Expanding Possibilities: Creating a Successful Faculty Computer Replacement Program

Tuesday, March 19 | 4:15PM–5:00PM ET | Room 554
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Now in its 20th year, the University of Mississippi's TACIT program provides for the cyclical replacement of faculty technologies, including Windows- and Mac-based desktops, laptops, and iPads. TACIT is a joint project sponsored by the Office of the Provost and administered by Academic Computing. Its goal is to put new technology in the hands of faculty and to do so efficiently, leveraging cost savings by purchasing in bulk, simplifying setup and support via system standardization, and providing training opportunities to promote faculty development. Join us to learn key components of a successful faculty computer replacement program.

Outcomes: Learn how and why UM's faculty computer replacement program has evolved * Identify critical components of an effective and efficient faculty computer replacement program * Recognize how faculty development and IT support play key roles in a successful program


  • Teresa McCarver

    IT Helpdesk Manager & Adjunct Instructor in Business Management, University of Mississippi
  • Penny Rice

    Manager of Instructional Technologies and Faculty Technology Development Center, University of Mississippi

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    Updated on 11/26/2019