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The Academic Laptop Program assists tenured and tenure-stream academic staff by subsidizing part or all of the costs of purchasing laptop computers to be used for teaching purposes.
This program is reviewed each academic year.
|Benefits of the Program||
Tenured or tenure-stream academic staff, as per the following:
Subsidy for Academic Staff appointed on or after 1 May 2015
All tenured and tenure-stream academic staff hired on or after 1 May 2015 are eligible to receive a 100% subsidized machine, to be used for the enhancement of teaching and learning. This subsidy is available to academic staff members within the reference period who have not previously accessed the Academic Laptop Program.
Subsidy for Academic Staff appointed prior to 1 May 2015
Tenured or tenure-stream academic staff who have previously received a machine through this program, or who were hired prior to 1 May 2015 are eligible to apply for a subsidized replacement machine. The subsidy covers 50% of the cost of the standard computer package for tenured and tenure-stream academic staff. The remaining 50% of the cost can be paid from faculty/department budgets, research grants, or personal funds.
Tenured and tenure-steam academic staff who received a machine through this program in, or prior to 1 May 2015, are eligible to apply for a replacement machine. The subsidy covers 50% of the cost of the standard computer package for tenured and tenure-stream academic staff. The remaining 50% can be paid from faculty/department budgets, research grants or personal funds.
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Eligible academic staff can apply for an academic laptop by filling out the order form in McGill MarketPlace. This form will be reviewed and completed by staff in the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).
To access the form:
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The cost to you depends on the package you select and the subsidy to which you are entitled.
Eligible academic staff are strongly encouraged to use research or other University-based funds for any costs that exceed those covered by the Academic Laptop Program. You may supplement the purchase of your Academic Laptop with the Professional Development Fund.
All equipment purchased through the Program remains the property of McGill University and is subject to University asset management recovery procedures when the equipment is replaced, has reached the end of its useful life, or in the event of the academic staff member's departure from McGill.
Models and SpecificationsAcademic Laptop Program Supported Laptops - Cost and Specifications
Eligible academic staff can request upgrades to the supported laptops if it is required to facilitate their academic duties, by contacting sales.mcs [at] mcgill.ca. A quote will be produced and this must be included in the “Attachments” section of the McGill MarketPlace order form. These upgrades are not covered by the Academic Laptop Program (see Cost section).
NOTE: Laptop specifications and price may change without advance notice.
Point of Sale
The McGill Computer Store (MCS) is the University’s designated point of sales for the Academic Laptop Program.
In the event that current models of laptops offered by the Program are no longer available in the market, eligible academic staff may select a different model from the Program, or wait until the new models become available through the Program.
All inquiries about the Academic Laptop Program can be sent to academic.laptop [at] mcgill.ca (Academic Laptop).