September 23-24, 1999

ITEM 104-1901-R0999 Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fee Funds; Helena College of Technology of The University of Montana

THAT: Consistent with provisions of Board of Regentsí Policy 940.23, the Board of Regents authorizes Helena College of Technology of The University of Montana to expend Student Computer Fee funds for the following projects that exceed the local approval threshold:

1. Purchase PCís to replace old equipment in a computer classroom ($32,000); and

2. Wiring and traffic hub for high-speed computer network to service academic and administrative functions of the Donaldson Campus ($37,000).

EXPLANATION: Board of Regentsí Policy 940.23 requires Board approval of all purchases over $25,000. The Computer Fee Committee, whose membership includes students, endorses this proposal.