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.

Tech Fee Revenue Advisory Committee Recommended Expenditures

Grant Recipients

Committee Members

For archived copies of the above documents, please contact the Office of Information Technology Services.

 

Student Tech Fee Project Descriptions Fiscal Plan 2019- 2020

Student Support & Personnel

Date Submitted: April 23, 2019    Fiscal Plan: 2019 - 2020

Project: Student Support & Personnel

Person Responsible for Project: AVP/CIO Patricia Kahn
Telephone number:  718-982-2212

Description of Project (attach additional sheets if necessary)

Department of College Affected: Office of Technology Services

Brief Narrative: 

Funding will provide continued support for Helpdesk and student services, as well technical assistance for labs. Funding will also be used for support staff to facilitate technology and software upgrades, multimedia, and infrastructure. Customer service resources are available 8am – Midnight 4 days a week and 8am – 10pm on weekends for technical support and account assistance.  Finally, funding for student support throughout the College’s Academic Divisions, including SEEK, Library, and Humanities is included. 

This request also reflects increases to salaries and fringe benefits as per the bargaining contract.

Total Requested: $790,554.20
 

Hardware, Networking and Peripherals

Date Submitted: April 23, 2019    Fiscal Plan: 2019 - 2020

Project: Hardware, Networking and Peripherals 

Person Responsible for Project: AVP/CIO Patricia Kahn
Telephone number:  718-982-2212

Description of Project (attach additional sheets if necessary)

Department of College Affected: Office of Technology Services

Brief Narrative: 

Funding will be used for computer replacements in labs and public workstations, printers, general hardware requests for academic departments as well as a broad spectrum of technology including projection devices and other equipment needed for teaching and learning in the smart classrooms. Funding for the network will include continued wireless expansion, licensing for ClearPass authentication for students, continued LAN expansion to support 10G connectivity, and the continued replacement of legacy devices.


Total Requested: $477,406
 

Software

Date Submitted: April 23, 2019    Fiscal Plan: 2019 - 2020

Project: Software

Person Responsible for Project: AVP/CIO Patricia Kahn
Telephone number:  718-982-2212

Description of Project (attach additional sheets if necessary)

Department of College Affected: Office of Technology Services

Brief Narrative: 

Major software allocations include the following:
•    Subscriptions for the School of Business including Bloomberg and Standard & Poor’s for the trading room
•    Scientific software (National Instruments)
•    Text messaging software to be used to send targeted messages to students related to enrollment and retention initiatives (RAVE)
•    Software for student portal, advisement, and various software used in Academic Divisions
•    ID Card transaction system (Blackboard)
•    Software for Chemistry and Media Culture


Total Requested: $243,973.60
 

Library Electronic Databases & Media Services

Date Submitted: April 23, 2019    Fiscal Plan: 2019 - 2020

Project: Library Electronic Databases & Media Services

Person Responsible for Project: AVP/CIO Patricia Kahn
Telephone number:  718-982-2212

Description of Project (attach additional sheets if necessary)

Department of College Affected: Office of Technology Services

Brief Narrative: 

•    Library electronic resources for student and faculty usage include licensing and rights for Scientific Databases and Digital Journals.  This year’s budget includes $240,000 for electronic subscriptions.
•    $4,000 for Media Services

Total Requested: $244,000

Furniture, Construction, Training and Miscellaneous

Date Submitted: April 23, 2019    Fiscal Plan: 2019 - 2020

Project: Furniture, Construction, Training and Miscellaneous

Person Responsible for Project: AVP/CIO Patricia Kahn
Telephone number:  718-982-2212

Description of Project (attach additional sheets if necessary)

Department of College Affected: Office of Technology Services

Brief Narrative: 

Funding will provide continued support for supplies (paper and toner) furniture, construction, and maintenance of smart classrooms and computer labs.

Total Requested: $42,000
 

Assistive Technology

Date Submitted: April 23, 2019    Fiscal Plan: 2019 - 2020

Project: Assistive Technology

Person Responsible for Project: AVP/CIO Patricia Kahn
Telephone number:  718-982-2212

Description of Project (attach additional sheets if necessary)

Department of College Affected: Office of Technology Services

Brief Narrative: 

Funding will be used for the purchase of equipment needed for students with accessibilities.

Total Requested: $5,000


 

CUNY Enterprise Technology Initiative & Student Technology Initiative

Date Submitted: April 23, 2019    Fiscal Plan: 2019 - 2020

Project: CUNY Enterprise Technology Initiative & Student Technology Initiative

Person Responsible for Project: AVP/CIO Patricia Kahn
Telephone number:  718-982-2212

Description of Project (attach additional sheets if necessary)

Department of College Affected: Office of Technology Services

Brief Narrative: 

The below represents ETI and STI funds.

Total: $695,592

Additional STI Funds

STI Deposit

$243,231.00

Usage of STI Funds  
Network 80000
UWI 50000
Hardware 104000
Projection 9231

Total STI $938,823