Audrey Lynch, Shelly Stam, Aili McDonald, Francesca Cichello, Baraka Corey, Pat Myers, Pat Ryan, Angelina Guglielmo, Lori Donahue, Laura Arpey, Ginger Knight, Jane Cudmore, Goldie Satt-Arrow.
A. SAC web page and discussion database – walked through Jane’s suggested changes that were distributed in advance. SACC should be changed to StAC. Change student “input on committee’s agenda” to “input regarding matters concerning SAC.” OAA (Kelly Williams) is webmaster so we can make changes. General consensus is bullets/links and less paragraph. Jane will work with OAA on the changes. Vote – contact person for students is SSP at the student’s center? Result was a unanimous vote in favor. The specific info for people will be updated for the new governance year. Listings like annual reports should be consistent with other governance pages? SAC would like all of their info listed for just 3yrs if this is possible. For the calendar, SAC would like just the current year listed. SAC also wants a newsletter page. Discussion database - just keep current year and archive past years. We need to delete the temp SAC discussion database if this is not needed. Pat will check to see if this is necessary for student access. Jane and Pat M. will work together on this and Kelly will make the changes.
B. Orientation to SAC – table to next governance year.
C. Poster competition – Goldie sent out draft and we discussed the money piece since we did not have copies of that = 1st $300; 2nd 200; 3rd $100; student travel limited to $300; notification = $82; poster reproduction = $850 = $1832. SAC agrees that if the winner is from a great distance, then we go back to SAF and request additional funds to cover travel expenses. This used to be done by Alumni. SAC will tie this into the Student Academic Conference (StAC) as part of the art show. The timing will stay the same with the competition done before the conference. Perhaps the winning piece will be used for the cover art of the StAC materials? A condition of the prize is that the college has the right to use the winner piece as it deems appropriate. The following are some of the details that the committee worked out:
D. Clubs and Organizations – carry over to next year. Once the materials are ready, they need to go out to centers.
E. Summer newsletter – two newsletters per years. This year they are winter and summer. The winter newsletter went out around March/Apr – delayed due to inauguration-related printing. Lori is working on summer newsletter – students & faculty profile; honors; StAC; alumni ambassador only CDL?; list 2009/2010 student reps and what SAC does; add info about DAS, Smartthinking, online resources; article from Kelly Hermann. Possible article about new military office. Policy piece = suggestions are academic integrity, incompletes; “what to do when” when preparing for graduation and how long CBE process can take; matriculated v. nonmatriculated. Lori will look into an online version of the newsletter in addition to the paper version. SAC would like more International Program info and connections.
F. Students with serious mental health issues – Pat M. will send out some info on a 24/7 call center run by experienced counsels. She would like SAC’s input on this as a possible service for our students. Look for the link title All One Health that will be sent from Pat M. Send input to Pat M. via e-mail. She will keep SAC updated as this proceeds. This is a service that would be paid for by the college. Among other things, Pat M. will be checking into liability. Student anonymity is guaranteed if they use this service.
A. Presentation of certificates – Lisa Ackerman – this will be mailed to her. Bags given to Shelly and Angelina.
B. Setting up for next governance year – Conference call tentatively scheduled for June 15th at 10:30 am.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Pat Ryan