Getting Started - Faculty - Software Request Process
Software Request Process for Instructional Labs and Classrooms
Information Services (IS) maintains many types
of instructional computing facilities and ILE classrooms that allow faculty to
exploit technology in their teaching. As UMKC faculty, you may have a need
for a specific piece of software to be made available in these facilities.
If so, please follow the notices and steps given below to ensure a successful
integration of these components into the exiting environment.
Before you begin, please note the following:
Requests for all software
changes must be submitted well in
advance of the semester for which they
are needed. Information Services works with the IT Ops Committees at each Academic unit in the Spring to discuss any changes for the following school year. We ask that any new software requests or updates are submitted by June 1st. This lead time is necessary to allow for
procurement, packaging, and testing of
any new software.
Last minute requests are considered
on a case by case basis. In those
situations, no guarantee can be made
that the software will be ready by the
For as long as software is
needed in labs or ILE classrooms,
departments are expected to fund
annual maintenance fees and
keep the software current.
Software Request Process
Step 1 - Discuss
software teaching needs with your
departmental chair and colleagues.
lab/classroom software to see what’s
Step 2 - If new
software is required for departmental or
general-use labs/classrooms, seek
departmental approvals and funding from
your IT Ops Committee or departmental chair.
When approved, the departmental chair,
IT Opcs Committee member, IT liaison or fiscal officer
should complete and submit the
online software request form and/or discuss these changes at regular IT Ops Committee meetings.
Step 3 - Information Services will investigate the software for compatibility, obtain necessary approvals as required, and purchase software.
Step 4 - Information Services will work with the IT Ops Committee on deployment timelines.
If you have questions regarding new or existing
software, licensing costs, educational discounts, etc.,
contact the IS software analyst at 816-235-8810 or email
Additional information is available