It's been a busy last couple of weeks. Among other things, I've had the opportunity to discuss the student technology fee proposal at 7 different Open Forums that were held at each of the ASU campuses.
I'd like to thank those students who made time to attend one of the meetings or who have posted comments online - either at my blog, or at one of the two facebook sites devoted the fee, one in support and one in opposition. Clearly the fee proposal has its student supporters and its opponents, but regardless of position, I have found the discussion interesting and helpful. While I would have hoped for stronger turnouts at the forums -- none of the meetings had more than a dozen or so attendees -- the students who did come out drove a lively and informed discussion of the options.
The remainder of this post is meant to consider and respond to the comments we received during the meetings and electronically.