September 27-28, 2001


ITEM 112-2001-R0901       Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fees; Montana State University-Bozeman


THAT:                                    The Board of Regents of Higher Education hereby authorizes Montana State University-Bozeman to expend Student Computer Fee funds for the following projects.  The total cost of purchases is $471,414.00.


EXPLANATION:                  In accordance with Board of Regents Computer Fee Policy 940.23, Expenditure of Computer Fees for projects in excess of $25,000. requires authorization by the Board of Regents.  The proposed purchases include the following:



            College/Department                      Project                                               Amount


            ITC                                          Computers, printers, other hardware

                                                            software, maintenance/consumables         $ 231,259

            Chemistry                               Hardware, software, printers                       $   29,200

Civil                                         Computer hardware                                      $   54,300

            Computer Science                Computer hardware, maintenance              $   59,400      

            Education                               Hardware, software, maint.                          $   42,714      

            Electrical/Computer              Computer hardware                                      $   27,541

            Industrial & Mgmt.                 Computer hardware, software                     $   27,000


                                                            Total:                                                             $ 471,414


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