ERIC Number: ED177119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Creating a Cooperative Working Atmosphere in a Mandatory Fee Setting.
Hogan, John H.
In a mandatory fee setting it is important to develop a program that educates students on health center services so as to insure their continuing financial support. The Colorado State University Student Health Center receives no state funds and so has created techniques to fill this fundamental need. Students other than full-time, such as postdoctoral candidates, are eligible to use the health center. Students with six credit hours or more automatically pay the health fee. Students' spouses can also elect to pay the fee and receive the same health care as students. Center personnel have established a solid rapport with the student community through the use of orientations and open houses and encouraged the involvement of students in the fiscal decision-making process through the use of surveys and through the efforts of the student health organization. The effectiveness of this program design is reflected in the 1978 student referendum results, in which over 70 percent of the student population voted to increase health service fees rather than decrease the services offered. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Health Association (57th, Washington, D.C., May 25, 1979)