Regents to Set 2005-2006 Fees

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 24, 2005 — The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider setting incidental fees and the fiscal 2006 University and auxiliary operating budgets when it meets at 1:30 p.m. May 25 in the University Center Missouriana-Indian Room.

The Regents will consider a proposal calling for a $9 per credit hour increase in incidental fees for resident undergraduate and graduate students for the 2005-2006 academic year. The recommendation follows deliberations by the University’s Budget Review Committee which reviewed trends in state appropriations and the flat FY06 appropriation for Southeast approved by the legislature earlier this month. The committee also considered the cost of continuing institutional commitments and other factors.

The Board also will consider the transfer of special course fees for fiscal 2006 effective with the fall 2005 semester for classes in the departments of Industrial & Engineering Technology and Communication Disorders.

The Regents will consider a proposed $83.4 million operating budget for the University and a proposed $25.6 million auxiliary operating budget, both for fiscal 2006, the year which begins July 1. In addition, the Board will consider the University’s fiscal 2007 capital appropriation request to be submitted to the Department of Higher Education.

In other business, the Board will consider a proposal to offer a bachelor of science in human environmental studies degree with an option in child development at the University’s off-campus sites. The Regents also will consider a motion to separate the operating procedures from the policy in the Business Policy and Procedures Manual Section 03-10 Probationary Period and Evaluations.

The Board will hear the President’s Report, including a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects, and informational materials, including the HORIZONS newsletter and a fact sheet about international students at Southeast.

The Regents will consider a motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations. When the open session reconvenes, the final item of business on the agenda will be consideration of a motion to adjourn.