Cameron University announces increase in select Academic Service Fees

Following approval earlier today by the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University Board of Regents, Cameron University will submit a request for an increase in Academic Services Fees for select courses to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Pending OSRHE approval, changes would go into effect starting with the 2017-2018 academic year.

“Academic service fees offset the cost of additional resources required in select classes,” says Dr. Ronna Vanderslice, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “These fees cover only the cost associated with the resources required for each class and cannot exceed that actual cost.”

The School of Arts and Sciences has identified laboratory intensive courses which required an increase in existing fees as well as a new fee for one course. The departments of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering and Agriculture and Biological Sciences offer laboratory courses that require significant expenditures for chemicals, supplies, and waste disposal.

Proposed Course Fees –
Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering
Course
Title
Current fee per 
Student Credit Hour
(SCH)
Proposed Fee per 
Student Credit Hour
(SCH)
CHEM 1361
General  Chemistry I Lab
$10.00
$16.00
CHEM 1471
General Chemistry II Lab
$10.00
$16.00
CHEM 3232
Quantitative Analysis Lab
$12.50
$15.00
CHEM 3314
Organic Chemistry I Lab
$5.00
$8.00
CHEM 3324
Organic Chemistry II Lab
$5.00
$8.00
CHEM 4401
Biochemistry I Lab
$25.00
$30.00
CHEM 4411
Biochemistry II Lab
$25.00
$30.00
PHYS 1115
Physics I
$2.00
$3.00
PHYS 1215
Physics II
$2.00
$3.00
PHYS 2015
Physics I for Science and
Engineering Majors
$2.00
$3.00
PHYS 2025
Physics II for Science 
and Engineering Majors
$2.00
$3.00

Projected increased annual revenue from these course fees is $5,355. Fees for these courses have not been increased since Fall 2012.

Proposed Course Fees – 
Department of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Course
Title
Current Fee per
Student Credit Hour
(SCH)
Proposed Fee per 
Student Credit Hour
(SCH)
BIOL 1004
General Biology
$3.00
$5.00
BIOL 1364
Principles of Biology I
$3.00
$5.00
BIOL 1474
Principles of Biology II
$4.00
$6.00
BIOL 1214
Human Biology
None
$5.00
BIOL 2034
Human Anatomy
$3.00
$5.00
BIOL 2124
Introduction to Microbiology
$6.00
$8.00
BIOL 2134
Human Physiology
$6.00
$8.00
BIOL 2144
Botany
$5.00
$7.00
BIOL 2154
Zoology
$6.00
$8.00
BIOL 3014
Principles of Genetics
$6.00
$8.00
BIOL 3154
Microbiology
$6.00
$8.00

Projected increased annual revenue from these course fees is $11,396. Fees for most of the courses listed were last increased in Fall 2010.

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January 26, 2017