What is the Technology Fee?

The technology tuition fee is not a user fee. It is paid by all students, proportional to their enrollment status (full-time/part-time) and to their residency status (in-state/out-of-state). It is set annually by the PASSHE Board of Governors. The Purposes of the technology tuition fee are: to acquire, install and maintain up-to-date and emerging technologies for the purpose of enhancing student-learning outcomes; to provide equitable access to technology resources; and to ensure PASSHE graduates are competitive in the technologically sophisticated workplace.

The technology fee initiative is a joint project with Academic Affairs, allowing for classroom technology to be purchased through the tech fee process freeing up academic monies to then be able to support this equipment, through supplies and non-technical components,to ensure that students are able togain the most out of the learning opportunities provided. Faculty and staff submit proposals for new projects to enhance classroom learning experiences, student research opportunities, and hands on learning opportunities each spring semester. These proposals are reviewed by IT and then evaluated bythe Academic Tech ReviewCommittee comprisedof faculty, staff, administrators and student representatives, and ranked by priority based on factors such as student impact, project feasibility, likelihood of successand so on. A recommendation is then made to the Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs based on these rankings. Projects are funded based on rank, until the money earmarked for new technology is depleted. Funded projects are then implemented over the summer and fall semesters. All equipment purchased through the technology fee gets tagged with a technology fee sticker.

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Once implemented, projects come up for renewal every four years, at which time the project's successfulness is evaluated, and renewal status is determined by the Academic Tech Review Committee. For examples of new projects that have received funding in the past, use the links listed below.

Summaries of Funded Tech Fee Projects by Year Funded

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2014 2015

News & Alerts

The call for new Tech Fee Project proposals has gone out for the spring.  All submissions *must* make use of the new Tech Fee Proposal Template (posted at:http://www.ship.edu/ITS/TechFee/Tech_Fee_Proposals/ ) 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 tojrhahn@ship.edu 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.

Please email techfee@ship.edu with any other questions.

Contact Us

For questions regarding tech fee contact techfee@ship.edu 

For issues regarding tech fee equipment contact SUHelpdesk@ship.edu 

(717) 477-4357

General Information
Funded Projects