Tech Fee Plan

Technology Fee Plan (2005-2006), Many of the items described below have become recurring costs supported by the Technology Fee funding.

As 2005-06 budgetary planning proceeds, College will explore ways to offset some these costs in order that future plans can include new initiatives and enhancements that are of greater impact on instruction and student success.

The following discussion closely follows the outline of the attached budget.

A. Personnel                                                                                          $ 238,391

The Student Technology Fee has provided essential supplemental support for the IT operations of York College. This academic year the College plans to reduce the number of full time lines supported by the fee from four to two. In addition, the fee supports numerous college assistants assigned to various activities as listed below. The budget outline categorizes full-time and part-time personnel into (I) Computer Laboratory, (II) Infrastructure and Network, and (III) Academic support.

    Full time positions:     Instructional Technologist
                                       Help Desk Manager

    College Assistants:        Computer Laboratories
                                       Student Government Laboratory
                                       Server Maintenance
                                       Help Desk
                                       Network Administration
                                       Email, Portal and Wireless LAN
                                       Foreign Language Laboratory
                                       Blackboard Support
                                       Computer Coursework Tutors

Person responsible:    Dr. Che-Tsao Huang, Director, Academic Computing and EdTech
Telephone number:    (718) 262-2750

B. Other than Personnel Services (OTPS)

1. Computer Laboratories                                                                     $104,822

Specialized and general use laboratories are located throughout the campus. Of these, AC- 2E03 in the Academic Core and a complex of computer labs on the second floor in the Classroom Building (C201) are the most heavily used and serve diverse purposes. These labs serve students College-wide and are used by 90-100 courses across all disciplines each semester. Over the past two years, we have replaced most of the computers in the Classroom Building and half of these in AC-2E03. During 2005-06, we plan to continue to improve access by upgrading additional computers in AC-2E03, which is heavily used by the Computer Science and Information Management Systems programs, as well as replacement computers and printers in laboratories in the Classroom Building. In addition, we will maintain student access to laboratories for open use utilizing extended and special hours scheduling.

In addition, improvements and upgrades will be made to specialized computer laboratories throughout the campus including the Writing Center, the Academic Achievement Center, the Student Government Computer Laboratory, and the Multimedia Laboratory. As requested and approved by the Technology Fee Committee, purchases will be made of software upgrades and specialized academic titles.

Person responsible:    Dr. Che-Tsao Huang, Director, Academic Computing and EdTech
Telephone number:    (718) 262-2750

2. Infrastructure and Network Maintenance                                             $125,700

In Fall 2004, the College completed its network infrastructure upgrade, however maintenance remains costly and labor intensive. OTPS has been budgeted for various network maintenance contracts, parts and supplies as listed in the budget outline. The College will also implement a single sign-on directory system.

Person responsible:    Dr. Che-Tsao Huang, Director, Academic Computing and EdTech
Telephone number:    (718) 262-2750

3. Academic Support

A. Library                                                                                                 $ 40,000

The Technology Fee supports annual online database subscriptions. Twenty replacement computers will be installed in the Library.

Person responsible:    Prof. Robert Machalow, Chief Librarian
Telephone number:    (718) 262-2025

B. Faculty computers                                                                             $ 60,000

The College has been replacing computers for faculty offices on a regular basis and has committed to assigned new computers to new faculty as they are appointed.

C. Laptops for Circulation                                                                       $ 8,000

D. Mobile Laptop/LCD Systems                                                            $ 10,050

OTPS has been budgeted for numerous instructional support projects and for improved accessibility to classroom technologies. Portable laptops and mobile laptops and projectors have been increasing in usage, with some assigned to academic departments or others installed in classrooms. Additional systems will be purchased.

Person responsible:    Dr. Che-Tsao Huang, Director, Academic Computing and EdTech
Telephone number:    (718) 262-2750

E. Teacher Education Assessment                                                           $ 7,070

To support the NCATE accreditation process, the College has contracted has arranged for the implementation of TK20, to provide database support for assessment activities and student records maintenance.

Persons responsible:    Dr. Wynne Shilling, Chair, Department of Teacher Education
Telephone numbers:    (718) 262-2450

F. Fine Arts 3-D Laboratory                                                                  $ 10,000

Addition upgrades will be made to the Computer Graphics classroom.

Persons responsible:    Dr. James Como, Chair, Department of Performing and Fine Arts
Telephone numbers:    (718) 262-2400

G. Server for Computer Sciences Program                                                $ 8,000

With the introduction of the BS Computer Science in Fall 2003, a new curriculum was introduced which requires larger capacity for data management and display by faculty and students.

Persons responsible:    Dr. Louis D'Alloto, Chair, Department of Math/Computer Studies
Telephone numbers:    (718) 262-2535

H. Server for Communications Technology Program                                  $ 5,000

With the introduction of the BS Communications Technology in Fall 2003, a new curriculum was introduced which requires larger capacity for video, website, and mixed media capabilities.

Persons responsible:    Prof. Michael Smith, Asst Prof., Communications Technology Program
Telephone numbers:    (718) 262-2853

4. Administrative Support                                                                      $10,300

OTPS has been budgeted to support computer upgrades to the Admissions Office, the Registrar's Office, Public Safety and other administrative offices.

Person responsible:    Shyamji Srivastava, Director, Computer Services
Telephone number:    (718) 262-2090

5. Student Support Services

A. Career Development Office                                                                $ 1,150

The Office of Career Services will make available technology-based opportunities for students to prepare for the job market and career development.

Person responsible:    Ms. Linda Chesney, Assistant Director, Office of Career Services
Telephone number:    (718) 262-2282

B. Services for Students with Disabilities                                               $ 3,000

Upgrades and maintenance will be made to the Adaptive Technology Facility in the Library.

Person responsible:    Dr. Arleen Schreiner, Director, Office of Counseling
Telephone number:    (718) 262-2272

C. Counseling Center                                                                           $ 6,200

New computers and printers will be installed to support counseling services.

Person responsible:    Dr. Arleen Schreiner, Director, Office of Counseling
Telephone number:    (718) 262-2272

D. Student Activities Office                                                                 $ 6,400

New computers and printers will be installed to support student activities and student development.
Persons responsible:    Dean Al Frazier, Asst Dean for Student Development
Telephone numbers:    (718) 262-2285

E. Student newspaper - Pandora's Box                                                 $ 2,550

New computers and printers will be installed to support newspaper production and editing.

Persons responsible:    Prof. Glenn Lewis, Faculty Advisor
Telephone numbers:    (718) 262-2482

F. Kiosk maintenance                                                                           $ 1,000

Maintenance and upgrades, as necessary.

Persons responsible:    Dr. Che-Tsao Huang, Director, Academic Computing and Ed Tech
Telephone numbers:    (718) 262-2750

6. CUNY Enterprise Initiatives                                                          $ 74,016

Approximately 10% of the project Student Technology Fee revenues have been reserved.

Total (including fringes):                                                     $753,456.72