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 Guidelines and Process
 
In 2012, the Tech Fee Advisory Board solicited 5 year technology plans from each unit. For the FY17 process, we are requesting the following information based on those 5 year plans.

Accomplishments: A list of accomplishments with your unit's tech fee award (what did you do, and how have you measured impact).

Plan Update: Any updates to the existing plan to include mapping of your unit's requests to Top 25 Vol Vision goals. Include any adjustments (add, remove) you desire to make to the existing plan for the next 2 years.

Request: An itemized request (using the attached Excel file) based on numbers 2 and 3 above.  "Vol Vision: Pursuit of the Top 25" is available at http://www.utk.edu/volvision-top25/index.php. Using the broad focus areas listed below, please indicate how each of your proposed expenditures aligns to one or more of the "areas of focus" for each. Additionally, please provide a statement outlining how you intend to measure the impact of each Tech Fee investment(s).
 
Key focus areas in the "Vol Vision" include:
Undergraduate Education
Graduate Education
Research
 
Faculty and Staff
Infrastructure and Resources
 
Priority:  Please classify each request based your unit’s order of importance from 1 to 3. You may have multiples at each level.

Appropriate Student Technology Fee expenditures include:
Departmental computing lab hardware and software.

Digital peripherals such as GPS devices, still and video camera, DVD players, and other technology equipment to be used in teaching and student academic work.

Specialized computing hardware or software required for course work (example: electronic manikins for College of Nursing).

Student Technology Fees cannot be used to fund:
Departmental staff salaries.
 
Unused Tech Fee funds may not be carried over to the next year.

The deadline for receipt of all Funding Request Documents is April 1, 2017.
Funding Request Documents: There are 3 required documents. Please be sure to adhere to the provided file naming conventions.

Colleges/Units will prepare and submit a list of accomplishments (what did you do, and how have you measured impact). This should be a Word document named "your college or unit_FY17_accomplishments." If you also include any “Success Stories” to note on the Tech Fee website, that would be appreciated as well.

Colleges/Units will prepare and submit an update to the existing plan for the next 2 years (what will you do, and how will you measure impact). The plan must include mapping of your College/Unit request to Top 25 goals. This should be a Word document named "your college or unit_FY17_plan."

Colleges/Units will prepare and submit an itemized request using the attached Excel file. The file should be named "your college or unit_Colleges/Units will prepare and submit an itemized request using the attached Excel file. The file should be named "your college or unit_FY17_Tech_Fee_Request."


Please submit all three files via email to techfee@utk.edu by April 1, 2017.
Important Dates:
April 1: Deadline for submission of all funding request documents.
April 28: TAB Reviews plans at April meeting.
Early May: Colleges/Units receive award verification and purchase reimbursement guidelines.
July 1-March 31: Colleges/Units place orders with venders.
July 1-March 31: Reimbursement for expenses following standard guidelines.