Presentation on theme: "Implementing a Student Technology Fee Jim Stenerson Beth Gordon Klingner July 27, 2011 Pace University."— Presentation transcript:
Implementing a Student Technology Fee Jim Stenerson Beth Gordon Klingner July 27, 2011 Pace University
Crisis State (pre-2009) Pace suffered the following deficiencies: –Classroom audio visual and projection technologies were lacking in most rooms and if in place were out of date –Ed Media staff had to wheel in computers on wheels –Lack of sufficient asynchronous tools –No replacement cycle for computers for students labs –Inability to provide software for home use for faculty/students –Insufficient printing capabilities
Instructional Technology Assessment Executive Team (President, VP, and Board of Trustee) mandated a full scale IT assessment Assessment conducted by a team consisting of all schools/colleges and key support areas Focus Group with Faculty Assessment included a visit to Paces benchmark institutions Report was compiled with cost analysis Report presented to the Executive Team and a key BoT Committee All recommendations were approved!
Key Recommendations Aggressively refurbish classroom technology Modernize lecture halls Upgrade and expand video conference facilities Implement a University-wide student printing policy Easier student access to software Institute a university-wide student IT fee –Fee is $95/year for FT Student –$45/year for PT Student –Providing between $1.5 - $2 million annually
Student Technology Fee Priorities Funds instructional technology enhancements for classrooms and online. Improved software for computers--Microsoft Enterprise Campus Package. Wireless enhancements on all campuses and dorms. Provides for asynchronous instructional enhancements. Universal Printing Solution Funds new technology: Blue ray DVDs, cameras, tablets, etc.
Student IT Fee Committee Decides on all expenditures Comprised of school/college reps(5) and students from both campuses (6) Support Service Representatives (non-voting) Chaired by Provost representative Meets twice a semester Students/Faculty can propose items and solicit endorsements This AY there was an $1.8 million budget
Accomplishments Basic Builds in 75% of all classrooms More "smart" classrooms being created ECHO 360 Web conferencing tool Printing expansion including color Software licensing for campus/home Electrical upgrades for areas where IT is heavily used 100% wireless upgrades throughout the campus Mobile Apps for LMS