The Master's College is committed to the use of technology to enhance office productivity and the teaching and learning process. In so doing, we realize that there are often multiple software packages that perform the same or similar functions. We also realize that some departments may choose to use specialized software in the daily performance of their job whether it be for teaching or administration. In order to be good stewards of the resources the Lord has provided us and to provide the best possible support for the products that are used, we have adopted the following guidelines:
All computer systems provided for employees at The Master's College will have the following supported software installed or available:
TMC IT Operations will provide the following for Supported Software products:
In addition to fully supported software, there are some packages that are used by multiple departments/offices that will be supported on a limited basis. Limited support software includes:
TMC IT Operations will provide the following for Limited Support Software products:
TMC employees using Limited Support Software are responsible for obtaining their own technical support beyond what can be provided by IT Operations via interpersonal collaboration or vendor support lines such as phone or internet knowledgebase support.
Any software not included in the above lists of "Supported Software" and "Limited Support Software" is "Unsupported Software".
TMC employees are required to have prior approval from IT Operations and the CFO's office before purchasing any unsupported software. IT Operations can provide valuable input in regards to compatibility with the network and other software used on campus, proper licensing, and information on educational pricing. Departments seeking to purchase unsupported software must submit a written request to IT Operations stating their requirements, purpose, cost, proposed method of funding, and approval by their department head and vice president.
If the software is approved:
If unsupported software is installed on a system and the system or other software ceases to function or functions erratically, IT Operations will perform an initial best effort attempt to correct the problem. If that fails to resolve the problem, the hard disk will be reimaged with the initial supported software and limited support software only.
Through the Software Assurance benefit of TMC's Microsoft® Campus Agreement, all TMC faculty and staff are eligible to use Microsoft Office on their home computers for personal use while they are employed at TMC. Please see the information regarding TMC's Microsoft Home Use Program.