In preparation for UI Direct, colleges and departments currently are addressing many issues, including the identification of faculty and staff members who will need access to the UI Direct applications. Each college office and department has designated a UI Direct "lead person" and a primary technical contact person who are responsible for ensuring that their departments will be ready to participate in the "local" aspects involved in implementing the system. Lead persons and technical contacts are currently meeting with departmental network administrators to assess equipment and connectivity needs, and the technical specialists are in the process of installing required software on computers in academic offices that will use the UI Direct system. Questions about UI Direct connectivity and software requirements should be directed to the lead person and/or technical support staff in each unit. If you don't know who represents your college or department, contact Jason DeHaan, 244-9920, or your college representative.