PUBLICATION DATE: May 17, 2022
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
The District Board of Trustees for Florida State College at Jacksonville will act upon the following matters at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the College’s Advanced Technology Center, Rooms T-140 & 141, 401 West State St., Jacksonville, FL 32202.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED COURSE FEES AND CHARGES
The proposed action will authorize the College, per Florida Statute 1009.285, to charge fees for enrollment in college-credit courses where students have enrolled in the same undergraduate college-credit course more than twice to be equal to 100 percent of the full cost of instruction. The statute further indicates that calculation of the full cost of instruction shall be based upon the system wide average of the prior year’s cost of undergraduate programs for Florida College System institutions. The fees being presented for the Full Cost of Instruction are taken from the 2022 Florida College System Fact book, which is the most recent system information that is available. Accordingly, effective Fall Term 2022-23 the fee for students in this situation will be $240 per credit hour, applied only to a course where the student has enrolled three or more times. Fiscal Notes: These fees are minimal and have historically only had small variances from year to year.
The proposed actions will authorize the College to change the fees for the following courses, pursuant to FSCJ Board Rule 6Hx7-4.19. The recommended fees are projected to have no net fiscal impact on the College. The courses are: 1.) ATF 2305, Instrument Flight; ATF 2201, Commercial Flight 1; ATF 2202, Commercial Flight 2; ATF 2203, Commercial Flight 3; ATF 2400, Multi-Engine Flight; and ATF 2500, Certified Flight Instructor, to be effective Summer Term 2022 – In these courses, the curriculum requires flight time for students. The recommended fees reflect the increase in cost of fuel from $5.40 per gallon to $5.90 per gallon; 2.) ACR 0001L, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Theory Lab I; ACR 0002, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Theory II; ACR 0002L, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Theory Lab II; ACR 0102, Applied Electricity and Schematics; ACR 0575, Piping; ACR 0577, HVAC Controls; ACR 0578, Refrigeration Controls; ACR 0621, Applied Heating; ACR 0622, Heating Lab; CJK 0001, Introduction to Law Enforcement; CJK 0293, Overview of Law Enforcement; CJK 0392, Crossover Handgun Transition; CJK 0422, Dart Firing Stun Gun; PMT 0106, Basic Arc Welding; PMT 0108, Introduction to Welding; PMT 0122, Introduction Shielded Metal Arc Welding; PMT 0124, Advanced Welding; PMT 0134, Gas Metal Arc Welding; PMT 0135, Gas Tungsten Arc Non-Ferrous; PMT 0141, Flux Core Welding; PMT 0166, Shielded Metal Arc Pipe; PMT 0171, Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe and Tubing; STS 0010L, Surgical Technologist I Lab; STS 0012, Surgical Tech III; and STS 0015L, Central Supply Technician Lab, to be effective Fall Term 2022 – Due to curriculum changes, it is recommended that these fees be removed as the courses are no longer offered; 3.) ACR 0000L, Introduction to HVAC/R Lab; ACR 0001L, HVAC/R Fundamentals Lab; ACR 0012L, HVAC/R Service Practices Lab; ACR 0013L, HVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices Lab; ACR 0045L, HVAC/R Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices Lab; PMT 0070, Welder Assistant I; PMT 0070L, Welder Assistant I Lab ; PMT 0071L, Welder Assistant II Lab; PMT 0072L, Welder SMAW I Lab; PMT 0073L, Welder SMAW II Lab; PMT 0074, Welder; and PMT 0074L, Welder Lab, to be effective Fall Term 2022 – The recommended fees are requested for these new courses to ensure quality training materials, supplies, and equipment are provided to students while in the classroom. The materials purchased ensure the College program continues to offer current training and hands on instruction along with necessary safety equipment; and 4.) CJK 0031, First Aid; CJK 0040, Firearms; and CJK 0300, Introductions to Corrections, to be effective Fall Term 2022 – In these courses, Law Enforcement students must use consumables during their respective training programs. These fees reflect the current cost for the consumables.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED FSCJ ACCESS PROGRAM
The proposed action will authorize the College to approve the FSCJ ACCESS Program to be effective Fall Term 2022, pursuant to FSCJ Board Rule 6Hx7-4.19.
Florida Statutes allow inclusive access programs when there is documented evidence that the options reduce the cost of textbooks and course materials for students. Students enrolling in courses under this program benefit from significantly reduced textbook costs, as publishers are willing to sell for less when more students purchase the course materials. In most cases, the FSCJ ACCESS program utilizes electronic textbooks and online software. In accordance with Florida Statute 1004.085, Textbook and Instructional Materials Affordability, the FSCJ ACCESS program will utilize an opt-out approach, where students are charged for their books along with their tuition in the participating courses unless the student opts-out of the program. The additional course fees would be exactly what the bookstore provider charges for the course materials. Students enrolled in FSCJ ACCESS classes for Spring Term 2022 had total savings of $231,667. The recommended fees are projected to have no net fiscal impact on the College.
The bookstore is able to provide course materials at lower costs due to volume and contractual arrangements with publishers that allow for the lowest cost for course materials when an inclusive access program is employed. This will insure access to required resource material on the first day of classes to everyone in the FSCJ ACCESS class and will provide course materials at lower costs. This will guarantee the lowest cost to students because the College is able to secure a below competitive market rate for the material by purchasing in bulk.
Any person requesting to address the above matters will be provided an opportunity to do so by appearing before the Board at the June 14 meeting. Copies of the Fees and Charges and/or FSCJ ACCESS Program items will be available for inspection beginning May 17 in the Office of the College President, Room 408D, 501 West State St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 as well as on the College’s website: Fees and Charges and FSCJ ACCESS Program items https://www.fscj.edu/ under the Student Notice Alert.
If you have questions related to: 1) The proposed Course Fees and Charges items, please contact the Office of the Controller at (904) 361-6268 and/or 2) The proposed FSCJ ACCESS Program item, please contact the Office of the Associate Vice President of Administrative Services at (904) 632-3211.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in the meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 24 hours before the meeting by contacting: The Office of the College President Administration Support Manager Kimberli Sodek. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
Florida State College at Jacksonville does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, disability, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation/expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information in its programs, activities and employment. For more information, visit FSCJ’s Equal Access/Equal Opportunity page.
FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE
John Avendano, Ph.D.
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