University of California, Riverside

Student Technology Fee



Timeline and Milestones


After receiving input and review from ASUCR and GSA leadership, faculty review of projects that might be funded via the Student Technology Fee, and a review of fees already implemented across University of California campuses (specifically UCLA and UC Santa Barbara), Chancellor Timothy White approved a $4.00 per enrolled unit technology fee (undergraduates) and a $2.00 per enrolled technology unit fee (graduate students) effective Fall 2011.

The following timeline, milestones, and notes provide a brief overview of the UCR Student Technology Fee planning and implementation.

Summer and Fall 2010

After review of technology fees and their utilization within universities and colleges across the United States, and at the request of UCR senior leadership, Computing and Communications (UCR’s central information technology organization) and the Resource Planning and Budget Office began formulating a Student Technology Fee proposal. This conceptual review and planning effort included the following:

  • A review of Student Technology Fees across the United States and within the University of California.
  • Development of a number of potential projects / initiatives a Student Technology Fee might support should one be adopted.
  • A review of University of California policies and practices relating to Student Technology Fees.
Fall 2010 and Winter 2011 Computing and Communications and the Resource Planning and Budget Office formalized the Student Technology Fee proposal, including a draft Governance process to ensure appropriate faculty and students review of any and all proposals that might be funded by the Student Technology Fee.
Spring 2011

Computing and Communications and the office of the Resource Planning and Budget Office presented the draft proposal to UCR’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and received approval to present the plan to key campus stakeholders. These stakeholders included the following:

  1. Academic Senate Committee on Information Technology and Academic Computing (potential projects that might be funded via the fee).
  2. UCR faculty at large (potential projects that might be funded via the fee).
  3. ASUCR President and GSA President.
Early Summer 2011 Chancellor White approved the proposal to adopt campus Student Technology Fee.
Summer 2011 Computing and Communications and the Resource Planning and Budget Office began planning for deployment of the Student Technology Fee, including various communications initiatives (for example, the Student Technology Fee web site).
Early Fall 2011 (planned) Discussions with ASUCR and GSA, the UCR Academic Senate, and others concerning the Student Technology Fee Governance process, meeting times, and Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee membership.
Fall 2011 (planned) Initial meetings of the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee membership, review of process and procedures, and initial dialog on potential projects.
Winter 2012 (planned) Additional meetings of the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee and finalization of proposals to be submitted to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for approval.
Spring 2012 (planned) Feedback and final decisions concerning proposed projects from the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.
Summer 2012 (planned) Deployment of initial suite of projects and initiatives approved by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Student Technology Fee
Computing & Communicaions Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-6495
Fax: (951) 827-2726
E-mail: technologyfee@ucr.edu

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