Student Fee Public Notice for November 2021

October 12, 2021

STUDENT FEE PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLICATION DATE:  October 12, 2021

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, November 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the College’s Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, Room T-126, 76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee, FL 32097.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED COURSE FEES AND CHARGES

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, and are to be effective Summer Term 2022. The courses are: 1.) RTE 1814L, Radiographic Clinic II and RTE 1844L, Radiographic Clinic V – In these courses, students enrolled in the radiography program are required to do clinical rotations at local healthcare facilities. The clinical facilities use a service called myClinicalExchange, where they manage documents of students such as immunizations, CPR cards, etc. The supplier has increased the cost of the service by $3; 2.) RTE 1804L, Radiographic Clinic I; RTE 1814L, Radiographic Clinic II; RTE 1824L, Radiographic Clinic III; RTE 1834L, Radiographic Clinic IV; and RTE 1844L, Radiographic Clinic V – In these courses, students enrolled in the radiography program are required to do clinical rotations at local healthcare facilities. The occupation of radiologic technologist provides x-ray services for the patient. The student is required to wear a dosimeter. The special fees for these courses have been re-evaluated. After a review of the expenses, it is requested that the current fees be decreased based on the most recent costs submitted by the department; and 3.) PHT 1200C, Basic Patient Care – In this course, students enrolled in the physical therapist assist program use a variety of consumable items during the lab sessions for this course. The special fee for the course has been re-evaluated. After the review of the consumables by the program, it is requested that the current fee be increased based on the most recent costs submitted by the department for materials.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED FSCJ ACCESS PROGRAM

The proposed action will authorize the College to approve the FSCJ ACCESS Program to be effective Spring Term 2021-2022, 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. The Spring 2022 FSCJ ACCESS program will reduce the cost of textbooks under this program. The recommended fees are projected to have no net fiscal impact on the College.

FSCJ implemented a pilot program Spring Term 2020-2021, Summer Term 2021 and Fall Term 2021-2022, which student course materials were provided digitally to all students enrolled in FSCJ ACCESS classes. FSCJ will continue the pilot program for Spring Term 2021-2022. This will insure access to required resource material on the first day of classes to everyone in the 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. 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.

Any person requesting to address the above matters will be provided an opportunity to do so by appearing before the Board at the November 9th meeting. Copies of the Fees and Charges item and/or FSCJ ACCESS Program will be available for inspection beginning October 12th in the Office of the College President, Room 408D, 501 West State Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 as well as on the College’s website: Fees and Charges item and FSCJ ACCESS Program https://www.fscj.edu/ under the Student Notice Alert.

If you have questions related to the Proposed Course Fees and Charges and FSCJ ACCESS Program, please contact the Office of the Associate Vice President for 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.
College President

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