Student Staff Computers

Summary Philosophy

Azusa Pacific University acknowledges that as technology advances into the new millennium, communication and interactions will incorporate developing technologies that provide easier and cheaper avenues of providing for color, full motion, improved sound, and even touch. The university restates the presupposition that it will generally lag behind cutting-edge technologies long enough to provide for “debugging,” a stable environment, and somewhat-reduced pricing.

General Assumptions

We have not yet reached the stage where the percentage of the university operating budget for computer technology as a utility is sufficient to support computers for part-time student staff.

It is recognized that there may be a need for a part-time student staff member to have a computer. Until strategic planning incorporates computers for this group as a whole, requests are individually reviewed. It is preferred to have these requests follow the normal procedures for operational budgets. For those needs not in the normal budget cycle, a formal request can be made by filling out the Computer Request form and submitting the completed form, signed by the requestor’s respective vice president or dean, to the IT Support Center.

The formal request must include the following:

  1. Signatures of department heads, chairs, and deans
  2. Justification for the request
  3. Date submitted
  4. Number of student staff employed by the department
  5. Number of hours per week that student staff work in the department

Criteria Used In Decision-Making

  1. Can the person use other computers located around the campus, primarily in an open computer lab? If not, why?
  2. What are the specific tasks and uses that require computer usage?
  3. What percentage of the job description relates to this usage?
  4. Does the person have an office that includes data and electrical? Is there a shared printer in reasonable proximity to the office?
  5. Are there specific requirements beyond the university standards for either hardware or software?

Appendix A: Policy Routing

Status: Approved (approved on November 1, 2000)

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