SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

3B.5: Learning Technology Is Budget Priority

The Institutional Technology Committee provides leadership and recommendations for technology that will facilitate the Mission of the college and has spurred the purchase of $100,000-$125,000 in new technology annually. The Dean of Information Services, with input from faculty and Information Services/Instructional Technology Department (IS/IT) staff recommends technology budget allocations. Below are some examples of technology purchased, besides the extensive classroom support described in 3D.3:

As the financial environment has become less secure, more pressure has been put on using the funding bonds to meet other needs. IS/IT continues to look for grant funding as opportunities and time permit. The 2009 Program Review for the Technology area made clear the importance of its funding and expressed the concern that “should the funding bonds cease to be issued or be diverted to other areas of the institution, [this] would place the unit in jeopardy.”