Student Technology Fee Plan FY 2020

FY 2020
By

Dr. Tony Liss, Provost and Felix Lam, VP and CFO - Chairs
Ken Ihrer, VP of Operations and CIO - Co Chair

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Background and Introduction
FY 2020 Proposed Activities and Corresponding  Budgets
List of Accomplishments for the End of FY 2019
University Wide Initiatives (CUNY-UWI)
Library Services- Database and Digital Subscriptions
Office of Information Technology (OIT) Maintenance and Licenses Cost
Creative Technology Station in City Art Lab
DoS Office for Student Success and Tutoring/Workshop Center Laptops Upgrade
Enhancing Dominican Studies Learning Through the use of Tools and Technology
A New Space for Environmental Learning Marshak Room 1128
Smartboards Upgrade School of Education
MCA Smart Classroom Upgrades
Computer Upgrades for Biology Resource Center & Teaching Labs
Critical Hardware Upgrade for Marshak Classroom 044
Main Campus Computer Lab (Tech Center) AV Equipment Replacement
Photography Technology Upgrades and Equipment Lending
EDM Multimedia Design Computer Lab Upgrade -Room CG 122
Main Campus Computer Lab (Tech Center) iMac upgrade
Student Technology Internship Program (STIP)
Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee Members


Background

In the fall of 2001, CCNY established a Technology Task Force which included representatives from the administration, faculty, student body and technology support offices. The goal of the Technology Task Force is to formulate a set of recommendations to improve technology throughout the college. Their recommendations for educational applications of technology provide the basis for discussions between the members of the Technology Fee Committee – the group charged with drafting the annual plans for the investment of the Student Technology Fee (Tech Fee). A copy of the 2019-2020 Technology Fee Plan can be viewed at https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/it/techfee.

Introduction

The Technology Fee Committee has agreed on two planning principles:

  • The funds should be invested in ways that directly and positively impact the experience of students at the college
  • In the initial years, at least, the funds should be concentrated on a limited number of projects that are large enough to have significant visibility and effect.

With this agreement in place, the committee identified four goals:

Goal 1: Increase the number of students who are able to use new technology tools competently and creatively

Goal 2: Significantly expand faculty use of new technology tools within the College’s classrooms and curricula

Goal 3: Enhance student access to new technology tools

Goal 4: Extend the learning and research resources that the City College libraries make available electronically.

FY 2020 Proposed Activities and Corresponding Budgets

For the coming year, the Technology Fee Committee identified sixteen activities to be implemented with a total cost of $3,403,086. The selection of this fiscal year’s technology projects is guided by funding initiatives which:

  • Impact the broadest number of students across schools/divisions
  • Advance e-learning and improve access to higher education
  • Promote post-graduate readiness
  • Reduce CCNY’s carbon footprint.

The projects are as follows:

Project Title Cost
  • University-Wide Initiatives (UWI)
  • Library Digital Subscriptions
  • Student Technology Maintenance Costs
  • Creative Technology Station in City Art Lab
  • DoS Office for Student Success and Tutoring/Workshop Center Laptops Upgrade
  • Enhancing Dominican Studies Learning Through the use of Tools and Technology
  • A New Space for Environmental Learning
  • Smartboards Upgrade School of Education
  • MCA Smart Classroom Upgrades
  • Critical Hardware Upgrade for Marshak Classroom 044
  • Computer Upgrades for Biology Resource Center & Teaching Labs
  • Main Campus AV Equipment Replacement (Tech Center)
  • Photography Technology Upgrades and Equipment Lending
  • EDM Multimedia Design Computer Lab Upgrade -Room CG 122
  • Main Campus Computer Lab Upgrade (Tech Center)
  • Student Technology Internship Program (STIP) - included fringe benefit

$784,692
$202,493
$540,843
$2,128
$2,932
$5,520
$10,000
$10,544
$19,550
$31,225
$33,100
$44,480
$46,795
48,377
$67,932
$1,552,475

Grand Total

$3,403,086

List of Accomplishments for the end of FY 2019

Since its founding in 2001, the City College Technology Fee Committee has been successful in continuing to systematically upgrade student computer labs, renew licenses, and deploy wireless access points, as well as secure funding for University Wide Initiatives (UWI), electronic media resources and publications in libraries, while targeting specific new initiatives to meet student needs.
Enhancing the experience of our students and by properly effectively distributing the Technology Fee funds on campus throughout campus throughout the college are the committee’s priorities. Using last year’s Tech Fee funding, we were able to accomplish the following for FY 2019:

  • Office of Information Technology (OIT)

The OIT division was able to continue maintaining essential technology services for students, as well as complete several key projects to help ensure students continue to achieve their objectives.  The Committee-selected projects are listed below:

  • Continue Wi-Fi expansion and upgrades
  • New Active Learning Classrooms (ALC)
  • 3M Library Detection (Book Scanner) System – Tech Center main entrance
  • Biology laboratory instruction laptops and other technology upgrades
  • CWE computer lab printers upgrade and Student Loan Pilot Program
  • Upgrading and expanding the Science and Cohen Library computers
  • Multimedia and Learning and Technology Resource Center computer upgrade – School of Education, etc.

All the general student labs license agreements were renewed, including Deep Freeze, Aruba Wi-Fi, Paper Cut, LabStats, Jamf Casper Suite, Citrix Xen Desktop, WebCheckout, Nemo-Q, Bomgar, TutorTrack, Symplicity Career Services Management, and NextBus for students,.  Projectors and projector screens have been ordered to upgrade and extend our complement of smart classrooms.

  • Library Subscriptions

Invests the college libraries with the ability to renew their digital subscriptions – including Thomson Reuters Sci, SciFinder, Thieme Package, etc. (online databases) – to thousands of academic journals, patents, images, books and conference proceedings. With the renewals in place, students can access these abundant and critical resources to substantiate their academic papers and research, furthering the college’s mission to graduate informed citizens who can excel in our global economy.

  • University Wide Initiatives (UWI)

The Office of Information Technology division allocated 23 percent of the Technology Fee revenue to CUNY University-Wide University Initiatives. This allocation of funds is guided by CUNY policy and City College has complied with the request.  For a listing of current UWI projects, see list below on page 10.

  • Student Technology Internship Program (STIP)

The Student Technology Internship Program is currently being implemented. This internship program has placed 53 of our students in one of the following divisions of OIT:

  • Service Desk
  • OIT and Divisional Client Services Support
  • General OIT and divisional computer labs.

Through this program, students are trained to address the daily technology needs of our students, faculty and staff on campus. Over the years, STIP has proved to be essential in helping the Information Technology division deliver essential services to students, faculty and staff, both inside and outside the classroom setting, while providing participating students with robust, 21st century job skills.

Thanks to the support of the Tech Fee Advisory Committee members at CCNY and the Tech fee funding this fiscal year (FY 2018), OIT has completed 12 key projects which have improved student life on campus:

  • Wi-Fi Expansion and Upgrades (Cohen Library, etc.)   class rooms

In the last several months we have deployed an additional 92 Wi-Fi access points (APs), bringing the total number to 580 APs. To accommodate the rapid increase in the use of the CCNY Wi-Fi, we have acquired an additional 60 access points (waiting to be installed) to increase our Wi-Fi footprint.  Once all the newly purchased access points are installed, it will expand our current wireless infrastructure to a total of 640 APs (a 31 percent increase). This will dramatically increase the bandwidth and coverage across the entire campus, focusing particularly on open areas such as the libraries, as well as lecture halls and classrooms. We will continue adding to our Wi-Fi deployment each year.,

  • Firewall Upgrades

For many years, consistently among the top complaints OIT receives from users, especially students, has been the slow speed of Wi-Fi network access throughout the college. This has been due to the explosion of Wi-Fi technology combined with hardware restrictions of legacy network equipment. This year we implemented an upgrade to the campus-wide firewall that removed this bottleneck – doubling the network bandwidth available to students, and quintupling the network bandwidth capacity for the entire college.

Furthermore, this state-of-the-art firewall significantly improved network threat prevention security, providing a much more robust, reliable and secure wired and wireless network infrastructure. This investment into our infrastructure will support high-speed and high-bandwidth needs of the campus in uninterrupted wireless access, instructional technology and administrative and research computing for years to come.

3. Kiosk for the NAC Rotunda - In progress awaiting installation
A new kiosk will be installed in the NAC Rotunda during Spring break.  The kiosk will host the directory of the college with maps of the different locations of the campus.  Information on events and other opportunities at the college will be available to students with just a touch of the screen.
This device will serve as a vehicle to increase our community’s self-awareness.  It also will be a resource to generate revenue for the colleges, since this unit has the capability to display advertisements. 
4. School of Education – Continuing Smartboards Upgrades
In collaboration with OIT, two additional smart-classrooms have been upgraded (a total 8 of the current 11 smart classrooms are completed) and equipped with upgraded desktop computers and the latest software version of Notebook.

5. CWE Smart Classrooms Computer Replacement
OIT replaced the nine-year-old obsolete computers inside the podiums in 13 smart classrooms at CWE. In addition, a new document camera and about 30 headphones were replaced. These headphones are used for audio material and learning accessibility support.

