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The Student Technology Fee has funded microscopes and related equipment over the years, including the electron scanning microscope (not shown).

The Student Technology Fee has funded microscopes and related equipment over the years, including the electron scanning microscope (not shown).

Tech Initiatives Proposal Process


I. Tech Initiatives Timeline (Academic Year 2019)

II. Tech Initiatives Instructions and Forms (AY 2019)

III. Submitted Tech Initiative Proposals (AY 2019)

IV. Approved Tech Initiative Projects (AY 2019)


I. Tech Initiatives Timeline
(Academic Year 2019)

Dates subject to change

Phase One 2018

November 19

Employees and students receive email regarding the annual Student Technology Fee (STF) and requesting Tech Initiatives abstracts.

November

New STF Committee holds initial meeting.

  2019

January 16

Due to STF Committee: one-page Tech Initiatives abstracts from employees.

January 23

Due to STF Committee: one-page Tech Initiatives abstracts from students.

January 18-
February 19

STF Committee reviews abstracts received by the two deadlines.

February 20

STF Committee selects abstracts for which it would like full proposals.

February 22

STF Committee emails invitation to submit full proposal to selected abstract applicants (and notification emails to abstract applicants not invited to submit proposals).

Phase Two 2019
Phase Two  

[various dates]

Due to colleges/divisions for prioritizing: Tech Initiatives proposals from employees.

(March 11)

(Due to Space Administration: draft proposal.
Only if project would require any site preparation, or if project would use any space not under your department's control.)

(March 22)

(Due to applicant: site survey from Space Administration.
Only if project would require any site preparation, or if project would use any space not under your department's control.)

April 3

Due to AS VP for Academic Affairs for prioritizing: Tech Initiatives proposals from students.

April 4

Due to STF Committee: all prioritized Tech Initiatives proposals from employees.
Note: Colleges and divisions must have earlier deadlines for internal priority-setting processes.

April 5

STF Committee distributes Tech Initiatives proposals to Academic Technology Committee (ATC) Chair for ATC review.

April 5

STF Committee invites Western community (via various communications) to give comments on Tech Initiatives proposals. (Tech initiatives proposals will be posted on this STF website.)

April 5-30

STF Committee reviews Tech Initiatives proposals (to include site visits as needed).

May 1

Due to STF Committee: ATC and Western community comments on Tech Initiatives proposals.

Early May

STF Committee reviews ATC and Western community comments, develops recommendations, and sends Tech Initiatives project recommendations to presidents.

Early May

Associated Students President and Western President approve recommendations.

May 22

Tech Initiatives project awards are announced. (Award recipients receive award letters via email; a list of projects awarded is posted on this STF website. Applicants not receiving awards also receive emails.)

 

II. Tech Initiatives Instructions and Forms (AY 2019)

Instructions


Forms for Phase One - Abstracts (AY 2019)


Forms For Phase Two - Proposals (AY 2019)


To help you complete your proposal:


    Purchasing Department Links
  • How to Buy Computers, Printers, Accessories
  • How to Buy Software
  • Western Staff

    The following support departments are available to help determine costs and configurations of items needed for your proposed project:

  • Academic Technology & User Services (ATUS)

    650-6538

  • Computers, software, lab/special supplies

    Western Purchasing, 650-3340

  • Space Administration

    650-3222


III. Submitted Tech Initiatives Proposals (AY 2019)

All proposals accepted by the Student Technology Fee Committee were posted to this section III in early April 2019 for comments from the campus community, which are a valuable aspect of the committee's decision making process.

Comments were due to the STF Committee by May 1.

Proposal
Number
Proposal Title College/Unit
 
1 Graphing Calculators for Student Checkout AA / ATUS
(ATUS priority 1)
2 DSLR Camera Upgrade AA / ATUS
(ATUS priority 2)
3 Making and Prototyping Equipment AA / ATUS
(ATUS priority 3)
4 Music Library Listening Station Upgrade Wilson Library/ Music Library
5 Clinical Observation and Recording System
Cost Estimate
CHSS / CSD
6 Mechanical Testing Equipment / Universal Test Stand CSE / Engineering and Design
(CSE priority 1)
7 Increasing Student Access to Advanced Molecular Spectroscopy CSE / Chemistry
(CSE priority 2)
8 Digital Microscopes for Engineering Courses and Applications CSE / Engineering and Design
(CSE priority 3)
9 Incorporating High-Resolution Survey-Grade Global Navigation Satellite System and Drone Surveys at WWU CSE/Huxley
Geology/Env Science
(CSE priority 4)
10 Huxley College Analytical and Precision Balance Upgrade / Replacement Huxley / Env Science
11 WWU Racing Data Acquisition Student proposal Student / Engineering and Design

IV. Approved Tech Initiatives (AY 2019)

Projects approved for funding were posted to this section IV in early June 2019.


Project
Number
Project Title College/Unit
 
1 Graphing Calculators for Student Checkout AA / ATUS
(ATUS priority 1)
2 DSLR Camera Upgrade AA / ATUS
(ATUS priority 2)
3 Making and Prototyping Equipment AA / ATUS
(ATUS priority 3)
4 Music Library Listening Station Upgrade Wilson Library/ Music Library
6 Mechanical Testing Equipment / Universal Test Stand CSE / Engineering and Design
(CSE priority 1)
7 Increasing Student Access to Advanced Molecular Spectroscopy CSE / Chemistry
(CSE priority 2)
8 Digital Microscopes for Engineering Courses and Applications CSE / Engineering and Design
(CSE priority 3)
9 Incorporating High-Resolution Survey-Grade Global Navigation Satellite System and Drone Surveys at WWU CSE/Huxley
Geology/Env Science
(CSE priority 4)
10 Huxley College Analytical and Precision Balance Upgrade / Replacement Huxley / Env Science
11 WWU Racing Data Acquisition Student proposal Student / Engineering and Design

Go to the STF Projects/Tech Initiatives History page to see projects and Tech Initiatives funded in previous years.