Student Technology Access Fees

NOTICE!
The Technology Access Fee (TAF) proposal process for the 2015-2016 fiscal year has begun.  The deadline for proposals is January 30, 2015, at 4 PM.  Click Here to Submit a Proposal.  If you have technical difficulties or questions please contact Maria Knox at maria.knox@mtsu.edu or 615-898-5184.  

Each department and college may submit one proposal for two categories:  Category 4 discipline specific equipment and Category 5 master classroom technology. Proposals for category 6 open computer labs may be expanded to include spaces that are an extension of the classroom.  

If you need additional information such as an estimate for construction (furniture, electricity, renovations) or for master classroom equipment, please contact Dr. Watson Harris, 5366, Watson.Harris@mtsu.edu, David Edgar, 5389, David.Edgar@mtsu.edu, or Maria Knox, 5184, Maria.Knox@mtsu.edu.  If you contact ITD and/or Construction, they will forward your request to our office.


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

Search the TAF proposals database

The Committee allocates $4,590,785 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 2014-2015 fiscal year is $4.595 million.

  • Category 1 Infrastructure ($400,000)
  • Category 2 Repair, Replacement, and Renovation ($1,046,000)
  • Category 3 Recurring Costs ($921,107)
  • 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 ($619,678)

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 Watson.Harris@mtsu.edu.

The standard computer configuration for TAF proposals and for student accessible workstation replacement is provided by ITD on MT $ource. As of January 23, 2015, the current computers and costs are:

Optiplex 7010 Minitower with MTSU image - $1,234.34 
Laptop - Latitude E6440 with MTSU Image - $1,694.28 (Add $40 for Targus Bag)

http://www.mtsu.edu/itdcommunications/sitelicense_comm.php 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.

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