6. Titanium Schedule for the Psychological Center

The Psychological Center at City College (“The Clinic”) serves as the primary training site for 50 to 60 students enrolled in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at The City College of New York every year. The mission of the Clinic is to provide affordable mental healthcare in a community setting, especially to those students from under-served, poor and disenfranchised populations from the New York metropolitan area. While in residence at The Clinic, doctoral students provide individual and group psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. They accrue a minimum of 500 hours of direct service provisioned over the course of their doctoral studies and residency at the Clinic. More than 50 percent of the patients are CCNY matriculated undergraduate and graduates students. In collaboration with the Psychology department chair and Professor Diana Punales-Morejon, OIT will build a state-of-the art paperless technology center to eliminate the use of paperwork while also adhering to HIPAA privacy and security regulations.  In addition, our PhD students will be trained in the use of the latest electronic record keeping technology to track patient care.

The following equipment is already purchased and ready to be deployed:

  • PowerEdge Server
  • Seven (7) desktop computers
  • SQL software license
  • Titanium scheduling software system

7. Laptop Loaner Program Expansion

In September of 2016, the Laptop Loaner program for students was initiated with 111 Laptops, 76 Dell and 35 Apple MacBook Pro.  Approximately, 6,803 laptops have been loaned to students this past fiscal year.  In fiscal year 2018 we added 15 new Dell Laptops and this  fiscal year 2019  we were able to add an additional 20 MacBook Pro for a total of 146 laptops, 96 Dell and 55 MacBook Pro.  These additional 20 laptops will help alleviate some of the shortage of laptops we have as students get into mid-term and final exam weeks.    

8.  Transforming Presentation and Seminar Pedagogy in the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

In the next few weeks, in collaboration with the Office of Facilities OIT will do a major renovation of the audio-visual in Marshak building, rooms MR 1025 and MR 1027 respectively. Currently one of the rooms has no permanent AV equipment and the other has over 10-year-old AV equipment that constantly is not function.   They will be installing a new state-of-art AV System which will allow students to become proficient in presentation skills and grow the existing training programs the senior/graduate level.   In addition we will be able to introduce new elements into the undergraduate curriculum that will allow for students majoring in chemistry/biochemistry to have greater exposure to, and participation in, forums that require the acquisition of presentation skills. We predict that more than 250 undergraduate and 50 graduate students will be directly impacted annually.

9. Library Accessibility through Assistive Technology

With funding from both the President Office and Tech Fee, a new computer lab was built in the 2nd floor of the main student Library (Cohen Library) to serve students with various disabilities.  This new space expanded initiatives devoted to increasing assistive technology on campus for inclusive purposes, reduce the carbon print, allow these students to utilize technology that gives them the access they need to succeed at college and beyond.  Furthermore, students will have the experience of being welcomed at CCNY and having “Access to Excellence.” 

The new facility house twelve new computers, color printer, Scanners, and USB Stereo Headsets for students to use.

10.  School of Architecture main Student CadLab Computer Upgrade

OIT was able to replace the 10-year-old obsolete computer in the main student Open  CadLab with 22 high-performance workstations which will fully support current software versions as well as vendor software likely to be released over the next three to five years.  This open lab is the only facility where powerful and capable computers are available and where large-format printing of projects and scanning can be accomplished in the school. In addition we now will be able to teach key transdisciplinary courses in building performance simulation for our Junior and Senior students.

11. CCNY Language Laboratory- NAC 6/205 Upgrade

In the next few months, May and June, OIT will work with the Office of Facility to renovate the Foreign Language Computer Lab which has not been upgraded since 1995.  A new state-of-the art AV System will be installed as well as a VIA Connect Pro device which will allow instructors who use this room to wireless share their presentation with students’ computers. New cabling, network switch, computers, headphones will be deployed.

12. 3D Modeling/Animation Smart-classroom Equipment Upgrade

The main Motion and 3D Graphics Intensive Lab in the department of EDM was able to replace their 7-year-old-iMac with 18 new iMacs. With the new computer we were able to solve the major issues of running Cinema4D 3D modeling software and handling the extremely large files generated in motion graphics and image processing lab. We also were able to replace our four Macs in the EDM digital Output Center which provides large and medium-format printing (that also includes limited 3D printing. In addition to we also replaced our Network Storage Server, and several old scanner with Epson V800 Photo Scanners.

Proposed Activities and Corresponding Budgets

CCNY Student Technology Fee Plan

1. University Wide Initiatives (CUNY-UWI) Projects

Person Responsible for Project(s):
Telephone Number:
E-Mail:
Ken Ihrer, VP Office of Operations & CIO Info Tech
212-650-7400
kihrer@ccny.cuny.edu

College Department(s) Affected: Entire College

Project Description: CCNY has reserved 23 percent of the total Technology Fee revenue to pay for University Wide Initiative projects (CUNY-UWI). I am requesting a total of $784,692 to continue funding the software listed below.

FY 2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Cost Recurring Cost
  Year 19 (FY 2020) Year 20 (FY 2021)
List of Software    
Emarketer $     250  
Texthelp - Browsealoud $  1,193  
BeyondTrust - Vulnerability detection System $  1,704  
Econlit $  1,783  
Proquest Ethnic Newswatch $  1,868  
Philosphers $  2,033  
HPC (High Powered Computing Center)* $  3,368  
Maplesoft - Mathematical Analysis $  3,732  
Proquest - Bowker - Books In Print $  4,052  
NYTimes Digital $  6,274  
JAMA $  6,383  
SHI - Learning Object $  6,390  
ExLibris Primo $  7,443  
Nysernet-  Colo, ISP and Fiber services $  9,495  
IBM - Filenet (doc management Soft) $  9,873  
IEEE $10,000  
ProQuest/Refworks $10,027  
VMWARE $10,066  
Lightower 1- ISP Services $10,547  
IT Training $11,958  
Artstor Shared Shelf* $12,196  
CollegeNet-  RS 25 -Scheduling Software $12,566  
MathWorks -MatLab $13,406  
iParadigms                  (Turnitin) $18,625  
DynTek - McAfee $23,151  
Strategic Technology Initiative -Tax  Provision $25,000  
IBM - SPSS $34,699  
SHI ADOBE $35,000  
Annese- CISCO Enterprise  Maintenance $69,610  
Dell Microsoft $80,000  
Blackboard $87,000  
Elsevier - Science Direct $255,000  
Total $784,692  

2. Library Services–Database and Digital Subscriptions

Person Responsible for Project(s): Charles Stewart, Technical Services Chief
Telephone Number: 212-650-7271
E-Mail: c%73te%77a%72%74@ccny.cun %79.edu" rel="nofollow"> cstewart@ccny.cuny.edu

College Department(s) Affected: Entire College

Impact on Students:

Digital subscriptions are used by students for study and research, both on campus and by internet web proxy. This content is vital to City College’s mission to graduate IT-literate citizens able to function in a global society. Students learn how to effectively use these databases through the information literacy program in our classrooms, and they require access to these databases from outside the campus as they do their research.

The law requires that assistive technology be made available to students with disabilities who need it to successfully complete required coursework for classes.

Project Description:

The Library is requesting funding from the Technology Fee funds to cover continuing subscription costs for online resources that were funded in the previous years from the Technology Fee funds. Below, please find a brief description of each database/digital subscription:

  1. Thieme e-Journals

Thieme publishes over 100 scientific and medical journals, of which almost 40 are in English. Full text is available for four of these journals and tables of contents and abstracts are available for the others. All of the Thieme journals are scholarly, peer-reviewed publications oriented toward senior or higher level researchers.

  1. Emerald Engineering and Management

The Emerald Engineering e-Journal collection comprises online access to the abstracts and full text of all the journals within Emerald’s engineering, materials science and technology portfolio.  It also features 120 Business and Management journals, all of which are peer-reviewed and full text journals, plus reviews from the world's top 300 management journals in computer science, marketing, information sciences and management.

  1. SciFinder Scholar   

SciFinder Scholar is a comprehensive database indexing the chemistry and related sciences literature. It is useful for locating articles concerned with specific chemical substances and reactions. This is a cooperative purchasing arrangement between seven CUNY schools.

  1. American Chemical Society Online, 2020 subscription

The American Chemical Society (ACS) publishes 38 journals and magazines covering all aspects of the science of chemistry. Index and abstract information is available for all of these publications. Full text is available for 33 of them. All of these ACS journals are scholarly, peer-reviewed publications oriented toward senior or higher level readers. We use the CUNY-negotiated pricing arranged through NYSHEI.

  1. e-Books

We have access to 80,000+ eBooks.  Almost all of these publications are scholarly and oriented toward seniors or higher level students and researchers.  These databases cover all areas of study primarily in the sciences and engineering

FY 2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Cost Recurring Cost
  Year 19 (FY 2020) Year 20 (FY 2021)
Library Digital Electronic Databases    
1.Thieme e-Journals $    3,938  
2. Emerald Management and Engineering $  16,275  
3. SciFinder Scholar $  25,200  
4. American Chemical Society $  49,980  
5. e-Books $107,100  
Total $202,493 $212,618(5%)

3. Student Technology Maintenance and Licenses Cost

Person Responsible for Project(s): Ken Ihrer, VP Office of Operations & CIO Info Tech
Telephone Number: 212-650-7400
E-Mail: kihrer@ccny.cuny.edu

College Department(s) Affected: Entire College

Impact on Students: The Office of Information Technology is responsible for maintaining and supporting the operations of the City College networking infrastructure and campus-wide student resources, which include:

  • General Students Computer Labs, i.e., Tech Center and NAC “Fishbowl” Computer Lab, Undergraduate and Graduate Student labs, as well as the Science and Music Libraries
  • Service Desk, Client Services, and Instructional Technology and Media Support Services and campus-wide licenses and hardware for students use.

