Student Fee Advisory Committee Fiscal Year 2016
Student Fee Advisory Committee Charter
Background and History: The Student Fee Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the University President on issues relating to student activity fees covered under State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) policies 805.2. The SBHE authorizes the University to charge and collect fees to cover added and unique costs specifically related to student activities, and requires institutions to establish procedures providing for student input covering the amount of the student activity fees and use of fee revenue. The Student Fee Advisory Committee makes recommendations regarding the allocation of student activity fees.
The original University Fee Allocation Committee was established in 1982. In 2012, this committee was renamed and restructured as the Student Fee Advisory Committee. Individuals participating in the restructuring were Kylie Oversen (Student Body President), Nathan Elness (Student Body Vice President), Lori Reesor (Vice President for Student Affairs), Alice Brekke (Vice President for Finance and Operations) and Cindy Fetsch (Budget Office Manager).
Formal Charges: The Student Fee Advisory Committee is advisory to the University President. Its purpose is to: 1) define a timeline for all student activity fee increase/decrease proposals to be submitted, reviewed and forwarded to the University President; 2) review all proposals to increase or decrease student activity fees charged under State Board of higher Education (SBHE) policies; 3) ensure UND is compliant with North Dakota Century Code and SBHE policies regarding the regulation of student activity fees; 4) consider the financial needs of al departments supported by student activity fees; 5) consider the concerns and perspectives of students through other committees and Student Senate; 6) provide a recommendation to the University President regarding the increase or decrease of student activity fees; and 7) provide a recommendation to the University President regarding the allocation of student activity fees.
Reporting Channels/procedures: The Committee reports to the University President.
Membership: The Committee will be composed of members representing a cross-section of the University community: Student Body President, Student Body Treasurer, one Association of Residence halls representative (appointed by Student Body President), one Student Senator (appointed by Student Body President), two Students-At-Large (appointed by Student Body President), one Academic Affairs representative (appointed by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs), one Finance and Operations representative (appointed by Vice President for Finance and Operations), one Student Affairs representative (appointed by Vice President for Student Affairs) and Budget Manager (ex-officio).
Appointment: Members will serve on the committee by reason of the positions occupied at the University of North Dakota, or as appointed by the Student Body President or University Vice Presidents.
Membership Terms: The term of membership will run April 1 through March 31. The length of a term will be one year, and membership will be reviewed annually. Renewal of appointments is not restricted. Letters of resignation must be submitted to the Chairperson. Steps will be taken to fill vacancies as appropriate.
Chairperson: The Committee Chairperson will be the Student Body President. The Chairperson will call all meetings, prepare the meeting agenda, oversee committee membership and coordinate with the committee support staff.
The Student Body Treasurer will serve as the Vice Chairperson. The Vice Chairperson will assume the duties of the Chairperson in absence of the Chairperson.
Relationship to Other University Committees: The Student Fee Advisory Committee will take into account and work closely with the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee, Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, Finance and Operations Advisory Committee, Student Affairs Advisory Committee, Health & Wellness Advisory Committee, Memorial Union Advisory Committee and Student Government Presidential Finance Committee.
Student Fee Advisory Committee Official Recommendations
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