The Faculty Computer Program (FCP)
The University aims to encourage a common platform for electronic communications and core applications through the Faculty Computer Program (FCP), as well as other computer acquisition programs like DeSC and the Student Computer Initiative.
The goal of the program is to make computer equipment available to all of our faculty as an aid to teaching and scholarship, and to provide incentives towards standardization that will facilitate common software and networking protocols. The criteria for eligibility for the program are outlined here.
In place since 1996 and sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Faculty Computer Program refreshes the computer technology for full professors, associate professors, research scholars, senior research scholars, senior lecturers and instructors. The FCP computer refresh cycle is every four years. Eligible faculty may choose one of any of the FCP computer models, including an Intel Core based desktop computer, an Intel Core based laptop computer, an Apple desktop computer, an Apple laptop computer, or a Lenovo Tablet PC every four years.
OIT administers the Faculty Computer Program and maintains the historical data regarding eligible faculty and computer purchases.