Student Technology Access Fees

NOTICE!

The Technology Access Fee (TAF) proposal process for the 2016-2017 fiscal year is now closed.  The Instructional Technology Committee (ITC) has made their recommendations to Vice President Petryshak and the Computer Executive Committee.  The Computer Executive Committee meets in early May.  Proposals recommended by the ITC have been updated on the TAF database with recommended in the Approved box.  

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TAF PROCESS

TAF funds are required to be spent in the year collected. Projects are approved by line items, not by dollars. Because projects are not allocated dollars, any savings through the purchase process are collected in the overall TAF accounts and used to balance the TAF accounts at the end of the year. Purchases requested past March may not receive funding. The TAF committee revised the allocation process in October 2012.  For all the allocation processes, please follow this LINK

The Committee allocates $4,522,400 among the following seven categories. Any additional dollars are allocated by the Instructional Technology Committee among these seven categories as needed based on university priorities. The TAF budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year is $4.522 million.

  • Category 1 Infrastructure ($400,000)
  • Category 2 Repair, Replacement, and Renovation ($935,000)
  • Category 3 Recurring Costs ($1,105,722)
  • Category 4 Discipline Specific Equipment ($904,000)
  • Category 5 New Master Classrooms / Master Classroom Carts ($500,000)
  • Category 6 Open Technology Based Learning Spaces ($200,000)
  • Category 7 Enterprise Software ($477,678)

Revised TBR Guidelines

University Technology Plan

Purchase process for TAF Projects. Click here

Specifications for Master Classrooms If you need an estimate to renovate a space or construct a master classroom, please send an email to tom.wallace@mtsu.edu for equipment estimates and terri.carlton@mtsu.edu for construction estimates.

Link to the list of software available through MTSU site licenses. Most Microsoft projects are available through MTSU's select agreement. Please contact ITD for additional information.

Annual spending and actual expenditures reports to the Tennessee Board of Regents.

If you need additional information, please contact Dr. Watson Harris at Watson.Harris@mtsu.edu or 615-898-5366, Maria Knox at Maria.Knox@mtsu.edu or 615-898-5184, or David Edgar at David.Edgar@mtsu.edu or 615-898-5389.