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Faculty Development Resources: SOFTWARE UPGRADES GRANTS

Overview

Grants are available to full-time, adjunct, and part-time faculty from the Provost's Office for software upgrades that enhance teaching.

All faculty members who have taught at Otis for a minimum of two years are eligible for software upgrade grants, which will be administered as reimbursements.  Please note that the grants suport software upgrades (or comparable academic version purchases) only and that the Provost's Office reserves the right to approve, deny, and/or cap awards.

Software upgrade grants can help support many faculty needs, including (but not limited to):

  • Maintaining current Microsoft Office programs to assist in presentation and document prepartion, or receiveing and commenting on student papers.
  • Staying current in academic versions of Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.) that serve both in professional activity and teaching.
  • Preparing for classes dependent on exotic or uncommon software programs that change or upgrade frequently and charge high fees for upgrade purchases.
  • Any other software updrades that will allow faculty members to teach a class, view and/or grade student work, or teach to the most current version of a program.

Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1. Purchases should be completed using Otis' Preferred Software Storefronts (see Academic Computing if software is not available through these sources):

To make a request, eligible faculty members should complete the Software Upgrade Request form and forward your Department Chair's written approval to the Provost.

Faculty Discounts on Hardware and Software

Otis College has negotiated discounts for all faculty on software and hardware items from these vendors:

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