Making Purchases with Professional Development Funds
Purchases of computers and related peripherals using PD funds can be arranged through the campus Computer Store, located in the campus bookstore. The PD Funds Purchasing Form must be completed, including the approval from the appropriate School Dean, before the Computer Store can process the order. This form is available for download below. For questions about pricing and the purchase form, please contact the Computer Store Coordinator.
For equipment to be tagged and eligible for PDF reimbursement, it must be purchased through the Computer Store and it must be a Marist-supported model. Currently supported Lenovo models for 2018-2019 are the 6th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook in black or silver, ThinkPad T480s laptop, ThinkPad T580 laptop, ThinkCentre M910z all-in-one desktop and ThinkCentre M910q Tiny. Since these models are so new, the Client Technologies team is currently working on engineering the Marist software image for their hard drives. You may purchase a machine now; however, it will not be deployed to you until the image is ready, which will likely be mid-July. Any laptop purchased with PDF is subject to a $197 licensing fee and any desktop purchased with PDF is subject to a $80 licensing fee. Payment of the licensing fee is the responsibility of the faculty member and is mandatory for all computer purchases. The fee covers software licensing costs including the operating system, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, McAfee security software, and device encryption. Any computer equipment purchased with PDF funds is Marist College property. Computer equipment purchased with PDF will be supported by Marist IT for the duration of the warranty.PD Funds Approval Form