September 27-28, 2001

ITEM 112-2002-R0901  Authorization to Expend Student Equipment Fees: Montana State University-Bozeman


THAT: The Board of Regents of Higher Education hereby authorizes Montana State University-Bozeman to expend Student Equipment Fee funds for upgrading University equipment. Total cost of the equipment purchases is $483,794.


EXPLANATION: In accordance with Board of Regents Equipment Fee Policy 940.26, expenditure of Equipment Fees for projects in excess of $25,000 requires authorization by the Board of Regents. The proposed purchases include the following:


Mech/Ind. Eng. MET lab upgrade 58,053

Elec/Computer Eng. Optics teaching lab equipment 97,050

Cell Biol/Neuroscience Microscopes for student labs 32,500

Physics Electronics lab update 26,024

Media/Theatre Arts MPVO cameras & editing equip. 34,000

KUSM Lighter controller system 36,875

ITC Upkeep/maint smart podiums 70,724

ITC Network/telephone wiring classrooms 32,068

Registrar Classroom equip & maint 65,000

TOTAL $483,794


Allocations were based on unanimous recommendations by the Equipment Allocation Committee. The committee is comprised of faculty, students, and administrators.