2018-2019 Differential Tuition

Advisory Board Meeting/ Differential Tuition Oversight Meeting
November 20, 2019

Present:

  • Amber Buatte (Business Services)
  • Charlie Zheng (MAE)
  • Jagath Kaluarachchi (College)
  • Cooper Karras (Engineering Senator)
  • Thomas Fronk (MAE/College)
  • Thomas Bradshaw (E-Council)

Minutes

Amber presented the differential tuition distribution data discussing the different amounts spent by each department and the corresponding areas of focus such as TA wages, supplies, etc. It was indicated that per the original proposal, differential tuition cannot be used to pay salaries of tenure track faculty, but funds can be used to hire or pay salaries of teaching faculty such as lecturers and professional practice professors including supporting personnel such as technicians.

A question was asked about which courses are assigned a TA. There are a lot of factors that go into that decision including the number of credits for the course, the number of students enrolled, and the number of lab sections.

Both Cooper and Thomas agreed that students are seeing the benefits from Differential Tuition. Especially those who are involved in college events and clubs.

Differential Tuition Summary for the 2018-2019 School Year

Total Differential Tuition Received $1,086,234.31

Uses of Differential Tuition

$117,939 was returned to cover centrally funded scholarships

Uses of Differential Tuition

Differential Tuition received for the 2018-2019 school year was used to support the following:

  • Support TA’s/Graders
  • Provide supplies/equipment for class projects/labs
  • Support Clubs within the college
  • Equipment Upgrades
  • Senior Design Support
  • Engineering Writing Center
  • Support the IDEA/Metal Factory

Differential Tuition Funds Allocations

Differential Tuition funds were allocated to the academic departments based on the student credit hour enrollment. 20% was allocated to the Dean’s Office for support at the college level.

Semester Amount
Summer 2018 $5,399.12
Fall 2018 $544,090.11
Spring 2019 $529,347.95
Summer 2019 $7,397.13
Total $1,086,234.31
differential tuition undergrad 2018-2019

Departmental Spending of Differential Tuition FY 2019

Department TA/Grader Wages Classroom Supplies/Equipment & Club Support Student Travel, Field Trips & Club Travel

BE

39%

55%

6%

CEE

47%

18%

35%

CS

94%

6%

0%

ECE

82%

12%

6%

EED

88%

10%

2%

MAE

73%

17%

10%

Average

70%

20%

10%