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University Fee Committee Charter
Background and History
The Fee Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the President on issues relating to fees covered under SBHE Policies 805.1.4, 805.2, 805.3, and 805.3.1. The SBHE authorizes the University to charge and collect fees to cover added and unique costs specifically related to a particular course, program, or activity.
Classification/Terms of Appointment
The Fee Committee is a Presidential standing committee. The Charter will be reviewed annually by the Committee and the Committee will provide recommendations for any charter updates or amendments to the President.
The Fee Committee will be advisory on all issues relating to special fee requests submitted and will make recommendations to the President regarding approval. Its function is to oversee the special course fee process and criteria selection.
The Committee reports to the President.
The Committee will be composed of University of North Dakota Vice Presidents for Finance and Operations, Student and Outreach Services, and Academic Affairs.
All members will serve on the committee by reason of the positions occupied at the University of North Dakota.
Committee membership is on a continuing basis.
The Committee Chair will be the Vice President for Finance and Operations.
Specific task-oriented subcommittees may be appointed by the Chair from time to time as need dictates and may include other University personnel.
Relationship to Other University Committees
This Committee will take into account and work closely with all University standing committees.
Frequency of Meetings
The Committee will meet at the call of the Chair according to need.
Notice of Meetings/Meeting Agenda and Support Material
It is the responsibility of the Chair to schedule meetings and notify all participants. Agenda and appropriate supportive information will be distributed prior to the meeting.
Minutes of Committee meetings will be kept and distributed to all members.
Committee reports and recommendations will be prepared and appropriately distributed as ongoing Committee activities dictate. A record of all special course fee action will be kept on file in the Vice President for Finance and Operations office.
Direct staff assistance to the Committee will be provided through the office of the Vice President for Finance and Operations and the Budget office, as required.
A simple majority will constitute the necessary quorum for conduction of official business.
Amendment to this Charter
Should any amendment to the Charter be required, the appointing official will work closely with the Committee Chair in deriving amendments suitable to all parties and the amended charter will be completed, signed, and issued with all possible haste. When initiative for such amendment comes from the Committee, a written request from the Chair to the appointing official will be required.
This University Committee Charter is effective as of April 4, 2003.
- Charles Kupchella
- Robert C. Gallager
Vice President for Finance and Operations