Board of Trustees Approves Computer Upgrades, Course Fee Revisions
At its February 4 meeting, the East Central College Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 44 desktop computers with monitors for the nursing computer lab.
“The current computers are roughly eight years old,” said Phil Pena, Vice President of Finance and Administration. “They no longer can handle current instructional and testing software.”
The upgrade is being paid for by student technology fees and will cost around $32,000.
Also at the meeting, the Board of Trustees adopted a new schedule of course fees for the 2019-2020 academic year.
“Each year we take a close look at our course fees to make sure it accurately reflects the costs to our students and our institution,” explained Robyn Walter, Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Many course fees related to fine arts will see a decrease in fees. Course fees related to Allied Health and Nursing will increase. Overall, most course fees will remain unchanged.
The Board of Trustees also reviewed the proposal to formalize the current Behavioral Intervention Team on campus. It will be brought back to the March meeting for approval. A possible adjustment of tuition was also discussed and will also be decided at the March meeting.