Staff Computer Refresh

Staff computer upgrades are 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 2015-‘16
    • Campus Programming
    • Campus Safety & Security
    • Custodial Services
    • Facilities Services
    • Financial Aid
    • Financial Services
    • ITS
    • Legends Center
    • Library
    • Music
    • Campus News (formerly 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
  • Academic Year 2017-‘18
    • 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

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 '14-'15 (PDF) | Software available on staff Macs '14-'15 (PDF)

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

Upgrade Process

The upgrade procedure is initiated by ITS. ITS 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 ITS 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 2015-16 year:

  • Oct 8 - Financial Services
  • Oct 13 - Registrar’s Office
  • Oct 26 - Financial Aid
  • Nov 23 - Recreational Sports
  • Nov 24 - Legends Center
  • Dec 2 - Campus Safety & Security
  • Dec 7 - Custodial Services & Facilities Services
  • Dec 10 - Student Activities
  • Jan 29 - Media Relations & Visual Media
  • Mar 14 - Campus Programming
  • Summer 2015: Music
  • Fall 2015: ITS

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

  • Summer 2015 - President's Office
  • Oct 16 - Dean’s Office
  • Oct 16 - Student Support Services
  • Oct 23 - Student Life
  • Oct - Human Resources
  • Nov 18 - Diversity Center
  • Dec 10 - Athletics
  • Jan 9 - Career Center
  • Jan 14 - Center for Global Learning
  • Jan 19 - Residence Life
  • Jan 23 - Administrative Services
  • Jan 26 - Wellness
  • Mar 4 - College Ministries
  • Mar 6 - Book Shop
  • On Hold - Chips

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

Faculty Computer Refresh

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