November 18-19, 2004


ITEM 125-1001-R1104                Authorization to Increase or Implement Fees; University of Montana-Missoula


THAT:†††††††††††                           The Board of Regents authorizes, in accordance with Montana University System Policy the attached changes to mandatory fees, course fees and auxiliary fees for students of The University of Montana-Missoula.


EXPLANATION:†††††††††††             The proposed changes in mandatory fees have been discussed with the appropriate student government and voted on through student referendums.


After examination of the Montana Kaiminís FY2004 budget, it is apparent that a fee increase of $2.00 per academic semester is needed to ensure the Montana Kaimin remains a viable organization on campus, and competitive within its respective market.† In the spring of 2004, the Senate of the Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) has approved a referendum motion to increase the Montana Kaimin operation fee.† This fee was inadvertently missed in the initial submission to the BOR.