Student Technology Fees
Committee on Information Technologies (SCIT) requests that the final proposal
for any new student technology fees structure be brought before SCIT prior to
going forward for Board of Regents approval. The committee wishes to
applaud the colleges for their existing work to create procedures and feedback
mechanisms for the current college-based student technology fees structures.
They have carefully worked to create cost-neutral plans with clear involvement
of students both in the setting of fees and in reporting results and gathering
feedback for future planning.
the current system has become unnecessarily complicated and dysfunctional.
members strongly support the creation of a new system-wide structure that would
rationalize and consolidate fees structures, while maintaining strong input and
feedback from affected students.
suggest that the final proposal or any new proposal be brought before not only
SCIT for review and consultation but also the Student Senate and the colleges
before final submission to the Board of Regents. This will only strengthen the
proposal itself and insure future cooperation.
play a key role in this process. Consultation will allow for exploring
strategies and discussion/creation of plans to insure revenue neutrality now and
in the future, and for relating technology fees to other college fees and issues
(such as laptop requirements).
as both beneficiaries and sources for these funds, deserve to have a clear voice
in the establishment of this fee structure. The Student Senate would be an
appropriate venue for this input.
an ongoing interest in student technology fees and their implementation across
the University system: The impact on students; fee structures and
implementation issues; and the impact of these fees on colleges, especially with
the constant changes in technology. SCIT would request that reports on student
technology fees be made to the committee, on an ongoing basis, for
discussion/review at least every two years.
Approved May, 2007