mccThe Mohave Community College Board of Governors will have its first consideration of changes to college fees for the 2015-2016 academic year during its regular February meeting. The Board is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 on MCC’s Bullhead City campus. Arizona law requires the Board to annually review fees to determine appropriate updates to costs associated with some courses, testing, certain administrative tasks, and facility rentals. A group of college staff, faculty, and administration have reviewed fees to recommend updates to the Board. The Board will receive a first reading of the fee updates on Friday, but it will not take official action on the recommendations until the second reading of proposed fees.  The group reviewed 277 course fees, and it is recommending to increase fees for 21 courses and decrease or eliminate fees for 26 courses. The recommended increases ranged from a $10 increase for the Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course due to increases in textbook prices and supplies to a proposed $570 increase for an advanced practical nursing class to include a state testing fee. Several new fees will be presented to the Board due to new courses being offered. The recommended decreases ranged from a $25 decrease in Radiologic Clinical Education I due to savings on required clinical attendance and grading software to a decrease of $585 in an advanced radiography clinical education course being held at an off-campus site. Of the 26 testing fees reviewed, the Board will consider proposals to increase fees for five tests, due to testing price increases or new test fees, and a decrease for the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test. The only recommended change for facility usage is an increase for usage of the Challenge Course, on the Neal Campus-Kingman, to reflect regional market rates. No fee changes are being proposed for certain administrative tasks, general fees, which include activity and technology fees, payment plan fees, transcript fees, welding certification testing fees, or adult basic education registration fees. The Board will also hear an update about the next Higher Learning Commission (HLC) visit to review the college’s performance in meeting its learning mission.  The HLC is expected to visit the college on Feb. 6-7, 2017. MCC received its first HLC accreditation in 1981 and received its most recent 10-year reaccreditation in 2013. The next 10-year reaccreditation is expected to reoccur in 2022-2023. The Governing Board meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 in the Interactive Television (ITV) classroom in Building 500 on the Bullhead City campus at 3400 Highway 95. It will be broadcast by ITV to Building 500 on the Neal Campus-Kingman at 1971 Jagerson Ave., and the Lake Havasu City campus at 1977 Acoma Blvd., West., and to Building 300 the North Mohave campus at 480 S Central. The public is invited to attend in person or by ITV. The public can view the full agenda, including appendices not exempt by ARS 38-431.0, in the library on each MCC campus within 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. They can obtain a copy through the Office of the President, 1971 Jagerson Ave., in Kingman, or go online to:

http://www.mohave.edu/documents/Board_of_Governors/2014-2015/bg_agenda_02-13-2015.pdf

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, MCC endeavors to assure accessibility to its programs, facilities and services to all persons with disabilities. Persons needing accommodation for this meeting can contact the Disability Services Office at 928-757-0813.

 

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