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Fiscal Year 1999-2000 Recommendations

STUDENT LIFE AND LEARNING CATEGORY

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 1 - Student workers for the Education Technology Lab. This will allow the primary Mac lab on campus to remain open extended hours.
Cost: $4,635. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 2 - Student workers for the Computer Science Multimedia/Internet Lab. These funds will allow this lab to remain open longer hours to serve the students.
Cost: $4,100. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 3 - Connect Computer Graphics ARN Router for Internet access. This will provide Internet access for the new Fine Arts Computer Graphics Lab.
Cost: $2,335. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 4 - Enhancement of Biology Lab Courses with computer projector. This will provide the capability to do computer generated presentations in the classroom and lab.
Cost: $3,910. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 5 - Student workers for Fine Arts Computer Graphics Lab. This will allow the Fine Arts Department to keep the new lab open an additional 15 hours per week.
Cost: $2,320. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 6 - Student workers for College of Business computer labs. Lab workers are trained to assist students with basic usage in word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, Windows98, PowerPoint and SPSS.
Cost: $6,180. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 7 - Replace five computers in the Education Technology Lab. This will place the same computers in the lab that Education graduates would use in the classroom.
Cost: $5,500. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 8 - Student workers for the Mass Communications Lab. This will allow this new lab that was created with Technology Fee Funds to remain open.
Cost: $3,296. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 9 - Upgrade hardware in Chemistry/Biology resource room. This will provide the necessary upgrade to connect this lab to the Internet.
Cost: $1,738. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 10 - Upgrade College of Business Labs to Office 2000. This will provide the latest software in these large student labs.
Cost: $4,000. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 11 - Purchase a video projection system for the Department of English. This would assist all students in drama courses.
Cost: $5,645. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 12 - Purchase electronic analytical balances for Chemistry Laboratories. This will allow students to obtain more precise measurements in lab experiments.
Cost: $6,435. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 13 - Purchase a computerized instructional workstation for College of Education. This will be used in the classroom for instructional purposes.
Cost: $6,512. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 14 - Upgrade server for BE201/203 Lab and purchase additional memory for computers. These are the two large teaching labs for College of Business. The server will be used to support the 70+ stations in these labs.
Cost: $6,844. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 15 - Purchase calculator-based laboratory systems in College of Science. These devices will allow students to monitor radiation levels in samples.
Cost: $980. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 16 - Create a "smart" classroom in the College of Business. This "smart" classroom will allow students to have greater access to current presentation and resource technology and will provide enhance Internet access.
Cost: $9,046. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 17 - Purchase video projector and support equipment for Student Career Planning. Provide the capability to present computerized presentations to students.
Cost: $5,700. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 18 - Purchase survey software for College of Business. This will allow students to create and administer Internet based surveys for classroom work.
Cost: $3,210. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 19 - Purchase computer graphics training software. This software will provide training to students on graphic design.
Cost: $1,500. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 20 - Purchase software upgrades for Biology lab. This will provide the latest versions of software in this lab.
Cost: $2,455. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 21 - Purchase digital camcorder for Education Technology Lab. This will provide students with the opportunity to learn about and use a digital camcorder in the production of their multimedia presentations.
Cost: $1,000. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 22 - Provide digitizing workstation for presentation materials. This will provide the necessary hardware/software and student worker to convert photographic slides, overhead transparencies, and other visual materials to digital format.
Cost: $9,290. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 23 - Purchase computer and projection system for the College of Education. This will provide the students with hardware to do in class presentations.
Cost: $6,162. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 24 - Purchase a spectrophotometer. This device will be used by undergraduate students in several Chemistry/Physics classes.
Cost: $4,857. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 25 - Purchase a magnetic susceptibility balance for Chemistry laboratories. This device will be used by students in the lab.
Cost: $3,658. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 26 - Purchase a spirometer for the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. This is a necessary device for measuring respiratory capacity.
Cost: $6,005. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 27 - Purchase hardware and software for the Math Lab Network. This will provide the necessary upgrades to the Math Lab.
Cost: $8,830. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 28 - Purchase hardware to be used in the Astronomy classes. This is the remaining hardware for a $68,000 BORSF grant.
Cost: $926. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 29 - Purchase hardware and software for the Chemistry & Biology Mac Lab. This will increase the number of workstations that student will have access to.
Cost: $8,240. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 30 - Purchase upgrades and new software for multimedia classes in the College of Business. This will provide students with the latest in software that is used by the business world.
Cost: $5,890. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 31 - Student workers for the electronic piano lab. This will allow this new lab to be open 10 additional hours per week.
Cost: $1,545. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 32 - Purchase computer resources for the SC335 multimedia lecture room. This will complete this room. This is the Science Building's largest lecture room.
Cost: $3,300. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 33 - Upgrade genetic studies in the laboratory environment. Replace 30-year-old equipment used in classical genetic studies.
Cost: $7,994. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 34 - Purchase equipment for to be used for recruitment and retention. Provide effective recruitment and retention of students.
Cost: $5,700. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 35 - Purchase digital cameras for photography classes. This will allow students to use the latest in technology.
Cost: $4,630. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 36 - Purchase Web related software for the MCOMM Lab. This will help to purchase needed software to be used in labs for students.
Cost: $3,904. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 37 - Equip computer lab in BE203 with BizPlan Builder Software. This will provide state-of-the-art software in this lab.
Cost: $1,743. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 38 - Purchase DATAQ analogue/digital converter and notebook. This will be used for teaching purposes in the College of Science.
Cost: $6,617. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 39 - Purchase hardware for Fine Arts Computer Graphics Lab. This will complete the new lab.
Cost: $1,275. 

