Lubar Undergraduate
2005-2006 Differential Tuition Report

The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business provides the following information reporting on 2005-2006 use of Differential Tuition funds in response to Student Association queries (in bold below). In addition, since implementation of Differential Tuition in 2004-2005, the School is proud to note that over $400,000 in new scholarship funding is now available for undergraduate business students. Both Differential Tuition and continuing vigorous efforts to secure additional scholarship support are parts of the effort to further the School’s goals of providing an ongoing investment in curriculum enhancement and a quality business program that yields success for its students. The overriding objective is to prepare UWM business students to meet the challenges of a dynamic, increasingly technological, and globally interdependent business environment, and to enable them to best compete and succeed in the highly competitive job market they face upon graduation.

What is the DT committee make up and function?Within the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, the “Differential Tuition Committee” is the School of BusinessBlack & Gold Committee. The committee includes 14 undergraduate and 4 graduate students. Its function is to assist the School in identifying needed areas for enhancement and greater services to students. The Black & Gold Committee initiates and approves Differential Tuition spending plans.

Describe the process of allocation proposals before the DT committee.Proposals are made either by the B&G committee or by the faculty and administration. However, in each case the B&G Committee sees and votes on the proposals.

Black & Gold Committee members are:Besnik Abasovski, BBA, Finance
Leah Adeniji, MBA
John Benzinger, BBA, Finance/Marketing
Nicholas Crawford, MBA
Mike Dubinski, BBA, HRM
David Fitzpatrick, BBA, POM
Jennifer Gen Globig, BBA, Marketing
Jane Goodman, BBA, Finance
Alexander Jensen, BBA, POM
Valerie Karoses, BBA, Marketing
Gwendilyn McGuire, BBA, HRM
Anna Brook Peterson, BBA, Marketing/Psychology
Michelle Pfrang, BBA, Accounting
Amit Purohit, MBA
Phillip Sklar, BBA, Finance
Emily Straw, BBA, Marketing
Joseph Tenuta, MBA
Takeyla Tyson, BBA, Accounting
Jennifer Wheaton, BBA, HRM

Faculty & Staff:Jeffrey Neuhauser
Kris Raymond
Dawn Koerten (ex officio)
Janice Miller (ex officio)

How are meetings recorded?The Secretary/Membership chair records the minutes, which appear on the School of Business website.

What type of time frame is there on the actual acquiring of the items from the final decision of the committee?The time frame between Committee decisions and “acquiring of items” varies depending on the item that students suggest and the logistics of implementing it. For example, recruitment takes longer than capital items, and capital items vary depending on availability, cooperation from vendors, and campus purchasing regulations.

How much money has the Differential Tuition acquired for the school?A detailed schedule of fees and expenditures follows. Considering both 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 to date, Differential Tuition has yielded:

2004-2005: $503,211
2005-2006: $818,000
Total: $1,321,211

How are students selected to be on the committee?Student selection to committee is accomplished in the following manner: Students submit written applications to join the committee. Applications include statement of interest, background and qualifications, grade point, ideas for annual projects and Differential Tuition spending, etc. Current student members interview applicants and discuss as a committee of the whole whom to select for membership. The Committee annually elects officers and has provided for leadership succession.

When does the committee meet?
The committee meets monthly in Lubar Hall N440 at a mutually agreed upon time. The Executive Committee (officers) meets one week prior to the general meeting to develop an agenda.

How are priorities set in the decisions of the DT committee?The Committee sets priorities based on discussion of a large set of possibilities that members propose. These are next reduced through discussion, ranking of individual preferences, and voting.

Respectfully submitted:

John Benzinger,
President, School of Business Black & Gold Committee

Janice S. Miller, PhD
Associate Dean

Fee and Expenditures as of 2/06
Fee Revenue

Tuition Differential

2004-5 Actual $503,000

2005-6 Actual $821,000

Enhance Academic Advising & Career Services

New Advising and Career Services Staff


Improve faculty to student ratios/ Maintain high-quality instruction

New Faculty hires/additional course sections/curricular internationalization


Supplemental Tutoring

$ 19,800

$ 12,000


Increase the number of Teaching Assistants

New Teaching Assistants/additional course sections


Enhance Learning Technology

Technical support staff, course enhancements, expanded lab hours,
new student proposals


TOTAL Expenditures to Date


of Revenue over Expenditures



* Carryforward balance will fund recruitments in progress, provide a contingency for enrollment fluctuations and to respond to Black & Gold committee requests.

* Above salary amounts include related fringe benefits.