July 10-11, 2003


ITEM 120-2004-R0703          Authorization to Expend 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 $498,143.


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/Dept                Project                                     Amount


Mech Eng.                    Hardware                                   $25,500

I&ME                            Hardware                                   $33,000

Comp. Science              Hardware                                   $46,625

Elec/Comp Eng             Hardware                                   $25,450

Earth Science                Hardware                                   $32,700

Chemistry                     Hardware                                   $50,000

Library                          Hardware                                   $26,250

ITC Student Labs           Paper/Toner/Maint.                     $41,200

ITC Student Labs           Hardware/software                      $217,418

Total:                                       $498,143


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