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Meeting Minutes

Technology Fee Advisory Committee Meeting
Technology Fee Advisory Committee
Tuesday, February 6, 2001
Meadow Lark Room Memorial Union, 11:00 - 12:00

Members present:
Richard Chenoweth, Jeff Gerst, John Grosen, Cathy Hanson, Jim Landrum, Linda Manikowske, Jeff Schoenack, Kevin Brooks, Richard Becker, Christopher Haman

Members absent:
Dustin Rehkam, Craig Schnell, Deanne Sperling, Kevin Very, Andy Westby

Welcome to two new student members, Richard Becker and Christopher Haman.

Minutes were approved October 5, 2000 meeting with noted minor corrections.

Richard Chenoweth distributed the a financial update for review and discussion. For the purpose of informing the new students he reviewed the bond payment, and answered questions regarding the continency/carry over balance. We discussed what we had allocated last for Spring 2000 awards and whether that figure is close to what we should be thinking about recommending during this years funding process.

Subcommittee reports

  • Monitoring Committee:
    Thirteen progress reports have been submitted to date. There are two missing and follow-up is being done. The committee felt the information met guidelines. Milestones, budget differences (over or under) and other details of funded projects were adequately addressed. If anyone wants to see copies of the report they should contact Richard or Jeff Schoenack.

    Notice should be going out to remind Spring 2000 award recipients that their 6 month progress are due. In May we should be asking for final Spring reports and 6 month updates for fall of 2001.

  • Review Process Committee:
    Jeff Gerst asked for comments regarding any changes that are needed to the online forum. Are the instructions clear? Is the solicitation of types of proposal we're seeking inclusive enough – or exclusive? There were no additional recommended changes to form.Richard asked about the review process itself. The committee agreed to use the Group Decision Center again to help facilitate a focused discussion. There was agreement to follow much the same process as last year. Date and time will be setup.
  • Public Information:
    Richard will get article in It's Happening at State regarding the March 15th deadline for proposals.

Other Business
John Grosen discussed the modem pool upgrade and the benefits it will have across campus. Currently, $25,000 has been allocated each year from Tech Fee funds to support the modem pool in its current state. He indicated the Dr. Schnell has agreed to underwrite the trunking of the modem pool at a cost of $50,000 through tech fee funds. This is a fraction of the cost of the total upgrade/expansion. The targeted cut over for modem pool upgrade and expanded service is around the end of March. The question is being discussed as to whether tech fee funds will be solicited for this fiscal year or not.No further business, next meeting will be to review proposals.

Respectfully submitted,

Cathy Hanson

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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