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Resolution: In support of the refurbishment of the Engineering Center Student Computer Lab


Agenda Item: In support of the refurbishment of the Engineering Center Student Computer Lab Date: October 15, 2009 Sponsors: William-Jose Velez, College of Engineering and Computing Senator; Vignesh Doraiswamy, Honors College Senator

In support of the refurbishment of the Engineering Center Student Computer Lab

WHEREAS, the Student Government Association’s purpose is to ensure that students concerns are addressed in the immediate governance and policy development of Florida International University at all levels, providing an official voice and action on behalf of the student body;

WHEREAS, the Engineering Center is the main academic building for approximately 4,000 students in the engineering discipline;

WHEREAS, the replacement of the older and obsolete computers systems in this computer lab will allow the entire student population attending classes on the Engineering Center access to more powerful and efficient systems, with students being able to complete the work and assignments;

WHEREAS, these computers have software installed that is required for classes, and because of licensing restrictions, is not accessible in other university or personal computers;

WHEREAS, the updated equipment will maximize and improve students’ learning experience, while minimizing technical problems that hinder the quality of the learning experience;

WHEREAS, the refurbishing of this open lab falls within the University’s strategic goals of giving priority to the students’ work and learning experience, as FIU becomes a student centered university;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus expresses its support of the refurbishing of the Engineering Center University Technology Services Open Computer Lab, urging the Technology Fee Advisory Council to adopt this proposal.

In favor: 22; Opposed:0; Abstentions:2; Signed:

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