The Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) is charged with prioritizing and recommending projects for disbursement of the Student Technology Fee. The Student Technology Fee (STF) provides students with adequate technology experiences through these objectives:

  • Broaden or enhance the quality of the academic experience through the use of technology in support of the curriculum
  • Provide additional student access to technological resources and equipment that are needed in support of instruction and to maintain and enhance the technological competency of students as it relates to their academic endeavors
  • Increase the integration of technology into the curriculum


50 percent of the funds are allocated to IT Services to ensure that general access computing spaces are equipped with up-to-date hardware and software (within three years) and that such spaces are staffed and maintained an adequate number of operating hours.  In addition, ITS will maintain and upgrade wireless capabilities across campus.

5 percent of the funds are allocated to the library to ensure that a solid selection of electronic databases is available to all students and the physical infrastructure for such databases are kept up-to-date and maintained.

Remaining funds will be disbursed to the campus community through a proposal process.  These proposals will be prioritized by STAC using a standard rubric and sent to the Chancellor’s Designee for funding.

STAC Representatives for Academic Year 2015-16
Member Area E-mail
Tim Dies


Susan Traxler  
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology / CIO
Josh Savoy ITS Help Desk Manager
  Karrmann Library  
Nathan Manwiller ITS Support Operations Manager
Colleen Garrity Director, Media Technology Services
Evan Cain Student Senate Appointee/BILSA Student
  BILSA Student Member  
Tyler Wilson EMS Student Member
Amber Inman EMS Student Member
Ben Bruening EMS Student Member
Matthew Castelaz EMS Student Member
  LAE Student Member  
Quinten Lisowe Undecided Student Member
  ITS Appointed Student Member  
  RHA Student Member  
Al Witte Library Student Appointee

Meeting Schedule (Typically first and third Friday of the month at 3:00 p.m.)

All meetings will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the ITS Help Desk Conference Room in Karmann Library 107B
September 18, 2015
October 2, 2015
October 16, 2015
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
December 4, 2015
December 18, 2015
January 15, 2016
February 5, 2016
February 19, 2016
March 4, 2016
March 18, 2016
April 1, 2016
April 15, 2016
May 6, 2016

All meetings are open to the campus community, however visitors will be asked to leave during proposal ranking.

Budget Documents

2014-15 Student Technology Fee Budget and Expenditures
2013–14 Student Technology Fee Budget and Expenditures
2012–13 Student Technology Fee Budget and Expenditures
2011–12 Student Technology Fee Budget and Expenditures
2010–11 Student Technology Fee Budget and Expenditures
2009–10 Student Technology Fee Budget and Expenditures

STAC Resources and Forms

UW-System Regent Policy establishing the Student Technology Advisory Committee. 
Guidelines for Use of STF Allocations
Project Request Form
Project Ranking Form - This document defines the criteria used to evaluate projects submitted to the STAC.  The final scores for each project will be compared to create a prioritized list.  

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