Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes


Minutes from the November 18, 2013 Student Technology Fee Committee meeting are as follows:

 

In Attendance: Committee members – Gregory Crovetto, Aaron Johnson, Stephanie Travis, Jeff Simmons, Suraj Ayer, Donna Methvien, Marvin Yates, Josie Walker and Mike Asoodeh. Also in attendance was Shannon Sciortino.

 

The meeting began at 2:00 p.m.

 

-- The October 14, 2013 meeting minutes were reviewed. Marvin Yates made a motion to approve the minutes. Aaron Johnson seconded the motion. The vote was 9-0 in favor of approving this motion.

 

-- Reports on Action Items:

o Small Projects – Shannon Sciortino did notify the grant recipients.
o Matching Projects – Shannon Sciortino did notify the grant recipients.
o Printing – Dr. Walker did bring up this topic with Dr. Bourg. Dr. Bourg has not yet addressed this issue with Dean's Council.

 

--Print Update – Dr. Walker did bring up this topic with Dr. Bourg and is working on having faculty no longer require more prints for their classes than the Student Technology Fee provides. Dr. Bourg has not yet addressed this issue with Dean's Council. Dr. Walker will report back to the committee after Dr. Bourg has decided what steps should be taken. Action Item: Dr. Walker will also discuss with Dr. Bourg that the Disaster Recovery Plan on the syllabus should not require printing, and computing devices should be allowed in class for use with following Powerpoint slides and note taking. Dr. Asoodeh did share the use and abuse report with Dr. Walker. Greg Crovetto did send Dr. Walker the student complaints he has received about printing. Action Item: Shannon Sciortino will add printing to the agenda of the next STF meeting, and Greg Crovetto will lead this discussion.

 

--Small Projects – Mike Asoodeh reported that two (2) small project proposals had been received, requesting a total of $5,678.03. The sub-committee recommended that they both be fully funded. A motion was made by Greg Crovetto to fund the proposals as recommended. Marvin Yates seconded the motion. The vote was 9-0 in favor of approving this motion. Action Item: Shannon Sciortino will notify the grant recipients.

 

-- Large Projects – Marvin Yates reported that eight (8) large project proposals had been received, requesting a total of $365,741. The sub-committee recommended that seven projects be funded in the amount of $186,045. A motion was made by Marvin Yates to fund the proposals as recommended. Greg Crovetto seconded the motion. The vote was 9-0 in favor of approving this motion. Action Item: Shannon Sciortino will notify the grant recipients.

 

--Budget - The Student Technology Fee is a revenue budget directly affected by the reduction in student enrollment. We were directed by the Budget Office to reduce our planned expenditures by $40,000. The reduction came from the amount dedicated to the Large/Matching project grants.

 

-- A motion to adjourn was made by Aaron Johnson. Greg Crovetto seconded the motion. The vote was 9-0 in favor of this motion. The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 p.m.

 

-- Next Meeting – The next meeting will be held in the Spring 2014 semester, and will be coordinated by Shannon Sciortino.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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