Desktop Computers for New Tenure-Track Faculty
As a new tenure-track faculty member, you will receive a newly-purchased computer. If you have discussed something specific with the Dean (in terms of a specific type of computer,specific features, peripherals, printers, other equipment), let us know, and we'll talk more.
Please view and choose your new computer via our computer request form.
Important Notes about computer requests:
- If the standard model we offer does not meet your needs, or if you choose optional features and peripherals as listed on the request form, the associated costs may be covered by other funding sources than your department's budget, depending on what you may have negotiated with the Dean's Office. Let us know if you have access to other funding to cover such extras.
- All hardware is more than sufficient for general use, which would include email, web browsing, word processing, spreadsheets, powerpoint, basic image editing, etc. Desktop computers are on a five-year replacement cycle; Laptops are on a four-year replacement cycle. Again, if your needs are advanced or non-standard, or if you negotiated something specific with the Dean, please let us know via the computer request form, or by contacting the appropriate Instructional & Learning Technologist for your division. We will work with you to meet your needs as much as possible.
Additional information: Printing
If you arranged to receive a personal inkjet printer, our standard purchase is a current model from the Epson Stylus Color line. Please note that personal printers are NOT in the replacement cycle. Your deparment will be responsible for purchasing ink cartridges and funding any of your future replacement printers, whether due to hardware failure, obsolescence, etc.
If you plan to print to networked shared laser printers, they are abundantly located throughout academic buildings and in all Division offices. You can print to all these locations from your office computer. Color laser printing is available (for nominal charge) in the Olin Computer Lab and the Multimedia Development Lab. High-resolution/large-format (up to 42"wide) printing is available for a fee in the Multimedia Development Lab.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the Instructional & Learning Technologist for your Division.