UF Faculty Laptop Program
David R. Colburn, Provost
I am pleased to announce that the Office of Academic Affairs will continue the initiative to foster the instructional use of computers in the classroom. The “UF Faculty Laptop Program” will be administered through the Office of Instructional Resources. Upon completion of at least 16 hours of hands-on training, participants will be given a laptop computer and software for use in the classroom and other professional activities. This year’s program will provide training to 100 UF faculty.
Training sessions will be conducted in the second half of Fall 2001 and the first half of Spring 2002. Information regarding the training courses and laptop computer specifications may be viewed at: http://www.oir.ufl.edu/laptop/.
Colleges are invited to nominate their tenured and tenure track faculty for consideration in this program. Faculty applicants should provide a one-page statement indicating the instructional activities for which the training and computer will be used. I ask that faculty statements be sent to their respective colleges for an initial screening. Deans should then submit the names of faculty recommended for this program to the Office of the Provost by September 18th, 2001. Deans may recommend up to five percent of the tenured and tenure track faculty within the College.
Please bring this program to the attention of your faculty at the earliest opportunity.