Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS) encourages academic departments to work with us to bring in additional funding, through grants or other sources, to support instructional computing laboratories and electronic classrooms. Although we have some student fee money to build computing laboratories, this money is not sufficient to meet all of the needs of the campus or of individual departments. Partnerships between ITSS and academic departments that result in grant funding for instructional computing laboratories benefit the entire campus. If an academic department, working cooperatively with ITSS, is successful in:
then ITSS may provide the following incentives to the department in exchange for the lab being available for use by the rest of the campus. ITSS reserves the right to refuse to help maintain and finance a laboratory due to lack of funding or if the laboratory does not serve the needs of the campus well.
Money generated by the administrative fees for basic access and lab support administered by ITSS does not qualify as additional funding. Funding must be from sources not normally available to ITSS for lab development and support. This may include any departmental fees for lab development and support.
These incentives will remain in place for the life of the equipment and can be renegotiated if further funding is obtained. The life of the equipment is assumed to be approximately three years. ITSS retains the right to close a lab if the equipment can no longer be adequately maintained and adequate funding is not available to replace the equipment.