The Student Technology Fee (“Tech Fee”) was established by the CUNY Board of Trustees to create a technology fee to enhance technology available to students on CUNY campuses. Fees are collected from students to fund projects that have a “demonstrable” effect on the student body. Each campus has an advisory committee that consists of student, faculty, and administrative staff representatives that recommends project approval.
The Guidelines provided by CUNY state that plans should be based on projected enrollments for the current academic year and reflect college priorities and strategic directions. Tech Fee projects and initiatives are intended to benefit students directly. The planning process includes college leadership, faculty, students, and at least one member of the elected student leadership. Plans should include investments in electronic media resources, publications, faculty development, and the advancement of assistive technologies. Plans must be easily accessible via the college website.