September 21-22, 2000

 

ITEM 108-2004-R0999       Authorization to Expend Equipment Fees; Montana State University-Bozeman

 

THAT:                                    The Board of Regents of Higher Education hereby authorizes Montana State University-Bozeman to expend Student Equipment Fee funds for upgrading University equipment.  Total cost of the equipment purchases is $199,496.

 

EXPLANATION:                  In accordance with Board of Regents Equipment Fee Policy 940.26 expenditure of Equipment Fees for projects in excess of $25,000 requires authorization by the Board of Regents.  The proposed purchases include the following:

 

College/Dept.

 

Project

Amount

Animal/Range Sci.

Equip. for Meats Lab

$22,650

Land Res/Env. Sci.

Environ. Monitoring

14,800

Art

Sculpt. & Ceramics Equip.

19,918

Architecture

LCD Projectors

10,220

Business

Smart Podiums

23,000

Health/Human Dev.

Bicycle Ergometers

11,905

Education

Cameras & Projectors

13,473

Health/Human Dev.

Centrifuge & Accessories

10,890

Elec./Comp. Eng.

Tektronix Equip. Match

24,850

Elec./Comp. Eng. 

Microprocessor Lab

23,990

Microbiology

LCD Unit

11,800

Libraries

Color Photocopier

12,000

TOTAL

 

$199,496

 

Allocations were based on unanimous recommendations by the Equipment Allocation Committee.  The committee is comprised of faculty, students, and administrators.