Regents to Set 2007-2008 Incidental, General Fees

Board to Consider Naming River Campus Spaces, School of Visual and Performing Arts

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The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider incidental fees, general, special course, domestic application and online Web course and ITV fees for fiscal 2008 when it meets May 11.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

May 10, 2007 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider incidental fees, general, special course, domestic application and online Web course and ITV fees for fiscal 2008 when it meets at 10 a.m. May 11 in the Music Recital Hall at River Campus.

The proposal calls for a $9 per credit hour increase in in-state incidental fees and a $6.50 per credit hour increase in the general student fee for fall 2008. Under the proposal, the new per credit hour incidental fee for Missouri undergraduate students would be $176.80 and the proposed new general student fee would be $22.20 per credit hour.

Included in the general student fee are fees for aquatic, athletic and student programming; maintenance and repair; cultural arts; and information technology.

Part of the general student fee increase is a proposal for a new cultural arts general fee of $2 per credit hour. The fee would provide free admission for Southeast students to all University-produced events and half-priced admission to outside touring shows at River Campus.

The Regents also will consider a proposal to increase the student general computing fee by $1.50 per credit hour to $4 per credit hour.

 In other business, the Regents will consider extending the Tuition Guarantee Program through spring 2012 and discuss the possible naming of “New” residence hall, located on Henderson Street between Broadway and Normal Avenue. The Board will consider conferring degrees for spring 2007 graduation and approving a Southeast Family Achievement Award, a conceptual design for a Scully-Rhodes Plaza and a resolution of honor for Christopher Davis, outgoing student representative to the Board of Regents. The Regents also will consider rescinding policies in the Business Policy and Procedures Manual and replacing a policy with the General Policy Statement for Governing Information Technology and Network Usage.

The Regents will hear the President’s Report, which will include a report from Davis and an introduction of the three finalists for the position of student representative to the Board of Regents. The President’s Report also will include an overview of emergency operations, a progress report on contracts and Facilities Management projects, and informational items, including a brochure on the River Campus Premier Season of Events for 2007-2008 and the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Conference.

A motion to go into a closed session for appropriate considerations will be the final item of business on the agenda. When the open session reconvenes, the Board will announce action taken in the closed session and will consider approving the naming of public performance exhibition spaces at River Campus and the establishment and naming of the School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The final item of business will be consideration of a motion to adjourn.