Computing

Faculty Computing

The Faculty Computing program is an initiative by the Office of the Provost that ensures all faculty have a desktop or laptop personal computer (PC).  The program ensures that basic model computers for faculty members are replaced every three years. More sophisticated systems may require a different time frame for replacement.  Replaced computers are then refurbished and used to fill needs first of visitng faculty, adjunct faculty or staff within the School of Law where funds are not avialable to replace computers.

Please note that some software packages are made available free of charge to faculty by CSSD.  Some of these packages will not function on computers with no network connectivity.  In order for these packages to function properly, the computer will need to be connected to the University's network or remotely authenticated to the University's SSLVPN service.  See http://technology.pitt.edu/category/software-for-faculty-staff-depts for more information.

Configurations offered are the latest in terms of processor speed, memory, hard drive storage space and necessary support peripherals:

  • Windows Desktop:  Dell Optiplex 7020
    Intel® Core™ i5
    8GB Memory
    128GB SSD
    No monitor unless requested.
  • Windows Laptop:  Latitude E7000 Series
    Intel® Core™ i5
    8GB Memory
    128GB SSD
  • Macintosh Desktop:  21.5-inch iMac 
    Intel® Core™ i5
    8GB Memory
    128GB SSD
  • Macintosh Laptop:  MacBook Pro 13-inch
    Intel® Core™ i5
    8GB Memory
    128GB SSD

Services for Faculty and Staff

The Information Technology Department provides desktop and network support to all Pitt Law faculty and staff. To report a problem or request support, please fill out the IT Request Form or e-mail lawit@pitt.edu.  Classroom technology and audio-visual services are available by request. Please fill out the IT Request Form or e-mail lawit@pitt.edu at least three days prior to the event.

IT Resources