Floyd calls for MU to stabilize tuition

The diversity study and chancellor search are other topics.
Friday, May 7, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:44 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

A plan to stabilize MU's tuition was one of the items discussed by UM system President Elson Floyd at Thursday's Faculty Council meeting.

Floyd said MU hoped to create a system that could better project what tuition and fees will be in the long run.

"I believe that any tuition policy must be stable, and it must be predictable," Floyd said.

When asked about a report released Tuesday,, which criticized MU's efforts to increase and maintain diversity, Floyd said that the implementation of the report's recommendations would be left to the chancellor, provost and vice chancellor.

"It is an issue that is central to MU, and I believe that it is appropriate to have that leadership team disseminate the report and engage in a much broader conversation," Floyd said.

Floyd also spoke about the search committee for the new MU chancellor, saying it would consist of 20 members with most members being faculty.

The committee will also include a representative of the university staff, representatives of the alumni association, two students and several members of the community. A member of the faculty council will lead the committee.

In addressing the MU and Northwest Missouri State merger, Floyd said he was unsure about whether legislation authorizing Northwest Missouri State to become the fifth UM system campus would be passed by the general assembly General Assembly General Assembly during this session. The legislation is being commingled with Southwest Missouri State name change legislation.

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