CMU to set tuition rates for medical school students
The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold its formal session Sept. 20 in the President's Conference Room in the Bovee University Center. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. One of the items on the agenda is establishing the annual tuition rate for the inaugural class of students for the College of Medicine,
To view the agenda for the September meeting go here
In addition, a list of open committee meetings, times and locations is included at the end of this release. Of special note will be a discussion of Title IX requirements during the Finance and Facilities Committee from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday in the U.C. Auditorium.
Several board resolutions address academic space needs on campus. The proposals include both new and leased academic facilities. In the past seven years alone, CMU has invested more than $114 million in academic space across campus. The proposed projects include:
- Planning, constructing and purchasing of equipment for a research laboratory facility, located by the CMU Research Corp., to meet faculty needs in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions and the College of Medicine. The $7 million, 10,000-square-foot facility, would include eight labs and office space. Funding would be provided from provost fund reserves, future facilities and administrative cost recovery on grants and contracts, and reserves for future construction.
- Enhance the $14 million Anspach renovation project by adding a second floor to a planned one-story student lounge addition on the building's west side. The addition of a second floor will provide 1,600 square feet of faculty office space at a cost of $337,000. Funding for the project will come from the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences reserves.
- Approve the rental of a 3,000-square-foot facility near campus for the Central Center for Children, Families and Communities at a cost not to exceed $45,000 annually. The center's primary goal is to reduce health disparities among underserved populations. The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Provost's Office would provide funding.
- The lease of studio space for the art and design department to be used by faculty members who currently work in their homes or rent commercial space to fulfill university requirements for their creative work. The lease would not exceed $56,000 a year and would be funded by the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the Provost's Office.
Other agenda items include:
A presentation on enrollment management by Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services Steven Johnson, review of the university's independent audit report, and approval of the university's goals for 2012-13.
Public comment will be allowed at the formal meeting Thursday. The policy governing public comment can be found in Section IX on page 13 of the Board of Trustees Bylaws available here
In addition to the formal session, the following committee meetings will be open to the university community and the general public on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 19 and 20.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 in Grawn Hall's Applied Business Studies Complex 178:
Trustees-Faculty Liaison 5-6 p.m.
Trustees-Student Liaison 6:05-7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 20:
Academic and Student Affairs 10:30-11 a.m., President's Conference Room
College of Medicine 11:10-11:55 a.m., President's Conference Room
Finance and Facilities 1:15-2:45 p.m., U.C. Auditorium
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