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Overview

Franklin College prioritizes using student technology fee funds to address software and hardware needs in our instructional computer labs and technology-enhanced classrooms. Direct student benefit is the guiding principle of student technology fee allocation and investment.

Step-by-step guide

Student Technology Fee Guidelines

The University of Georgia adheres to the USG Student Technology Fee Expenditure guidelines.

Base Allocation Information

Franklin College receives a base allocation annually.  Allocation amounts are posted to the EITS Student Technology Fee homepage.

Requesting Funds

Departments are responsible for maintaining an active queue of student technology requests in the Franklin College Requests and Commitments System.  Reminders to update the queue will be sent out periodically, but recurring annual STF costs should be entered in March in preparation for the next fiscal year.

Funding Priorities

The college priorities for STF funds are as follows:

  1. The 4-year replacement cycle for instructional computer lab and classroom computers
  2. Lifecycle management for technology-enhanced classrooms
  3. Software licensing for instructional lab and classroom computers
  4. Peripherals and some discipline-specific needs for instructional computer labs
  5. Personnel to support computer labs, classrooms, and instructional technologies

Allocating Funds

Franklin OIT typically undergoes 2-3 rounds of fund allocations:

  • Round 1 - Early to mid-July (largest round of annual purchasing)
  • Round 2 - January/February (small second round of purchasing)
  • Round 3 - April (if funds permit)

Funding requests that have been selected will be marked either as "Allocated" (i.e. the funding was allocated to a departmental account for purchase) or "OIT Commitment" (i.e. the request has been selected, but it will be purchased at the college level as a part of the consolidated order).

Balances from Allocations and OIT Commitments are picked up for reallocation for other STF requests.

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