The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) has had a successful year. SAC experimented with a new call/meeting structure for the 2008-2009 governance year. While retaining the two in-person meetings (April and September) beginning with October 2008, the number of conference calls was reduced to one per term – November and February. When all SAC members are present, 22 people are on this committee and it is difficult to get work done via a conference call with such a large group. In an attempt to be more efficient/flexible, SAC members volunteered for working groups that have conference calls as necessary (these calls can easily be done via the college phone system). The working groups then report out to the committee. Additionally, calls for the entire committee are added as necessary. For example, SAC added a December call to discuss a resolution referred to it by the Senate. Minutes of SAC meetings/calls are available at www.esc.edu/SAC.
SAC student members represented the college at the SUNY Student Assembly Conferences. SAC student members are also serving as liaisons with the Educational Technology Committee and the Alumni Federation Board. SAC began this governance year with a student co-chair who unfortunately needed to resign this position but was able to remain on the committee. A new student co-chair was elected in December.
During the governance retreat, SAC identified the following action items and formed working groups. This list includes items from April and May 2008:
As of the writing of this report, SAC has not yet held its spring face-to-face meeting where work will continue on many of these items.
Dee Cote, Student Co-Chair Pat Ryan, Faculty/Staff Co-Chair