faculty & staff

SAS Desktop Computer Allocations Program

This page describes the computer allocations program for SAS standing faculty.SAS staff should contact their local computing support provider (LSP) if they have questions about the program for staff. See here to find your LSP:

SAS Instructional Technology Grants - Who Can Apply


SAS General Meeting Maker Server

SAS Computing provides a shared calendaring service via Meeting Maker software. Meeting Maker comes installed on all SAS machines, and allows individual calendar scheduling and group meeting organization. People, locations, and resources (such as equipment) can all have accounts, and meetings can be scheduled with all three to both invite individuals and block out time with a room or resource.

SAS Computing Apple Options List

This table summarizes the standard options for new Apple computers provided through the SAS Computing allocations process for standing faculty only.

Models and specifications may fluctuate over time; please verify current offerings with the Computer Allocations Manager at (215) 898-0589 or allocationsATsas.upenn.edu.

Desktop Computing Information for Faculty and Staff

As with other aspects of computing support, SAS faculty and staff  receive their primary support for desktop computing (desktops. laptops, and other mobile devices) from their SAS Computing Local Support Provider (LSP).  However, SAS Computing staff members from the Desktop Computing and Network Services workgroup administer a number a number of programs and manage a number of systems relevant to desktop computing support initiatives across the School, as well as set standards for supported hardware and operating systems.   

Hardware Purchasing  

The SAS desktop computer allocation program provides computers to eligible faculty and staff.  Please check with your LSP for more information about this program.

Supported Hardware for Desktop Computing

The table below lists what SAS Computing currently recommends and supports for desktop computer hardware.

Desktop Computing Security Policies and Recommendations

SAS Computing has developed a set of policies and common practices designed to maximize the security of desktop machines.

SRS Help and Contact Information

SRS (student records system) help with password reset, gaining access, and usage.

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