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Student Technology Fee

What is the Student Technology Fee?

The Technology Fee Advisory Committee was established in 2002 to develop the College's plans for use of the revenues from the new student technology fee adopted by the University Board of Trustees. The committee was charged with developing a budget plan in accordance with guidelines established by the University as to the expenditure of these funds and to maximize input across the College community.

How does Student Technology Fee work?

The Student Technology Fee ("Tech Fee") was created as an interactive way to enhance technology available to students on all CUNY campuses. Fees collected from students are held in reserve to fund projects that have a "demonstrable affect" on the student body. Each campus has an advisory committee that consists of administrative staff, faculty and student representatives that oversee budget allocation and project approval however; Tech Fee is totally dependent on the entire college community for its functioning: without proposals submitted by students, faculty, and staff, there would be no projects to fund.

Student Technology Fee Plan Fiscal Year 2024-2025

Student Technology Fee Plan for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 in pdf format
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Faculty / Administration

Name Title

Neo Antoniades

Professor, Division of Science & Technology,
Engineering & Environmental Science

Patricia Kahn

CIO and AVP Information Technology Services

Bang Geul

Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities & Social Sciences, Media Culture

Jonathan Peters

Professor, School of Business, Accounting & Finance

H. Michael Dreher

Dean, School of Health Sciences 

Amy Stempler

Associate Dean and Chief Librarian

 

Students

Name Title

Edison Zhong

Student Representative, Student Government

Yasmine Abdeldayem

Student Representative; Publishing Board

Michael Ivany

Student Representative; Student Government

Laura Kaplan

Student Representative, Computer Science Club

Timothy Golubowski

Student Representative; Student Government

Student Representative

Open

 

Resources to Committee – Non-Voting

Name Title

Kevin Ascolese

HEO, Budget Office

Shannon Cammarano

HEO, Director of Enrollment Management

Danielle Dimitrov

Interim Executive Director of Student Services

Regina Gonzalez-Lama

Faculty Lecturer, School of Health & Sciences, Department of Nursing

Orit Gruber Chief College Lab Technician, Division of Science & Technology, Computer Science
Intissar Hassan Interim Assoc. Director Budget, Finance & Administration, Office of Economic Development, Continuing Studies & Government Relations

Linda John

HEO, Director of Academic Computing

Bryan McGuckin

Computer Laboratory Technician, School of Education

Doriann Pieve-Hyland

HEO, Director of Technology Operations, Training & Development

Leonardo Pignataro

HEO Associate, Academic Affairs Manager in Student Success Development

Beatrix Reinhardt 

Professor, Division of Humanities & Social Sciences,
Performing & Creative Arts

Enza Vario

HEO Associate, Division of Humanities & Social
Sciences

Sabine Salandy 

Program Manager for the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline

Ralf Peetz Dean for Division of Science and Technology

Project 1: Networking (wireless upgrades; switches; etc.) $155,000

  • Expenditure Category: D
  • Continuing Project (C)
  • Requested by IT
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description: Funding will be used to improve student services by replacing legacy devices, the continued investment in technology solutions that help protect critical systems and enhance the detection of vulnerabilities, and the continued expansion of Campus Wi-Fi coverage for faculty, staff, and students.


Project 2: Computers or portable devices from Academic Divisions to support Teaching/Tutoring $32,736

  • Expenditure Category: A
  • New Project (N)
  • Requested by Faculty/Staff
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description: Funding will be used to purchase a variety of technology used by Humanities, Nursing, Academic Affairs, and Science/Technology that are not being funded through life cycle replacement transformational funds (Mac minis, Mac books, and devices to support teaching and learning, tutoring, etc.)


Project 3: Academic Software to support instruction $128,833

  • Expenditure Category: H
  • Continued (C)
  • Requested by Faculty/Staff
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description: Funding will benefit students in support of teaching and learning, and curriculum. Major software allocations include

  • Bloomberg, Mimic Pro. Rise Vision and Standard & Poors for the Business trading room
  • Scientific software (National Instruments)
  • Statistical Software (Qualtrics)
  • Owl
  • In addition to other software needed for classroom instruction

Project 4: Software to support student services $90,341

  • Expenditure Category: D
  • Continued (C)
  • Requested by Faculty/Staff
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description: Funding will benefit students in support of student services, advisement and counseling,

  • ID Card transaction system (Blackboard)
  • Software needed for counseling, scheduling, and student support (Symplicity, Titanium)
  • Software needed for student organizations/student life (Engage/Anthology)
  • Degree Works
  • IOTA
  • ViaTRM (used by Global Engagement for International Students)

Project 5: Maintenance Support Contracts for Student Services $70,463

  • Expenditure Category: D
  • Continued (C)
  • Requested by Staff
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description: Funding will be used to renew maintenance contracts and software licensing for student services. Major costs include:

  • Password reset (Manage Engine)
  • Wireless support (Aruba)
  • Asset/Helpdesk software (KACE)
  • Spam software (Barracuda)
  • Remote login support (Beyond Trust)
  • Carahsoft (web hosting)

Project 6: Personnel $1,142,028

  • Expenditure Category: G
  • Continued (C)
  • Requested by Faculty/Staff
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description: Funding will benefit faculty, staff, and students by providing staffing resources in support of Helpdesk, student services, SEEK, Library, Faculty Center as well technical assistance for labs (Humanities, IT labs). In addition, funding will support staff in order to assist with technology and software upgrades, multimedia, infrastructure, and virtual office hours. Customer service resources are available for technical support and account assistance. Project reflects salary increase due negotiated contractual obligations.


Project 7: Library $272,000

  • Expenditure Category: F
  • Continued (C)
  • Requested by Faculty
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description: Funding will benefit students and faculty by providing Library electronic resources include licensing and rights for scientific databases, digital journals and electronic subscriptions.
Details of cost include subscription fees to a variety of academic journals such as Wiley, EBSCO, Waldo, STEM journals, NY Times, Kanopy, etc.


Project 8: Assistive Technology $5,000

  • Expenditure Category: B
  • Continued (C)
  • Requested by Faculty, Staff, Students
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description: Funding will be used to purchase assistive technology in order to benefit students and faculty in support of teaching and learning. Details of cost include the purchase of a variety of technology to support the Center for Accessibility, such as Livescribe pens, Solid State Drives, and headphones.


Project 9: Technology for Smart Classrooms $5,000

  • Expenditure Category: H
  • Continued (C)
  • Requested by Staff
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description: Funding will benefit students and faculty by supporting teaching and learning in smart classrooms through the purchase of technology that have reached their life cycle. Funding will be used to replace additional technology such as projection devices, screens, etc. including standard items needed for hyflex classrooms as needed.


Project 10: University Charges $685,000

  • Expenditure Category: K
  • Continued (C)
  • Requested by IT Steering
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description: Funding will benefit faculty, staff, and students who benefit from the variety of technologies, software, and infrastructure supported by CUNY.
Details of cost: covers a variety of technologies, licensing and software including network firewall, Blackboard, Microsoft, CUNYfirst, Adobe, just to name a few.


Project 11 Equipment to Support Learning (non-computer related) $156,673

  • Expenditure Category: H
  • New (N)
  • Requested by Faculty
  • Fiscal Year 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025

Project Description:Funding will benefit students; non-computer hardware requests from academic departments as well as by Division faculty chairs/deans in order to support courses – e.g. Chromatographs, microscopes, photographic equipment, audio/video technology for PCA/media culture, VR headsets, etc.

CSI STF Budget Template 2024 - 2025
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