Project Description:
The OIT department is requesting $540,843 from the college’s Technology Fee Budget to cover recurring costs to pay for campus-wide licenses, hardware, audio/video for all general smart rooms at the college and for general computer labs equipment and supplies that directly support our students.
Some of the essential services, which benefit the entire student population, include:
1. Hardware and peripheral support and maintenance agreements for student-centric devices and annual maintenance for AV equipment/accessories in classrooms, charging stations, etc.
2. Campus-wide license agreement extensions and maintenance dedicated for student use. This includes annual maintenance updates, software releases and security software encryption:
Deep Freeze, Paper Cut Manager Plus, LabStats, Digital Signage, Nemo-Q, Aruba Wi-Fi access point license renewals, Citrix Xen Desktop, Comodo SSL Certificate, Jamf Casper, Bomgar, WebCheckout, SysAid, NextBus for Students,  Panopto, Chatbot, Tutor Track, Booking Point, Smart Learning Suite for smartboards, etc.
3. General student computer labs’ supplies (such as toner, paper, printer maintenance kits, etc.), computer lab replacement parts (such as keyboards, mice, printers, etc.) which are located in:

  • Tech Center, NAC “Fishbowl” Computer Lab, and Center for Worker Edu.,Undergraduate and Graduate general use computer labs
  • Service Desk (Student Support Center)
  • Kiosks in the Administration and North Academic Center (NAC) buildings
  • Music and Science Libraries printers for students.
  • Center for Worker Education (CWE)

FY 2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Qty Cost Recurring Cost
    Year 19 (FY 2020)) Year 20 (FY 2021)
AV &  Smart classrooms  Equipment  Replacement and Maintenance      
Smartboard, charging stations, projectors, projector screens, doc cameras, av accessories, lamps, VIA Connect Pro,  etc.   $62,720  
       
General Labs Equipment Replacement & Accessories      
Desktops, laptops, printers, AP, computers accessories for general student labs and Student Laptop Loaner Program, etc.   $70,000  
       
General Student Computer Labs Supplies & Maintenance      
Supplies, papers, toners, maintenance kits, etc.   $117,595  
       
Campus-wide Software Licenses Service Renew      
Survey Monkey   $    336  
Smart Learning Suite   $    800  
Tutor TRACK   $     849  
Booking Point   $  1,028  
Deep Freeze   $  1,900  
ENVI+IDL Academic   $  1,998  
LabStats   $  3,000  
JamF - Apple Management Soft   $  3,600  
Bomgar Remove Access   $   4,600  
Paper-Cut Printer Management Soft   $   5,000  
Comodo SSL UCC Certificates Wifi/Libraries   $   5,663  
Nemo -Q   $   5,738  
Qless   $    6,000  
SysAid - Ticketing System   $    7,127  
WebCheckout   $    7,252  
Citrix Xen Deektop   $    8,000  
NextBus   $  14,065  
Career Services Manager (CSM)-Simplicity   $  15,500  
Chatbot   $  19,995  
LaNDesk Patch Management   $  22,069  
Panopto   $  26,600  
Wifi - Licenses   $129,408  
Sub-total   $290,528 $305,054 (5%)
Total $540,843 $305,054(5%)

4. Creative Technology Station in City Art Lab

Person Responsible for Project(s): Sohee Koo
Telephone Number: 212 650- 7433
E-Mail: skoo@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: Art Department/ School of Education

Impact on Students:

“Creative Technology Station” for students in Art Education would benefit students in the School of Education (Department of Secondary Education; Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture) as well as students in the Art Department within the Division of Humanities and the Arts. Small digital fabrication tools such as 3D printers and 3D doodlers within Art Education will benefit students in multiple ways:

Students will learn to create lesson plans effectively, incorporating current technology and integrate various subjects using technology, following increasing trends in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) in education. They will gain essential hands-on experience using technology in art education as they experiment with sample lessons and develop their own lessons and art projects using appropriate technology. Students will learn how to:

Project Description:

The federal government increasingly has been encouraging the development and use of technology in various settings, including small and large manufacturing companies, startups, engineering labs, and schools and universities. In education, the significance of the trend in creative technology has been discussed by many scholars, such as Resnick (2006) and Blikstein (2013), who suggest that “making” with digital tools can be a powerful vehicle for inspiring innovative ideas and fostering autonomy in students. Together with art materials, a “Creative Technology Station” in the City Art Lab will provide CCNY students with crucial access to learning how to incorporate the latest technologies into their arts and teaching practices. For this reason, digital fabrication tools such as 3D printers and 3D doodler pens will provide essential hands-on learning opportunities as well as an in-depth understanding of technologies in pedagogy.
As students learn to create lesson plans and develop their arts practices, they must do so in tandem with technology so they can best learn how to integrate these tools into their teaching and research as well being in line with CCNY’s mission of fostering student research. If CCNY is to stay competitive within the field of art education, increased attention must be given to the ways in which we can foster creativity within the emerging technologies and innovation that are expected to impact schools and communities.

2019 - 2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Qty Cost
Peripherals   Year 19 (2019 - 2020)
FlashForge 3D printer ($899) 2 $1,798
Miscellaneous    
Plastic filaments needed ($100) 1 $ 100
3D Doodler Pen ($46) 5 $ 230
Total   $2,128

5. DoS Office for Student Success and Tutoring/Workshop Center Laptop Upgrade

Person Responsible for Project(s): Prof. Millicent Roth
Telephone Number: 212 650-5780
E-Mail: dgrasserbauer@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: All departments in the Division of Science

Impact on Students: Our tutoring/workshop center and OSS will benefit greatly from new laptop computers running current operating systems and capable of supporting multimedia and interactive applications, (i.e., MATLAB, Chem3D, BioDraw, etc.). The (4) laptop computers will be used to:

  • Support our Appointment-Plus Drop-in academic advising services, and will be available to students from 9am-5:30pm
  • Supplement instruction and study skills assistance through instructional and informational multimedia and interactive applications
  • Run our Appointment-Plus software used mainly to check-in/out students and for the tutoring staff to clock-in/out.

Additionally, the laptop computers will be a great benefit to us during incoming student advising and enrollment. New incoming freshmen and non-CUNY transfer students do not have training to know how to use CUNYfirst. It’s our responsibility to assist them with not just the advising, but with how to do their enrollment using CUNYfirst. Our main priority is to make certain that our new incoming students leave our office with a complete schedule of classes and with a positive and pleasant experience. The computers will be made available to students from 9am to 5:30pm.  We support approximately 100+ continuing students daily, and 50+ new incoming freshmen and transfers students during June, July and August new student orientation.

Project Description:
The Division of Science offers individual and group tutoring/workshop through its tutoring centers and supports 2,500+ students during the academic year. The centers and Division of Student Affairs Office of Student Services are currently supported with 10 computers purchased with a 2016-17 Student Technology Fee Award. We request funding for four (4) Dell Lat 3590 Laptops.
2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Qty Cost
Hardware   Year 19 (2019 - 2020)
LAT 3590 i5, 2.5 Ghz, 8GB, 128 SSD. $733 each 4 $2,932
Total   $2,932

6. Enhancing the Dominican Studies Learning Through the use of Tools and Technology

Person Responsible for Project(s): Prof. Sarah Aponte
Telephone Number: 212 650-7170
E-Mail: aponte@ccny.cuny.edu

Department Affect: All students CCNY students

Impact on Students:

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) is the only university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent in the United States and other parts of the world. It houses the Dominican Archives and the Dominican Library that are uniquely equipped to provide students with an intensive, hands-on pedagogical experience. The Dominican Library and Archives provide over 30 educational workshops per year on Dominican-related sources. These workshops are conducted with groups ranging from elementary, high schools, undergraduate and graduate City College and CUNY students in general, as well as teachers and community members.  The incorporation of technology into the educational workshops will enhance the teaching and learning experience of our students by providing access to Dominican-related digital collections as well as a great variety of primary and secondary sources. With the purchase of a set of 15 iPads, we will be exposing these students to unique materials. The majority of our CCNY students and the New York City school children population have been exposed to these devices from an early age. Incorporating iPads into the workshops will enhance interaction with archival materials and publications.

The ease of use of these iPads further promotes group collaboration using digital collections. Our goal is to give students the opportunity to explore the digital collections independently while motivating them to continue their work outside of the classroom. We are committed to exploring innovative ways in preserving our archival reading materials as well as making them easily available to students via devices like the iPad. We hope teaching methods like this will enhance students’ engagement in learning how to conduct future archival research. Student engagement will increase thanks to the use of iPads allowing them to easily follow lesson plans and assigned activities such as music playlists based on the Dominican Library vinyl collection. They will also be able to illustrate what they have learned during the workshops by using interactive applications such as surveys and polls on their digital learning experience.

Project(s) Description:
The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library and Archives proposes to purchase 15 iPads to support and enhance teaching and learning. We would like to create a digital classroom with groups that visit us throughout the school year. So far, we have relied on a projector cart and PowerPoint presentations to share our resources, but we feel it is not interactive enough. The iPads will enhance the visibility of the Dominican Library and Archives’ unique digital archival collections to our students and contribute to their use and dissemination. Some of these collections include vinyl recordings, the Institute’s publications in the Academic Works repository, Dominican Artists in the United States and the exhibits Fighting for Democracy: Dominican Veterans from World War II as well as the First Blacks in the Americas academic platform.
2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Qty Cost
Hardware   Year 19 (2019 - 2020)
iPad 9.7”  32 GB, + Cover  $368 each 15 $5,520
Total   $5,520

7. A new Space for Environmental Learning Marshak Room 1128

Person Responsible for Project(s): Prof. Kyle McDonald
Telephone Number: 212 650-8218
E-Mail: kmcdonald2@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: Division of Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Che and ME Program in Sustainability in the Urban Environment.

