University of Washington
College of Arts & Sciences Instructional Computing Lab
Statement of Policy
variety of software packages
is already installed
in the College of Arts & Sciences Instructional Computing Lab.
consider installing other software that is needed for
instructional work. Please bear in mind the following
when asking to have additional software installed.
- Software Installation Requests:
Software installation requests must be made 15 working days
prior to the beginning of the quarter for which
you plan on using the Instructional Computing Lab
so that our staff has time to install and configure your
We use disk imaging software to
maintain a uniform software installation on our lab
computers. It takes time to build, install, and test a new software package,
and changes must be applied to every computer in
the Instructional Computing Lab.
Some software requires significant configuration in
order to operate correctly. Please be familiar with
your software, and be prepared to test it in your own
computing environment if necessary, prior
to requesting that A&S computing staff install it in the
Instructional Computing Lab. In some cases
it may not be possible to install your software
due to licensing issues, security concerns, difficulty of
administration, etc. The decision of whether to install any
particular piece of software is entirely
at the discretion of A&S computing staff.
- Software Licenses:   We observe the
terms of software licenses. Please don't ask us to
install multiple copies of a program that was purchased
for only one computer. Further, when providing
software and licensing to be installed in the lab, we require that
departments provide licensing in an amount sufficient to
cover either one or both rooms (viz. 30 or 60 licenses).
We won't install software piecemeal in either or both rooms
due to the complexity of our installation and configuration
- User accounts and data:   The Arts & Sciences
Instructional Computing Lab does not provide personal computing accounts nor
persistent data storage for individual users; each user is responsible for
the backup of his/her own data during each computing session.
SFTP software is provided on the lab
workstations and terminal server
so that users may access their UW-provided personal storage at
dante.u.washington.edu or other departmental or personal storage space.