Introductions & in attendance: Anthony Falco, Pat Myers, Jim McMahon, Danielle Clum, Kate Colberg, Amy Costantino, Danielle Benedict, Audrey Lynch, Amy McQuigge, Fredericka Connor, Kevin Woo, Kameylah Hakim, Tim Minahan, Samantha James, Tom Brady, Margaret Sithole, Daniel Ferreyra.
SAC membership is comprised of 10 faculty or PE representatives (1 from each voting Center), and 10 student representatives (1 from each voting center with the exception of the Coordinating Center).
The Student Affairs Committee shall act on behalf of students in the continuing study, review and recommendations for change in all phases of student involvement in the college.
The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) meets at the annual Governance retreat. Additionally, the SAC is expected to have two face-to-face meetings (Fall and Spring), and two conference calls. Each member of SAC is expected to serve on at least on working sub-committee. The sub-committees are expected to meet at-a-distance only.
The chairs are the presiding officer of the meetings and are responsible for overall meeting management. The co-chairs, working with the liaison, are responsible for establishing a good agenda well in advance of each meeting. The chair should open the meetings on time, follow the agenda and run the meeting in a timely manner. The co-chairs serve on the College Senate and are expected to attend Senate Meetings. On the College Senate, the co-chairs share 1 vote. The co-chairs are responsible for reporting necessary information from the College Senate to SAC. The co-chairs are also expected to attend Governance Chair conference calls, these are scheduled 2 weeks and 1 day before Senate meetings. The student co-chair is expected to serve on the Alumni Federation Board, which meets 2 times a year.
Amy Costantino self-nominated for SAC co-chair. No others came forward. Amy was elected as co-chair by SAC committee.
Tim Minahan self-nominated for SAC student co-chair. No others came forward. Tim was elected as student co-chair by SAC committee.
Kevin Woo suggested that scheduling for 2011-2012 meeting be done by using an online scheduling tool (Doodle), this way people will be able to consult their work, school and personal calendars before agreeing to meeting dates. The committee supported this recommendation. The co-chairs will follow-up with Janay Jackson to set-this up.
Student Newsletter update, by Danielle Clum, Editor
Student Art Competition update, by Danielle Benedict, Project Coordinator
SAC website review, by Amy Costantino
SAC Angel site review, by Amy Costantino
StAC update, by Tom Brady
Health Insurance update, by Pat Myers
Counseling Service update, by Pat Myers
The SAC committee decided to break up into the following working sub-committees for 2011 - 2012:
Student Engagement Committee
Financial Literacy Committee