2012 Technology Fee — Available Funds

Published: January 23rd, 2012

Category: Memos

Elias G. Eldayrie, Vice President & Chief Information Officer

The Technology Fee collected from students each year funds IT-based projects proposed by students, faculty, and staff. The submission deadline for 2012 “Tech Fee” concept papers is February 28. Last year the Tech Fee funded six projects, including university-wide access to lynda.com and the purchase of Netbooks for use in the libraries.

Anyone in the UF community with an idea that fits the guidelines is encouraged to research its viability with the IT unit who would support the project, and then submit a concept paper. In the two-part review process, concept papers will be reviewed by an advisory committee in March. The committee will then invite finalists to submit full proposals in April. After review of the proposals, recommendations will be forwarded to me. Funding awards will be announced before the close of the spring term.

The state approved the collection of a technology fee at all of Florida’s public colleges and universities during the 2007 legislative session. The fee was first implemented at UF in fall 2009. Revenue collected from this fee is used solely to enhance instructional technology resources for students and faculty. Any questions about the Tech Fee submission process or awards funding should be sent to Anne Allen.

Information about submitting a concept paper, past award winners, and this year’s Technology Fee funding cycle is available on the UFIT Web site.

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