Technology Refresh Planning
To be effective and systematic in planning, maintenance and deployment of thousands of technology items, ETS maintains detailed records of all instructional technology equipment in a document named: Educational Technology Refresh Inventory Schedule (ETRIS). This document keeps track of all technology item descriptions, quantity, deployment time, suggested replacement schedules, primary users, installed locations and projected replacement costs.
ETRIS is organized in three sections: Computing Hardware, Computing Software and Audio-Visual Hardware.
When budget is sufficient, items listed in ETRIS are scheduled for refreshment/renewal per their applicable fiscal year. Items in ETRIS are not required for programs and areas to submit to Program Review as they are considered Operational Resources and not Program Innovation requests.
Annually, ETS collaborates with Office of Administrative Services to coordinate budget, replacement planning and deployment.