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Nearly $1M Available for IT Projects, Services

Student working with netbook

Do you have an idea for enhancing UF’s technology environment?

The university funds IT-based projects and services through fees collected from students each year. In recent years the “Tech Fee” program has funded projects ranging from free campus-wide access to lynda.com and the Library West netbooks loaner program to supporting the creation of “hyper hybrid” learning centers.

Proposals are reviewed by a committee of students, faculty, and staff. The deadline for submitting a concept paper for this year’s funding cycle is February 15, 2013.

“Tech fee money has funded a range of ideas that impact everyone at UF,” says Dr. Fedro Zazueta, director of Academic Technology and Associate CIO. “The proposals demonstrate the creativity and vision our students, faculty, and staff have for bettering the university through technology.”

Dates for the 2012-2013 Technology Fee funding cycle/process are online.

The state mandated the collection of a technology fee at all Florida public colleges and universities during the 2007 legislative session. The fee was first implemented at UF in fall 2009. Revenue collected from this fee is used solely to enhance instructional technology resources for students and faculty. Any questions about the Tech Fee submission process or awards funding should be sent to Anne Allen.

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