
  • Oct 23 - Student Life
  • Nov 18 - Diversity Center
  • Dec 10 - Athletics
  • Pending: Administrative Services, Book Shop, Career Center, Chips, College Ministries, Human Resources, Center for Global Learning, President’s Office, Residence Life, Wellness

The following upgrade conversations were held during the 2013-14 year:

  • Sept 20 - Alumni, Development
  • Oct 4 - Admissions
  • Oct 11 - Document Center, Mail Center
  • Nov 18 - Publications
  • April 7 - Student Academic Support Center
  • May 1 - Counseling Service
  • May 27 - Dining Services
  • June 6 - Health Service
  • On Hold - KWLC Radio, Sports Information, Communications & Marketing

The following upgrade conversations were held during the 2012-13 year:

  • Jun 8 – Student Activities
  • Sep 27 – Facilities Services, Custodial Services
  • Oct 2 – Book Shop
  • Nov 30 – Financial Aid
  • Jan 7 – Public Information
  • Feb 5 – Financial Services
  • Feb 14 – Legends Center, Recreational Sports
  • Mar 7 - Campus Programming
  • Mar 13 - Campus Safety & Security
  • Mar 21 - Registrar's Office
  • Pending – Music

The following upgrade conversations were held during the 2011-12 year:

  • Nov 2 – Dean’s Office
  • Nov 2 – College Ministries
  • Nov 7 – Human Resources
  • Nov 16 – Center for Global Learning
  • Nov 16 – Regents Center
  • Nov 17 – Diversity Center
  • Nov 18 – Student Life & Wellness
  • Feb 8 – Career Center
  • Feb 28 – Book Shop (will upgrade Fall 2012)
  • Mar 5 – Residence Life
  • Spring – Administrative Services
  • Spring – President’s Office
  • N/C – Scandinavian Institute

The following upgrade conversations were held during the 2010-11 year:

  • Sep 29 – LIS Help Desk laptop pool
  • Oct 15 – Alumni, Development
  • Oct 19 – Health Service
  • Oct 20 – SASC
  • Nov 4 – Admissions
  • Nov 11 – Comm/Marketing
  • Nov 19 – Upward Bound
  • Dec 7 – CHIPS
  • Dec 8 – Environmental Studies
  • Dec 14 – Counseling Service
  • Dec 21 – Mail Center/SPO, Document Center
  • Jan 7 – Custodial
  • Jan 18 – Dining Services
  • Pending – KWLC Radio, Sports Information

The following upgrade conversations were held during the 2009-10 year:

  • Sep 9 – Financial Aid
  • Sep 30 – Sports Information
  • Nov 16 – Upward Bound
  • Feb 16 – Public Information
  • Feb 23 – Campus Safety & Security
  • Feb 25 – Publications
  • Mar 19 – LIS (Library)
  • Mar 12 – LIS (Main)

The following upgrade conversations were held during the 2008-09 year:

  • Sep 10 – College Ministries
  • Sep 25 – Residence Life
  • Oct 2 – Administrative Services
  • Oct 9 – Student Life / SAC
  • Oct 20 – Health Services
  • Nov 6 – Financial Services
  • Nov 12 – Career Center
  • Nov 17 – Human Resources
  • Nov 20 – Diversity Center
  • Nov 20 – Book Shop
  • Dec 3 – Celebration Iowa
  • Dec 4 – International Studies
  • Dec 18 – Counseling* Jan 6 – Print Shop
  • Jan 23 – KWLC
  • Jan 29 – Legends Center Rec Sports
  • Jan 30 – Round Table Room
  • Feb 18 – Facilities Management
  • Feb 19 – Sense of Vocation
  • Feb 24 – Mail Center
  • Mar – SASC
  • Mar 26 – Registrar’s Office
  • Mar 30 – Campus Programming
  • Mar 30 – Dean’s Office
  • Apr 16 – CHIPS
  • Jun – Music

Faculty Computer Refresh

For information on the Faculty Computer Refresh, visit http://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/services/computer-refresh/.