In the Budget and Finance Committee meeting Friday, board members debated how to best re-examine the board's existing tuition policy.
The current plan calls for the board to host a workshop before its meeting in January as the starting point for a formal re-examination of the policy.
Finance Committee Chairman Addison Bell said he recently hosted a conference call with five UNC-system chancellors -- including UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser -- to get their input on the tuition policy.
"This is a very complex issue. ... I was hoping to get as much preparation as possible before the workshop," Bell said.
Bell said he plans to hold similar conference calls with the remaining 11 UNC-system chancellors.
But several committee members said they also would like to be involved in the discussion or at least have detailed information on what had occurred.
"It strikes me that it would be a very positive thing for us to hear what the chancellors had to say," said BOG member Jim Phillips.
In her report before the full board Friday, UNC-system President Molly Broad also informed members that an agreement had been reached with Gov. Mike Easley's office to plan for a 2.7 percent budget reversion.
"This (agreement) is predicated on the understanding that the chancellors will offer the necessary classes in the spring semester," Broad said.