Eastern Oregon University
University Council Student Affairs Committee
April 23, 2010
Present: Kimberly Mueller, Cory Peeke, Chris Heidbrink, Colleen Dunne-Cascio, Stephen Jenkins, Russell Waisanen, Christy Oliveri, Patti Girrard
- Approval of Minutes: The Minutes of the March 5, 2010 meeting were approved.
- Welcome new members: The Committee welcomed Kimberly Mueller, administrative faculty representative.
- Discussion Items
- Dogs on Campus (Animal Control) Policy: Cascio gave an overview of the proposed policy. A brief discussion took place. No concerns were expressed.
- Facilities Use Policy: Tabled to the next Student Affairs Committee meeting on May 7, 2010.
- Living-Learning Communities (LLC): Jenkins gave an overview of the LLC. The fall 2010 pilot LLC will have a cohort of 20 residence hall students. The LLC will consist of an environmental science course, a sociology course, and a humanities course. The common theme is Power of Place. A discussion took place regarding general education credits, how the LLC is to be marketed to gain interest, and advising of students. It was mentioned that the course reference numbers for the humanities and environmental science course will be suppressed. It was also mentioned that the Tri-state Compass Grant sparked the interest to develop a LLC in the residence halls.
- ASEOU Elections: Waisanen shared the election process and indicated that elections are at the very beginning of the stage. Eleven candidates have come forward (9 senators, 2 presidents) with eight available slots for senators. All candidates have been informed of the rules and regulations regarding signage, eligibility, and responsibilities. A brief discussion took place regarding the rules and regulations. Elections will be held on Webster and open for 5 days (Wednesday through Sunday). There will be a Candidate Forum in North Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Monday. It was mentioned that the ASEOU Constitution revisions were going to senate for approved. A question was asked whether or not the revisions had come to the Student Affairs Committee for review and comment. A discussion took place regarding the role of the Committee. It was determined that the proposed revisions to the ASEOU Constitution and Bylaws should be reviewed prior to the elections taking place. The revisions will be electronically sent to the committee members as soon as possible for immediate review and comment. Specifically, we will be looking for anything “glaring” that may affect the elections process. If none, Heidbrink and Waisanen will be notified and the proposed policy can move forward to Senate for approval and elections may take place.
- Committee Seats that Need Filled: Dunne-Cascio indicated that University Council has inquired about the seats that need to be filled on this committee. A brief discussion took place and it was determined that Briney’s position will need to be filled. It was determined that the administrative faculty representative seat of Kimberly Mueller should be the staggered seat, making the term to be 08-10 and Christy Oliveri’s term will remain 09-11.
- OrgSync: Jenkins gave an update on the OrgSync software program and where the University is at this time with the implementation process.
- Action Items
- Goals for next year and Year End Report: Dunne-Cascio gave an overview of the report and requested feedback regarding suggested goals for next year and any additional goals. It was suggested to also add Emergency Transport Policy, Student Club and Organization Constitutions Discussion and Media Guidelines to the goals for next year.
- For the Good of the Order
- Island Magic this Saturday. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. in Huber.
- Last Five Years play is Wednesday evening
- Voting will be taking place for Student Government – vote if you are eligible!
Meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.
The next Student Affairs Committee meeting will be held on May 7, 2010.