U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A
BERKELEY • DAVIS • IRVINE • LOS ANGELES • MERCED • RIVERSIDE • SAN DIEGO • SAN FRANCISCO
SANTA BARBARA • SANTA CRUZ
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
1111 Franklin Street
Oakland, California 94607-5200
Phone: (510) 987-9074
Fax: (510) 987-9086
November 22, 2000
I am writing to summarize how the University intends to proceed with regard to the fee structure for an expanded summer program. This will amend the Guidelines Governing Summer Session Operations issued March 14, 1975 with respect to setting summer session fees for UC matriculated students.
As we have discussed, the University will need to employ a number of strategies to accommodate the additional 63,000 FTE students projected to enroll by 2010-11. While the majority of these students can be accommodated under the campuses' existing Long Range Development Plans, substantial increases in summer enrollments also will be necessary. The 2000 Budget Act provided $13.8 million to the University to reduce summer session fees for UC students beginning in Summer 2001. We are confident that the State will provide the University with the remaining funds needed to meet the increased enrollment demand.
There are three clear policies for general campus programs that we want to implement in the long run with regard to summer. There will be no change to current practice for programs in the health sciences. The three policies for general campus programs are:
However, it is also clear from your written comments and our discussion at the Council of Chancellors meeting on November 1, along with comments of the Academic Council, that a transition period is needed during which time summer fees can be treated flexibly in order to encourage students to attend during the summer and enable campuses to develop an appropriate level of student services. Accordingly, we will proceed as follows for the next several years during the transition to full State funding:
Campuses will be asked to report annually on the transition period strategies for expanding summer enrollment including information on the academic programs offered, the number and academic rank of the faculty teaching during the summer, the fee strategies employed, and the amount of foregone revenue due to implementation of incentives.
In the annual report, we will also want to know what fee incentives you anticipate implementing for the coming summer so that we can share this information across campuses, to encourage the development of expanded summer programs while minimizing intercampus competition.
The University will evaluate these transitional strategies on an ongoing basis and it is anticipated that the permanent fee policies will be implemented in 2005-06. Both the transition and long-term policies will apply only to fees charged to UC students. Campuses may continue to set fees for non-UC students as they have in the past.
The attached document describes the summer session fee policies in more detail. Any questions on these policies should be directed to Assistant Vice President for Planning and Analysis Sandra Smith at (510) 987-9147.
Richard C. Atkinson