On 11-13-13 members of the Century College Student Senate met to discuss exciting happenings at the college. For more information about these items, other areas you would like Senate to explore, or to get involved with Student Senate email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full minutes are below the break.
November 13th, 2013 at 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
I) Call to Order – President Eldon Evans 2:35PM
Present: Evans, Omeoga, Ingram, Kame:nyeri, Stice, Johnson
Clubs present: Accounting –Chris T., American Sign Language – Houa, Asian Student Association – Cheng X., AASA – Leyda T., CCITA – Brad S., Dental Hygienist – Nikki, Dental Assistant- Wendy, Engineering – Abdullah, Philosophy – Tim St. Claire, Freestyle Dance Club- Everaid F., Human Services – Addhi H., Native American Student Association – Anthony C., Nursing – Debbie J., OPSA- Brandon F., PTK- Elliot D., Q&S- Fong Y., Rad tech.- Jonathan P., Rugby – Juda, Veteran’s- Sean F.
Club Absent: Creative Arts Alliance, Anime club, Spanish
Clubs Excused: none
Clubs Frozen: Board Games, Green Power, International, Karen, Non-traditional, Table Tennis, Non-traditional, Hypermedia, Alpha Omega, Mass Defined, Cycling Club, Rugby, Theatre, Native American Student Association, Spanish
II) Approval of Agenda and minutes as amended.
III) Quorum established
25 out of 38
IV) Officer Reports
- President: Eldon Evans
- Vice President: Matt Stice
- Director of IT: Samuel Ingram
- Treasurer: Oluchi Omeoga
- Director of Legislation: Chris Johnson
- Director of Events: Marianne Kameny eri
- Office Manager: Leah Yang
- Advisor: Jennifer Rassett
V) Open Discussion
- Full Senate Tuition consultation
Agenda Item: Full Senate Tuition consultation
Description: Student Senate Executive met with the administration to talk about the tuition. Tuition has been frozen so there isn’t much changes except for the fact that there is the potential of the parking fee to increase for construction purposes.
- Tobacco use and sale Policy
Agenda Item: Tobacco use and sale Policy
Description: Chewing Tobacco, smoking, and electronic cigarettes are not allowed on campus. It is only allowed in the car.
- Affirmative action statements
Agenda Item: Affirmative action statements
Resolved: covered in “Office of Civil Rights” agenda item
- Shorten Semester – Suresh
Agenda Item: Shorten Semester
Description: Vice president of Academic affairs, Suresh, has come to discuss about shortening the summer term. There is very little gap between the end of spring and start of summer in which would impact students and the administration. The gap is so little that it is hard to help students with petitions. Other cases are that in summer, there are some potential new students from other institutions to attend Century. The proposal is to create gaps between terms to take care of all the business that needs to be done.
Discussion: The new schedule would begin around the 2nd of June and the end around August 8th. There is the worry of cutting down the weeks would impact student’s grades because of such a crunch. There are multiple choices of summer classes time frame depending on which courses are being taken. The offerings of classes wouldn’t be changed. The concern of how many classes does a student have to take to be eligible for Financial aid. In the Summer 6 credits will amount to a full-time student. How many credits would veterans have to take in order to be considered full-time? For veteran students it would be 9 credits.
Agenda Item: Stipends
Description: Every semester, students have 16 stipends that can be distributed to students. For every one stipend received, it is considered 1 credit. There are additional credits that can be distributed to club members, students, and anyone who has done a good job and provided services for Century College. If any questions please contact Jennifer Rassett, Jennifer.Rassett@my.century.edu.
- Announce Advocacy days
Agenda Item: announce Advocacy days
Description: Advocacy days are on March 25th and 26th.
- StarID after spring 2014
Agenda Item: StarID after spring 2014
Description: As of November there will be messages reminding students to sign into e-services with StarIDs. In the summer it will be mandatory to use StarIDs to sign into e-services.
Discussion: If there are reimbursement forms would we need to use our StarIDs for that?
- Strategic Plan
Description: Student Senate Vice President, Matt Stice, worked with two students to put together all the surveys around school to see what kind of things students would like to see improved around Century College. These ideas were added onto the Student Senate Strategic Plan for 2013-14.
Discussion: There should be the expansion of the variety of books that can be rented out.
Resolved: Voted to approve the Strategic Plan
- C&B Bylaws
Agenda Item: C&B Bylaws
Description: Student Senate went through the process in the summer to change the Student Life committee so that it would be all students only. The Faculty wasn’t happy with it therefore it is being changed back to have 2 faculty members in the Student Life committee
- Service Hours
Agenda Item: Service Hours
Resolved: Tabled until next meeting
- Senator Elections
Agenda Item: Senator Elections
Description: Olu is interested in being a senator for Student Senate. Part of Olu’s responsibilities is to have 4 hrs of club service a month and he has to serve on a committee. Olu must attend all the Full Senate meetings.
Resolved: Olu was voted as a Senator of Student Senate.
- Office of Civil Rights visit
Agenda Item: Office of Civil Rights
Description: There will be a visit for 3 days in January from people from the Office of Civil Rights to come and inspect to make sure that civil rights of students, employees, etc. aren’t being violated. Wants to make sure that there are no discrimination happening in Century College.
Discussion: Does club posters have to have the non-discrimination statement on them? Every flyer/poster needs to have this statement on them.
VI) Old Business
VII) New Business
VIII) Special Orders
– holding an open panel in the nest on November 26th at 11:30 – 2:30PM
– There will also be a speaker from the Native American’s affair coming.
– There is the need for feedback about the Student Life expansion
– There is a new process of Signing in the Check-in sheet with their names.
– There will be 2 speakers coming in
– On Monday Assurity group will come in for a job fair and a presentation in the East campus.
– On Thursday there will be a speaker talking about security consultation.
– There is an open spot for the conference this weekend.
– There will be a fundraiser tomorrow at 2pm until 4
– Hmong New Year on December 6th
– There will be an ice cream social on the 18th.
– Interior design one-on-one on Dec 4th
– Issues with the printer being deleted off the computer, therefore there are issues with being charged for paper being sent to the color printer settings.
– Hand sanitizer replenishment issues.
– There are two state representatives that attended today to discuss about issues.
X) Adjournment 3:25pm