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2003-04 Technology Fee Report

Technology Fee

03-04 Academic Year, $2.55 per credit hour for all CSC students.

Expenditure Guidelines

  • 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.

Committee Responsibilities

  • 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
Student Representatives:

  • Kurt Elder
  • Ryan Morgan
  • Loren Sites
  • Josh Russo 
  • Camille Miller

Faculty Representatives:

  • 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

2003-2004 Funding

  • $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.

2003-2004 Expenditures

  • 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.

Computer Labs

  • 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.
  • Other
  • 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.

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