Student Technology Fee Committee: UWT student can make their ideas reality

Students are given the opportunity to submit Allocation Proposals to STFC

By Kristin Dellavecchio

The Student Technology Fee Committee (STFC) will give UWT pupils the opportunity to submit their ideas during the Annual Allocation, and inform the committee of maintenance, repairs, and/or replacements that require attention around campus during the Special Allocation. From January 6, 2014 to January 20, 2014, students can set forth suggestions for the Special Allocation.  Though today is the last day to submit Special Allocation proposals, this is an annual occurrence, and from February 17, 2014, to March 5, 2014, students have the opportunity to submit their proposals for the Annual Allocation.

The committee funds technologies such as digital signs, computer equipment, and campus printers.  Most recently, the STFC has made it possible for students to study in large groups with the Digital Presentation Studio located in the Snoqualmie Building.  Instead of gathering for a study group and huddling around one laptop, students can connect their laptops to a monitor plug that transports to a convenient TVsize screen.

Students can submit their proposal for the Special Allocation to STFC by going online to dawgden.tacoma.uw.edu.  The Annual Allocation is not open to students yet, but will be as of February. The Special Allocation forms that are submitted will be evaluated between January 21, 2014 and February 7, 2014. The Annual Allocation forms submitted will be evaluated between March 10, 2014 and May 16, 2014.  Both forms will be judged upon whether they qualify as an asset to the entire student body, serve as a useful and economical purpose to student’s needs, and are within the university’s budget.  Students can expect a response to their proposals 10 business days after the final decision date, and although all proposals may not be accepted, everyone will receive a reply.

STFC Chair, Aji Fatou Faye said, “The Student Technology Fee Committee is anticipating a strong output this year. We started with recruitment – recruiting some of the finest students here on campus. The next phase included trainings of our members, as well as participation in the Open Public Forum hosted by ASUWT to share with students the prominence of STFC here at UW Tacoma. Our next step is to generate more buzz on STFC Special and Annual Allocations to get student participation in both processes.  It’s going to be an amazing year, and the student input and voice makes the resource allocation and funding process more customized to fit our student needs.”

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