Department of Information Technology

Faculty Participation in Mobile Computing

 

All full-time and adjunct faculty are eligible to pick-up a Seton Hall University issued laptop computer. 

  • For the purposes of this policy, "faculty" includes full time instructors, faculty associates, and academic administrators with direct responsibility for instruction, such as deans, assistant deans, freshman mentors, and the like.
  • Full time faculty are eligible to replace their University-issued laptop computer every three years. Faculty may elect to keep their University-issued laptop a third year.
  • Faculty have their choice of the University standard laptop computer or the University standard Tablet PC. Faculty teaching in the graphic arts programs can elect to receive an Apple MacBook.
  • The Mobile Computing Program issues only ONE computer per user. The Mobile Computing Program typically does not issue printers, scanners, monitors, or other peripherals to program participants. Faculty with specialized technology needs should work with their department or college to address those specialized needs. Exceptions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and depend on available resources.

All part time instructors, including adjunct faculty, graduate assistants, teaching assistants, and research assistants, are eligible for the use of a two year old laptop from the University.

Full-time Faculty

New Faculty will be issued the current model laptop or tablet during New Faculty Orientation.

If you are not able to attend the new faculty orientation, please view the information below regarding how to schedule a laptop distribution appointment.

  • Please contact Asset Management Office at (973) 313-6181 to schedule laptop distribution appointment.
  • During the appointment, a technician will be assigned to issue the laptop and to review the features and specifications of the laptop.
  • The faculty member will also sign a License Agreement for the laptop which outlines the guidelines for use of the Seton Hall issued laptop.

Adjunct Faculty

All Adjunct faculty are eligible to participate in the Mobile Computing Program and are issued a two year old laptop from the University.  

  • A request must be submitted to Asset Management (assets@shu.edu) by the hiring department manager before making an appointment to pick up the laptop.
  • Please contact the Asset Management Office at (973) 313-6181 to schedule a laptop distribution appointment.
  • During the appointment, the adjunct faculty member will sign a License Agreement for the laptop which outlines the guidelines for use of the Seton Hall issued laptop.
  • A representative from the Asset Management Office will issue the laptop.

For questions, please contact the Asset Management Office at (973) 313-6181 or send an e-mail to assets@shu.edu.

Faculty Laptop Refresh  

In order to keep technology current at Seton Hall, the Mobile Computing Program was developed using a refresh model where the laptops and tablets issued through the program are replaced with a new model laptops and tablets after a specific period of time. Faculty are required to refresh their laptop every three years or return the laptop upon the end of the contract to the Asset Management Office. If the laptop is not returned at the end of the contract, the department will be issued an IDT for the value of the replacement fee for the non-returned laptop.

Full-time Faculty

  1. All full-time faculty are eligible for laptop refresh every three years.
  2. All contact regarding refresh will be communicated through the University e-mail system. An e-mail will be sent out with a link to an appointment database where faculty can select a refresh appointment date and time.
  3. Faculty laptop refresh will take place during the summer months of July and August.
  4. Faculty member must transfer any files they want to keep from their current laptop or tablet to another storage device (i.e., Microsoft OneDrive, external hard drive, CD/DVD, flash drive, etc.) prior to the refresh appointment. If assistance is needed when transferring files, they must contact the University Service Desk prior to the refresh appointment.
  5. Faculty who are not able to attend the Faculty Laptop Refresh sessions will be asked to contact the Asset Management Office to schedule a make-up session.

Adjunct Faculty, GA’s, TA’s and RA’s

All part time instructors, including adjunct faculty, graduate assistants, teaching assistants, and research assistants, are eligible to the use of a two year old laptop from the University. The refresh will consist of a simple exchange of equipment. Adjunct faculty are issued a two year old model laptop. Adjunct faculty are required to refresh their laptop every year. If the laptop is not returned at the end of the contract, the department will be issued an IDT for the value of the replacement fee for the non-returned laptop. 

  1. A request must be submitted to Asset Management (assets@shu.edu) by the hiring department manager before making an appointment to pick up the laptop.
  2. All adjunct faculty must refresh the laptop every year along with a signed document stating they are renewing their contract or return the laptop at the end of the contract.
  3. All contact regarding refresh will be communicated through the University e-mail system. An e-mail will be sent out with directions regarding how to schedule a refresh appointment.
  4. Adjunct faculty must transfer any files they want to keep from their current laptop or tablet to another storage device (i.e., Microsoft OneDrive, external hard drive, CD/DVD, flash drive, etc.) prior to the refresh appointment. If assistance is needed when transferring files, they must contact the University Service Desk prior to the refresh appointment.
  5. Adjunct Faculty laptop refresh will take place during the summer months of July and August.

For questions, please contact the Asset Management Office at (973) 313-6181 or send an e-mail to assets@shu.edu.

Effective Date

May 9, 2008

 
 
Contact Us

Department of Information Technology
(973) 275-2222
servicedesk@shu.edu
Corrigan Hall

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