Impact on Students:

Each need for new classroom spaces for learning about a changing environment. Students in the Sustainability, Earth Systems Science and Environmental Engineering, and Geology majors across the Division of Science and the School of Engineering are sorely in need of new classroom spaces suitable for environmental learning. The currently available classroom space in Marshak 107 is experiencing heavy demand, complicating scheduling, and is not available for student-initiated events or symposia. Through the support of the Division of Science, a new classroom space (Marshak 1128) has been secured to add environmental learning capacity on campus. However, the space was, until recently, a research laboratory and it lacks basic technology equipment that is urgently needed to maximize its usefulness for students as a learning environment. This proposal requests funds to install a projector and projection screen, along with necessary accessories. The proposed equipment will impact students across campus, including undergraduates in the Division of Science and the School of Engineering as well as graduate students in Earth science and Sustainability programs.
Project Description:
This project represents a relatively modest investment in terms of monetary expenditure. On the other hand, the returns on this investment will be substantial, turning Marshak 1128 into a functional and welcoming new classroom and seminar space for students across the Division of Science and the School of Engineering. In addition to class meetings, potential uses for this space include career panels organized by the Geology club and other student-organized seminars (for example, practice presentations by graduate students). Installation of a fully network-enabled projector and projection screen are critical to making this room a tech-enabled home for students interested in Earth, sustainability, climate, and the environment.
2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget:


Items
Qty Cost
Projections Devices/ AV equipment   Year 19 (2019 - 2020)
Kramer VIA Connect Pro 1 $   622
Kramer 8-Input HDMI & HD Base T ProScale Presentation 1 $1,704
Elmo/Wolf Doc Cam VZ3neo with 5 years warranty 1 $2,064
Sony VPLPWZ10 - 5000 lumens,$2,072 2 $4,144
                                                                                       Sub-total   $8,534
Miscellaneous    
Ceiling Mount & Projector Mount 2 $   248
Da-Lite Pull down Screen, $284 2 $   568
Other Accessories such as speakers, audio controllers etc   $   650

Sub-total
 
$1,466
Total   $10,000

8. Smartboard Upgrade School of Education

Person Responsible for Project(s): Doris Grasserbauer
Telephone Number: 212 650-5795
E-Mail: dgrasserbauer@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: School of Education

Impact on Students:

As a center for teacher preparation, New York State is uniquely progressive and rigorous in the requirements new teachers must meet in order to achieve licensure as a K-12 teacher. These include the demands that new teachers be prepared to use technology effectively in the classroom.  Since 2014, for example, the NYS Regents have aggressively pursued an agenda which demands that all teacher certification applicants demonstrate proficiency in using mobile technology to document and analyze their own performance in the classroom (edTPA).  Teacher preparation candidates must demonstrate, through computer-based assessment, their skills in their content knowledge (in revised content examinations specific to their subject area) and their general pedagogical knowledge about student needs. The cost for all those required teacher certification tests is significant and not covered by financial aid. This financially burdens our students in addition to the CCNY technology fee.

Accreditation standards (through the Council for the Accreditation of Educational Preparation, or CAEP) also demand that candidates use classroom technology effectively to stimulate students and accommodate the different learning styles of the K-12 students they will encounter.

The School of Education has a proud history of leading the way on using technology in the classroom and preparing our students to use these tools effectively in the classrooms in which they are employed, and we were an early adopter of SmartBoard technology.  We must ensure students have the mobile technology and tools they need to complete the edTPA. In addition, we need to ensure that students have multiple preparation and review sites for the computerized assessments in which they must demonstrate proficiency prior to graduation.

It is imperative that we continue to refresh the SmartBoard technology that is used by all of our 2,300 (1/3 undergraduate, 2/3 graduate) students preparing for teacher certification. SmartBoards are used not only for interactive presentations in classes but to provide the hands-on experience candidates need to understand how these tools can best be used in the K-12 classrooms they are already encountering in their field experiences and student teaching. Using outdated technology actively disadvantages our students and the hundreds of urban schoolchildren they are already instructing and will educate in the years to come. At this point, knowing how to effectively use a SmartBoard and other technologies (e.g. PCs, Macs, iPads, scanners, video recording equipment) in the classroom is a hiring criterion for schools.

Unlike other divisions, we are required to respond immediately to Regents regulations that often give us no more than six months notice on a change in teacher certification.  That responsiveness is because Schools of Education are so clearly linked to a profession that is in the public service, but it puts us on a much more aggressive time frame with respect to meeting these demands than is the case in other divisions, that are largely governed only by faculty dictates.  It is important that we have assistance from the Tech Fee in meeting the technology demands, especially since our undergraduate and graduate students generate substantial dollars for the Tech Fee fund.

Project Description:

We ask for funds to refresh and update two (2) of the eight (8) remaining classrooms where we have SmartBoards in place, understanding that we will need to seek additional funding to complete the project.  Those boards will be placed in key pedagogical classrooms so that all 2,300 students will share access to this resource for at least five years.
2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Qty Cost
Hardware   Year 19(2019-2020)
Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF i5, 8GR RAM, 22” Mon. and 5 years of support 2   $2,388
                                                                                                              Sub-total     $2,388
Peripherals    
Wall Display Mount 2   $   358
SmartBoard – Interactive Display 6265 2   $7,798
                                                                                         Sub-total     $8,156
Total   $10,544

9. MCA Smart Classroom Upgrades

Person Responsible for Project(s): Wayne Grofik
Telephone Number: 212 650-6284
E-Mail: wgrof%69%6b@ccny.cuny.edu " rel="nofollow"> wgrofik@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: MCA Students

Impact on Students:

These are the two most utilized smart classrooms in MCA. They benefit all of our students in that courses from all of our programs and foundation classes are taught in these rooms. My faculty members have complained that they cannot plug any up-to-date devices into the systems and the resolution of these aging projectors does not display well enough to teach newer software. MCA students constantly book these rooms for their projects. They rehearse their actors, display film and journalism projects to their classmates to critique them, and AD/PR students rely on these rooms to practice final projects for their AD/PR Workshop classes. This is the most important class they take before graduation.

Project Description:

Replace aging projection systems in Shepard 491 and 492 smart classrooms. These systems are over 10 years old and are not capable of any type of high-resolution projection. The new systems will allow for 4K projection and for teaching spreadsheets and editing software, which tend to have very small type. The new systems will be much brighter and easier to see in rooms with terrible ambient lighting.  Also, the projector in Shepard 491 appears to be failing and will need to be replaced soon.

2019 - 2020 Fiscal Yea Budget:

Items Qty Cost
AV Hardware   Year 19(2019-2020)
Switches /Routers - Extron IN1806 Switchers; $2,800 each 2 $5,600

   Sub-total
 
$5,600
Peripherals    
Long Throw Lenses; $1,400 each 2 $  2,800
Projection device(s) - Epson PowerLite G7905UNL; $4,600 each 2 $  9,200

   Sub-total
 
$12,000
Miscellaneous    
Pixie Controllers 2 $   500
Wiring - HDMI Cables & Misc. Connectors   $   700
Misc. Rack Panels and Adapters   $   750

   Sub-total
 
$1,950
Total   $19,550

10. Computer Upgrades for Biology Resource Center and Teaching Labs

Person Responsible for Project(s): Prof. Jonathan Levitt
Telephone Number: 212 650-6584
E-Mail: %6a%6cevit%74@ccny.cun %79.e%64%75" rel="nofollow"> jlevitt@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: Biology, CUNY School of Medicine, Psychology, Biochemistry, & Biomedical Engineering

Impact on Students:

The proposed computer purchases are for (1) replacement of old obsolete Windows and Mac computers in the Biology Resource Center, and (2) for purchase of two smartboards in laboratory classrooms for Bio 10200 (Intro Bio), Bio 24700/24800 (Anatomy & Physiology I & II), and Bio 22800 (Ecology & Evolution). This will ensure student access to computers with compatibility for the latest versions of software used in several courses for simulations, data analysis, graphics, etc. Although there are other computer labs on campus, these do not have installed Biology-specific simulation, review, or analysis software that our students can use when not in class (or if they do not themselves have a computer, or internet access at home). That need is met in the Biology Resource Center.

Each year these courses serve roughly 1000 students; this includes not only Bio majors, but also students pursuing pre-health careers in other majors (Psychology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, postbaccs, epermits, etc.) This would be a resource of great benefit to students in the Division of Science’s new postbacc program. The Smartboards will also enhance teaching and learning in those three courses serving CCNY students from multiple departments/divisions.

Project Description:

We propose: (1) to upgrade old PC and Mac computers in the Biology department Resource Center, and 2) to install SmartBoards in four teaching labs for that serve four courses (Bio 10200, Bio 24700/24800, Bio 22800) . We have two rooms for Bio 10200 labs, one room for Bio 22800, and one for Bio 24700/24800. We propose to install a SmartBoard in each of them. The reason is to enable newer, more interactive teaching and learning techniques that better engage the students.

