Tech Initiatives

I. Tech Initiatives Timeline
   (Academic Year 2024)

Dates subject to change

Phase One: September 2023 - February 2024
Date Items Due

Sep-Oct 

STF Tech Initiatives Committee Co-Chairs hold initial meeting.

Nov 16

All students and employees receive an email regarding the annual Student Technology Fee (STF) and requesting Tech Initiatives abstracts.

Jan 12

Due to STF Tech Initiatives Committee: one-page Tech Initiatives abstracts from employees.

Jan 19

Due to STF Tech Initiatives Committee: one-page Tech Initiatives abstracts from students.

Jan 22-
Feb 20

STF Tech initiatives Committee reviews abstracts received by the two deadlines; selects abstracts to continue to Phase Two.

Feb 21

STF Tech Initiatives Committee invites (by email) selected abstract applicants to submit proposals (and notifies applicants that were not invited).

Phase Two: March-May 2024
Date Items Due

Feb 28
or 29

(Date/time to be determined.) STF Proposal Workshop for abstract applicants invited to submit proposals.

Mar 22

Due to Associated Students (AS) Senate President for prioritizing: Tech Initiatives proposals from students. Moved deadline to March 22 (had been March 31), which is before the start of spring break.

Mar 22

Due to STF Tech Initiatives Committee: all prioritized Tech Initiatives proposals from employees. Moved deadline to March 22 (had been March 31), which is before the start of spring break.
Note: Colleges and divisions must have earlier deadlines for internal priority-setting processes.

Apr 1

STF Tech Initiatives Committee shares Tech Initiatives proposals with Academic Technology Committee (ATC) for ATC review.

Apr 2

STF Tech Initiatives Committee invites the Western community (via various student and employee communications) to comment on Tech Initiatives proposals. (Tech initiatives are posted on this STF website to facilitate review and comment.)

Apr 1 - 
May 15

STF Tech Initiatives Committee reviews Tech Initiatives proposals (to include site visits as needed); reviews ATC and Western community comments; and develops and votes on recommendations.

May 1

Due to STF Tech Initiatives Committee: ATC and Western community comments on Tech Initiatives proposals.

May 15

STF Tech Initiatives Committee sends Tech Initiatives project recommendations to AS Senate.

May
16-24

AS Senate and Western President approve recommendations.

by
May 30
Award recipients receive award memos via email. (Applicants not receiving awards also receive emails.)

Jun 1

Tech Initiatives project awards are announced. The list of awarded projects is posted on this STF website.

II. Tech Initiatives Instructions and Forms
    (AY 2024)
 

General Instructions / References

  • Tech Initiatives Proposal Process AY 2024 - For Employees (under development)
  • Tech Initiatives Proposal Process AY 2024 - For Students (under development)
  • STF Tech Initiatives Proposal Guidelines (reviewed September 2022)

Form for Phase One: Abstracts

Form For Phase Two: Proposals

III. Submitted Tech Initiatives Proposals
     (AY 2024)

Proposals will be posted in the table below in April 2024 to facilitate review and comment by the Western community.

Proposal
Number
Proposal Title College/Unit
1    
2    
3                                                                                                                                                                        
4    
5    

IV. Approved Tech Initiatives Projects
     (AY 2024)

Approved projects will be posted in the table below in June 2024. 

Project
Number
Project Title Award
x

                                                                                                                                                 

                        
x

 

 
x

 

 

Go to the STF History: Tech Initiatives and Projects page to see projects and Tech Initiatives funded in previous years.