Lab Protocol Software

The computer lab software/versions will be posted on the I: Drive where AOMs, Chairs, and faculty can reference them.  These software “builds” for each lab can be used to make decisions on the upgrades and new software for the next academic year.  All software requests must be finalized by the April 1 deadline for the fall semester.  In rare cases when the lab software requires updating for the spring semester, the deadline is October 15th.  These deadlines correspond to the textbook order deadlines.
The April 1 deadline allows IT time to plan, purchase, install, and test the software for the computer lab images.  The Open Lab and the Library computers will have a subset of these computer lab images installed based on your needs.  For example, the Open Lab may have 3 Math lab images, 2 CAD lab images, 2 CIS images, etc. 
The Manager of User Services will work with you each spring to update your software builds for your fall requirements.  
IT will update most Computer Lab software starting in May, between spring finals and the summer term.  In cases where the software isn’t available until summer, these lab updates will be scheduled on a case by case basis.