Faculty Quick Guide
This Quick Guide focuses on faculty resources for teaching, learning,
and research. It can help you locate the University's
computing and communication resources. IT Services staff can come to your location
and show you how to navigate the University's resources or tailor
an informal presentation for your academic needs. Contact Jane
Marcus, IT Services Client Relations, at 723-1659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computing and Communication — A Good Place to Start
The Computing and Communication web site provides links to technology tools and services available across the Stanford community.
IT Help — This page is Stanford's gateway to self-help information about computing, telephone, and other services.
HelpSU is Stanford's help request system. For any technology
related question you can Submit a HelpSU form or call 5-HELP (4357).
Basic Technology Support in Departments
Resources for getting assistance with your computing and communication needs often exist right in your department.
Local Network Administrator (LNA): Your LNA acts as the contact person for network configuration and troubleshooting.
Department Contact (formerly known as STAR): Your Department Contact (STAR) acts as the liaison between your department and IT Services for voice-related services (e.g., phone, voice mail, PCS) and video services (e.g., cable TV).
Expert Partner: Your Expert Partner is a staff member in your department who has agreed to assist other staff with their computing needs.
IT Services Contract Support: Some departments contract with IT Services for desktop computing assistance.
Academic Technology Specialist: Some departments have staff who provide discipline-specific technology assistance in support of teaching and research.
Basic Technology Support at Stanford
Here are some links to general computing services at Stanford.
Resources for New Faculty
Learning about Computing
Essential Stanford Software
Email at Stanford University
Hardware Repair and Maintenance Program
Online Disk Storage
Technology Support for Instruction
Stanford has many resources for technology support for instruction. At courses.stanford.edu, you will find a comprehensive collection of resources for course support. Some other resources are:
Some key University-based upport resources are:
CourseWork for course web site development
Classroom support and technology enhanced classrooms (from the Registrar)
Classroom support and technology-enhanced classrooms (from SULAIR)
Axess for faculty
Academic Technology Lab
Academic Technology Specialist Program
Center for Teaching and Learning
Academic Cable TV
Stanford Online Delivery
(check with your school/department for more information)
Technology Support for Research
Following are some resources that provide online information and technology support for research.
- Library Information and Resources
Socrates (SU Catalog) - http://socrates.stanford.edu
E-Journals - http://www.tdnet.com/stanford http://highwire.stanford.edu/
Databases - http://library.stanford.edu/catdb/alldata.html
Course Reserves - http://library.stanford.edu/services/course_reserves/index.html
Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) - http://ssds.stanford.edu
Humanities Digital Information Service (HDIS) - http://library.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/hdis/index.html
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - http://gis.stanford.edu
- Disk Storage Space (AFS Distributed File System)
Personal - http://www.stanford.edu/services/disk-space
Research - http://www.stanford.edu/services/disk-space/#researchwhat
In addition to your default UNIX Computing Resources disk space, IT Services offers online disk space for academic and unfunded research use. Faculty can apply for an allocation of space by completing the application form available at: http://www.stanford.edu/services/researchdiskspace
- UNIX—Computing Resources
- Video Support
Streaming Video - http://streamingmedia.stanford.edu
- Software Acquisitions
Technology Support Outside the Classroom, Lab, or Office
Here are some resources for using technology outside your classroom, lab, or office.
Access to SUNet from Off Campus
PCS (Cellular) Telephones
Email while Traveling
- Sundial—the Stanford University Calendar
Online Training Courses
Purchasing a Computer
Information About You
Information About Others at Stanford
IT Services emails a quarterly update to subscribing faculty summarizing new and changed technologies on campus. If you are interested in receiving these updates, send an email message to @lists.stanford.edu and place the following text in your message: subscribe computing-on-campus.