President's Report by ChrisCaflish

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									 President’s Report


October 2008 GSGA Meeting
             Summer 2008
• Graduate Student Task Force on Research &
  Funding
• Darwin Celebrations
• Graduate Student Health Insurance
• International Students Concerns
• Budget
                                                     CES (National)   CES Cincinnati           UC Grad. Survey (~940 Participants)




                                                    BUREAU OF LABOR
                                                     STATISTICS CES
                                                       2002-2003
Expense (Per Month)
                                                       One Person                 One Person                   One Person
Rent                                                     $655                          $643                        $557
Utilities (Phone+Internet+Heat+Water+Electricity)
                                                         $229                          $210                        $186

Food (At home)                                           $277                          $254                        $252
Housekeeping supplies                                     $45                          $43                          __
Apparel & services                                       $141                          $119                         __
Personal care products & services
                                                          $44                          $42                          __
Entertainment                                            $172                          $171                         $83
Health Care                                              $199                          $176                         $96
Transportation                                           $339                          $324                        $150
Miscellaneous                                             $58                          $46                         $110
Books+Printing+Stationary                                  __                           __                          $74
IT & Other FEES (University)                               __                           __                          $90
TOTAL

                                                       $2,159                      $2,028                       $1,508
            SHI Health Insurance
• University of Cincinnati has eliminated its offering of
  health insurance with dependent coverage to its
  undergraduate and graduate students in 2007.

• The logic behind the decision was that the students
  with no dependents who bought health insurance
  should not have to share the burden of paying for
  students with dependents, overall.

• It is suggested that UC offers an alternative pricing for
  those students who wish to buy dependent insurance
  as some of our benchmarked institutions do already.
              Results so far..
• The task force will make the recommendation
  of increasing the GA/TA/RA stipends to $1508
  to the University President-Dr. Nancy Zimpher.

• Based on benchmarking data, Graduate school
  also will recommend increasing the partial SHI
  cover to a full one.
         School Year 2008-2009
• Robert’s Rules of Order
• Constitution & Bylaws
• Committee Participation-increase graduate student
  voice at the administration level. More active GSA
  participation is necessary. Advocacy.
• Research & Publishing Initiatives.
• Darwin Celebrations.
• Programming-Collaborations with other UC offices to
  create larger scale events for graduate students.
• Website

								
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