The State Bond Commission today approved $14.5 million in capital improvement projects for the 12 community colleges of the Connecticut State College and Universities (CSCU) system. The funding will be used for laboratory and research equipment, development of IT networks, and other various renovation and construction projects at the community colleges.
“As we embark on Transform CSCU 2020 — our plan to build a world-class system of higher education in Connecticut — this funding will play in integral role in expanding our academic programs and strengthening our infrastructure to train the workforce and thinkers of tomorrow,” said Board of Regents President Gregory Gray. “The investments we make today will lead to technologically advanced classrooms and new IT systems that will link our schools in ways that open doors for students.”
Included in the bonding
- $13.5 million to build smart classroom technology and provide students with the most up-to-date, technology focused learning environments.
- $500,000 to begin the first stage of an IT audit and building of a unified information system that leads to better student experiences.
- $500,000 to begin a system wide academic and facilities master plan, focused on improving program coordination and quality across the state.
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