July 11-12, 2002


ITEM 116-2004-R0702                Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fee Allocation: 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 $564,618.


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


Educ HHD                     Hardware/software/maintenance              $73,285

Chem Eng                     Hardware                                               $36,000

Mech Eng                     Hardware                                               $60,500

Elec/Comp Eng             Hardware/software                                  $50,113

Comp Science               Hardware/Maintenance                           $33,500

Earth Science                Hardware/software                                  $30,000

Chemistry                     Hardware                                               $45,700

ITC                               Hardware/software/                                $235,520



Total:                                                 $564,618


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