The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools' Computer Donation Policy
ll technology donations need to be approved by The Director of Information Technology (DIT) before they can be accepted, including computer hardware, peripheral devices (cameras, printers, scanners, projectors, displays, storage devices, etc. and their accessories), software, online subscriptions, and any other item requiring technical support. Tech support staff members are not required to provide services for unapproved items.
Here are the minimum donation standards for the 2012-13 school year:
- Working or new Apple computers capable of running OS 10.7 with at least 4 GB of RAM.
- Working or new USB or Bluetooth inkjet/laser and/or Xerox brand networkable printers with OS 10.7 compatible drivers (ongoing replacement ink cartridge and printing paper costs will be assumed by the classroom or department receiving the donation)
- Working or new USB scanners with OS 10.7 compatible drivers
- Working or new digital still cameras (7 megapixel or better) that save to common memory cards and are recognized by iPhoto ’11
- Working or new tapeless video cameras with USB/HDMI out
- Working or new iPods, iPod Touches, or Mac-compatible digital audio record and playback devices
- Working or new iPad2 or iPad3
- Working or new LCD or DLP projectors, min. 2700 ANSI lumens and native WXGA resolution, HDMI in and out, wireless and/or interactive capability
- Working or new document cameras, USB and OS X 10.7 compatible and WXGA resolution, HDMI in and out
- External hard drives of any size with USB, FireWire 800, or Thunderbolt capability
- Apple TV, latest generation.
- Working or new flat panel displays, plasma, LCD, or LED, with min. screen size 42”, 1080p resolution, and multiple HDMI inputs
- Software and online services that fit the Schools’ educational mission, are compatible with current operating systems and hardware, and do not replicate existing software functions or present unusual support demands.
Standards for items not listed above will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. All donated items must be tagged and/or inventoried by Information Systems before they can be used. End-of-cycle replacement or repair of donated items from the Schools’ technology budget will be made at the discretion of the DIT and is not guaranteed.
Document updated: July 9, 2012
Updated by: Curt Lieneck, Director of Information Technology