UCA will host a Board of Trustees meeting Friday morning. There are several items on the agenda ranging in scope.
The BOT will discuss in depth the proposed tuition increase for the 2014-15 year. Tuition will be raised for graduate from $235.96 per credit hour to $243.04, an increase of $7.08. Undergraduate students will see an increase as well from $191.50 per credit hour to $197.25. This represents an overall 3 percent increase and is expected to generate approximately $1.6 million additional revenue. The last increase in tuition occurred for the 2013-14 academic year and represented a 2.44 percent increase.
The increase in tuition will be used for a 2 percent overall salary increase for UCA faculty and staff.
Other increases in student fees will be discussed including, Student Activities Board funding and Global Education Project fund.
UCA will present the creation of seven new possible degree programs and minors including BS in Mathematics, MBA Programs for distance learning, MBA with concentration in Finance, MBA with concentration in Health Care Administration, Minor in Cognitive Neuroscience, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor, and a Sports Psychology Minor. These new programs anticipate attracting more students looking for specific concentrations.
As part of the action agenda, the board will discuss Board Policy No. 507 which inhibits the "possession, carrying, storage, or use of any handgun or firearm for any type is prohibited (a) on the university campus, (b) in any building owned or controlled by the university, and (c) at any university event," said the Board Policy.
The Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Friday in Wingo Hall.