Technology Fee Awards Announcement
Funding for Fall 2007 (October 29, 2007)
The Technology Fee Advisory Committee (TFAC) received seven proposals requesting a total of $155,878 in the 2007 Fall Call for Proposals on October 1, 2007.
The designated primary reviewer and secondary reviewers of each proposal gave summary statements to the committee regarding the proposal, citing any issues or concerns or general feeling about recommendations for or against funding. After considerable discussion the TFAC recommended the following:
Based on the recommendations by the TFAC Bonnie Neas, Vice President for Information Technology approved funding in the following way:
0706 Better Customer Service through Streamlined Management Software
Counseling Center, Disability Services requested funds to procure software to help solve the problems related to securing /storing sensitive information and reducing the time necessary to document contacts with clients or potential clients. William Burns $27,500 FUNDED
0707 The Online Fine Arts Listening Library: Providing Access to Instructional Material through Wireless Streaming Audio
The Department of Music is asking for funds to provide continued operations and further development of NDSU’s online Fine Arts Listening Library (FALL). In addition, grant funds would provide the salary for student workers and purchase three wireless IPod music devices for use by instructors. Michael Thrasher $18,957 NOT FUNDED
0708 Online Bibliographic Database of Graduate-Level Research in Music
Funding is being requested by the Department of Music to offer online access (subscription services) to two databases (RPIM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodical Literature) and RISM (International Inventory of Musical Sources.) These sophisticated bibliographic tools would help carry out professional-level research and impact the graduate level degree program. Michael Thrasher, $2,136 NOT FUNDED
0709 Innovative Delivery and Access to Music Notation and Production Software
Producing published-quality printed music requires specialized computer software. A grant to fund a 20-seat site license for Sibelius, as well as an innovative approach to its delivery is being requested by the Department of Music. Michael Thrasher, $3,600 NOT FUNDED
0710 Increasing collaboration, learning and sharing within Blackboard via Campus Pack tools
Information Technology Services requested funds to expand the Blackboard services to incorporate additional learning tools. With these additional tools, NDSU instructors and students could easily incorporate social networking and authoring form within the ease and familiarity of Blackboard. Nancy Lilleberg, $11,625 NOT FUNDED
0711 Help Desk Checkout Equipment Renewal
Funding request outlined in this proposal includes the cost of replacing outdated laptops, cameras, and camcorders, that are available at the ITS Help Desk for checkout to students. Ongoing support for checkout equipment directly supports the teaching and learning mission of the university. Sheree Kornkven, $12,060 FUNDED
0712 Digital Signage and Emergency Alert Project
This proposal advocates for digital signage in the NDSU Memorial Union. The signs will provide for a variety of services – advertising for student organization activities, departments, or off campus events, CNNS news station, and could also be part of the campus emergency notification alert program. Steve Winfrey, $80,000 FUNDED
0713 Finance and Accounting Data Bases
NOTE: Proposal submitted outside of cycle. The proposal, submitted by the College of Business seeks funding to sustain licensing requirements for two heavily used databases in the areas of finance and accounting. Standard & Poors Unv. & Government Research Insight Network & CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) data tapes. Ron Johnson, $ 35,507.70 FUNED with request to seek other sources next year.
0714 Elsevier ScieneDirect Contract
NOTE: Proposal submitted outside of cycle. The Library requests funding continue to licensing subscription for a widely used database. This database falls under the Elsevier ScienceDirect Contract Mark England, $100,000 FUNDED with request to seek other sources next year.