As soon as possible Before You Arrive you will want to work with our staff to order your computer and arrange for any software you may need, either in your office or in the labs and classrooms. After You Arrive in Ann Arbor, you will want to stop in and pick up your account information and arrange for a guided tour of our IT world.
Before You Arrive
Order Your Computer
New Faculty receive a standard desktop computer. If you wish for a laptop or other upgrades such as a larger monitor, you can fund the difference from the current standard desktop price with a department account number or personal funding. Please contact our Helpdesk for assistance.
Request Any Special Software You May Need on Your Office Computer
The Helpdesk maintains a standard suite of licensed software on faculty and staff office computers. If you wish for additional software you may request it. Please see our Faculty and Staff Software page to review which software is provided standard on all machines and which software is available upon request. Please note there is a licensing fee for some packages and you may need to provide an account number. Please allow time for purchase and installation if necessary.
Request Any Course Software Needed in the Labs and Classrooms
Make software requests as early as possible for the lab and classroom computers if needed. Time is needed to arrange for licensing, compilation and testing. We ask requests be made the semester in advance. Changes after the beginning of classes are discouraged to help ensure a stable environment. Requests must be renewed for each upcoming semester. Please see our Classroom Software page to review what software is currently in the Labs and Classrooms and what has been requested for the upcoming semester.
Explore Ross Technology!
Learn about us, what we offer and how we can help you. First, watch our Five Minute Tour videos, to see an overview of Instructional Technology at Ross. Then, check out the details in the Instructional Technology section for guidance on how to use the Ross Lectern, Classroom Lecture Capture, and other tools available to support your teaching.
After You Arrive
Call our office to begin the process of obtaining your computing accounts
Our offices are located on the west side of the Kresge Library in K3340. You can pick up your account information from the Computing Services office between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.
Check the equipment setup in your office
You will need your Business School computing account information to login. We provide a high-end Windows computer with a standard suite of software for your use. If you need extra components or software, contact the Helpdesk - please note for some requests you may need to provide an account number.
Update Your Contact Information
Be sure your new address and correct contact information is listed in the M-Community Directory and your My iMpact Personal Profile used for our Hallway Kiosks, iMpact's Faculty and Staff Directory, and more.
Set up CTools Sites for your courses
Contact the Kresge Library Curriculum Services for assistance.
Before You Leave
Thank you for being a part of our Community. We wish you the best in your new ventures. But before you leave, you will want to take care of a few things...
Determine what resources you can continue to use
Usually, when you leave the community your access to the computing resources go away. However, under certain circumstances that's not true. Find out where you fit, here.
Update your contact information in your iMpact Personal Profile
By updating your Personal Profile, you will ensure your colleagues can keep in touch with you.