Computing & Information Services
iPad Program for Faculty
A compilation of the Spring-Summer 2011 Faculty iPad Proposals is available here: Download the proposals (.pdf)
A summary report from the first round of Reed's iPad program for faculty is available here: Download the summary report (.pdf)
To enable faculty to explore the use of tablet computing for their teaching. This is an extension of the iPad Program for Faculty that was initiated in Fall 2010.
Faculty members who wish to experiment with (or apply) iPad or other tablet technology in their teaching may submit a proposal by Monday, April 2, 2012, detailing the pedagogical use(s) to which the device would be put. Proposals should be brief (no more than 1-2 pages long) and should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty members will be notified of the decision by Monday, April 16.
If a request is approved, the College will provide the faculty member with a credit of up to $500 with which a 16GB, WiFi iPad or similar device can be purchased from the Reed Computer Store (ETC-116). Should the faculty member wish to purchase a more expensive device, he/she will be responsible for any additional cost as well as the cost of software apps and any monthly connection charges.
With the exception of visiting faculty members who have one-year appointments or are in their final contract year, all academic faculty members who have not previously acquired an iPad by means of college funding are eligible to apply for an iPad allowance under this program. Faculty members who have already purchased iPads or other tablets with personal funds will be eligible to request a credit under this program only for the purpose of purchasing a new device from the Reed Computer Store.
Ownership of the device will rest with the faculty member, not the College. However, the device may not be re-sold within one year of purchase and must be used in accordance with campus network security and other computing guidelines.
Faculty members will be required to submit a 1-2 page report by October 22, 2012 detailing their use of the device and its ability (or inability) to meet their teaching needs. A report template will be distributed to faculty receiving allowances under this program.
In March 2012, the CPC reviewed the program and decided to continue it. In November 2012, the CPC will again review the program (including the number of requests, percentage approved, copies of faculty reports, and other information) and decide whether it should be continued, modified, or terminated.