Approved by the: Student Senate February 22, 2001
Administration - See Response*
Board of Regents - no action required
* The administration has reviewed this resolution and agrees with the Senate that it is in the best interest of the University to move as quickly as possible to full implementation of the Twin Cities Classroom Technology Upgrade Plan developed by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. The resolution is gratefully accepted with the understanding that the Plan can only be accelerated if sufficient funds are provided by the Legislature and/or are available form other non-centrally budgeted funds. Classroom technology needs are highlighted in the current biennial budget request submitted to the State. The administration wishes to note that the Twin Cities collegiate units have already committed funding to accelerate the Plan at a pace greater than called for in the original schedule.

RESOLUTION ON CLASSROOM UPGRADES

Whereas centrally scheduled classrooms are an institutional priority,

Whereas the Twin Cities General Purpose Classroom Technology Upgrade Plan is a comprehensive multi-year plan that addresses critically needed teaching and learning requirements in classrooms,

Whereas implementation of this plan, to date, has made a significant difference in meeting the needs of faculty and the expectations of students,

Whereas this plan must be accelerated to provide a strong classroom environment that will put University of Minnesota teaching and learning at a level required in a premier university, therefore,

Be it resolved that to do this, priority must be given to increased and recurring funding for the Plan.

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