The University Technology Council (UTC) is chaired by the CIO and one of the annually-appointed representatives. Monthly meetings are held during each academic year from September through May. Additional meetings and retreats typically occur throughout the year assoicated with major work on UAA's strategic technology plan or significant initiatives.
Council Minutes and Agendas
Student Technology Fee
These initiatives provide supplementary funding to service organizations and academic units across the UAA/Anchorage campus. Receipt of funding by organizations and units under these initiatives is voluntary but does require recipients to meet identified standards, participation, and reporting requirements.
Each of UAA's campuses retains authority over whether to institute a technology fee locally or not. The Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna, and the Valdez campus assess either computer lab or general technology fees. Fees collected at community campuses remain at individual campuses and are managed locally.
On the Anchorage campus, students are assessed a technology fee per credit hour. Anchorage campus Student Technology Fees are managed by the members of the University Technology Council (UTC). The UTC serves as an advisory committee to the CIO and provides oversight management to the Student Technology Fee fund. UTC members are appointed on an annual basis by the Chancellor. Membership includes all segments of the university community including students.
See how the money is allocated in the annual reports.
1 Campus-Wide Services Initiative
These services have a campus-wide aspect to them in that students across the entire campus, regardless of program affiliation can access these resources on a daily basis. They are typically services provided by a single organization (e.g., Consortium Library, IT Services, and Disability Support Services) on behalf of all UAA/Anchorage students.
Each organizational recipient under this funding initiative is required to demonstrate accountability for expenditure of all funds and to show significant matching funding from other sources. At a minimum, a year-end performance report is required.
2 College/School Block Initiative
In an effort to accommodate student technology needs that go beyond the Supported Computer Labs, the UTC offers a Block Grant program. Block grants are made to individual colleges and schools with the expectation that these funds will be used to provide services or facilities that directly benefit students. Funding is based on each college's total credit hour count. Each organization is required to submit a year-end impact report which summarizes how funds were actually spent and the benefit received by students.
3 Supported Computer Lab Initiative
The purpose of this computer lab program is to improve the availability and quality of technology services and resources available to UAA/Anchorage students.
Currently, there are 25 supported computer labs in colleges and schools comprising of approximately 347 computer workstations. These Supported Labs operate under the control and management of sponsoring units. A sponsoring unit is a college, school, or department that operates the facility.
Through this initiative consistency in equipment is accomplished, a four-year replacement lifecycle is achieved, labs are connected to UAA's directory services environment, and a lab administrator's council has been created.
Supported Computer Lab Program Description
AY13 Student Technology Fee Reports