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Minutes for February 11, 2013

SGA Meeting Minutes 02-11-2013

Cory called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM

Guest Speaker: Hilary Fuhrman, Director, Office of Assessment

–        National Survey of Student Engagement for all first year and senior students

–        Advertisements will be posted this week, SGA to help promote

Caroline took role

Cory approved the minutes from last meeting

Cory moved to Executive Business

Cory gave the President’s Report

– Committee meetings will be in traditional rooms next week

– Election board applications are due next week

– One final meeting left for the Student Success Committee

– Spoke with Parking Services regarding shuttle inconsistency, currently auditing drivers

– Still waiting to hear from Jack Fahey regarding the Budget Proposal

– Tobacco Initiative Work Team is striving to make YSU smoke-fee, will meet again in beginning of March

Cory concluded his report

Justen gave the Vice President’s Report

– This Thursday in DeBartolo will be the first series of SGA tables, emails will be sent out regarding volunteer times

– Academic Senate meeting last week discussed NESSE surveys and classroom tablet approval (Will be revisited at next SGA body meeting)

– Ideas and concerns of SGA representatives were expressed at the Presidential Search meeting

Justen concluded his report

Catie gave the Vice President of Financial Affairs Report

– If bill passes, 63 organizations will have been funded

– We have appropriated more organizations than ever before in SGA history

Catie concluded her report

Caroline gave the chair report for Student Life Committee

– Leadership Retreat will be sometime after Spring Break, possibly 6:00-8:00 or 5:00-7:00, Tim Ryan speaking, Jimmy Johns catering

– School supplies drive was a great success! Finance committee won

– Currently revisiting new service project ideas for this semester

– Working with University Affairs committee for YSU high school promotion program

– Meet the Reps will be toward end of February, possibly in middle of day and in Wendy’s

– Beer in Stambaugh Stadium topic is being further researched

Caroline concluded her report

Nicole gave the chair report for Academic Affairs Committee

– SGA tables will be established before Spring Break

– Last Lecture Series to be in early April, will begin looking for speaker within the next week

– Looking into a “4 Year Guarantee” program for students

– Expressed concern for lack of committee involvement

Nicole concluded her report

Alyssa gave the chair report for University Affairs Committee

– Greenhouse project still underway

– YSU high school promotion program beginning

– Beatitude House is looking for donations, committee expressed interest in helping

Alyssa concluded her report

Charesse gave the chair report for Financial Appropriations Committee

Representatives of organizations spoke on behalf of their events

Charesse concluded her report

Cory moved to Unfinished Business

– None

Cory moved to New Business

A.)   LB S 2013-1

Approval of By-Law revision will go into effect immediately if passed

Motion to open discussion

1st Travis

2nd Elyse

Members of the body reviewed the revised copy during the meeting

Revisions include: Academic Senate description, GPA requirements, and other clerical issues

Large discussion over GPA standard possibly being raised, issues regarding FERPA

Motion to close discussion

1st Melania

2nd Justen

Motion to amend GPA requirement for President and Executive VP to 3.0

1st Melissa

2nd Emily

For: 20, Against: 20, Abstentions: 0

Motion fails

Motion to reconsider

1st Melania

2nd Multiple

For: 20, Against: 20, Abstentions: 0

Motion fails

Motion to approve LB S 2013-1

1st Travis

2nd Elyse

For: 36, Against: 4, Abstentions: 0

Motion passes

B.)   SB S 2013-2

Motion to open discussion

1st Emily

2nd Rebecca

Motion to close discussion

1st Travis

2nd Ashley

Motion to divide the bill

1st Melania

2nd Multiple

Section 1: Bill passes unanimously with 1 abstention

Section 2: Bill passes unanimously

Section 3: Bill passes unanimously

Section 4: Bill passes unanimously

Section 5: Bill passes unanimously

Section 6: Bill passes unanimously with 2 abstentions

Section 7: Bill passes unanimously

Section 8: Bill passes unanimously with 5 abstentions

Section 9: Bill passes unanimously with 1 abstention

Section 10: Bill passes unanimously

Section 11: Bill passes unanimously

Section 12: Bill passes unanimously

Section 13: Bill passes unanimously

Section 14: Bill passes unanimously

Section 15: Bill passes unanimously

Section 16: Bill passes unanimously with 4 abstentions

Section 17: Bill passes unanimously

Section 18: Bill passes unanimously

C.)   Potential Academic Affairs Committee ideas

Celeste Marshall- Credit Bulk Tuition

Catie Carney- Resolution discussion tablets and laptops in class

Justen Vrabel- Pro laptop discussion, drawing up a resolution to present to the Academic Senate at the next monthly meeting

Body members echo concern that faculty members are hindering students note taking abilities by not allowing “technology” into the classroom

Dr. Becker- How do we educate faculty to understand students are not trying to steal intellectual property but further examine their classroom teaching?

Motion to close discussion

1st Emily

2nd Multiple

Gallery Remarks

Advisor Remarks

Members Remarks


Motion to adjourn the meeting

1st Emily

2nd Melania

Cory adjourned the meeting at 5:16 PM

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