Faculty Computers

​The Information Services & Technology (IST) Faculty Computer Distribution Program aims to provide one computer for the general, day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty and instructional staff, consistent with their discipline. 

Computer requests are made to the Associate Provost's Office by academic department chairs through the Technology Support Center. The department chairs will be sent a list of faculty eligible for computers at the beginning of the distribution process.

Computers for administrative, research, and support staff as well as part-time faculty and adjuncts are budgeted locally and not supported by this program.

 

 

Computer Models

Model

Description

Details & Recommended Uses

A

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

14” (2.5 lbs), Teaching Notebook (non-touch screen) - Recommended for faculty who frequently travel, give PowerPoint presentations, record lectures/presentations, etc... This model is not recommended for daily use of resource-intensive applications such as ProEngineer, MATLAB, Adobe Premier, etc.

B

ThinkPad Yoga 370

13.3” (3.5 lbs), Teaching Hybrid Notebook with touch screen and stylus input - Recommended for faculty who frequently travel, give PowerPoint presentations, record lecture/presentations, prefer using a computer to take notes, and/or require a touchscreen interface. This model is not recommended for daily use of resource-intensive applications such as ProEngineer, MATLAB, Adobe Premier, etc.

C

ThinkPad T470p

14” (4 lbs), Resource-intensive Notebook - Designed to provide computing power comparable to a desktop in a reasonably portable form-factor. It is configured for regular use of ProEngineer, MATLAB, and similar applications. This model includes a docking station by default.

Non-standard models

We understand that some faculty may prefer a Mac, or other non-standard computer. Macs can be provided on request but we have found they are generally more expensive than the standard models, and may require departmental funding to cover the difference. Android and iOS touchscreen devices (iPads, Galaxy Note Tablets, etc.) have not been shown to remain viable as primary computing devices that will last for 3+ years.

The goal of this program is to provide computers for the general, day–to–day responsibilities of the faculty and instructional staff, consistent with their discipline. Faculty with specialized computer needs for research should continue to look for funding through other means.

Questions can be sent directly to faculty-pc@njit.edu.

 

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Last Updated: August 22, 2017