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Students urged to complete software survey

- February 19, 2008

A group studying the feasibility of the University providing discounted software packages to all students is seeking input from students via a survey.

The survey is online: http://studentsoftware.uconn.edu. An item about the survey and a link to it are also on the Students webpage.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to urge students to complete the survey.

The survey, which takes less than five minutes to complete, asks students what software they commonly use, and polls them on potential participation and cost options.

It has been compiled by the Student Software License Group, an ad hoc committee of the University’s Software License Group, which was charged with searching for less expensive software solutions for faculty and staff.

The ad hoc committee was formed to explore the possibility of extending cost savings such as volume licensing to students, with a goal of providing UConn students with the opportunity to obtain essential software at greatly reduced rates.

The results of the survey will be incorporated into the Student Software License Group’s recommendations to the University administration.


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