Student Technology Fee
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).
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