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Room and board, May graduates highlight CMU trustees’ April agenda

Integrated Health Studies Building update to be presented

Contact: Heather Smith

​The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday and Thursday to take action on a variety of items, including setting room and board rates for the next academic year and approving the list of prospective May graduates.

Trustees will be asked to approve a list of more than 3,100 students set to graduate. This includes 2,085 baccalaureate degrees, 847 master's degrees and 155 doctoral degrees, including CMU's first-ever Doctor of Medicine degrees. Five specialist degrees and nearly 60 graduate certificates also will be conferred.

Jonathan Webb, associate vice president for facilities management, will present an update on the Integrated Health Studies Building project planning during the Finance and Facilities committee meeting Wednesday. The update will include a proposed location and timeline for the 55,000-square-foot, $26 million project.

While the trustees have most recently set tuition rates at their April meeting, this year tuition will be discussed and voted on at the June meeting to coincide with state appropriations and budget development.

Other items on the board's agenda include:

  • College of Medicine tuition rates for the 2017-18 academic year;
  • A resolution changing the name of the Department of Communication Disorders to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders;
  • A proposal to dissolve the College of Business Administration Foundation; and
  • A revision to the internal audit charter.

The formal session, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, as well as the committee meetings on Wednesday listed below, are open to the university community and general public. All meetings occur in the President's Conference Room of the Bovee University Center.

Along with reviewing items from the formal agenda, highlights of the committee meetings include:

  • Policy and Bylaws — 1:30 to 2 p.m. — A revision to the Count Date Policy will be discussed.
  • Academic and Student Affairs — 2 to 2:45 p.m. — Provost Michael Gealt will present an update on campus diversity, including group IVD requirements.
  • Finance and Facilities — 3 to 3:45 p.m. — An update on Integrated Health Studies Building project planning will be presented by Webb. The Responsibility Centered Management budget model at CMU also will be discussed.
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison — 4 to 5 p.m. — An overview of university program and competency requirements will be presented.
  • Trustees-Student Liaison — 5 to 6 p.m. — New Student Government Association and other campus leaders will be introduced.

Agendas for the April meetings are available on the Board of Trustees' website.

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