In April a team of evaluators representing the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities will visit BYU, the culmination of the accreditation process that the university began officially in February 2004. The self-study process, however, has been ongoing for some 10 years and most of the self-studies required for reaffirmation are already complete.
New Learning Leader
Elder W. Rolfe Kerr is the new Church commissioner of education, succeeding Elder Henry B. Eyring, who served in the position for approximately 17 years. Under the direction of the Church Board of Education and Board of Trustees, Elder Kerr will guide the operations of Church higher education institutions, including BYU, BYU–Idaho, BYU–Hawaii, and LDS Business College. He will also have responsibility for seminaries and institutes of religion.
BYU will raise tuition 6.2 percent for the 2006–07 academic year, bringing the undergraduate rate per semester to $1,810, up $105 from the previous year.
General graduate-school tuition will increase 6.3 percent to $2,290, with tuition for grad students at the J. Reuben Clark Law School and at the Marriott School of Management increasing by 10.1 percent to $4,100.