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Academic program reviews at Shepherd approved

April 24, 2011

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Shepherd University Board of Governors approved academic program reviews for art, English, history, modern languages and music at its April 14 meeting.

The five programs were examined by the program review committee and an external reviewer from another school. The board authorized President Suzanne Shipley to submit the program reviews to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, according to a news release.

Fees for the 2011-12 academic year were presented to the board by Rick Staisloff, acting vice president for administration and finance. The fee increases will be invested in the hiring of more full-time faculty, enhancing wireless technology and the advising center, and increasing bandwidth, according to the release.

The board approved a tuition increase of $160 for in-state students, to $2,777 per semester, and $186 for out-of-state students, to $7,209 per semester. In-state graduate tuition per credit will increase by $30 to $335. The tuition increases will be submitted to the Higher Education Policy Commission for final approval, the release states.

Fees for traditional residence hall rooms will increase by $115, to $2,216 per semester; suite-style rooms by $133, to $2,551 per semester; and apartment-style housing by $28, to $2,786 per semester. Dining plans per semester will increase by 5 percent, to $1,849 for the basic 19-meal plan, $1,819 for the flex plan and $1,779 for the upperclass plan.

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