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Meeting of the
SHEPHERD COLLEGE
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
October 10, 2002
Agenda Item No. 6

SPECIAL LAB FEES

The Department of Communications has been aggressively modernizing and improving its mass communications curriculum to address contemporary trends in the field. This has resulted in an increased emphasis on media-related technologies.

Student work in five of the communications courses includes a series of exercises of recording audio/video material on CDs, tapes, cassettes, etc. Color printing is also used extensively in the exercises. These aspects of the curriculum involve especially high usage of expensive, disposable resources. In such instances, lab fees are often assessed for enrolling in the individual courses. The fee revenues are then dedicated to application to the department for the purchase of those materials. In this instance, a $25 fee is expected to substantially cover these costs.

The following resolution is recommended for adoption by the Board:

RESOLVED, That the Shepherd College Board of Governors approves, effective January 1, 2002, special lab fees of $25 each for the following courses:

COMM 320 Presentations for Media
COMM 329 Sound Design
COMM 350 Single Camera Production
COMM 360 Studio Production
COMM 420 Advanced Production