2015-16 Resource Center for Student Organizations Technology Proposal
The Resource Center for Student Organizations is a UW campus program that aims to facilitate the diverse interests and activities of the numerous campus student organizations/Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). It is due to RSO usage that the Center is seeking to continue to provide the resources to support student organizations.
The Resource Center houses a very busy computer lab with 13 computer workstations serving over 500 RSOs this year. These computers and monitors were purchase with the help from Student Technology Fund in 2012. With the busy use of computers at Resource Center the computers are starting to show signs of ware and tear. Student log in times are longer, printing from work stations to printers has become very slow. This will progressively worsen as more registered student organization continue to utilize the computer lab at Resource Center.
The Resource Center for Student Organizations is a UW campus program that aims to facilitate the diverse interests and activities of the numerous campus student organizations. These campus groups, known as Registered Student Organizations ("RSOs"), play a vital role in the University community. The Resource Center for Student Organizations was established to provide the resources RSOs need to be viable and effective as active members of the University community. The Resource Center was created in 1998 to improve the resources available to student organizations on the UW campus. Resource Center believed that providing access to resources in a convenient location that is central for all student activity, namely the HUB would tremendously improve RSOs’ abilities to plan events, research information pertinent to their activities. Communicating with members and other groups, effectively would help to recruit new members and thus promote a more dynamic campus life. All of the Resource Center’s resources and services are provided free of charge to RSOs.
Benefits to Students and the University
As a partial measure of student organization usage approximately 567 Registered Student Organizations copied, printed and created meaningful materials at Resource Center for their clubs
In 2012-2013 school year. The number of RSOs who copied and printed at RC in 2012-2013 was 567
Husky Union Building
Upon approval, the proposed equipment will be ordered. It will be installed and made available for student organizations use after it is received itemized marked for security. STF decals will be placed on computers.
Resources Provided by Department
The Resource Center is located in the HUB room. Area consists of 5,000 square feet;
13 PC computer lab, three meeting rooms, storage space and work areas. The Center receives the entirety of its program funding through the Services & Activities Fee (SAF). For the 2014-2015 fiscal year. There is program funding of $168,290, which covers the operational costs of the Resource Center, including eight student staffers and one full time staffer.
Access Restrictions (if any)
The Resource Center is for the use of official UW Registered Student Organizations, that is, RSOs. Those persons affiliated with an RSO may use the Center. Student organization work always has the highest priority in governing how the Center’s assets are utilized. There are daily hours when the Center is staffed and open M-F 9am-8pm, Sat 12-4pm, Sun closed (e.g., at least 55 hours per week Autumn Quarter 2015).
Student endorsements are still be gathered at this time.
|Resource Center Computer Lab||$1,502.06||13||$19,526.78|
Will replace computers in Resource Center lab.
Total requested: $19,526.78
Total funded: $0.00
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