The IITS refresh program at Cal State San Marcos began in 1994 with support and funding provided centrally by the campus.
The refresh program ensures that computers used in teaching labs and by faculty and staff are upgraded on a consistent basis so that the campus can maintain a state-of-the-art infrastructure, thereby enhancing student learning and maintaining efficient administrative functions. This replacement program also helps to support a more stable and safer campus computing environment by allowing IITS to remain compatible with all of the most recent software, fixes, and security patches.
Student lab computers are funded by the campus. Tenure-track faculty and staff complements are also funded by the campus for designated configurations. Departments or colleges are responsible for funding any hardware costs above the standard allocation. All costs for upgraded configurations, as well as the entire cost of hardware and support for non-staff complements, must be reimbursed to IITS in the year the expense is incurred. All hardware and support costs for auxiliary orgnaizations and self-support units must be fully reimbursed to IITS. These units are required to include the cost of a refresh computer within their budget for the total cost of the employee when hiring.
Revisions to the Technology Refresh Program were approved by Excecutive Council in February 2017. Effective July 1, 2017, IITS will no longer be financing computer hardware.