Work at Home Rights for Microsoft Software
|Hollins leases the Microsoft Suite of products
for PCs and Macs by participating in a program called Campus Agreement for
higher education institutions. It is an annually renewable lease that
covers Microsoft Office and other products. As part of this agreement, eligible
faculty and staff can purchase the media for the software at a very highly
discounted rate from an organization called FCCC for their home computers
to do university related work .
Work at Home Use Rights - Microsoft has granted Work at Home Use Rights to educators using the Campus Agreement platform of products on their campus workstation. Faculty and staff who were counted in our FTE (full time equivalent) count have the right to use a second copy of the product on a home computer if they are the primary users of the workstation on campus. You may use the software as part of Hollins lease agreement. You do not own the software. See the information below to see how to purchase the media for the software.
Your agreement grants, "Faculty and eligible staff the right to run one copy of the Software, for school related activities, on either a laptop or desktop that they own or lease." The faculty and staff that you include in your FTE count can use the entire platform of software for schoolwork at home. (Staff who use computers regularly in their work were counted to obtain our FTE. If you question whether you are a part of that group, please contact the Kerry Edmonds, Director, Human Resources at x6630)
Use of this software is for the period of our lease (our current lease extends till July 1 of the current school year). As long as Hollins continues to renew it's Campus Agreement with Microsoft and you remain an employee of the university, you may use the software. Individuals who leave the university must remove the software from their home PC at the time of termination or exercise one of the buyout options.
The full terms of this agreement to use the software at home can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/education/license/terms.asp. You should read this agreement before deciding if you want to purchase the software.
If you decide to purchase the media to exercise your work at home rights, use the online form at http://www.foundationccc.org.
On the opening page
select Microsoft in the Programs and Services section (under Purchasing)
Most of the software costs between $35 and $55.
If you have further
questions, contact Brad Oechslin
as x 6020