Faculty Computer Program (FCP) Overview


Eligibility

The following Dean of the Faculty (DOF) affiliated ranks are eligible for an FCP device, including all terms and all duty time.

Eligible Faculty Ranks

Eligible Researcher Ranks

New faculty hires are eligible 90 days prior to their start date, once their netID is available.

Visiting Faculty are eligible to receive a loaned device. To submit a request, contact your department IT support.

Currently, Postdocs are not eligible for FCP.

Replacement Schedule

FCP devices must be replaced every 4 years. IT support may replace a device sooner if it cannot be repaired.

Orders for a replacement device can be processed beginning 90 days in advance of a device’s scheduled retirement date. Faculty members may contact department IT support to confirm when they can replace their current device.

Model Offerings

The current list of available models include Apple, Dell and Lenovo devices as well as an optional external display bundle (at no additional cost). All devices have a 3-year warranty (including no fee AppleCare for Apple devices). Dual boot and Linux devices are not currently included in the FCP.

The list of available models will be updated periodically. Device specifications are available in the linked catalog.

Note: Customizations are not available. If you choose to order a device not offered through FCP, you may still place the order through the Prime Portal using a departmental or faculty member's fund. No reimbursements will be processed.

Detailed Specifications

FCP Offering Catalog

Apple

Note:  With Apple's recent announcement about the new MacBook Pro, we will adjust our FCP Apple model offerings accordingly.  OIT is in process of model assessment and selection.

Dell

Lenovo

External Display Bundle (optional add-on)

Ordering and Setup

Department IT support representatives (SCAD/DCS) place orders using the Faculty Computer Order form in the Service Portal. The person submitting the order and the faculty member will each receive an email notification when the order is submitted and can view the order in My Tickets. Devices are typically delivered in two weeks or less.

Devices are pre-configured by IT and delivered to department IT support to complete the final setup and delivery with faculty. Pre-installed software will not be removed from FCP devices. To receive a new FCP device, any current FCP device must be returned. Old devices will be maintained by the department for up to one month to ensure seamless replacement if issues arise. 

The order form is only open to SCAD/DCS. Department staff must work with their IT support to place orders. No purchase orders or financial processing is required.

FCP Device Support

If a device is lost or stolen, follow the procedures for a missing device.

For desktop support, contact your department IT support or reach out to OIT at (609) 258-HELP (4357) or helpdesk@princeton.edu.