COMPUTING CENTER GENERAL POLICIES (3.1)
It is the policy of the University to coordinate the acquisition, maintenance, utilization, and allocation of all computing resources (equipment, physical facilities, software, data files, and personnel) to provide efficient resource sharing, and to provide planned deployment of minicomputers, microcomputers, and communications facilities.
The UNT Computing and Information Technology Center operates as a service department of the University established to provide shared computer resources for instruction, research, and administration. The Center also provides coordination, advice, and assistance in the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of minicomputers and microcomputers.
The Computing and Information Technology Center reports to the Vice-President for Finance and Business Affairs, and works closely with the University Information Resources Council, which reports to the Information Resources Steering Committee (UNT vice-presidents chaired by the Provost).
Operating as a service department, services are charged to internal accounts via interdepartmental transfers. Services are authorized by account authority approval of interdepartmental orders or a Project Authorization Form.
Academic and administrative computing services are budgeted at the Vice-President level and only reported to departments for control and record keeping purposes. Therefore, academic computer resources are handled very similarly to Library resources. However, faculty members are expected to make cost-effective use of the services provided and use good judgment when making class assignments, particularly during peak workload periods. External grant and auxiliary enterprise computing services are budgeted and controlled the same as any other expenditure.
The Center also provides computer services for the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth through an interagency agreement and provides limited services to other governmental agencies.