January 15-16, 2004


ITEM 122-2005-R0104                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 purchase is $50,000.


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 purchase is as follows: 


College/Dept.               Project                                   Amount

College of Business      Portable computer lab             $50,000


This allocation was based on the unanimous recommendation of the Equipment Allocation Committee.  The committee is comprised of faculty, students, and administrators.