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Student Technology Fee

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Overview

The NSHE Board of Regents approved a $4 per credit technology fee effective the spring 2000 semester. This decision was made with the consensus of students from colleges throughout the NSHE system (TMCC, UNR, UNLV, CSN, WNC, GBC and NSC).

Purpose

The purpose of the fee is to increase access to technology for students. TMCC's Academic Technologies Committee is charged with recommending how the technology fee gathered from TMCC students will be used. The committee discussed the following issues and has made the recommendations below:

  • Anticipated: $849,169 for fiscal year 2012
  • Intent: for general access and broad-based instructional technologies
  • The Academic Technologies Committee will receive requests, review them, and make recommendations to the college's senior leadership.
  • Requests to be considered: equipment for computer labs, academic servers, smart classroom equipment, Distance Education, leading edge classroom technology, software, etc.
  • Proposals with broadest use and impact on instruction will receive the highest priority
  • There is a continually, pressing need to provide adequate technical support for General Access, academic labs and broad-based instructional technologies
  • Full-time personnel should not be funded from the Tech Fee (rather, should be baseline items, etc.)

Student Technology Fee Use Funding Priorities List

  • General Access Computing Labs (examples: student access labs - information kiosks for the Library/Admissions and Records/Financial Aid)
  • Existing Computer Labs/Servers (updating/life cycle replacement)
  • Instructional technologies (examples: Smart Classrooms, Distance Ed, Computers-on-Wheels [COWs])
  • New General Access Labs
  • New Computer Labs
  • New Presentation Equipment/Rooms

July 2013 to June 2014 Scheduled Use of the Student Technology Fee

Software Licenses

  • SmartThinking tutoring software
  • Turnitin anti-plagiarism software
  • Tegrity lecture capture system

Student Technical Support

  • Account activation and password reset support

Online Proctoring

  • Staffing support of proctoring hours

Academic Computing

  • Lifecycle replacement of computers:
    • 188 Microsoft Windows-based computers over four years old will be replaced with Intel Core i5 Processor, 3.2 GHz Windows computer systems with 8 GB RAM.
    • 29 Intel Core i5 Processor, 2.6 GHz Windows laptop systems with 8 GB RAM and 14.1 screens.
    • 18 Apple iMac computers over four years old will be replaced with Intel Core i5 Processor, 2.9 GHz iMac computer systems with 8 GB RAM and 21-inch monitors.
  • Printer lifecycle replacements for academic labs (four each; locations below).

Media Services

  • Lifecycle replacement of multi-media, distance education and video switching equipment, and screens (locations below) and associated cabling and lamps.
  • Sonic alarms for Media Services to protect LCD Projectors from theft.

Dandini Campus - Red Mountain Building (RDMT)

  • RDMT 213: 1 new projection screen will be installed.
  • RDMT 256: 1 new printer will be installed.
  • RDMT 301: 7 new Windows computers will be installed.
  • RDMT 302: 7 new Windows computers will be installed.
  • RDMT 301: 17 new Windows computers will be installed.
  • RDMT 313: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • RDMT 315: 2 new Windows laptops will be installed.
  • RDMT 320: 1 new document presentation system will be installed.
  • RDMT 322: 1 new projection screen will be installed.
  • RDMT 407: 1 new Windows computer will be installed.
  • RDMT 409: 1 new Windows computer will be installed.
  • RDMT 412: 1 new network duplex printer will be installed. The video conference system and display monitors were upgraded.
  • RDMT 415A: 1 new Windows computer will be installed.

Dandini Campus - Sierra/ATC Building and Elizabeth Sturm Library (SIER & LIB)

  • SIER 100: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed and the video conference system and display monitors will be upgraded.
  • SIER 102: 31 new Windows computers will be installed
  • SIER 108: The video conference system and display monitors were upgraded.
  • SIER 110: 31 new Windows computers will be installed.
  • SIER 112: 27 new Windows computers will be installed.
  • SIER 114: 1 new projection screen will be installed.
  • SIER 204: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution and 2 new projection screens will be installed.
  • SIER 208: 1 new projection screen will be installed.
  • SIER 212: 18 new Windows computers and one new network duplex printer will be installed.
  • SIER 215: 1 new Windows computer will be installed.
  • SIER 216: 17 new iMac computers and 2 new digital photography printers will be installed.

Dandini Campus - Vista Building (VSTA)

  • VSTA B101: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • VSTA B104: 8 new Windows computers will be installed.
  • VSTA B105: 1 new document presentation system and 1 new projection screen will be installed.
  • VSTA B109: 1 new projection screen will be installed.
  • VSTA B110: 1 new projection screen will be installed.
  • VSTA B201: 1 new projection screen will be installed.
  • VSTA B202: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • VSTA B203: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • VSTA B206: 1 new Windows computer will be installed.
  • VSTA B302: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.

IGT Applied Technology Center (EDSN)

  • EDSN 100: 1 new Windows computer will be installed.
  • EDSN 122: 1 new projection screen will be installed.
  • EDSN 131: 2 new Windows computers will be installed.
  • EDSN 134: 1 new Windows computer will be installed.
  • EDSN 143: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • EDSN 144: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • EDSN 214: 1 new document presentation system will be installed.
  • EDSN 221: The video conference system and display monitors will be upgraded.
  • EDSN Lobby Kiosk: 1 new Windows computer will be installed.

Meadowood Center (MDWS)

  • MDWS 102: 1 new Windows computer will be installed and 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • MDWS 103: 1 new Windows computer will be installed and 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • MDWS 104: The video conference system and display monitors will be upgraded.
  • MDWS 105: 1 new document presentation system will be installed.
  • MDWS 106: 1 new document presentation system will be installed.
  • MDWS 115: 20 new Windows computers will be installed.
  • MDWS 117 Laptop Cart: 2 new Windows laptops will be installed.
  • MDWS 204: 1 new Windows computer will be installed and 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • MDWS 205: 1 new Windows computer will be installed.
  • MDWS 206: 1 new Windows computer will be installed and 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • MDWS 321: 1 new network duplex printer will be installed.
  • MDWS 322: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.

High Tech at Redfield (RCB)

  • RCA-104: 1 new LCD projector with higher brightness levels and resolution will be installed.
  • RCB-102: The video conference system and display monitors will be upgraded.
  • RCB-103: The video conference system and display monitors will be upgraded.
  • 24 new Windows laptops will be installed and added to the mobile cart.

Redfield Performing Arts Center (RPAC)

  • RPAC Mobile Cart: 1 new Windows computer will be installed.

Other New Technologies

  • Hardware:
    • 20 iPads and 1 MacBook Pro laptop with synchronization and charging storage cart for the Early Childhood Education program.
    • 2 new professional imaging printers for the Digital Photography program.
    • 3 starting and charging testers for the Applied Technology program.
  • Software:
    • Premier Reading and Writing Literacy tool software for the Disability Resource Center - supports individuals who find reading and writing a challenge, whether they are "at risk", learning disabled, low vision or blind.
    • JAWS screen reading software software for the Disability Resource Center - for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content.
    • MAGic® Screen Magnification Software with Speech software for the Disability Resource Center.

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Calendar of Events

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Monday, April 21
VSTA 206, Dandini Campus

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Tuesday, April 22
EDSN 112, IGT Applied Technology Center