A slew of campus-initiated tuition requests during the past two years has prompted the BOG to consider a review of its tuition-setting policy, adopted in 1998.
But in his State of the University address Wednesday, Chancellor James Moeser announced that he will bring a five-year plan for tuition increases before the UNC-CH Board of Trustees this fall.
Broad said the present tuition-setting policy requires that any campus-initiated tuition increase approved by the BOT is also approved by the BOG, adding that she thinks a recently ended tuition debate in the state legislature this summer has made BOG members wary of granting additional requests.
"Frankly because there was so much activity this summer concerning tuition, I think it would be best to let the dust settle before we do anything else with tuition," Broad said.
The BOG's tuition-setting policy that was implemented three years ago permits two types of increases. The first allows the board to recommend systemwide tuition increases aimed at offsetting rising operating costs.
The second part of the policy gives the BOG the power to grant campus-based tuition increase requests under "extraordinary circumstances."
But during the past two years, the board has granted 11 campus-initiated tuition increase requests, including a $600 increase at UNC-CH.
Shortly after passing a second round of tuition increases last March, BOG members said they would re-examine the board's policy.
But the board has yet to examine the policy because members have been sidetracked by activity in the N.C. General Assembly, where lawmakers have passed a systemwide tuition increase and considered cuts to the UNC system's budget, Broad said.