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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 2022-2023

Student Technology Fee Plan for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 in pdf format

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Faculty / Administration
Name Title

1. Neo Antoniades

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

2. Patricia Kahn

CIO and AVP Information Technology Services

3. Bang Geul

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

4. Ralf Peetz Provost for Undergraduate Studies & Student Success

5. Jonathan Peters

Professor, School of Business, Accounting & Finance

6.TBD

Dean, School of Health Sciences 

7. Amy Stempler

Associate Dean and Chief Librarian

 

Students
Name Title

1.Anthony Conte

Student Representative, Student Government

2. Gabrielle Erves

 Student Representative, Student Government

3. Angie Salvador

Student Representative, Publishing Board 

4. Laura Kaplan

Student Representative, Computer Science Club

5.Timothy Golubowski

Student Representative; Radio Station

 

Resources to Committee Non-Voting
Name Title

1. Kevin Ascolese

HEO, Budget Office

2. Shannon Cammarano

HEO, Director of Enrollment Management

3. Danielle Dimitrov

Executive Director of Student Services

4. Regina Gonzalez-Lama

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

5. Orit Gruber Chief College Lab Technician, Division of Science & Technology, Computer Science
6. Intissar Hassan (maternity leave-January) Interim Assoc Director Budget, Finance & Administration, Office of Economic Development, Continuing Studies & Government Relations

7. Linda John

HEO, Director of Academic Computing

8. Bryan McGuckin

Computer Laboratory Technician, School of Education

9. Doriann Pieve-Hyland

HEO, Director of Technology, Operations, Training & Development

10. Leonardo Pignataro

HEO Associate, Academic Affairs Manager in Student Success Development

11. Beatrix Reinhardt

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

12. Enza Vario

HEO Associate, Division of Humanities & Social
Sciences

13. Sabine Salandy 

Program Manager for the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline

Project 1: Networking (wireless upgrades; switches; etc.)  $155,000
Expenditure Category: D    Continuing Project
Requested by IT    
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
Project Description: Funding will be used to improve student services by replacing legacy devices (switches; access points), continued expansion of Campus Wi-Fi coverage, expansion of internet capacity for faculty, staff, and students.


Project 2: New PC's/SSD's Public and Academic Computer Labs $5,000
Expenditure Category: A    New Project
Requested by IT
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
Project Description: Funding will be used to upgrade student-serving computer labs. During the summer of 2022 we replaced computers in seven labs as well as upgraded SSD drives throughout campus. This funding will allow for the purchase of additional SSD drives and supplement equipment needed.  


Project 3: Computers or portable devices from Academic Divisions to support Teaching/Tutoring $64,259
Expenditure Category: A    New Project
Requested by Faculty/Staff
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
Project Description: Funding will be used to purchase a variety of technology to assist with learning environments as well as technology to support face-to-face instruction and lab work to be used by Humanities, Education, Academic Affairs, and Science/Technology. 


Project 4: Academic Software to support instruction $105,587
Expenditure Category: H    Continued
Requested by Faculty/Staff    
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
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

Project 5: Software to support student services $45,507
Expenditure Category: D    Continued    Requested by Faculty/Staff    Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
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

Project 6: Maintenance Support Contracts for Student Services $126,292
Expenditure Category: D    Continued
Requested by Staff    
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
Project Description: Funding will be used to renew maintenance contracts and software licensing for student services. Major costs include:

  • Password reset
  • Wireless support (Aruba)
  • Asset/Helpdesk software (KACE)
  • VMware environment
  • Spam software (Barracuda)
  • Watermark (Catalogue)

Project 7: Personnel $837,258
Expenditure Category: G    Continued
Requested by Faculty/Staff
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
Project Description: Funding will benefit faculty, staff, and students by providing staffing resources in support of Helpdesk, student services, SEEK, Library, 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 8: Library $354,880
Expenditure Category: F    Continued
Requested by Faculty
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
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, etc.


Project 9: Assistive Technology $5,000
Expenditure Category: B    Continued
Requested by Faculty, Staff, Students    
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
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 10: Technology for Smart Classrooms $5,000
Expenditure Category: H    Continued
Requested by Staff
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
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. CARES funds was previously used to install hyflex equipment. Funding will be used to replace additional technology such as projection devices, screens, etc. as needed. 


Project 11: Website $0
Expenditure Category:         
Requested by Staff    
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
Project Description: Drupal upgrade was completed; there will not be any website development this fiscal year requiring 3rd party assistance.


Project 12: University Charges $540,179
Expenditure Category: K    Continued
Requested by IT Steering    
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
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 13: Equipment to Support Learning (non-computer related) $228,764
Expenditure Category: H    New
Requested by Faculty    
Fiscal Year 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023
Project Description: Funding will benefit students; hardware requests from academic departments as well as by Division faculty chairs/deans in order to support courses – e.g. Spectrometers, photographic equipment, graphical pads, audio/video technology, etc.


 

CSI STF Budget Template 2022 - 2023
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Budget Template

Student Technology Fee Plan

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