Technology Fee BackgroundA Technology Fee up to five percent of the tuition per credit hour was implemented for all students beginning Fall 2009. The revenue from this fee shall be used to enhance instructional technology for students and faculty at USF. To date, the fee has been used to expand wireless internet, increase single sign-on for USF accounts, and enrich the classrooms with state of the art technology including Classroom Capture. These projects are proposed by USF students, faculty, and staff and are designed to enhance USF life on all campuses.
The Technology Fee was approved to be implemented by the USF Board of Trustees with specific direction being provided on the intent and management of the fee. The System Vice President of Information Technology has been charged with insuring reporting, tracking and reporting on the use of the fee for the USF system and Tampa campus. Information Technology tracks and reports on use of the fee to the Board of Trustees on a regular basis. 75% of the fee is allocated for the member institutions for specific campus initiatives, while 25% of the fees are allocated to the USF System for proposals that benefit all campuses. Approved projects are required to report to the USF System Vice President quarterly on the status of their projects. The Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) and the Chief Information Officer and University Technology Standards Board (CIO/USTB) prioritize the system proposals annually with one interim cycle to capture new proposals for consideration. Member institutions are responsible for their own implementation, tracking, and reporting of the technology fee.