Annual Tech Fee Request for New Proposals

Each year in the spring a Request for Proposals (RFP) is sent out across campus, requesting new proposals for technology to enhance the learning experiences for students of Shippensburg University. For an example of the most recent RFP, please see below.

2016-2017 Tech Fee Proposal Template




In 2002, the State System's Board of Governors established a technology fee for the purposes of (1) enhancing student-learning outcomes; (2) providing equitable access to technology resources; and (3) ensuring that graduates are technologically competitive. Shippensburg collects this fee annually, with the vast majority of the fee set aside for the support and renewal of previously funded projects and ongoing costs. There will be a total of $100,000 available for new technology projects in the following categories:

Revised Funding Categories

  1. Improving Learning through Use of Technology

    This category is for those proposals addressing an innovative use of new or existing technology for enhancement of the students’ learning experience. Proposals must address how the requested technology will be used in creative ways to enhance the students’ learning experience.

    a. Innovative: for new or emerging technology, or use of existing cutting edge technology in new and unique ways to enhance learning opportunities

    b. Library databases and subscriptions: for those databases and subscriptions for specific academic departments and disciplines

    c. Instructional facility support: for smart carts, sympodiums, Brightlinks, etc., those items that are used for computer projection

    d. Computer lab support: specialized hardware, software, etc.

  2. Scientific-intensive Equipment

    This category is for proposals for scientific equipment with significant digital components. Proposals can include entirely newequipment or the contracts, maintenance, upgrades, augmentation, and/or replacement of existing equipment.

  3. New or Significant Augmentation of a Technology Enhanced Classroom/Teaching Facility

    Proposal must address the complete design, implementation, and use of a new or augmented technology for an enhanced classroom/teaching facilities. For existing projects, proposals must demonstrate current student impact to justify significant augmentation.

Submission of proposals

Please submit one proposal for project, utilizing the Tech Fee Proposal Template located at Incomplete proposals will be returned to the proposer.

For questions about current technologies that may be available to meet your students’ needs please feel free to contact Dennis Mathes (x1835) in Technology and Library Services, Mike Yoh (x1647) in Multimedia Services, Justin Sentz (x1816) in Instructional Design and Web Technologies, and Lance Bryson (x1451) in Facilities Management prior to submitting proposals, for assistance regarding the latest equipment or software specifications, impact on infrastructure, or other facilities concerns.

Submission Procedure: Please note, all submissions *must* make use of the new Tech Fee Proposal Template (posted at: ) before a project can be included in the review and ranking process. Please submit an electronic copy of your Proposal to your Department Chair. The Department Chair will then send the Proposal on to your Dean by 12:00 noon on Monday, March 2, 2016. Your Dean will consider the Proposals and forward the Proposal to by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 4, 2016. By forwarding your request, the Department Chair and the Dean will be indicating their approval and priority of the proposal submission. Contact us if you need assistance in scanning supplemental documents to include with your proposal.

Note to Department Chairs: For multiple submissions from your department, please forward a ranking of the projects to the dean.

Note to Deans and colleges: You may indicate your priorities of the forwarded projects.

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