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Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee

Technology Fee Guidelines

There are two basic principles governing use of student technology fees:

Student technology fees should be used to support and supplement normal levels of technology spending. Institutions should be able to provide evidence that overall institution technology expenditures clearly reflect that expenditures based upon fee revenues are above and beyond normal levels.

The focus of student technology fees should be on technology related to either academic outcomes or instructional objectives. Distinctions should be drawn between expenditures for administrative applications or scientific and laboratory equipment, and instructional technology. Technology fee revenues should be used for the primary benefit of students by:

  • Directing expenses to assist students in meeting educational objectives of their academic programs;
  • Ensuring that there are sufficient campus software licenses, so that students have easy access to “technological” tools needed in their chosen disciplines;
  • Ensuring that “computer” labs used by students are adequately equipped and have sufficient network bandwidth and appropriate internet access;
  • Providing training for students in the use of computing and networking resources, when needed. Generally faculty and staff training should be paid for from general operating funds, but faculty and staff may avail themselves of student training sessions if space permits.
  • Leveraging with other funds to yield greater resources for students; (Technology fee revenues may be combined with another fund source(s) to make purchases that will enhance technological resources provided to students).
  • Providing new staffing only when it will clearly add documented value for students. Under no circumstances can technology fees be used to fund existing positions that would otherwise be cut from an operational budget, nor should fees be used to fund general computing and networking positions that have a significant administrative or research support component.

Board of Regents Business Procedures Manual Section 24.3.1 Mandatory Student Fees - Technology Fees

Student Tech Fee Committee

The Student Tech Fee committee is comprised of:

  • Five student representatives appointed by the SGA President
  • SGA President
  • Five faculty members familiar with technology on campus
  • Chief Information Officer of CSU
  • Chair of TSYS Department of Computer Science
  • Executive Director of IT Services

 

Student Tech Fee Committee Members FY19

Student Tech Fee Committee Members FY18

Student Tech Fee Committee Members FY17

Student Tech Fee Committee Members FY16

Student Tech Fee Committee Members FY15

Student Tech Fee Committee Members FY14

Student Tech Fee Application FY16

Minutes

FY19

FY18

FY17

FY16

FY15

FY14

FY13

FY12

FY11

FY10

Reports

FY2019 Report

FY2019 ELT Recommendations 

FY2015 Follow-up Meeting Notes

FY2014 Student Tech Fees Applications List

FY2014 Justification for increasing Student Technology Fee

FY2014 Mandatory Student Fee Participation Form

FY2013 Approved Student Tech Fees Report

FY2012 Approved Student Tech Fees Report

FY2012 Student Tech Fee Advisory Committee Chairs Survey

FY2011 Approved Student Tech Fees Report

FY2010 Approved Student Tech Fees Report

FY2009 Justification for increasing Student Technology Fee

FY2006 - FY2010 Approved Student Tech Fees Graph