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Microsoft Imagine

The Imagine Program allows students enrolled in specific Computer Information Systems courses to receive available Microsoft software that is used in the instructional software development classes.

All enrolled students are automatically added to the access list at the beginning of each semester after the last day to add classes. All information is processed with your UAM e-mail address which will serve as your USERNAME. When you are added, you will receive an e-mail message sent to your UAM e-mail address informing you of your password which is needed to register and/or activate your account.

You must go to the Imagine web site:

Login with your UAM username and password that you received by e-mail. If you had an account set up in a previous semester, then you will use the same username and password. New accounts must be registered so it is important that you follow instructions in your email to register your account. If you forget your password, there is a Forgot Password link you can click on. Be checking your spam filter (Barracuda) if you do not see the message in your inbox.

Once logged in, you will have access to almost 200 different programs in Imagine. All programs can be downloaded over the Internet (you will still need to make a DVD copy of the software before you install it). Only software that is actually used in classes at UAM will have an actual disc copy that you can check-out and return. Note that only a couple of copies of the discs will be made so if you check-out a disc instead of downloading the program from the Internet you will only have two days before you must return the disc.

You may check-out software from Ms. Donham but you must bring with you a printed copy of your receipt. You may only check-out one disc at a time.


A lot of people will initially be checking out software at the beginning of the semester, so start checking out slowly. Install the software quickly so others may have the opportunity to do likewise. If you need to update your operating system, then check just this program out and install it first. When it is working then reserve the next item. Don't try to check out everything at once. Ms. Donham will issue only one program or bundled set at a time.

Individuals who do not return the software within the time limit (3 days) will be removed from the program and will be referred to the UAM Judicial Board for additional sanctions on a charge of unlawful appropriation.

Work with us to make the program a success.

Below is a list of software that is available for CD or DVD checkout. There are many more that can be downloaded from the Internet. These are the software programs that are used in CIS classes. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are not offered for free through this program.

Imagine Software List

CIS ListServ

The School of Computer Information Systems, located at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, maintains and operates a listserver to serve as a forum for the discussion of computers and information systems, rapid dissemination of important information, and a point of contact of currently enrolled students and program alumni.

To join the list, send a message, from your account, to:

Leave the "subject" line blank.

The body of the message should state:

ADD CISLIST your name


ADD CISLIST Karen Donham

Please limit the message to this one line. The list server is an automated system. Any further information in the message will be interpreted as another command that the system will not be able to act on, and result in no action on any command in the message. Subscribers will receive a message from the server telling them they are added to the list, a list of commands that are valid for the server, and information about the operation of the list.

To send a message to the list, sent it to:

For further information, send a note to: or write:

Karen-Elise Donham
School of Computer Information Systems
UAM Box 3467
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, AR 71656-3467

Professional Organizations

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc (ABET)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Association for Information Systems (AIS)

Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

IEEE Computer Society

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)

International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS)

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)