Technology Fee

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The State of New York instituted the Technology Fee at Stony Brook University in the Fall of 1996 in an effort to help Stony Brook provide its students with the highest quality learning environment. The Technology Fee is used to address specific technology needs such as computing, library databases, public computer labs, classrooms, instructional technology (Blackboard, Echo360, Adobe Connect, etc), and student system automation.

Student Benefits:

  • Mobile web acccess to SOLAR and Blackboard
  • Technology to support formal and informal learning environments
    • Educational technology in formally scheduled classrooms
    • Collaborative learning spaces with integrated technology (North Reading Room, Engineering, Math, Physics)
    • Online learning content captured in lecture halls and classrooms (Echo360)
  • Printing services from anywhere with an Internet connection from any device (email or Web)
  • Distribution of standard software for student learning and productivity
  • Wi-Fi access in classrooms and common areas (lounges, reading rooms,  and outside areas)
  • Instruction / help for student use of computing and information technology 
    • On-site consulting in most public sites (SINC Sites) to provide assistance with access, printing, and technology use
    • Face-to-face workshops and seminars available to all students
    • Online help pages and documentation for configuration, customization and installation of SBU supported devices and software
    • Access to - Online video tutorials, available from anywhere at anytime
    • Evening and Weekend Support for is available from  OPEN SUNY's Helpdesk - 1-800-875-6269

Student Access:

  • 1,690 workstations (West Campus)
  • 24 hours/5 days a week access to the Melville Library SINC Site, Room S1460 (Sun.-Thurs.)
  • 50 workstations (Southampton)
  • 6 workstations (Manhattan)
  • 148 workstations (Residential Halls)
  • 12 Public Computing (SINC) sites in Academic Buildings
  • 4 Public Computing areas in Library Reading Rooms, and the Chemistry and Math Branch libraries with printing services
  • 4 Collaborative Learning Areas (CoLA's) - North Reading Room (Melville Library), Engineering 222, Math /Physics 235
  • Virtual SINC Site - access to software that is in the SINC Sites, connected to MySBfiles and full Print From Anywhere capabilities 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • Printing support for all registered students using the Pharos print system including recycling programs for sustainability and the use of recycled paper (62 printers)
  • Print release stations available (Outside of SINC Sites) at all campuses and in the Residence Halls
This Technology Fee Report template is modeled after the University of Buffalo's Technology Fee Report.