Los Rios is a multi-college district with a quasi-decentralized IT structure. In general, District IT is responsible for planning, design, construction, maintenance, administration and security of the common network infrastructure and the hardware and software required to support essential District and College operations. District IT provides all network support services. College IT is responsible for college-specific servers, storage, PCs, phones, Wireless Access Points (WAPs), and the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) that supports college-specific hardware. The following table details the division of responsibility between District and College. When areas of overlap or uncertainty regarding responsibility or funding arise, District IT and the College Vice Presidents of Administration and IT Deans will evaluate and forward a recommendation to the Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration. In some cases, the initial purchase may be a District responsibility, but the college is responsible for on-going maintenance and future replacement. Examples include a major change in an essential operating system, such as the conversion to VOIP phones, and a new or modernization facility project where capital outlay funds are provided to support the IT equipment in the facility some of which will be a college responsibility to maintain and replace.

 

Note: One-time includes periodic equipment replacement or software purchases. On-going includes annual equipment and software maintenance and other annual operating costs.

 

 

Description

Nature

Responsibility- Support/R&M

Responsibility-Budget

District-wide Administrative Network

 

 

 

Cabling

 

 

 

Fiber – all

One-time

District

District

Cabling to outlet – new construction

One-time

District

District

Cabling to outlet – additions

One-time

District

College

Hardware

 

 

 

Routers

One-time

District

District

Switches

One-time

District

District

Servers

One-time

District

District

Storage

One-time

District

District

UPS – District hardware

One-time

District

District

 

 

 

 

College-specific Administrative and Instructional Networks

 

 

 

Switches – college-specific

One-time

District

College

Servers

One-time

College

College

Storage

One-time

College

College

UPS – College hardware

One-time

College

College

Equipment maintenance

On-going

College

College

 

 

 

 

Equipment

 

 

 

Computers

One-time

College

College

Wireless Access Points (WAPs)

One-time

College

College

Phones – initial installation

One-time

District/College(1)

District

Phones – post implementation

One-time

District/College(1)

College

Printers, other peripherals

One-time

College

College

Cameras

One-time

District/College(2)

District/College

 

 

 

 

Software

 

 

 

Web

 

District/College(3)

 

Instructional Software

On-going

College

College

Learning Management System (LMS)

On-going

District

District

Online Education Initiative (OEI)

 

District/College(4)

District

PeopleSoft

On-going

District

District

MS Outlook, Office

On-going

District

District

Adobe Suite

On-going

College

College

Library Information System

On-going

District

District

 

  1. District primarily responsible; college assists with basic provisioning and troubleshooting.
  2. District responsible for design, installation and cost of basic security systems to support Parking and Police functions. College responsible for college-specific cameras (e.g., Bookstore, Library)
  3. District hosted, College supported
  1. District hosted, College supported