CSU Policy: Charges for Technology Manual

Policy Title: Charges for Technology Manual Category: CSU Manuals and Guides
Owner: Vice President for Information Technology Policy ID#: 11-1018-001
Academic Computing and Networking Services
Web: http://www.acns.colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-5133
Original Effective Date: 4/1/2014
Last Major Revision: 5/24/2016
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The purpose of this manual is to standardize the policies governing the approval and administration of the different charges in use by the individual colleges at Colorado State University. The current University policy, approved by the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System, provides enough latitude for each college to meet the needs of its respective constituencies.

Rationale for Charges for Technology

The students at Colorado State University, in conjunction with their respective faculty and college ad-ministrators, recognize and acknowledge the following:

• Technological skills provide fundamental advantages in the job market;
• The State of Colorado and Colorado State University have many pressing fiscal needs that make it difficult to maintain a state-of-the-art technological environment for instructional programs; and
• For many students, the cost of purchasing and maintaining state-of-the-art technology for personal use is prohibitive. This is due largely to the rapid changes in technology being experienced in the marketplace.

Therefore, to provide general access to state-of-the-art instructional technology, to reduce the costs of technology for each student by pooling the resources of all students, to provide a competitive advantage to students who attend Colorado State University, and to direct sufficient funding to these specific purposes, the students, faculty, and college administrators at Colorado State University endorse and support the collection of charges for technology. The charge is not intended to be a "use charge" and therefore is assessed to all students regardless of whether they actually use the equipment or whether they are enrolled in a course in the specific college for that semester.

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