Technology Fee

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Office of the CIO
(631) 632-9085


The State of New York instituted the Technology Fee at Stony Brook in the Fall of 1996 in an effort to help Stony Brook provide its students 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 & Blackboard
  • Technology to support formal and informal learning environments
    • Educational technology in formally scheduled classrooms
    • Collaborative learning spaces with integraded technology (North Reading Room, Engineering, Math, Physics)
    • Online learning content captured in lecture halls and classrooms (Echo360)
  • Printing services from anywhere on the Internet
  • Distribution of standard software for student learning and productivity
  • Internet access in classrooms
  • Instruction / help for student use of computing and information technology 
    • On-site consulting in most public 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

Student Access:

  • 1,500 workstations (West Campus)
  • 24 workstations (Southampton)
  • 148 (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 capabilties 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)
This Technology Fee Report template is modeled after the University of Buffalo's Technology Fee Report.