Services for LSA Units

The following services are provided for Faculty & Staff in LSA Units only. If you are in LSA, you are also eligible for additional services on this site, please use the other categories to browse this information.

For questions or assistance related to this site:

Please contact the: LSA IT Service Desk
Enter a Ticket Online | 734.936.3279 | lsait@umich.edu

Available Services

Service Namesort ascending Related Categories
SharePoint

LSA IT administers the U-M SharePoint Portal, which has been provided to faculty and staff of the University of Michigan to better facilitate collaboration on administrative tasks through easy and convenient sharing of documentation, calendar information and tasks.

Server and Service Monitoring

LSA IT offers server and service monitoring with several solutions designed to meet your needs.

Poster Printing

LSA IT provides at-cost poster printing, ideal for banners, signs, posters, and displays, to students, faculty, and staff in LSA.

Michigan Media

Michigan Media provides videotaping of events, live-streaming, edited marketing videos, general videos and a long list of video services.

LSA Windows Web Application Hosting (WWAH)

LSA IT offers Windows web application hosting for applications developed and maintained by MIS as well as by individual units.

LSA Web Hosting Environment (WHE)

LSA's Web Hosting Environment (WHE) offers a commercial type webhosting platform for LSA faculty and staff. This service uses cPanel and is most useful primarily for those technically-inclined users with very specific software needs. 

LSA Unit Websites

LSA Web Services and Development, Marketing & Communications work with department web communicators to make their websites highly effective channels of communications for constituents, including prospective and current students and their parents, as well as faculty and staff.

LSA Security

LSA IT provides several security services for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, including:

  • Audit Logs & Monitoring
  • Education, User Awareness, and Consulting
  • Incident Response
  • Vulnerability Management
LSA Research Support

LSA IT Advocacy and Research Support staff are happy to provide 4 programs under the "Research Support" service:

  • Data management
  • Device integration
  • Procurement
  • Technology consulting for proposals and grants
LSA Research Storage

LSA IT has partnered with ITS to offer up to two terabytes (2 TB) of storage to LSA faculty, LSA lecturers, and LSA GSRA/GSRI without cost to the individual or department. 

LSA Research Programming & Applications

LSA IT Advocacy and Research Support staff are happy to provide custom IT design and development resources to support research activities.

LSA Research and Instrumentation Computer Backups with Acronis

Acronis provides a central backup repository for research and instrumentation computers running Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Linux and Mac OS X based workstations are not eligible at this time. The service offers a disaster-recovery/bare-metal restore when standard file-based backup is not adequate enough for the workstation used to manage the instrument.

LSA Network Consulting

LSA IT can work with you and ITS to evaluate your current environment, identify IT requirements for new ones, and coordinate with the relevant U-M partners to improve your networking and IT.

LSA Management Information Systems (MIS)

The Management Information Systems team develops and maintains administrative information systems on behalf of the College and its departments. Additionally, MIS staff perform ad hoc administrative data retrieval and analysis for LSA departments and for the Dean's Office. 

LSA Home (H:) and Shared Group (S:) Directories

LSA IT provides a home directory (automatically mounted as H: on Windows) and a group directory (automatically mounted as S: on Windows) to all of its faculty and staff.

LSA High Performance Computing

LSA IT Advocacy and Research Support staff provide help utilizing campus-wide and local cluster computing resources for research, including training classes and workshops for the entire U-M community.

LSA Geographic Information System (GIS) Consulting

LSA IT Geographic Information System (GIS) consultants assist with making maps, geospatial analysis, interactive web mapping, mobile GIS, and incorporating GIS in your teaching and research. We offer a variety of GIS workshops, which can be tailored to your course's or research group's specific domain and needs. We can also help you leverage GIS resources, such as the LSA Enterprise GIS Service.

LSA Field IT Equipment Evaluation and Demonstration Program

Mobile hardware and software for your field work, whether it is using GIS, gathering data outdoors, conducting door-to-door surveys, or visiting archives. Researchers can borrow and evaluate state-of-the-art IT solutions, as well as receive guidance on best-practices; a try-before-you-buy approach.

LSA Faculty, Lab, & Research Websites (FLR)

LSA IT, in partnership with LSA Web Services, developed a service that allows faculty members at U-M, labs, minor programs, and other areas of LSA to develop an easily editable, U-M branded website.

LSA Desktop Support

LSA IT has several teams who provide desktop computer support to faculty and staff across the college. Learn more about what services we provide.

LSA Desktop Backup with CrashPlan

LSA provides accounts on the ITS Desktop Backup service (CrashPlan) free of charge to LSA faculty, staff, graduate student instructors (GSI), and graduate student research assistants (GSRA) using university-owned equipment. CrashPlan is used to automatically back-up, and make available for restore, critical data stored on personal computers that isn't stored elsewhere.

LSA ArcGIS Enterprise Service

The ArcGIS Enterprise Service provides members of LSA with access to enterprise-level data collaboration, sharing, and management features. The service supports enterprise geodatabases, web services, and distributed geoprocessing or geoanalytics.

LSA Advocacy

Advocates act as consultants in LSA departments to support the technology needs of faculty, staff and students. An LSA IT Advocate provides:

  • Personal attention to and focus on a specific departments’ IT needs.
  • Help navigating the IT landscape.
  • Shepherding of IT solutions that address their technology needs.
Lab Consulting & Design Request

LSA IT provides consultations for design and setup of new or existing research or teaching labs.

FileMaker

LSA IT provides FileMaker Server database hosting for LSA-affiliated faculty, staff, and units.

Digital Signage Digital Signage

Digital Signage offers high-impact visible communication to anyone in U-M buildings and public areas on the U-M Campus.

3D Printing

LSA IT provides access to 3D extrusion printers capable of printing objects up to 10 inches square in layers as thin as 100 microns and uses either ABS or PLA material. This service is free to faculty, staff, and students. You are responsible for obtaining and providing your own print material cartridge and USB key; we simply supply the time and the 3D printer to help you.