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 40 - Purchase projection device for Math Lab. This will provide student the ability to view the information that is on the teacher's workstation.
Cost: $3,500. 


CAMPUS-WIDE LAB CATEGORY

The campus-wide lab is the central academic computing facility that remains open for extended hours seven days a week to serve students. The services provided by the campus-wide lab include, but are not limited to, the computer hardware/software needed for completion of course work in various disciplines; tutorial assistance in English, Mathematics, and Reading; and Internet access for research. This facility serves primarily as a hub for students' academic/technical support services, and secondarily as a tool for the university's long-term recruitment and retention goals. Cost for 1999-00 is approximately $90,000. This cost includes $34,000 plus $8,500 related benefits annually for a full-time lab manger; $37,500 annually for student workers; $3,000 annually for supplies; and $7,000 annually for hardware/software maintenance.

INFRASTRUCTURE CATEGORY

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 1 - Begin migration of Bronson Hall to the new collapsed backbone. This migration will wire and connect this building to the new 100 MPS Fast-Ethernet network. This will provide state-of the-art access to the campus network and to the Internet from this building.
Cost: $80,000.

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 2 - Recurring cost for new collapsed backbone. The new collapsed backbone which was funded through technology fee funds is now in place. The total maintenance cost for fiscal 2000 is $35,000. Only a portion of the maintenance is being requested from technology fee funds.
Cost: $15,000.

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 3 - Recurring cost for a network administrator. In order for LSUS to provide network capability to students, it is imperative that the network administrator be retained to fully implement and maintain the campus network. All students will benefit from the implementation of this proposal. This technology will improve student life and learning by allowing student access to the Internet as well and to faculty and other students. All courses and services will directly benefit from the implementation of this proposal.
Cost: $36,000 plus $7,200 related benefits.

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 4 - Recurring cost for a user services analyst. The person in this position maintains the computers to be used by students on campus. They install hardware/software on new or existing student computers. All students will benefit from the implementation of this proposal. This technology will improve student life and learning by allowing student access to new and existing computers on campus and will ensure that computers are functional and ready to use.
Cost: $30,000 plus $6,000 related benefits.