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Statement of Purpose

  • The purpose of this document is to define the processes and standards around the computer refresh program for Academic Affairs.
  • This program is managed by IT Support Services and covers all tenure-track faculty and full-time faculty on multi-year contracts, as well as full-time staff.
  • Lecturers on one-year contracts and part-time adjunct faculty and other part-time employees will be provided with a best available computer. 

Program Details

  • Due to the need for mobile computing and working and teaching remotely, the computer refresh program will only

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  • include laptops

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    • Included with each laptop is one

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    • monitor and a wireless keyboard and mouse. Additional monitors are the responsibility of the department.
  • When an individual receives their new computer, the old computer must be returned to be repurposed

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  • . Many of these computers go to part-time employees who are not eligible for the refresh program and

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  • others go to departments to help improve the overall quality of computers used for research or by students in these areas. 
  • The typical refresh cycle is four years.
  • Most users will receive the standard models, while users in video and graphic-intensive departments will get the higher-end models. 
  • We typically replace a Mac for a Mac and a Dell for a Dell. New faculty may request either. 
  • Per our minimum security standard, all computers must be enrolled in one of the two university

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  • computer management systems.
    • Those are SCCM for Windows computers and JAMF for Macs.

Computer Models

  • The computers that have been chosen for the refresh program should meet the needs of the majority of users.
  • These computers are all part of the UNC System Computer Purchasing Initiative (CPI), which includes extra discounts and higher-level service agreements that can be found on computers outside of CPI.
  • Any computer that is not part of CPI will need approval from ITS and the department.

Standard Windows Laptop

Dell Latitude 5420 

  • 14" Screen
  • i5 Processor
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 SSD
  • Integrated webcam w/ microphone
  • 4-year warranty including accidental damage

High-

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level Windows Laptop

Dell Precision 3560 

  • 15.6" Screen
  • i7 Processor
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 512 SSD
  • Integrated webcam w/ microphone
  • 4-year warranty including accidental damage

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  • 14" Touch Screen
  • i5 Processor
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
  • Integrated webcam w/ microphone
  • 4-year warranty including accidental damage

Standard Apple Laptop

Macbook MacBook Air 13"

  • Apple M1 Processor
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
  • Integrated webcam w/ microphone
  • 4-year AppleCare Warranty

Mid-level Apple Laptop

M1 Macbook Air - Standard 13MacBook Pro 14"Macbook Pro -

  • M1 Pro Processor
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD

High-End Apple Laptop

MacBook Pro 16"

What happens with old computer?

Can I keep my old computer?

New Positions/faculty

DATA MIGRATION
Employees are expected to clean any personal files off their computer. IT will migrate data from the old computer to the replacement.

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  • M1 Pro Processor
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD

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