computer Plan for Full-Time Faculty
NSCAD offers a 5-year plan for the provision and replacement of computers for full-time, continuing faculty. This plan is aligned with the best practices at other art schools in North America.
The plan provides replacement computers to eligible, full-time, continuing faculty based on a 5-year cycle. At the end of the fifth year, faculty are eligible to request a new machine for another 5 years. Before receiving a new machine, the faculty member must return the old machine or exercise an option to purchase that machine at a predetermined book value. Only computers that were originally purchased under the Plan are eligible for the buyout option.
NSCAD will fully fund the purchase of the models and specified hardware configurations listed on the Computer Models page. Additional costs as a result of configuration upgrades (i.e. increased RAM, storage, etc.) must be covered by the respective faculty member. Note that costs covered by faculty do not confer ownership and do not affect the predetermined buy-out amount.
All computers must include a 3-year warranty. Software and accessories (i.e. external storage drives, adapter cables, monitors) are not covered under this plan and must be purchased through the faculty member’s division on a separate PO. These purchases will require approval by the Academic department affected and the costs will be charged accordingly. When the buy-out option is exercised at the end of a five-year cycle, any University-provided software must be removed from the computer.
Please note that all conditions and guidelines in our Electronic Device Procurement Policy (Policy No 315-003) still apply.