About the Student Technology Fee
The Student Technology Fee was established to help supplement the availability of technology to UWB students and to provide opportunities for innovative facilities and projects that require capital investment. Each year, the STF Committee solicits a variety of student technology proposals for projects that meet the demonstrated technology needs of students and allow them to further their education and research goals.
The fee supplements University or external funding of technology for student use. Money from the fee is not used to fund items that should properly be funded by legislative or administrative funds. If funding is critical to a programs curriculum, this is not the appropriate funding source. Funding for projects are made on a yearly-basis, hence proposals made to the committee should not be contingent upon subsequent years of funding.
Proposals must show that the primary benefit is to students, include a summary of student input, provide a long term plan for operation, and address issues of student access. The committee does not fund: equipment used for classroom instruction, ongoing maintenance and supply costs, salary for full-time or part-time staff or students, or wireless networking outside of the University’s central deployment.
2019- 2020 Application Process
Funding Cycle - This is the first funding cycle for the year. The next funding cycle will take place in late Winter 2020. The first cycle funds will be available for this academic year.
AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR FIRST CYCLE- $1,000,000
Instructions for Submitting Proposals
1. Fill out a copy of the application to submit online via google form. Read the following document: STF Guidelines.
2. All proposals must be reviewed by Dan Sullivan, Jim Pilon, and Adri MacArthur before they are submitted to the STF committee. It is recommended that you work with these staff early, so that they can provide guidance on your project.
3. All proposals must be reviewed by IT, Facilities, and possibly space planning. Adri MacArthur (IT), Dan Sullivan (Facilities), and possibly David Moehring(Space Planning) and Jim Pilon(Fiscal). You will need to submit signed copies of the following documents verifying IT and Facilities have reviewed your plan:
Obviously, the sooner you send your plan to all of these faculty members, the more likely you’ll have the signed document before the final deadline. It is highly recommended you send your plan to IT and Facilities at least one week before the final deadline so there is time for them to look over your application.
4. Final proposals must be submitted via Google Form by 11:59 p.m. on January 29, 2020.
Use https://forms.gle/nFZQPvnzhJRowj9E7 if the above link doesn’t work.
- Final application deadline 11:59 pm on January 29th
- Hearing notification by 6:00 pm on January 31st
- Hearings for selected applications between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm on February 7th
- Tentative decisions announced by 5:00 pm on February 14th
- Hearings for appeals between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm on February 21st
- Final decisions will be announced by 5:00 pm on February 21st
How to Join the STF Committee
The Student Technology Fee (STF) Committee is a yearly committee of students appointed by the ASUWB. We are responsible for reviewing proposals related to the $42/quarter technology fee that each student pays, and making funding recommendations to ASUWB. Proposals on how the money should be spent can be submitted by any current student, faculty, or staff member of UWB.
As a member of the Student Technology Fee (STF) Committee you will:
- Meet weekly throughout the academic year. Every Friday from 11-1pm
- Review proposals on how the STF money should be spent.
- Allocate STF funding with stipulations (approximately $2,100,000).
- Explore methods and guidelines to maximize the benefit that the STF has on the student population.
- Must be a current student at UWB, enrolled in at least five credits for autumn, winter, and spring terms.
- Must be in good academic and behavioral standing (as defined by UWB General Catalog and the Student Conduct code) at the time of application and while serving as a member of the STF Committee.
- Must be able to meet weekly on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the regular academic year.