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2005-06 Technology Fee Report

Technology Fee

05-06 Academic Year, $2.70 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.

2005-2006 Committee Members
Student Representatives:

  • Becky Pinkelman
  • Jody Kelm
  • Sunny Brinker
  • Travis Dickey

Faculty Representatives:

  • Dr. Monty Fickel, Professor of Mathematics
  • Dr. Barbara Limbach, Professor of Business & Economics

Department of Information Technology Representative:

  • Ann Burk, Director of Information Technology

2005-2006 Funding

  • $175,000 Technology Fee revenue
  • $35,000 allocated to Distance Learning
  • $140,000 allocated to the Technology Fee Committee

2005-2006 Expenditures

  • Personnel
  • Provided 50% funding of the Computer Support Specialist position for support of student related technology in the general access computer labs, at the help desk, and in the residence halls.


  • Purchased replacement router & associated installation costs for DS3 Internet connection
  • Purchased new Barracuda anti-spyware/firewall border appliance
  • Purchased cable installation for the renovated Library computer lab
  • Purchased additional residence hall network switches

Computer Labs

  • Provided paper and toner for the general computer labs
  • Provided equipment repairs for the general computer labs
  • Purchased new furniture for the renovated Library computer lab.
  • Purchased replacement laser printer for the Edna Hall lab.
  • Purchased replacement laser printer for the Brooks Hall lab.
  • Purchased 9 replacement PCs for the Tutoring Center.

Server Farm

  • Purchased replacement server for the main Windows domain controller.
  • Purchased high capacity tape backup appliances.


2005-2006 Major Expenditures from non-Technology Fee fund benefiting the student body:

  • Internet connectivity charges
  • On-going software contracts for Blackboard, MyCSC, Student Information System, On-line Credit Card Payments, Microsoft Campus Agreement, Library Automation, Antivirus and AntiSpam licenses, SPSS, Help Desk Software, and Traffic Shaper.
  • Server maintenance and repairs
  • Purchased DMZ backup server
  • Purchased internal web server
  • Auxiliary costs for renovation of the Library lab
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies for servers

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