Student Computer Fee Committee

Information

The Student Computer Fee Committee develops recommendations for allocation of student computing fees.  The Student Computer Fee is one of three different student fees collected for the purpose of funding technology costs within the University. The Student Computer Fee (SCF) is a mandatory fee collected for the purpose of funding student related technology costs, including but not limited to computers, software, and student employment.  The Student Computer Fee fund is intended to supplement University funding for student IT, not pay the whole cost.

 

Summary of Operations

Student Computer Fee funds are governed by Student Computer Fee Committee(SCFC) members, comprised of at least 50 percent students, who are recommended by the Faculty Senate (one designee from Missoula College), two university staff and one designee appointed by the Provost.  Committee oversight is provided by the CIO.  Each year voting members elect their own chair. 

Duties outlined by the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education policy 940.23 allow the committee to set its own rules governing the committee’s operating details, including fee allocations.

If you would like to learn more about any of our SCFC processes, please attend one of the meetings or contact one of our committee members under "Contact" at the bottom of this page.

Statement of Intent 

Purpose: SCF committee oversees the spending of Student Computer Fee (SCF) allocations. SCF funds can be used for technological equipment, support, and infrastructure primarily for student use. (Include the regent’s policy number here).

Process: SCF committee requests and reviews proposals for technology based projects seeking to expend SCF funds. Proposals directly serving the greatest number of students in the most beneficial ways are given priority.
Proposals must include the following:
  • Description of the project, including rationale and implementation
  • Estimated number of students impacted
  • Quotes for full cost and any cost shares
  • Plan for maintenance and support
Guidance: Computing equipment and technology innovations made available for direct student use are a priority. Expenses for products or services that make technology more readily available to students may be considered. Products or services used primarily by faculty or staff are generally not accepted (note: review Student Instructional Equipment Funding (SIEF) process).  It is strongly recommended to create quotes and make purchases through GrizMart, the campus procurement system.

Student Computer Fee Committee Meeting Times

Meeting Schedule - Summer 2020

May 15th

May 29th

June 12th

July 10th

July 24th

Aug 7th

Location: SS 259 or via Zoom

 

Montana Board of Regents policy on computer fee (PDF)