The purpose of the Educational Technology Program is to enhance student access to educational technologies which are in addition to those that were available prior to the program’s enactment. Educational technologies are defined as applications and solutions that result in a student’s ability to access information for learning and that meet the university’s educational objectives. The revenues from the Educational Technology Fee may not replace funds which were previously allocated to educational technology unless the funds being replaced are from student segregated or user fees.
Since all students pay the Educational Technology Fee, the highest priority will be given to the development of projects which will directly benefit the entire student body including individuals with disabilities. Highly specialized projects which benefit small numbers of students in specific majors generally should be funded through other programs.
1) The campus shall establish a procedure to segregate the revenues and expenditures from the Educational Technology Fee in order to ensure they are in separate accounts.
2) Units receiving Educational Technology Funds will be required to submit an annual report to the Provost describing the services provided and offering a detailed account of how the funds were spent.
3) An Advisory Committee on Educational Technology Fees will be appointed annually by the Student Association at UWM and the Provost. Membership will include five students, two representatives (one each from the Computer Policy Committee and the Educational Media Policy Committee) and non-voting ex officio members as appropriate. The Advisory Committee will establish priorities for the fund and solicit and review proposed projects and make recommendations to the Provost. The Advisory Committee in cooperation with the Office of the Provost will prepare annually the official campus report describing the projects which have been supported during the past year with revenues from the Educational Technology Fee.
Adopted 1995, revised 1999