Dr. Hickerson writes: (Bio 228, and upper-level electives)
“After using a Smart-board at the Santa Fe Institute last week in a working group, I can enthusiastically relate the amazing advantages for brain-storming, engagement, and interactively conveying new complex ideas to a group. I foresee using a smart-board in my upper division anthropological genomics course to break away from the standard PowerPoint lecture format in order to convey complex counter-intuitive topics that are fundamental to population genomics and bioinformatics.”

Dr. Grigoryev writes: (Bio 10200, upper-level electives)
“I have been working on making Bio 102 labs more interactive, including incorporating two separate simulation labs from SimBio. Smart boards would make it much easier for TAs to employ these simulations with their class, so that students can follow the steps of the simulations on their laptops as the instructor demonstrates these steps on the smart board. Additionally, it would make it easier for instructors to share class data by projecting data sheets onto the smartboard. Overall, I really favor using the smartboard technology in Bio 102 lab rooms as they will allow for easier integration of data, simulation labs, and presenting information to the class.”

Dr. Samms writes: (Bio 24700, 24800, 10004: Bio for non-majors)
“The Smartboard in the classroom would enhance learning. Because of its interactive capacity, students and teachers can better present digital information in a collaborative manner. Its multiple modes of information delivery, will also improve and enhance the different learning styles of our students.“

The need for the new computers in the Resource Center is so that students can run specialized simulation and analysis software (examples listed) that serve ALL of our courses, which impacts well over 2000 students taking Biology courses every year. One of the four Mac computers we request is more powerful with a bigger display; this would be for students working on group projects, or for more data- and computation-intensive work.

Project Description:

There is a section in the Cohen Library that is designated for equal access and is ideal in terms of hours and the mission of the library to serve students with various disabilities. This project will expand initiatives devoted to increasing assistive technology on campus for inclusive purposes, reduce the carbon print, allow these students to utilize technology that gives them the access they need to succeed at college and beyond, and advance e-learning in the Library on the 2nd floor.  Furthermore, students will have the experience of being welcomed at CCNY and having “Access to Excellence.”  Finally, it will preclude unnecessary legal complaints due to a lack of access in various areas of the College.  

2019 - 2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Qty Cost
Hardware   Year 19(2019 - 2020)
iMac 27” i5, 16GB Ram, $1,998 1 $1,998
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 i7,29.GHz 32 GB Ram 1 $4,470
iMac 21”, $1,168 each 4 $4,672
Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 SSD and 24” monitor + 5 year support; $1,286 each 5 $6,430

Sub-total
  $17,570
Projection device(s) such as AV Equipment, Smartboard, etc.    
Kramer VIA Connect Pro 1 $   622
Kramer 8-input HDMI & HD Base T ProScale Presentation 1 $1,704
Elmo/Wolf Doc Cam VZ3neo with 5 yr warranty 1 $2,064
Lectern 1 $3,384
Sony VLPWZ10 – 5000; $2,072 each 2 $4,144

Sub-total
  $11,918
Miscellaneous    
JBL Ceiling Title Speakers; $90 2 $   180
Microsoft Surface accessories   $   183
Ceiling mounts Projector; $248 2 $   496
Da-lite Pull down Screens; $374 2 $   748
Other accessories such as Extron Amp   $2,005

Sub-total
  $3,612
Total   $33,100

11. Critical Hardware Upgrades for Marshak Classroom 044

Person Responsible for Project(s): Prof. Benjamin Black
Telephone Number: 212 650-7027
E-Mail: %62%62lack@ccny.cun %79.edu" rel="nofollow"> bblack@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: Students in EAS, Che, ME and Program in Sustainability in the Urban Environment.

Impact on Students:

I. Overview
The e-learning classroom in Marshak 044 is the workhorse classroom for the basics of computing-enabled environmental learning at City College. Despite this crucial status, the computers in Marshak 044 are woefully in need of replacement and updates. In recent years, MR 044 has been used approximately 35 hours per week by students from the EAS department (Division of Science), the interdisciplinary program in Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering (Division of Science and School of Engineering), with additional use by the Athletics and Biology departments. Reflecting the key role of Marshak 044 campus-wide, Kyle McDonald (EAS), George Smith (Sustainability in the Urban Environment Program), and Jorge Gonzalez (School of Engineering) are all co-sponsors of this proposal. Campus-wide, computer labs are oversubscribed. If Marshak 044 is not equipped with adequate computers, courses currently using Marshak 044 may shift additional demand to the already strained spaces in the NAC. Alternatively, if Marshak 044 gains updated computing infrastructure, it would become an invigorated resource that could reach users across the campus.

II. Student testimonials

To demonstrate the importance of the proposed upgrade for students seeking to learn critical computing skills and prepare for careers after graduation, undergraduate testimonials were solicited. Student comments included the following:

“Hydrology at CCNY is awesome, except when your PC is out of data and you can’t even use GIS to calculate the mean average annual precipitation over a watershed. These PCs are pretty old … Clearly the PCs are a major setback for students who want to thrive in their courses, but find out they’re about to use these dinosaurs!”

“The PCs in MR 044 are not sufficient for classroom use… I have taken three classes in this room and many times the programs crash, they run really slow, and I have lost work. This is really frustrating because these computers have software that is too expensive for me to buy my own license.” “More than half the computers in MR 044 don’t work. When we have an in-class activity it is a pain to guess which ones do work or have to depend on people who bring laptops with them by chance. We need new computers.”

Project Description:

I. Project justification:
This project would replace existing ~10 year old computers in MR 044 with sorely needed new computers. While other computer-enabled facilities are available on campus, such classrooms are in strong demand, necessitating the rehabilitation of this classroom’s computers. This project would greatly advance e-learning by providing much better computer infrastructure, and would also reduce the carbon footprint through use of newer and more efficient computers. Perhaps most importantly, this project would improve post-graduate readiness for students by facilitating critical computer-based skills such as GIS, programming, and data analysis.

II. Proposed Computers:
The computers currently located in MR 044 fall into two categories: 1) two dozen approximately ten-year-old Dell Optiplex 960 towers with 2-4 GB of RAM. 2) 10-15 several year old 64-bit machines; 64-bit PCs are required to run software critical to coursework. The available computers are thus currently a ‘mixed bag’ with non-uniform capabilities, more than half of which are ancient machines that struggle and in many cases are unable to perform routine classroom tasks. We propose an upgrade plan that would dramatically improve access to modernized computing capabilities in a classroom setting.

These facilities would be available to departments across the Division of Science. EAS students have been the primary users of the room for the past few years. Approximately 400 EAS students use the classroom each year, and it is in use for 20-35 hours per week, implying between 70,000 and 120,000 student-hours spent in the room per semester. Replacing ancient computers would make the room more attractive for an even larger number of users. The minimum RAM recommended for ArcGIS, Mayan, MATLAB, ENVI, and other applications is 16 GB. ENVI requires a 64-bit system. Memory-intensive applications are increasingly central to many potential classroom projects, and memory demands continue to increase, making an upgrade from the current low-memory computers imperative.

2019 - 2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Qty Cost
Hardware   Year 19 (2019 - 2020)
HP 23.8” EliteOne 800 AIO, 16GB RAM, $1,249 each one. 25 $31,225
Total   $31,225

12. Main Campus Computer Lab (Tech Center) AV Equipment Replacement

Person Responsible for Project(s): Vern Ballard
Telephone Number: 212 650-5221
E-Mail: vern@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: All Undergraduate and Graduate students at CCNY

Impact on Students:
Since its opening in 2011 on the ground floor of the NAC Cohen Library, the CCNY Technology Center has become a vibrant space on campus accommodating innovative teaching, learning, collaboration, and recreation. Created in the mid-90s, the NAC Computer Lab (affectionately known as “the Fishbowl”) located beneath the first floor escalators is a large open computer lab that is frequently used to conduct proctored exams. During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Tech Center and NAC Lab were a heavily trafficked hub with over 16,000 students logging into computers over 350,000 times. Our students spend a lot of time on campus. Designed for comfort and productivity, the Tech Center and NAC Computer Labs are their homes away from home.

The Tech Center has three (3) traditional smart classrooms, two (2) modern Active Learning Classrooms, fifteen (15) individual study rooms, and ten (10) group study rooms. There are also open access workstation areas with Windows and Macintosh computers, network printers, and Wi-Fi work spaces. Together, these two adjacent spaces host over 400 Windows computers, over 70 Macintosh computers, 60 laptops, and 12 network printers. 

Most of the technology within the Tech Center has not been updated since its opening. While our technical staff has done an outstanding job maintaining the systems, since 20111 many of the audiovisual and computer systems have become obsolete, exceeding their warranties and life expectancy. The projectors installed in the three classrooms are reaching end-of-life; furthermore, speakers were not installed in the classrooms. Students struggle to see what is displayed on the screens and instructors often complain that they must shout in order for students seated in the rear of the classrooms to hear.

Project Description:
We are requesting $44,480 to upgrades the City College Tech Center AV Systems that will enhance the teaching and learning experience for our instructors and students.We propose replacing the projectors with modern models and installing technology-enhanced podiums, instructor computer, wireless VIA Connect Program, and wall-mounted speakers. The three (3) Classrooms, STC1, STC2, and STC3 host 51, 32, and 35 computer workstations respectively. The only speakers in these classrooms are built into the video projectors, as a result only students sitting near the projectors can clearly hear technology presentations. Instructors often must shout to be heard throughout the classrooms.

