Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
On the Urbana-Champaign campus, it is recommended that the definition of areas in which the surcharge is applied be refined to include the chemical and life sciences. Rising enrollment demand in recent years requires an enlargement of teaching facilities and staff. Similar to engineering, these science departments have a heavy dependence on expensive instructional equipment and facilities. T h e surcharge also would be phased in over a two-year period. In FY 1994, the surcharge will be $250 per year. T h e funds will be dedicated to recurring resources for instructional facilities and equipment in the chemical and life sciences disciplines. A survey was made by the Urbana campus administration to identify other curriculum areas that meet the criteria for the surcharge and should be included in the program. Technological expansion over the past ten years has drastically changed the curricular needs of the Schools of Architecture, Art and Design, and Music. For example, student demand for "state-of-the-art" technology in architecture laboratories has grown dramatically. Due to limited and sometimes outdated equipment, some architecture students now take computer-assisted design courses off campus. While these needs of the college have been increasing, State funds available for upgrading and replacing obsolete equipment have decreased. For students in architecture, music, and art, it is recommended that an annual tuition surcharge be phased in over a two-year period of $200 for lower-division undergraduates, and $400 for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. In FY 1994, the annual surcharge would be $100 and $200. T h e funds will be dedicated to a recurring pool in these disciplines for instructional equipment and facilities. MBA T h e MBA program at Chicago will implement several innovative programmatic enhancements. First-year courses will be taught in half-semester units. This provides for a more intense educational experience and enables students within the first year to complete the basic background material and core functional areas. T h e college is arranging with foreign universities where UIC MBA students can study and work in multinational corporations. These and other programmatic changes would be funded through a $1,000 per year fee starting in FY 1994. This fee is identical to the one charged at Urbana-Champaign. Pharmacy T h e College of Pharmacy at Chicago will expand and enhance both the traditional and nontraditional options of the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. T h e college intends to expand regionalization of clinical pharmacy education sites while emphasizing the development of innovative clinical practice models in diverse patient care environments. T h e college will also expand the Continuing Curriculum Option (CCO) program and enhance the curriculum of this segment of pharmacy programs. To fund these enhancements, the college proposes to increase annual tuition $800 on entry-level resident PharmD students, and $1,000 on resident students in the CCO curriculum in FY 1994. These tuition increases have been reviewed and approved by the chancellor at Chicago, the chancellor at Urbana, and the vice president for academic affairs. I recommend approval.