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Technology Committee role expands; proposals requested

11/12/2001
November 12, 2001

The Technology Committee is soliciting input from faculty and staff on how the University can best expend the funds set aside for technological investments.

This year, at the request of Dr. Sherry Hoppe, the committee will review all technological projects, both administrative and academic. In previous years, plans for administrative technology expenditures were presented during budgetary hearings.

"The president sees the committee as a clearinghouse for all technology, so all systems on campus work together," says Dr. Donald Luck, associate professor of education and chair of the Technology Committee.

The committee will not award funds; nor will it have decision-making power, Luck emphasizes. "We will just review requests and make recommendations."

Proposals must be submitted to the committee to be considered for funding, and they must support the University's Five-Year Strategic Plan and current technology goals. The current strategic plan can be viewed at www.apsu.edu/kominskic/planning/goals.htm. The current technology goals are at www.apsu.edu/atc/tbgoals.html.

Requests for technology-related acquisitions or projects must be submitted on a form available at www.apsu.edu/atc/techrequest.htm. All proposals must be in the hands of deans or, in the case of administrative units, the appropriate vice president, by Friday, Jan. 11, 2002. Approved and signed proposals should be sent to Luck before Jan. 18, 2002.

Questions can be emailed to luckd@apsu.edu.

Proposals for lab operations and student workers in existing student computer labs are the only ones that should not be submitted at this time. A separate request will be issued at a later date for those proposals.