ITEM 109-1002-R1100������ Authorization to Expend $32,400 of Student Equipment Budget, Division of Biological Sciences; The University of Montana-Missoula


THAT:����������������������������������� The Board of Regents authorizes The University of Montana-Missoula to expend $32,400 of Student Equipment Funds for the purchase of microscopes for use by students in biology and microbiology labs.


EXPLANATION:����������������� The Division of Biological Sciences relies heavily on classroom equipment which has, by and large, exceeded its useful lifetime.� The Division is badly in need of replacing this aging and failing equipment in order to provide basic instruction.� The purchase of these microscopes will allow the University to continue to offer the curriculum to the students using the latest technologies.