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Faculty Computer Replacement

For faculty, the College of LSA allocates $1200 every four years to update their primary computer and, you can easily supplement that amount with additional funds if you prefer.

The Process

  • Once a year, LSA IT - Randall will contact the faculty identified as eligible for a faculty upgrade machine. This contact will be via email and will include special instructions for that year.
  • When you are ready to order your new machine, please submit a ticket request including the words "Faculty Startup" in the short description field of the ticket describing what kind of computer you will need along with your shortcode information and we will help with recommendations on what model to get. If you already have a specific computer model you would like please let us know that as well. If you do not have a university uniqname when you start the ordering process just use “none” and make sure your contact information is included in the notes field of the ticket. If you have chosen a PC, we will need you know if you prefer Linux or Windows.
  • Once the machine arrives, we will send you a build form to fill out. The build form asks questions like what software you will need (out of what we have licensed) and if you have any special requests.
  • When the machine is ready, we’ll let you know and arrange pickup or delivery. 

Be aware that you will be required to turn in a working computer in order to receive your new one. This is done to help curb the growth of computers in the environment as that drives up support costs unnecessarily.

If you have any questions, you can send them to cats-group@umich.edu and we will do our best to address them.