STC1, is the largest Tech Center classroom (hosting 51 desktop computers). It contains two obsolete projectors that are end-of-life, off-warranty, and lamp-based, providing inadequate lumens to project brightly enough for clear visibility throughout the classroom. Furthermore, these projectors have had to be serviced at least four times in the past six months.   We propose replacing the projectors with a lamp-less model that is brighter, clearer, and has a longer life expectancy.  Because the new projector will cover a larger surface area, we also propose replacing the projection screens.   We will also replace the obsolete technology-enhanced podium that does not have a mounted microphone, and doc cam. The current microphone provided for this room is hand held. The new podium includes a microphone in addition to the computer, doc cam that are housed in this room.

The two projectors in STC 2 and 3, classrooms are obsolete, end-of-life, and off-warranty and must be replaced with a new lamp-less model. In both classrooms when using computers, instructors are seated at the same level as students. Without microphones and speakers, they are must speak loudly in order for the entire class to hear. To improve audio and visibility, we are proposing installing technology-enhanced podiums with embedded microphones and ceiling mounted speakers as well as doc cam, VIA and Microsoft Studio Pro. These podiums can also be used for the secure storage of the instructor’s computer and other equipment.

2019 - 2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Position Title Pay Rate/Hr. Total Hrs./Yr.   Total SL+AL/Yr. Total Cost/Position No. of Position Total Cost
Final Exam Weeks Extending Hrs. - - - - $8,620
  Reservation Desk (  4 CAS &  2  Hourly IT - all Part-times )  
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 4 $67,020
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1568 184 $38,982.00 1 $38,982
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1568 222 $50,335.00 1 $50,335
          6 $156,337
  Services Desk ( 1 CA & 6  Hourly IT - All Part-times)  
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 1 $16,755
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1560 182 $38,760.00 3 $116,278
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1560 220 $39,605.00 2 $79,210
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1560 220 $50,054.00 1 $50,054
          7 $262,297
  General STU Labs Supt. ( 20 Cas & 3 Hourly IT - All  Part-times )
College Assistant $15.00 600 70 $10,050.00 4 $40,200
College Assistant $15.00 760 89 $12,735.00 4 $50,940
College Assistant $15.00 800 93 $13,395.00 2 $26,790
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 7 $117,285
College Assistant $15.00 1000 141 $17,115.00 2 $34,230
College Assistant $15.00 1040 121 $17,415.00 1 $17,415
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1560 220 $39,605.00 3 $118,815
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1568 225 $50,419.00 1 $50,419
          24 $456,094
  College Wide & Division Client  Supt. ( 1 Cas & 14 Hourly IT - All  Part-times)
College Assistant $15.00 520 61 $8,714.00 1 $8,714
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 1 $16,755
College Assistant $15.00 1040 121 $17,415.00 2 $34,830
College Assistant $15.00 1040 147 $20,179.00 1 $20,179
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1225 144 $30,460.00 1 $30,460
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1568 184 $38,982.00 2 $77,964
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1568 222 $39,828.00 4 $159,311
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1600 226 $40,629.00 1 $40,629
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1568 222 $50,335.00 1 $50,335
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1600 226 $51,347.00 1 $51,347
          15 $490,524
Total           $1,373,872
Fringes           $178,603
Grand Total         52 $1,552,475
Position Title Pay Rate/Hr. Total Hrs./Yr.   Total SL+AL/Yr. Total Cost/Position No. of Position Total Cost
Final Exam Weeks Extending Hrs. - - - - $8,620
Reservation Desk (  4 CAS &  2  Hourly IT - all Part-times )  
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 4 $67,020
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1568 184 $38,982.00 1 $38,982
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1568 222 $50,335.00 1 $50,335
          6 $156,337
Services Desk ( 1 CA & 6  Hourly IT - All Part-times)  
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 1 $16,755
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1560 182 $38,760.00 3 $116,278
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1560 220 $39,605.00 2 $79,210
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1560 220 $50,054.00 1 $50,054
          7 $262,297
General STU Labs Supt. ( 20 Cas & 3 Hourly IT - All  Part-times )
College Assistant $15.00 600 70 $10,050.00 4 $40,200
College Assistant $15.00 760 89 $12,735.00 4 $50,940
College Assistant $15.00 800 93 $13,395.00 2 $26,790
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 7 $117,285
College Assistant $15.00 1000 141 $17,115.00 2 $34,230
College Assistant $15.00 1040 121 $17,415.00 1 $17,415
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1560 220 $39,605.00 3 $118,815
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1568 225 $50,419.00 1 $50,419
          24 $456,094
College Wide & Division Client Supt. ( 1 Cas & 14 Hourly IT - All Part-times)
College Assistant $15.00 520 61 $8,714.00 1 $8,714
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 1 $16,755
College Assistant $15.00 1040 121 $17,415.00 2 $34,830
College Assistant $15.00 1040 147 $20,179.00 1 $20,179
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1225 144 $30,460.00 1 $30,460
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1568 184 $38,982.00 2 $77,964
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1568 222 $39,828.00 4 $159,311
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1600 226 $40,629.00 1 $40,629
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1568 222 $50,335.00 1 $50,335
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1600 226 $51,347.00 1 $51,347
          15 $490,524
Total           $1,373,872
Fringes           $178,603
Grand Total         52 $1,552,475

13. Photography Technology Upgrades and Equipment Lending

Person Responsible for Project(s): Prof. Patterson Beckwith & Becca Albee
Telephone Number: 212 650-7411
E-Mail: pbeckwith@ccny.cuny.edu
balbee@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: Art Department and Non-Major Students from department throughout CCNY

Impact on Students:
Photography offerings at City College are among the most comprehensive in the CUNY system. City College has 12 different courses plus special topics courses with at least 25 sections of 100-level introductory courses (digital and analog) each academic year, plus numerous advanced offerings, with a total of over 40 course sections of photography classes per academic year. Upper-level courses include Studio Lighting, Large Format Photography, and Photography Portfolio and Projects. Photography courses are taken by Art Department majors and non-majors.

The Art Department’s new undergraduate Photography Concentration began enrolling students in Fall 2017, and our numbers are rapidly growing. The Photography Area has not seen any significant upgrades to its facilities in over 25 years, and much of the equipment is outdated. We are requesting funds for equipment that will give all photography students hands-on experience using the industry standard equipment. This experience is particularly important for Photography Concentration students as it is essential for their post-graduate readiness for graduate school and careers in the field. This Tech Fee Proposal aims to rectify the major deficits that have been inflicted on the area by years of austerity and to make CCNY’s Photography offerings more competitive with comparable programs throughout the city. Up-to-date equipment is particularly essential for the rapidly evolving and highly technical artistic medium of photography. This project aims to:

  • Provide access to new/recent technologies and equipment necessary for photography courses
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of the area through the use of new projectors and computers which will greatly reduce the need to print tests and work-in-progress
  • Provide all students taking photography courses the opportunity to save money through the use of projected critiques and tethered computers
  • Provide students with access to cameras for checkout as needed.

The equipment that we are requesting will benefit all students in our forty course sections each year. We have selected equipment for purchase that is up-to-date, and well-built but economical. We request basic, commonly used items such as cameras, computers and projectors. We also seek to introduce a newer technology, “tethering,” a combination of software and hardware that enables students to immediately share, modify, and analyze their images on laptops, which will be available for use in-class and to be checked out for projects outside the classroom. Currently instructors are using their own equipment to demonstrate this technology to students. The College already has a site license for the necessary software.

Photography can be expensive for students. Each student is required to buy their own cameras, and pay for materials that are not covered by the small materials fees in our courses. By having more equipment available for checkout, we hope to improve preparation for work after college, but also to foster future photographers who would otherwise never have had access to this professional equipment and would not, therefore, have discovered an aptitude for or interest in the medium.  Photography Area classrooms are used for courses are taken by Art majors (BA, BFA, and MFA) and non-majors. In addition to scheduled classes, these rooms are used frequently by student clubs and by students working during open studio hours. Because of the new Photography Concentration, photography courses are now in even greater demand. It is critical for students to be able to see projected images with well-calibrated high-resolution and high-lumen projectors in blacked-out rooms.

We need to buy HDMI cables to get the most out of the new computer/projector setups. These classroom upgrades will impact all of our students in extremely positive ways as professors will be able to present image lectures, project student work, and show videos with the speed and quality expected in a Photography classroom. By allowing students to project work-in-progress instead of presenting prints, the new computers and the blinds will considerably reduce the students’ printing costs and their carbon footprint.  This proposal will allow professors to teach students with the necessary technology and give the students the opportunity to learn the appropriate technology to prepare their work in digital portfolios, which is critical for post-graduate readiness.

Project Description
We are proposing to update outmoded equipment with state-of-the-art technology in both Photography classrooms, and for new cameras for our student use. We aim to supply our instructors and students with new projectors, computers, cameras, and related equipment, and to give our students experience with the most up-to-date industry standard workflows and devices that they could encounter in entry-level jobs in the field.   To positively impact all 40 course sections/year in our area, we are requesting the following upgrades:

  • Apple laptops for tethering for professor and student use in the classrooms during class and open labs.
  • DSLR Cameras: latest camera bodies from an industry standard manufacturer with tripods, a selection of “prime” lenses as found in common professional use, and camera bags for checkout.
  • 4X5 Cameras: for advanced students to use in advanced courses. We have the digital workflow already designed and implemented by a Department CLT. We have the scanner and software needed for this common film-to-digital workflow, but badly need the cameras to enable our most advanced students to gain mastery of this development in the field. Tripods, light meters, and bags for the cameras are also needed so that students may use the cameras outside of class.

