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

The 2010 Student Technology Fee funded project #9, "High-Definition Microscopy for Intro Biology."

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 17

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 21

STF Committee reviews abstracts received by the two deadlines.

February 19

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

 

[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 will 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 staff are available to help determine costs and configurations of items needed for your proposed project:

  • Academic Technology & User Services (ATUS)

    Rick Nichols, 650-6546

  • Computers, peripherals, software, web services

    Western Purchasing, 650-3340
    Karen McKinnon, 650-2314

  • Space Administration

    Francis Halle, 650-3222


III. Submitted Tech Initiatives Proposals (AY 2019)

All proposals accepted by the Student Technology Fee Committee will be posted to this section III in early April 2018 for comments from the campus community.

Proposal
Number
Proposal Title College/Unit

IV. Approved Tech Initiatives (AY 2018)

Projects approved for funding were posted to this section IV in early June 2018.

Project
Number
Project Title College/Unit

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