Number 03-11
Description SC opposes tuition deregulation
Authored by Aris Freeman
Sponsored by Chris Featherstone
Date Submitted Thursday, February 27, 2003
Date Considered Thursday, February 27, 2003
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Other
Result n/a
Whereas Governor Rick Perry, Chancellor Yudof, and other members of the Board of Regents, have already expressed their intent to make tuition deregulation a priority for the 2003 Texas Legislature; and
Whereas The Board of Regents is made up of nine appointed members who are not elected in any form or fashion, and according to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System for the Government of The University System are not accountable to a constituency; and
Whereas Currently there is not one student representative on this board; and
Whereas With tuition deregulation, this board would have the utmost power to distribute monies paid out by the students, to each institution in any form or fashion that they would like.
Be It Further Resolved That The University of Texas at Arlington Student Congress stands firm to the opposition of tuition deregulation; and
Be It Further Resolved That The University of Texas at Arlington Student Congress advocate that the responsibility of setting the tuition for the University of Texas System, remain within the hands of the Texas Legislature; and
Be It Further Resolved That If tuition deregulation does occur, that the University implement a committee, with which the chancellor spoke about in his visit to the campus, that would review the allocation of funds presented to each institution within the system by the board of regents; and
Be It Further Resolved That This committee be comprised of the same members of which we already have in the Fee Oversight Committee, being that they are already knowledgeable of the campuses fees and budget.