We are also proposing to upgrade the two photography classrooms to allow all professors to teach with advanced software and with an image quality high enough for the students to understand lessons and engage in projected critiques. Image-rich lectures and critiques of student projects are core components of all City College photography courses. The classrooms (CG209 and CG225) currently have equipment that is over ten years old and not useable for the needs of teaching a technology-driven medium. The classrooms also do not have the ability to darken appropriately for projection. In order to make the classrooms effective for the students taking courses in the photography classrooms.

2019 - 2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Qty Cost
Hardware   Year 2019-2020
MacBook 13” 1.3Ghz, 16GB, 512GB, + Apple Care = $2,028 2 $  4,056
MacBook Pro 15” 2.2Ghz, 16GB, 1TB $3,199 + Apple Care, $3,578 3 $10,734
                                                                                                          $14,790
Cameras:    
Canon Digital Camera EOS T6 $399 each 6 $  2,394
Toyo-View 45AX 4 x 5" Field Camera, $2,500 each 6 $15,000
                                                                                                           Sub-total   $17,394
Peripherals    
Epson Powerlite 2265SU Projector $2,229 2 $ 4,598
                                                                                                           Sub-total   $4,598
Miscellaneous    
Matias Keyboard $30 2 $    60
Audio cables $30 2 $    60
Video 100ft HDMI cables $130.00 2 $  260
Canon 300-DG Digital Bag B&H # CA300DGB $40 6 $  240
Tethering cables for laptops $100 3 $  300
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens $125 3 $  375
Bulbs: Epson ELPLP95 Replacement Lamp  # V13H010L95  $99 4 $  396
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens 1 $  499
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens 1 $  549
f.64 SCM Large System Case for 4x5 $99.95 6 $  600
Manfrotto 190Go Aluminum Tripod Kit with Ball Head $200 4 $  800
Manfrotto Advanced Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head $190   6 $1,140
Yamaha NX-N500 Powered Network Speakers  $570.00/pair 2 $ 1,140
Sekonic L-308S-U Flashmate Light Meter $199 6 $1,194
Blackout shades $150/window 16 $2,400
                                                                                                          Sub-total   $10,013
Total   $46,795

14. EDM Multimedia Design Lab Upgrade, CG122

Person Responsible for Project(s): Michael Conrader
Telephone Number: 212 650-7095
E-Mail: mcon%72%61d%65r@ccny.cuny .%65du" rel="nofollow"> mconrader@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: Art [Art has about 600 students in the major. Of these, 375 are either in the BFA in Electronic Design and Multimedia or the BA/Digital Design Concentration] + CUNY BA + minors in Art.  In addition to EDM students, many Studio Art majors, Art minors, MCA students, CUNY BA students, Macaulay College students and students from Computer Science and Architecture take our courses. This resolves to about 630 seats per semester.

Impact on Students:
It’s essential that students working in all areas of graphic design, 3D modeling, animation, interactive design, motion graphics, video work, photography, UXUI, Web design, Illustration and Animation work on computers with up-to-date processors that can handle modern software apps as wells as very large files and complex operations. Our computers are seven years old and run Cinema4D, Premier pro, AfterEffects, Illustrator, Sketch, and Character Animator software very slowly. This makes it difficult for students to complete their projects. In order to meet industry standards, we need to provide a reasonably up-to-date environment that replicates what students would find in a professional work environment. This program is totally focused on helping students find employment in media design. Students from this program are working at Google, Facebook, Rolling Stone Magazine, NBC Sports, NBC Universal Media, Conde Nast, MakerBot, Discovery Channel, USA/Today, Sotheby’s, Brennan Center for Justice, Pearson Publishing, Chase, Shutterstock, IDEO, Western Union, PayPal, McGraw-Hill, Uber, and many new media startups. They were hired based on their portfolios and they would not have been able to build competitive portfolios if working on outdated obsolete equipment.

Project Description:
Replacement of 18 Macs in Lab CG122:
The iMacs in this room were moved and re-purposed from CG-121 primary classroom and lab for computationally intensive courses. They are currently seven years old and four generations behind 2019 standards for graphics and have major issues running Adobe CC18 programs, or processing the extremely large files generated in reasonable time or without crashing. This room is scheduled for Web Design UX/UI and animation, and other courses that require up-to-date computers. It is stressful to both students and professors to teach this major part of the curriculum in this lab. This directly impacts students’ ability to do their work and prepare their portfolios. EDM runs 3/hour classes in 14 time slots, Monday-Saturday 9-9 pm in CG121. Time slots not allotted to courses, host open labs so students can work on their projects.

Replacement and Addition of five (5) scanners to classroom labs:
We have identified the need for more scanners per lab, which will allow our growing number of students better access to scanning files for digital-based projects as well as improving technical capability and image-quality needed for their projects. EDM is currently in-need of four Standard Flatbed scanners and one large-format 11”x 17” scanner. These five devices will be in open labs for all students to use and will provide greater access to current and operable equipment and opportunities for hands-on instruction (through scanner and digital imaging demos) in each of our classroom labs.

Replacement of four (4) projectors and two (2) screens in Lab CG119 and CG124:
Our current projectors have never been sufficient at projecting high-resolution images of good quality within our EDM labs (the rooms are fairly bright environments, even with the lights off.) For digital-based design education—rooted in typography, image, and grid-based precision—this means that students are viewing images with out-of-focus type, unreadable body copy, and grainy (seemingly pixelated) imagery. To provide optimal viewing of design-based imagery, EDM is requesting funds to replace four outdated, lower-resolution lab projectors with newer units that will provide HD resolution, will provide a higher lumen output, will provide high-contrast ratio, and are network operable. To further supplement, EDM is in need of two new projection screens to replace broken ones in CG119 and CG124: Daylite Model C w/csr.
2019 - 2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Qty Cost
Hardware   Year 19(2019 - 2020)
Apple TV 4K 32GB + Apple Care, $208 each 4 $      832
iMac 21.5”  4K i7,3.6 Gh 16GB, 256 Drive + Apple Care, $1,968 each 18 $35,424
   Sub-total   $36,256
Peripherals    
Epson Perfection V800 Photo Scanner, $948 each 4 $   3,792
Epson Expression 12000XL Scanner 1 $   2,589
   Sub-total   $   6,381
Projection & Presentation Devices    
 ViewSonic PG800HD 5000-Lumen Full HD DLP Projector; $1,178 4 $   4,712
     
Miscellaneous    
USB –C Digital AV Multiport Adaptor Apple, $69 each 2 $     138
Projection Screen Daylite C with 52” x 96” 106” diagonal;  $445 each 2 $     890
    Sub-total   $  1,028
Total   $48,377

15. Main Campus Computer Lab (Tech Center) iMac Upgrade

Person Responsible for Project(s): Vern Ballard
Telephone Number: 212 650-5221
E-Mail: vern@ccny.cuny.edu

Department(s) of College Affected: All Undergraduate and Graduate students at CCNY

Impact on Students:
Since its opening in 2011 on the ground floor of the NAC Cohen Library, the CCNY Technology Center has become a vibrant space on campus accommodating innovative teaching, learning, collaboration, and recreation  Created in the mid-90s, the NAC Computer Lab (affectionately known as “the Fishbowl”) located beneath the first floor escalators is a large open computer lab that is frequently used to conduct proctored exams. During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Tech Center and NAC Lab were a heavily trafficked hub with over 16,000 students logging into computers over 350,000 times. Our students spend a lot of time on campus. Designed for comfort and productivity, the Tech Center and NAC Computer Labs are their homes away from home.

The Tech Center has three (3) traditional smart classrooms, two (2) modern Active Learning Classrooms, fifteen (15) individual study rooms, and ten (10) group study rooms. There are also open access workstation areas with Windows and Macintosh computers, network printers, and Wi-Fi work spaces. Together, these two adjacent spaces host over 400 Windows computers, over 70 Macintosh computers, 60 laptops, and 12 network printers.

Most of the technology within the Tech Center has not been updated since its opening. While our technical staff has done an outstanding job maintaining the systems, many of the audiovisual and computer systems have become obsolete, exceeding their warranties and life expectancy.

Project Description:
We are requesting $67,932 to replacing 34 Macintosh computers currently located in one of the most highly trafficked sections of the Tech Center. These computers are end-of-life, end-of-warranty, and will soon no longer be capable of upgrading to supported versions of the MacOS X operating system, rendering them ineligible to receive critical security updates.

2019 -2020 Fiscal Year Budget:

Items Qty Cost
Hardware   Year 19(2019 - 2020)
1. iMac Replacement    
Apple /iMac 21.5” 3.2 GHz,  i7, 16GB RAM, +Apple Care $1,998 34 $67,932
Total   $67,932

16. Student Technology Internship Program (STIP)

Person Responsible for Project(s): Otto Marte, Sr. Director of OIT Business Services
Telephone Number: 212 650-6190
E-Mail: mart%65@ccny.cuny.edu " rel="nofollow"> marte@ccny.cuny.edu

College Departments Affected: Entire College

I am requesting funds to continue the implementation of the FY 2020 Student Technology Internship Program. Total funding requested is $1,552,475 which includes, 13 percent for fringe benefits and the last phased-in minimum wage increase in accordance with an agreement between the University and its classified union. Below is a brief description of the program.
strong>Project Description: The Student Technology Internship Program (STIP) was created in the summer of 2002 to provide Service Desk, General Student Computer Labs services and other technical assistance to faculty, and students. This program creates opportunities for a select group of undergraduate and graduate students to gain advanced skills in the use of computer hardware and software as well as learn effective teaching and client support skills.
STIP supports and advances the technological needs of the college, both in and out of the classroom. By bringing the interns and technology users together as a team, we provide diverse skills and services to create a better teaching and learning environment at the college.

