On Thursday, June 22, an article appeared in the UConn Faculty/Staff Daily Digest titled “Important Reminder Regarding University Computers.” This article requested the following:
Contact UITS before:
- Reimaging a computer;
- Reassigning a computer to another user;
- Sending a computer to surplus to be destroyed or redeployed; and/or
- Taking any steps that may cause information on the computer to become lost or destroyed.
Please disregard this message. SAIT handles all of these functions as part of our service to computer users in the Division of Student Affairs. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact SAIT at 860-486-8992 or email@example.com.
It is with mixed emotions that we say farewell to Chris Boucher, SAIT Tech Support Manager. After 16 years at the University, Chris will be retiring at the end of May!
Chris began his employment at UConn working as a clerk at the campus bakery. He remembers filling cabinets with baked goods for the mid-day and dinner runs out to the dining halls. However, Chris’s career ambition was to work in IT, as he had 20 years prior experience in IT data center management. This experience, combined with impeccable work ethic, allowed him to move into a leadership position in the Dining Services technology group.
In 2004, when the SAIT department was formed, Chris was selected to manage the Technical Support team. At the time, Tech Support managed all help center calls as well as hardware, inventory and technical field support for the Division. Tech Support was also responsible for managing all SAIT student labor, which is the work that Chris is most proud of in his tenure with UConn. Several of his student workers have gone on to successful careers and Chris credits his ability to patiently and realistically prepare them with applicable skills in the real world. He remarked: “Every day should be student appreciation day.”
During retirement, Chris plans to move to Virginia to be closer to his daughter, Shelli, who was once an SAIT student worker herself. Shelli received her DMD from the University of Connecticut in 2013 and currently practices dentistry, while also travelling internationally as a public speaker and dental coach. Chris plans to travel alongside Dr. Boucher as her assistant. He also plans to learn how to grow an organic garden near his new home.
Please join us to wish Chris well!
Location: SAIT office in Rome Commons on the ground floor
Time: Tuesday, May 30th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Yesterday, University Communications sent a message regarding protections against recent large-scale malware attacks. SAIT has confirmed that all Division of Student Affairs workstations are patched, and no further steps need to be taken.
Please contact SAIT Support if you have any questions or concerns.
Student Affairs Information Technology
UITS is upgrading the Pulse Secure VPN software on Wednesday, May 17, between 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
While the upgrade is being performed, the service will be unavailable.
Please contact SAIT Support if you have any concerns.
SAIT will be upgrading a major piece of software in the coming week — System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). SCCM is a product that SAIT uses to manage software on all desktops for Student Affairs. This upgrade is a necessary step in the IT infrastructure work in preparation for the move to Windows 10. The SCCM upgrade should be unnoticeable to end users.
This upgrade will be taking place throughout the week of May 8-12 as it propagates to all workstations in the Division of Student Affairs. All workstations will restart at least one time next week so that the upgrade can process.
Please contact SAIT Support if you have any questions or concerns.
Starting May 02, 2017, department authorizers will be able to renew student accounts online for the summer session. You may begin renewing accounts on or after this date. Renewing accounts during this period will extend student accounts until September 30, 2017.
Unlike previous renewal periods, we will NOT be sending spreadsheets to each department. Department authorizers should review and renew their accounts online. A confirmation email will be sent once an account is renewed. You may also disable student accounts at this time.
Password: Your Student Affairs domain password
If there are any questions please contact SAIT Support:
The University of Connecticut, a top 25 Public University, seeks a skilled and energetic individual to serve as the Director of Student Affairs Information Technology. Student Affairs IT provides all IT services to UConn’s Division of Student Affairs in support of the mission to provide programs, services, and co-curricular experiences that enhance student success. Student Affairs and its IT department will be critical component to the University’s continued growth and development.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Student Affairs Information Technology provides leadership and management for the fourteen departments in the Division of Student Affairs in the areas of planning, coordinating and implementing Division-wide IT services.
Student Affairs Information Technology would like to welcome Ryan Ferguson to the team. Ryan joined the SAIT staff on February 3, 2017. He will be providing systems administration support on the Systems Operations Team, reporting to Padma Srimatkandada. Please join us in welcoming Ryan to the Division of Student Affairs.
The University provides a Mass Email Service allowing users to send a large number of emails while avoiding being blocked by spam filters. On Wednesday, January, 25th, the University implemented a change to the Mass Email service configuration. For security purposes, NetIDs will no longer be used as the access credential for the Mass Email Service. If you or your department needs to use email to communicate to large distributions, please contact SAIT so that we can provide you with the appropriate new credentials required to use the Mass Email Service.
Contact SAIT Support if you have any questions or concerns.
SAIT has added another feature to Adaxes, our Account Management System: Disable Accounts
Account authorizers may now disable student and staff accounts at any time. This will allow for better response time when users are no longer employed at the University. You may access the new feature by going to https://accounts.sa.uconn.edu and selecting your department.
Under Account Management there will be two sections, Disable Staff and Disable Student. You may sort and select multiple users.
Users will be marked with the symbol indicating they are disabled.
Users marked with the symbol are expired accounts. If the user no longer works for the department you may disable them as well.
If there are any questions please contact SAIT.