University of Missouri

47-29: A Resolution to Increase the Student Health Fee by $3.50 for Fiscal Year 2009

PURPOSE: To outline the Student Health Center’s recent Advertising budgets and expenditures and recommend a FY09 Health Fee increase of $3.50 in conjunction with a joint agreement to create a comprehensive student health and wellness website for promotion at 2008 Summer Welcome.

WHEREAS, The MU Student Health Center provides medical examinations, flu shots, and other health and wellness services to University of Missouri – Columbia students, and

WHEREAS, In Fiscal Year 2007 the Student Health Center spent $10,309.77 of a budgeted $57,528.98 for Advertising, and

WHEREAS, FY07 Advertising expenditures included $5,406 for print advertising in the Maneater and MU Student News, $1,487 for employment recruitment, $600 for MU Info event and programming advertisements, $1,837 for promotional items such as pens and cups, and $1,000 for campus-wide event sponsorships, and

WHEREAS, In Fiscal Year 2008 the Student Health Center has spent $1,197.00 of a budgeted $18,692.03 for Advertising as of February 29, 2008, and

WHEREAS, FY08 Advertising expenditures have included $400 for MU Info event and programming advertisements and $797 for employment recruitment, and

WHEREAS, The Student Health Center has been unable to provide a projected Fiscal Year 2009 Advertising budget or any FY09 line item budgets as of February 29, 2008, and

WHEREAS, Previous MSA Senate and Student Fee Review Committee resolutions 45-08 (passed on November 30, 2005) 46-22 (passed on November 29, 2006), and 47-15 (passed on November 28, 2007) recommended further collaboration between the Student Health Center, Counseling Center, and Wellness Resource Center to streamline advertising and reduce confusion about the range of services offered to students, and

WHEREAS, On February 20, 2008, the Student Fee Review Committee and MSA Senate Budget Committee held a joint meeting in which Student Health Center Director Susan Even and Manager Ann Nadler, Counseling Center Interim Director Rosean Bishop, Wellness Resource Center Senior Coordinator Joan Masters, and Women’s Center Director Laura Hacquard consented to creating a “Phase I” comprehensive student health and wellness website in time for promotion at the 2008 Summer Welcome freshman orientation, and

WHEREAS, On February 21, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Cathy Scroggs expressed support for a plan in which the website’s development would be partially funded through the Division of Student Affairs and managed by the web developer who recently completed the MU Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee website at http://sfcic.missouri.edu/, and

WHEREAS, The “Phase I” comprehensive student health and wellness website will provide a cheaper and more effective method of promotion to incoming freshmen and a more valuable resource to all MU students than has been previously available.

THEREFORE, Be it resolved by the Student Fee Review Committee and Missouri Students Association Senate that the MU Health Fee receive an increase of $3.50 per student per semester beginning with the 2008 Summer Session, and

THEREFORE, Be it further resolved that the Student Health Center limit its Advertising expense budget to its FY07 actual expenditure level of $10,309.77 and continue to work with Vice Chancellor Scroggs and the Counseling Center, Wellness Resource Center, Women’s Center, and other campus health and wellness entities such as Recreation Services to create a comprehensive student health and wellness website for promotion at 2008 Summer Welcome.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Kelley            Chelsea Johnson        Jonathan Mays
MSA President        MSA Vice President        MSA Senate Speaker

Marjorie Matzes-Thies    Aaron Wynhausen        Danielle Bellis
SFRC Chairwoman        SFRC Vice Chairman        SFRC Member

Seth Botts            Gwen Daniels
SFRC Member        SFRC Member