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2003-04 Technology Fee Report
03-04 Academic Year, $2.55 per credit hour for all CSC students.
- Technology acquisitions should benefit the general student population.
- Funds should be allocated first to 'visible' improvements, such as maintaining and upgrading general lab hardware and software, network response time, and student assistance.
- Funds are not used to purchase specialized equipment or software.
- Funds are not used to fund non-student positions whose priority is student based technology support such as the general computer labs, residence hall, network connections, help desk, etc.
- Fund is to be managed by the Technology Fee Committee.
- Be mindful of expenditure guidelines.
- Identify, introduce and prioritize needs, and recommend annual expenditures.
- Attend meetings, conducted in the Fall for Spring implementation planning and in the Spring for Summer implementation planning.
- Publish on the web and present to Student Senate and CSC Administration a report of the previous year's expenditures.
2003-2004 Committee Members
- Kurt Elder
- Ryan Morgan
- Loren Sites
- Josh Russo
- Camille Miller
- Phil Cary, Assistant Professor Mathematical Science
- Wendy Waugh, Associate Professor of Business and Economics
Department of Information Technology Representative:
- Ann Burk, Director of Information Technology
- $175,000 Technology Fee revenue
- $35,000 allocated to Distance Learning
- $140,000 allocated to the Technology Fee Committee
Per credit hour fee increased .05 over previous year, however the allocation remains unchanged. Previous year realized a $20,000 shortfall which was covered by general funds.
- Assisted with the campus backbone upgrade to Gigabit Ethernet. Purchased Cisco switches, fiber jumpers, and installation/configuration services.
- Assisted with the purchase of the campus-wide Cisco firewall.
- Assisted with the purchase of video over IP Polycomm units to accommodate the State of Nebraska required Distance Learning H.323 technology conversion.
- Provided paper and toner for the general computer labs
- Provided equipment repairs for the general computer labs
- Purchased 25 video cards for monitors and repaired HR printer
- Purchased hard drive protection software for HR Macs.
- Purchased 12 replacement PCs for the Miller lab originally purchased in 1999.
- Server Farm
- Purchased 2 flat screen monitors for servers with remaining end of year funds.
- CRTs are being phased out.
- Assisted with the purchase of a new PC for the Student Senate Office.
- 2003-2004 Major Expenditures from non-Technology Fee fund benefiting the student body:
- Purchased replacement web server
- Purchased replacement print server
- Purchased new DHCP server for residence hall connections
- Purchased new backup domain controller
- Purchased new application server
- Purchased HFNETCHK software tool to push out Windows updates in a more timely manner.
- RAM upgrade for main router to improve performance.
- Internet connectivity charges and on-going software contracts for Campus Pipeline, Student Information System, Microsoft Campus Agreement, etc.
A general lab is that which is not also scheduled as a classroom, is open to all students, and provides equipment supervised by the Department of Information Technology. Current locations include the Library, Miller Hall, High Rise, Edna Work, and Brooks lobby.