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Student Technology Fee Academic Year 2020-2021

The Technology Fee Committee has completed their meetings; the proposals were finalized and are now being reviewed. The draft Tech Fee Plan can be viewed below. This year, the tech fee process had some useful changes as a means to set realistic goals and gain additional input into the program. Special thanks to the Tech Fee Committee and especially to our student representatives.

The application process for Academic Year 2020-2021 will begin during the fall semester.

We welcome your input and inquiries.

Tech Fee Guidelines and Documents for 2020-2021

About the Technology Fee

On February 25, 2002, the CUNY Board of Trustees adopted a resolution on the Student Technology Fee. The Resolution was to the effect that "the Board of Trustees establish a technology fee . . . effective Fall 2002. Revenue from this fee will be retained by the colleges to improve computer services for their students and faculty."

The Board of Trustees amended the Student Technology Fee at its June 2013 meeting, increasing the fee to $125 per semester for full-time students and $62.50 per semester for part-time students, effective Spring 2014.

To ensure that the Technology Fee is utilized to generate maximum direct benefits for our students in terms of greater and easier access to technologies and improved services, each college is required to establish a special Student Technology Fee task force or committee. The committee is responsible for seeking input from the campus-wide community, assessing the technology needs of the college, and developing recommendations on the allocation of the Student Technology Fee to meet student-oriented technology needs.

Proposals for Student Technology Fee funding are requested in the fall and reviewed once a year, on a schedule determined by CUNY, in winter or spring. Critical unanticipated replacements or repairs are considered at other times throughout the year. Funding for approved proposals or projects typically becomes available in the mid-October timeframe.

Tech Fee Process and Proposals for 2019- 2020

Below is a summary of the Student Technology Fee proposals that have been recommended for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. The Tech Fee Committee was comprised of student members, including student government leaders, as well as faculty and staff members representing a cross-section of Lehman’s schools and divisions.  Meetings were held from February through April 2019 to review proposals. The review process was based on the call for requests that was distributed to the campus community in the fall of 2018. 

We thank the following Student Technology Fee Committee members for their hard work and commitment to this process and for their recommendations:

Students:  Ammar Abdul Rahman, Michell Brito, James Cervantes, Alex Flores-Veliz, Jenyfer Garcia, Tesfa Greaves, Naima Islam, Kevin Jairam, Brian Jones, Famata Kajakhe, Keri Mallari, Jeffrey Mathew, Kassandra Montes, Ramsey Tapia

Faculty and Staff: Diana Almodovar, Kofi Benefo, Jose Cao-Alvira, Stephen Castellano, Tiffany DeJaynes, Sameh Fakhouri, Juan Jesus Payan, Leslie Lieman, José Magdaleno, James Mahon, Brendan McGibney, Bethania Ortega, Vincent Prohaska, Brian Ribeiro, Jonathan Rose, Ediltrudys Ruiz, Vincent Sandella, Reine Sarmiento, Kenneth Schlesinger, Janette Tilley

Lehman’s proposed Technology Fee request recommends funding in the following areas:

  • Part-time and full-time staff in a variety of student-facing activities, including support at the help desk and various labs and classrooms.
  • Funding for electronic subscription services at the Leonard Lief Library.
  • Campus and University-wide technology initiatives.
  • Funding for new and recurring campus Technology Fee proposals.  

Below is an overview of campus priorities recommended by the Tech Fee Committee for the academic year. In some cases, funding requests are partial, with other funding sources contributing to the overall project. Individual proposals may be found in the Tech Fee Plan section below.

Academic Affairs: Online Instructional Support, Online Quality Assurance, Experimental New Media Studio, Music Program Lab Equipment, Digital Media Dedicated Render Station, Radio, Podcasting and Streaming Equipment Replacement, School of Education Workshops and TaskStream, Carman Hall B23 edTPA Lab, Student Access to Academic Support in ACE and the Student Learning Center, Undergraduate Electronic Testing, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Audiology Equipment, American Social Work Board Practice Exams, Library General Requests, Preparing Students for STEM Careers, Mac Computers for the Math Learning Center, Operating System for Ultima Diffractometer, Printing Technology to Advance Instruction in Sociology.

Student Affairs: Increasing Access for Students with Disabilities, Campus Link System for Student Life, Health Center Medicat System, Career Services Center Software, Text Messaging System, Counseling Center Technology, Tech Support for Lehman’s Veterans Community, Meridian Laptop Replacement, Student Club Office Desktop Replacements, Student Government Hardware Upgrade, Student Life Conference Room Upgrade.

Information Technology: Apple Management Suite, Lehman One Access, SkillSets Online Training Software, Wireless Network Enhancements, Virtual Desktop Lab Support, Student Scheduling System, Student Event Laptops, MMC Lehman Stories Assistant, East West Library License.

Campus Wide and Joint Proposals: Video Repository, DegreeWorks, Smart Catalog Hosting, Cinema 4D, Lehman Mobile App, EdReady, Badging Application Support, Lehman Chatbot, Student-Facing Computer Replacements, iMacs in Science Hall Classrooms, Quantitative Analysis Software for Academic Programs.

For more information or if you have any questions about the Student Technology Fee at Lehman College, please contact tech.fee@lehman.cuny.edu.

Technology Fee Plan

The following documents are the Student Technology Fee spending plans for the most recent five years: