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1 W. Clinton Rasberry, Jr., Chair Joseph Wiley, Vice Chair Maurice Durbin Chris Gorman Donna Klein Roy Martin III Representatives from Management Boards L EGISLATIVE C OMMITTEE Uma Subramanian 1

2 A GENDA I TEM III. Legislation and Legislative Issues for R EGULAR S ESSION 2013 Session is a Fiscal Session Convenes at Noon on Monday, April 8, 2013 Adjourns no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013 Pre-filing deadlines: March 29 (exact times differ, depending on House v. Senate, and Constitutional amendments v. other bills) Non-fiscal bills limited to 5 bills per legislator All non-fiscal bills must be pre-filed

3 BoR Action Plan for 2013  Enhance performance and outcome through: (a) increased efficiencies and (b) legislation to address funding challenges  Efficiencies to be achieved through BoR leadership, Systems collaboration:  Expand the BOR academic program review process for the purposes of identifying duplicative academic offerings for which consolidation, institutional transfer or multi-campus collaboration would be beneficial from both a pedagogical and fiscal basis.  Expand the use of technology in instruction and organizational management as a means of producing greater institutional efficiencies.  Expand Experiential Learning experiences for students that allow for a greater connection between higher education and business and industry.  Utilize BOR resources to provide professional development opportunities for campus personnel on new approaches to instruction, learning, and institutional management. 3

4 BoR Action Plan for 2013 (Contd.) BoR Legislative Agenda  Funding measures (need legislation):  allow tuition increases for campuses in accordance with BoR Tuition Policy, but not at a level to exceed the SREB average, adjusted for state poverty index.  BOR Tuition Policy to identify SREB average tuition by institutional type; Management Boards to determine institutional tuition in accordance with the Tuition Policy.  allow for differential tuition for high-demand, high-cost programs within criteria established by the BOR.  allow institutions to charge on a per-credit basis rather than a static full-time rate capped at 12 credit hours. 4

5 Explanation of Tuition Proposal  BoR Policy will establish parameters  All authority to increase tuition, charge per-credit or differential tuition is permissive only  Management Boards can decide to  not increase tuition at all  not raise tuition to the level allowed in BoR policy  not charge per-credit tuition  not charge differential tuition 5

6 RECOMMENDATION Approval of Legislative Agenda Authorization for Legislative Session  Senior Staff recommends that the Committee:  (a) Authorize the Commissioner and staff to pursue the BoR Legislative Agenda during the upcoming 2013 Regular Session as necessary, with regular reports or necessary modifications to the Board; and  (b) Authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Chairman of the Board to act on its behalf on legislative issues that may arise during the 2013 Regular Session. 6


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