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Undergraduate Advising Fee Proposed Increase 2013. Texas A&M University at Galveston. Academic Advising. Academic Advisors are responsible for: Advising related to semester credit hours and sequencing of courses required for Baccalaureate Degree

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academic advising
Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are responsible for:

  • Advising related to semester credit hours and sequencing of courses required for Baccalaureate Degree
  • Advising to prevent additional tuition for repeated or excessive undergraduate hours
  • Advising related to the Texas Success Initiative
  • Assessment of Academic Advising Senate Bill (SB) 36
the big picture based on an average of 15 schs semester
The Big Picture (Based on an Average of (15) SCHs / Semester)

Tuition and Fees - Texas Resident

Tuition $750.00

University Authorized Tuition 2,072.55

Advising Fee 30.00

Student Services 194.16

Computer Use Fee 255.00

Health Center Fee 40.50

International Education Fee 4.00

Library Use Fee 240.00

Student Center Complex Fee 40.00

Software License Fee 18.75

Recreation Sports Fee 20.00

Identification Card Fee 5.00

Utility Fee 97.50

Vessel Use Fee 120.00

Current Average Course Fees 185.00

Total $4,072.46 WOW!!!!!


$2.50 Proposed Increase /SCH

Average Credit Hours: 12

Advising Fee: $2.50

Total per Semester: $30.00

benefits to students
Benefits to Students
  • Students will have a first class advising opportunity
  • Students won’t take courses they do not need to graduate
  • Students will graduate sooner with less tuition and student loan debt
  • Advising Technology with Smart Phone App.
  • Mentoring Opportunities with Faculty
impact of a yes vote
Impact of a YES Vote
  • With the support of Academic Advisors, students will enroll in the correct number of courses, in correct order and they won’t be dropping courses they don’t need. All of this leads to students achieving graduation in four years and performing at an optimum level.
  • We are Aggies and we strive for SUCCESS!!
information services

Information Services provides support for:

  • Network operations including campus wireless
  • Student computing labs
  • Technology in the classroom
  • Phone and Email systems support
  • All departmental computers
  • Remote access (VPN) for access to library databases for research
  • Departmental Servers
  • Information Security
justification to increase student computer use fee
Justification to Increase Student Computer Use Fee
    • Increase Wireless Density Across Campus – With the increased use of mobile devices, (iPads, tablets) we must add Wireless controllers and Access points for coverage and performance. Increased maintenance cost. $15,000/yr.
  • Student Information System Support

TAMUG was supported with a $1.00 SCHTAMUG is no longer receiving this funding Updates are still requiredTAMUG specific Interests must be implementedReporting and support for:Admission/RecordsAcademic EnhancementTexas Maritime Academy All Academic Departments

justification for increase cont
Justification for Increase (cont.)
  • Web Content Management System- Cascade

Supports all TAMUG web sites, increased cost per megabyte usage

  • TAMUG Disaster Recovery Site DR site was hosted for free by College Station now there is a cost of $24,000/yr – this will increase as more storage is required Maintain business continuity should we have to evacuate to College Station during a Hurricane
student computer use fee

Student Computer Use Fee

Proposed increase of computer use fee is $1.00 per SCH

Impact to students:Average Credit Hours 15$15.00 per semester

Revenue generated is about $50,000 per year, will help increase Wifi coverage and continue existing services

If approved, will not request another increase for 2 years

vessel usage

Waterfront Vessel Usage

Vessel Usage

Fall 2011 usage – 2,920 persons carried

124 vessel trips

Fall 2012 usage – 3,575 persons carried

240 vessel trips

93% increase in # of vessel trips = more fuel used, more maintenance and repair


Waterfront Vessel Usage

Vessel Expenses

M&R 2011 - $80,823

M&R 2012 - $111,772

62% increase in M&R costs

Fuel 2011 - $4,006.48

Fuel 2012 - $9,152.98

128% increase in fuel costs


Waterfront Vessel Usage

Increase Vessel use fee $0.50 per SCH

Impact to students maximum $6.00 per semester

Revenue generated to offset increasing costs

$22,000 annually


Waterfront Vessel Usage

Impact of a no vote

Equipment acquisition to replace aging boats cancelled

Maintenance deferred causing some vessels to be out of service longer

Severely Limits our ability to continue to increase the number students on the water and the quality of their on-the-water experience

  • Dr. Susan KnockInstructional Assistant Professor, Marine Sciences Department Director, Office of Academic Enhancement


  • John KovacevichInterim Director of Information Serviceskovacevi@tamug.edu
  • Capt. Allan Post

Waterfront Operations Director Emergency Operations Director