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Faculty Untethered Teaching Reward (FUTR)

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Deadline for application is November 30, 2018.

The Faculty Untethered Teaching Reward (FUTR) is an initiative by OIT to reward faculty who make the move to be “unplugged” in the classroom. Eligible faculty will receive a Microsoft Surface tablet.

Why a Microsoft Surface?

Microsoft Surface tablets are a full-featured tablet and can be used in the following cases:

  • Use the Presenter view with PowerPoint
  • Use the annotation features in PowerPoint
  • Use the TurningPoint receiver for clickers
  • Use Camtasia or the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (or the full version of many types of software)

Who’s Eligible?

  • Full-time faculty who use a tablet as their primary machine
  • Faculty must be teaching during the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Faculty who have not received a computer through the Computer Upgrade Program (CUP) since November 30, 2015.
  • Your current tablet must be three years old or older (purchased on or before 11/30/2015)
  • There is a limited amount of funding for this initiative.  Should demand exceed funding, requests will be honored on a first-come, first serve basis.


Contact the OIT HelpDesk online or by phone at 865-974-9900.

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