Information Technology & Innovation - Technology Fee
In the Fall of 1996, all registered students at Western began paying a technology fee as part of their tuition. The money generated from this fee will be used to bring technology directly to the students and to enhance their educational and life experiences at the University.
Information Technology & Innovation has and continues to manage the money from the technology fee for the Student Technology Training Center, the library, support for student clubs and organizations, and the residence halls.
Your Technology Fee has already brought you:
- The Student Technology Training Center (STTC), located on the second floor of the Student Center in room 225, which houses state-of-the-art IBM PC workstations and Macintosh PowerPC workstations containing several graphics/page layout packages.
- Upgrades of equipment in all of the computing facilities, upgrades of technology in the classrooms including projection units and instructor/student workstations, and personnel employed in the STTC and Computing Centers.
- Access to the campus network and the Internet from the residence halls via 10/100Mb Ethernet connections. Using this connection allows students access similar to what they will find in the user labs at Western, including the ability to map to class and student shared drives. If you are interested in being connected, call x78467 or stop by one of the Student Labs in White Hall or Westside and pick up a Resident Hall Network Connection packet.
- Students requesting a network connection from their residence hall will be supplied with the cable needed to connect from the wall jack to an Ethernet card on their computer. Currently, we are supporting Windows 95/98/NT Workstation and Macintosh System 7.6 or higher.
Open forums have been offered from which a lot of input has been implemented. If students have suggestions or input on services they would like to see implemented in computer technology, please feel free to e-mail Information Technology & Innovation at firstname.lastname@example.org.