University Affairs Committee Meeting
January 14th, 2013
John Sapp Conference Room 5:30 PM
Chairwoman: Monica Bowman
I. Call to Order
Meeting is called to order at 5:30 pm.
II. Roll Call
Quorum is established with 6 voting members.
III. Approval of Minutes
Motion from Sen. Morrison to approve the minutes from October 29. Second. No
IV. Approval of Agenda
Motion from Sen. Morrison to approve today’s agenda. Second. No objections.
V. Chairwoman Report and Remarks- firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or comments over what the committee your assigned to
entails, come see me. I am hoping to meet with each of you individually. Also, hoping
to get those who chair meetings to come in as guest speakers.
VI. Director of Governmental Affair’s Report
VII. Student Advocate’s Report
Hope you all have heard of Aim Higher. Michelle has been working nonstop to get
things together for the rally today. We need senators to help get everything filled
out. We got 900 signatures today but we would like 4000. Not every day will be like
today. Today was the first day and a rally so this helped the numbers. If you have
ideas to continue to get people involved please let us know. I will be asking for your
support on this and you will be hearing more details soon.
VIII. Guest Speakers
IX. Student Remarks
X. Old Business
XI. New Business
Sen. Anderson- This JR encompasses two major things. First, to
propose a change of the scantron policy. There are currently 5
different color scantrons and different color books. This would be fine
if there was a reason for these colors. For some colleges it makes
sense others are just random. It can cause stress during finals week.
We want to stream line this. We supply these so it would make sense
to just have one kind and a lot of them. We order in bulk so it would
make sense to only have one. This is to also push for professors within
the same colleges to use the same color, at the least. Second, wishing a
blackboard change. Like to see any non procter test or quiz to be
online. This is to help go green. We want to see a push to if something
can be online, than it should be. We are a huge green campus and we
should continue to push this.
Sen. Morrison- Do we know how much that will cost?
$7,000 for everything on each machine. This will not come from A and
S fees. The school has numerous auxiliary funds that it would come
from. We want this done and the student body wants it done soon.
Sen. Bowman- this has been discussed for a couple months now. They
know this is what we are looking to do.
Sen. Anderson- This is to help the push and the support.
Sen. Grego- For the blackboard change, is that to help all the colleges?
Yes. It specifically says “where applicable.” Therefore if a professor
needs to do something a certain way, that is fine. However this is so
that if it doesn’t need to be we want them to save the paper. But this
still gives them the freedom.
Sen. Grego- I was thinking in regards to math and science when you
have to show your work for assignments.
These colleges can still do electronic submissions. They can use
attachments or My Math Lab. Teachers can also use PDF scanners or
any electronics with image capturing ability.
Motion from Sen. Morrison to approve JR-13S-2666. Second. No
objections. No discussion.
Roll call vote.
2. Student Fee Assessment
Sharry Shuman brought students in to relook a fee assessment of $1
for students for athletics. Also to look at the use of a health fee. Carlo
mentioned this is a necessity for admin students. This passed
unanimously and is forwarded to the board of trustees.
3. Center for Student Media
Sen. Pres. Varshovi- I will go over some of the highlights from this
meeting. The center has been trying to figure out what to do with old
spinnaker boxes. They have a coke logo and are looking for ideas to
advertise. Reached an agreement with FSCJ and Comcast to watch
Osprey TV. Osprey radio is still waiting to hear back from a low FM
radio station. This will be a big deal for them. Only a few people get
this license. Within the business office, the director was fired and they
are looking to get someone new. They just hired an assistance to help
him take over when he graduates.
4. Safety Council
A fire marshal came and did an expection of the campus. The only
issue was in the dorms. People were parked in wrong spots for too
long. They said to give tickets after a car is parked for 30 minutes.
Another issue they had was before break, there was a small explosion
in the chemistry lab and a student got some glass in his hands. They
ask that students let someone know if you will be working alone or to
let UPD know.
5. University-wide Committee Assignments
(Reads off assignments for all the university wide committees.) If you
have any questions come see me. Carlo is going to emails the chairs
for times and locations and will let you know. This is tentative
depending on your schedules.
Sen. Pres. Varshovi- on a side note, if haven’t signed up with a one on
one time with me, please do so. I would like to meet with each of you.
1. The next regularly scheduled Senate Meeting will be February 4th, 2013
XIII. Final Roll Call
Quorum is reestablished with 6 voting members.
Meeting is adjourned at 5:51 pm.