Spring 2020 Events
1. PUBLIC FORUMS
The Student Technology Fund Committee is responsible for stewarding over $4M in Student Technology Fee (STF) monies collected from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students annually. Public forums give students, who are paying into the STF, the opportunity to contribute to decision making by, and to ask questions of, the student-majority STF Committee.
Monday, February 24th, 2020, 5:20 - 9:00 pm in ASUC Senate Chambers, 5th floor, Eshleman Hall
Join this public forum to learn what software contracts STF currently supports with student fee dollars, how much students use that software, and what value -- latent or actualized -- exists for students' use of Adobe, Microsoft Office, and LinkedIn Learning. Presenters will be STF, UC Berkeley IT staff, and representatives from each of the vendors named above. Please join as STF determines how to use student fees to negotiate new or renewed software contracts at scale for all students.
Agenda and event primer. Livestream. Facebook event.
Monday, April 13th, 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm online only
**Note: Unlike all other listings on this page, this is not an STF-organized event.**
This forum, organized by the Referendum Renewal Exploration Group, (RREG), will discuss the infrastructure needed to support student technology at UCB. RREG is a collection of students that are exploring the present and potential future models of the Student Technology Fund, which will be up for renewal in Spring 2021. Some topics for discussion include WiFi, student help desk, course capture, and administration of software licenses.
Agenda, Zoom link, and other info.
Large Scale Grantee Finalists Forum
April 28th, 2020,
Join this public forum to ask questions of the STF's Large Scale Grant Finalists in the 2020 Annual Cycle. Finalists, and a description of their projects, will be posted here in March 2020. Large Scale Finalists are seeking funding for projects over $5K; historically, STF has funded projects with budgets of up to $2.2M. Learn about existing Large Scale projects here.
Agenda. Zoom link.
2. STF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Online only due to COVID-19.
Unless the STF Committee votes to go into closed session, all meetings are open to the Cal community. Read minutes and learn more about the Committee here. To request time on the agenda or to get the join credentials for an online meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic, email STF Analyst, Jenny McNulty, at email@example.com.
3. GRANT WRITING WORKSHOPS
Attend a grant writing workshop to learn how to craft an effective project proposal. See more about our grant cycle dates and deadlines here.
Spring 2020 Fast Track Proposal Writing Workshops
Monday, February 10, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, 2610 Channing Street, Riverside Room # 374
Wednesday, February 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2610 Channing Street, Santa Barbara Room # 321
Annual 2020 Large Scale Grant Writing Workshops
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:30 am - 12 pm, 2610 Channing Street, Riverside Room # 374
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 3:30 pm - 5 pm, 2610 Channing Street, Riverside Room # 374
4. OTHER EVENTS
Adobe Creative Jam
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Pauley Ballroom, ASUC Student Union
The Student Technology Fee covers the cost of all students' access to Adobe Creative Suite. Now, Adobe is coming to UC Berkeley to put on an app-building competition using their product, Adobe XD. No previous experience necessary. Learn more about prizes, speakers, how to create a team, and register for free here.
Get a jump on the Creative Jam by attending the "Making an App with XD" workshop Friday, February 14, 2020, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in Moffitt Library, 1st floor. Sign up for the workshop here. This workshop and the Jam are made possible by the Student Technology Fund and offered in partnership with the ASUC Student Union Creative Lab and the Academic Innovation Studio.
Check out the Spark page for this event here.