Student Technology Fee Committee

The Student Tech Fee Committee is an advisory committee to IT Solutions comprised primarily of students of Minnesota State University, Mankato. The committee makes recommendations regarding the expenditure of revenues received from the technology fee. Prior to making such recommendations, the technology advisory committee will inform the campus student association (s) of the committee's recommendations and seeks advice and comment.

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Upcoming Meetings & Agenda


  • Welcome and introduction (VP for Technology and CIO Mark Johnson)
  • Overview of Tech Fee Process (Mark Johnson)
  • ITS Strategic Communications (Amy Linde)
  • TelePresence Introduction (Matt Clay)
  • ITS Solutions Center (Cathy Hughes / Troy Timmerman)
  • Tour
    • Bureau 507 and Other Partners in the IT Solutions Center (Sarah Kruze)
    • IT Solutions Center 
    • ITS Maker Space (Matt Clay)


  • Instructional Design presentation (Elizabeth Harsma, Carrie Miller, Michael Manderfeld)
  • ITS Report Card (Bryan Schneider)
  • Tour:
    • Center for Excellence in Innovation (Matt Clay)
    • Global Learning Lab (Matt Clay)
    • Video Production/Control Studio (Robert Petersen)
    • Collaborative Classroom (ML109)
    • Computer Store / Electronic Repair (CSU) (Kristi Bakalyar)


  • Business Analysts, Accessibility & Project Management presentation (Mitch Wallerstedt)
  • Information Security Presentation (Mike Menne)
  • Web and Application Development
    •  Mav Life App 
  • Tour -
    • Nursing Simulation Lab
    • Nursing Simulation control room
    • Dental Clinic
    • New Collaborative Classrooms


  • Tech Solutions Team - Network Services, Communications and Systems presentation (Bryan Schneider)
  • Tour -
    • Minnesota State Mankato Main Computer Center (Bryan Schneider)
    • Computer Staging
    • ITS Collaboration Space
  • Educause ECAR Student Survey for October 2018 (Bryan Schneider)
  • ML 3010 Conference Room Technology (Matt Clay)
  • Discussion - Continuous Improvement - how can we improve technology for students?
  • Tour - Memorial Library 1st Floor
  • Morris Hall Classrooms
  • Geography Labs (Don Friend)
  • College of Business Crossroads (Bryan Hoffman, Dean Brenda Flannery)
  • Secret tunnels and networking core (Ricardo Muggli)


A Student Tech Fee Committee is an invaluable resource to our campus community to both education students and also learn from them on what they value and prioritize in technology. In addition, a student tech committee is required by Minnesota State Policy and Procedure at all institutions that collect student technology fees.


The committee meets once per week, for a duration of about 5-6 weeks typically each fall semester. The meetings are more informative sessions that are comprised of presentations, tours and time for dialogue and input. During the final meeting, the committee will discuss a proposal for any possible tech fee adjustments for the next academic year and consensus will be sought. 

Proposal with subcommittee comments on proposed changes to the student tech fee will be brought in front of the Student Government and the Technology Roundtable. Voting will be up to each group at that time