02/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 18:04
CLEMSON - Clemson University trustees Friday approved the final step in building a childcare facility to serve faculty, staff and student families among other business in their quarterly meetings on campus Feb. 8-9.
The trustees approved the $5 million budget to construct a 12,700-square-foot childcare facility, which will be operated by a private, third-party provider for infant, toddler and preschool children. The construction will be funded through an established endowment for faculty and staff benefits, with expected completion in 2020.
The board also approved the first phases of three current or new facility projects:
The trustees also set graduate student tuition to be in line with competitive rates. Clemson's rates are currently approximately 33 percent lower than similar programs in South Carolina. The adjusted new pricing structure will be phased in over two years and does not apply to any students currently enrolled in these select programs.
Regarding other academic matters, the trustees approved:
a new Clemson Operations Research Institute (CORI). The institute will serve as a hub for operations research students and faculty and will represent a portal for applied studies that promote economic development within the state.
a new online MBA program, effective 2019.
an additional instructional site location at Charleston Cigar Factory for the Master of Architecture degree and the graduate certificate in Architecture + CommunityBUILD.
Trustees also approved a formal expense policy and procedures for the board reflecting their current practices; and adopted a values statement after receiving input from faculty, staff and students.