STF Committee Meetings have now concluded for the 2016-2017 school year.
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.
2016- 2017 Application Process
First Funding Cycle - Closed- This is last funding cycle for the year. The next cycle will take place at the end of Fall 2016.
AVAILABLE FUNDS- $489,105
Instructions for Submitting Proposals
1. Download a copy of the worksheet use to submit online. Read the following documents: Annual Funding Plan and STF Guidelines
2. All proposals must be reviewed by Joe Cao and Tim Rhoades before they are submitted online. You should submit these for their review by January 11th. IT must also give you a statement on limitations of support.
3. Change the name of the worksheet file to the title of your before you submit it online. For instance: android_tutors.doc
4. Proposals must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18th.
Important Dates (TBA)
Applicants will be notified the week of January XX if a hearing is requested for their proposal. Hearing dates and times will be February XX. A preliminary budget will be announced the week of February XX and the final budget will be voted on by February XX. Budgets will be available for use by March XX and must be spent by April 2017, unless you are making a long-term request.
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 10-11am
Review proposals on how the STF money should be spent.
Allocate STF funding with stipulations (approximately $400,000).
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 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. during the regular academic year.