Council of Trustees Handbook

Page 13 of 22 comments, if any, to the secretary prior to their submission to the Secretary of Budget and Administration. The board may also submit its budget recommendations and findings to the General Assembly subsequent to the submission of the Governor's budget to the General Assembly. For the purpose of administration, the system shall be subject to Article VI of the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as "The Administrative Code of 1929," except for section 615. (8) To establish general personnel policies under which the institutions shall operate consistent with merit principles; to determine equivalent degree and teaching experience qualifications for appointment or promotion of faculty employes within the classifications enumerated in the act of January 18, 1952 (1951 P.L.2111, No.600), referred to as the State College Faculty Compensation Law, to include, but not be limited to, the Degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Fine Arts; and to enter into collective bargaining agreements pursuant to the act of July 23, 1970 (P.L.563, No.195), known as the "Public Employe Relations Act," in accordance with section 2003-A of this act. ((8) amended July 11, 1990, P.L.424, No.103) (9) To recommend approval or disapproval of all system building projects to the Secretary of the Budget which are not within the contracting authority of the system under section 2003-A.1. ((9) amended July 11, 1990, P.L.424, No.103) (10) To represent the system before the General Assembly, the Governor and the State board. (11) To fix the levels of tuition fees, except student activity fees. Tuition fees shall include a differential for such charges between students who are residents of the Commonwealth and students who are nonresidents. (12) To adopt general policies with regard to student activity fees and to provide for student participation in the formulation of these policies. (13) To establish policies regarding waiver, deferment and refund of tuition fees and other charges and fees. (13.1) To set the amounts for fines for violations of rules respecting the use, parking and operation of motor vehicles on system facilities, which may be established to exceed the amounts which municipalities are authorized to assess for such offenses under 75 Pa.C.S. (relating to vehicles). ((13.1 added Apr. 27, 1998, P.L.270, No.46) (14) To make all reasonable policies and procedures necessary to carry out the purposes of this article and the duties of the board. ((14) amended July 1, 2020, P.L.558, No.50) (15) To do and perform generally all of those things necessary and required to accomplish the role and objectives of the system, unless otherwise delegated by the board to the chancellor. ((15) amended July 1, 2020, P.L.558, No.50) (16) To require institutions to share services and to participate in collaborations when the system has shown evidence in writing of cost reductions and improved efficiencies across the system. For a new, amended or altered shared services contract or collaboration, the institution's council of trustees may reject it by a two-thirds vote with written notice provided to the board within ten (10) days of the council of trustees' decision. This paragraph shall not be construed to allow an institution's council of trustees retroactive discretion over a shared service or collaboration already in effect prior to the effective date of this paragraph. ((16) added July 1, 2020, P.L.558, No.50) (17) To appoint student members to the board and councils. ((17) added July 1, 2020, P.L.558, No.50)