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Technology-Fee-Funded Projects/Equipment

The Technology Fee ($235), which is part of the Undergraduate Comprehensive Fee, provides support of the internet, wired and wireless networks, technology infrastructure, electronic library services, computer labs, classroom technology, KnightWeb, learning management system, Microsoft Office licensing, lynda.com licensing, academic software licensing, HelpDesk, and emergency communications.

Each fall, the Provost's Office accepts requests from campus departments for funding from the Technology Fee resources for the purchase of computer hardware, software, and improvements to infrastructure that advance teaching and learning on campus.

The Provost's Advisory Committee on Information Technology meets to review the requests for funding and selects projects/equipment that will serve a significant number of students and make teaching with technology easier and more effective.

2019 Funded Requests

Following is a list of the decisions for the 2019 technology fee funding requests, totaling $150,000:

  • Upgrade computers and furniture in South Hall 345 ($39,380)
  • Purchase lab computers for Blake C 110 and 111, ISC 216, and Milne 201 ($38,760.97)
  • Purchase Spectrophotometers for Biology department ($15,370)
  • Replace outdated loaner equipment at HelpDesk ($13,830)
  • Update computers in Psychology research labs ($13,800)
  • Replace data acquisition computers in ISC 225, 225A, 225A1, 225A2, and 228B ($10,790.40)
  • Purchase/install 12 LED theater lighting fixtures ($5,631.31)
  • Purchase/install FM ADA hearing-assistance system for Alice Austin/Robert Sinclair Theatre ($3,475)
  • Purchase Seminar Cart for Museum Studies instruction in Brodie Hall 243 ($2,100)
  • Renew software license for computers in ISC 236 ($1,800)
  • Purchase 1-year Sona license for Communication department ($1,600)
  • Purchase software upgrades for Mailboxes in Brodie 202 and 153 computer labs ($1,389)
  • Renew software license for X-Ray diffractometer ($610)
  • Purchase IPad to serve as a control panel for the digital planetarium ($463.32)

2018 Funded Requests

Following is a list of the decisions for the 2018 technology fee funding requests, totaling $150,000:

  • Upgrade South Hall 138, ISC 236, and South Hall 329 lab computers ($35,100)
  • Purchase spotlights and other lighting fixtures for the Theatre and Dance department ($33,063.11)
  • Purchase furniture for Sturges ($27,941.94)
  • Upgrade control computers and software for OCMS, GC/MS, and atomic absorption spectrophotometer ($20,632.11)
  • Purchase laptops for Psychology data collection and analysis ($7,200)
  • Purchase PaperScorer license ($5,530)
  • Purchase WriteLab license for English department ($3,000)
  • Purchase Theatre network hardware ($2,953.84)
  • Purchase loaner equipment for HelpDesk ($2,877)
  • Purchase computers for Welles Hall 121, 123, and South Hall 338 ($2,700)
  • Purchase control computer for Biology department confocal microscope ($2,000)
  • Upgrade software and interfaces for gas chromatographs ($1,743.00)
  • Purchase Sona license for Communications department ($1,600)
  • Purchase software upgrades for Mailboxes ($1,398)
  • Purchase audio interface for Qlab 4 for Theatre & Dance department ($795)
  • Replace VHS videos with DVD for Anthropology department ($500)
  • Purchase touchscreen monitor for research instruction ($375)
  • Purchase virtual reality headsets ($300)
  • Purchase cameras for Newton Hall 202, 204, and 214 ($300)

2017 Funded Requests

Following is a list of the decisions for the 2017 technology fee funding requests, totaling $185,252.94:

  • Upgrade CIT lab computers ($42,300)
  • Upgrade Chemistry lab equipment ($32,730)
  • Purchase LED spotlights for Theatre & Dance department ($30,375.06)
  • Purchase PA system for Milne Library ($30,000)
  • Upgrade planetarium ($13,000)
  • Purchase Kanopy licenses for Milne Library ($12,000)
  • Purchase iMacs for BIOL 394 ($7,500)
  • Purchase robot arms for Physics & Astronomy department ($2,460)
  • Upgrade Finale for Music department ($2,250)
  • Upgrade Lightwright for Theatre & Dance department ($2,160)
  • Upgrade VectorWorks for Theatre & Dance department ($2,078)
  • Replace projectors and microphones for HelpDesk loan ($1,536.88)
  • Purchase WriteLab pilot test ($1,500)
  • Upgrade Avid Pro Tools ($1,389)
  • Upgrade Pathfinder Office ($1,296)
  • Purchase Stata IC for Business School trading room ($1,200)
  • Upgrade Qlab for Theatre & Dance department ($799)
  • Purchase iPad for sound control for Theatre & Dance department ($679)