Below are the five major components of the Student Technology Internship Program (STIP) and the requested funding:

 Student Tech Interns Program
1. Mid-term and Final Exams Extended Hours
2. Service Desk
3. OIT & Divisional Computer Labs Support
4. OIT & Divisional Client Services Support
Sub-total
Fringe Benefits
Grand Total
No. of Students
1
8
26
21
55
 
Percentage

22
31
46
100
13
Total Cost/yr
$  14,854 
$  299,055
$ 429,440
$ 630,523
$1,373,872
$ 178,603
$1,552,475

1. Mid-Term/Final Exams Extended Hours

The extended hours will provide a safe after-hours facility for our students during midterms and final examinations week.

  • Reservation Desk

The Reservation Desk formally known as the Instructional Technology and Media Support Services (ITMSS) provides the audio-visual (AV) resources and services in support of academic instruction, scholarly communications and other activities consistent with CCNY’s mission. They manage the students and faculty laptop loan programs – total 237 laptops (144 for students and 93 for faculty) to use in classrooms. They are also responsible for supporting the video conferencing services (uses Blue Jeans and Zoom).

3. Service Desk

The OIT Service Desk was revamped in the summer of 2011. This one-stop shop solution has given the OIT staff a much more efficient way of addressing the diverse needs of students, faculty and staff, as well as a more efficient way of addressing the college’s technology needs, particularly for students. It serves as the primary point of contact for students, faculty, and staff seeking help in IT services and the borrowing of equipment (e.g., laptops, mobile devices, software, hardware, and operating systems) provided by CCNY’s Office of Information Technology. It also acts as the central distribution point for campus-wide site-licensed software to the college community.

The Service Desk also provides Level 1 technical support in the following areas:

  • Student email (CityMail)
  • CUNYfirst support for students
  • Blackboard
  • Mobile devices for students
  • Active Directory computer login 
  • Student training requests.

4. OIT and School/Division Student Computer Labs Support

The OIT and School/Division student computer labs facilitate the printing and computing needs of our students. OIT has two main general computer labs, (1) The North Academic Center Fishbowl General Student Lab (NAC 1/501), which provides 102 PCs computers, and (2) The CITY Tech Center (NAC 1/301), City College’s new state-of-the-art computing, learning and training resource center, located on the ground floor of the Cohen Library. Re-designed to accommodate student learning in a variety of stimulating configurations, it provides the following services:

  • Over 300 workstations
  • Two new state-of-the-art Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs)
  • 10 media study rooms with flat-panel displays that accommodate up to six students each
  • 16 two-person study rooms equipped with Windows and Macintosh desktop workstations
  • Three smart classrooms with dozens of workstations, high definition projectors and, in the largest classroom, a podium with AV controls and mobile device connections
  • Dozens of single-use desktop and wireless workstations in the open bays
  • Laptop loans for students to use while using or taking classes in the (ALCs).

Each workstation is configured with the college’s full range of campus-wide, site-licensed software, including Adobe Creative Suite, MathWorks, Matlab, Microsoft Office Suite, SAS, and SPSS. The spatial configurations are as important as the technological enhancements because they accommodate students who choose to work individually, as well as provide incentives for student collaboration.

At any given moment, the three training rooms are filled to capacity with students engaged in technology-enhanced learning with professors of Economics, Engineering, Psychology, and English. This highly successful facility has become the premier hub for student computing needs, as well as a general-purpose learning resource center for the entire City College population. Hundreds of students occupy every available workstation and study space, engrossed in everything from coursework to research to recreational breaks.

The computing and printing needs of special programs are provided by divisional student computer labs, including the Education lab (NAC 4/226), Engineering CAD lab (ST-216), Electrical Engineering lab (ST-269), Science Student lab, (MR-829), Accessibility Student lab (NAC 1/216), Architecture CAD lab, (SSA- 3rd floor), both Science and Music Libraries labs, and both graduate and undergraduate Student Government labs. These labs are open during the college hours of operation.

5. OIT and School/Division Client Services Support

In addition to servicing all the general student computer labs on campus, the OIT and School/Division Client Services Support teams also provide Tier 2 and 3 hardware and software technical support and other technical assistance to college administrators, faculty, staff and students. This student group works continuously to ensure that the services they offer are of high quality and are customer-friendly. The program gives student interns the opportunity to gain advanced skills in the use of computer hardware, software, audio-visual equipment, presentation resources, and client support skills. These students are assigned to the main OIT Client Services department as well as to various school/division IT offices. They also receive on-going training from the college to support the advancing technology and audio-visual needs of the school. The training concentrates on software and hardware installations, troubleshooting, customer service, faculty, staff and student support and maintenance. Below is the Student Technology Interns Program budget breakdown for FY 2020.

Position Title Pay Rate/Hr. Total Hrs./Yr.   Total SL+AL/Yr. Total Cost/Position No. of Position Total Cost
Final Exam Weeks Extending Hrs. - - - - $8,620
  Reservation Desk (  4 CAS &  2  Hourly IT - all Part-times )  
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 4 $67,020
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1568 184 $38,982.00 1 $38,982
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1568 222 $50,335.00 1 $50,335
          6 $156,337
  Services Desk ( 1 CA & 6  Hourly IT - All Part-times)  
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 1 $16,755
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1560 182 $38,760.00 3 $116,278
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1560 220 $39,605.00 2 $79,210
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1560 220 $50,054.00 1 $50,054
          7 $262,297
  General STU Labs Supt. ( 20 Cas & 3 Hourly IT - All  Part-times )
College Assistant $15.00 600 70 $10,050.00 4 $40,200
College Assistant $15.00 760 89 $12,735.00 4 $50,940
College Assistant $15.00 800 93 $13,395.00 2 $26,790
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 7 $117,285
College Assistant $15.00 1000 141 $17,115.00 2 $34,230
College Assistant $15.00 1040 121 $17,415.00 1 $17,415
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1560 220 $39,605.00 3 $118,815
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1568 225 $50,419.00 1 $50,419
          24 $456,094
  College Wide & Division Client  Supt. ( 1 Cas & 14 Hourly IT - All  Part-times)
College Assistant $15.00 520 61 $8,714.00 1 $8,714
College Assistant $15.00 1000 117 $16,755.00 1 $16,755
College Assistant $15.00 1040 121 $17,415.00 2 $34,830
College Assistant $15.00 1040 147 $20,179.00 1 $20,179
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1225 144 $30,460.00 1 $30,460
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1568 184 $38,982.00 2 $77,964
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1568 222 $39,828.00 4 $159,311
Hourly IT Support $22.25 1600 226 $40,629.00 1 $40,629
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1568 222 $50,335.00 1 $50,335
Hourly IT Assist. 1 $28.12 1600 226 $51,347.00 1 $51,347
          15 $490,524
Total           $1,373,872
Fringes           $178,603
Grand Total         52 $1,552,475

Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee Members

The Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee is composed of 27 members, chaired by the Provost, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Finance, and co-chaired by VP of Operations & Chief Information Officer Information Technology. It includes 12 students recommended by the Office of the Interim Vice-President of Student Affairs (nine (9) undergraduates and three (3) graduates), eight faculty, three academic representatives, and one ex-official member. The Technology Fee Committee is the standing college committee that advises the Office of the President on the expenditures of Tech Fee revenue.

Committee Chairs – Tony Liss, Provost and Felix Lam, VP of Finance and CFO (2)
Co-Chair – Ken Ihrer, VP of Operations & CIO (1)

Student Representatives (12) –
Bryan Wigfall, VP of Campus Affairs
Ahsanul Abeer, Undergraduate Student Representative
Kasson Colon- Mangin, Undergraduate Student Representative
Kenta Little, Undergraduate Student Class Senator
Christopher Henry, Undergraduate Student Class Senator
Dina Elhadidy, Undergraduate Student Class Senator
Hannah Towfiek, Undergraduate Student Class Senator
Jaret Wyatt, Undergraduate Student Senator at Large
Rafaella Smith, Undergraduate Student Senator at Large
Emmanuel Adu Poke, Graduate Student Executive Chairs
Sarah Wemy, Vice President, Graduate Student
Jeffrey Xu, Graduate Student Councilor

Faculty Representatives (8)
Prof. Mark Smith, Humanities and Arts
Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar, Grove School of Engineering
Dean Gordon Gebert, School of Architecture
Prof. Laurent Mars, Division of Science
Prof. Elizabeth Matthews, Center for Worker Education
Prof. Kevin Foster, Colin Powell School
Doris Grasserbauer, School of Education 
Mr. Omar Kabir, CUNY Medical School

Administrative Representatives (3)
Celia Lloyd, AVP for Academic Momentum and Student Success
Wendy J. Thornton, Interim VP of Student Affairs
Charles Stewart, Associate Dean and Chief Librarian

Ex-officio Member (1)
Otto Marte, Tech Fee Administrator and Director of OIT Business Services

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