September 19 & 20, 2002


ITEM 116-2801-R0902                Authorization to Expend Student Computer Fee Allocation; Montana State University-Northern         


THAT:                                       The Board of Regents authorizes Montana State University-Northern to expend Student Computer Fee funds for the following projects.  The total cost of purchases is $61,476.


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


Technical Science                      Computers/Hardware      23,567

Arts & Sciences                        Hardware/Maintenance    29,254

Nursing                                     Computers                       3,000

Instructional Technology             Maint/Consumables          5,655

TOTAL                                                                          61,476


Allocations were based on unanimous recommendations by the Computer Fee Advisory Committee.  The Committee is comprised of 6 students and 6 faculty/administrators.