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Minutes for February 25, 2013

SGA Meeting Minutes 02-25-2013

Cory called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM           

Caroline took role

Cory approved the minutes from last meeting

Cory moved to Executive Business

Cory gave the President’s Report

- Farewell rally for Dr. Anderson: April 30th in Chestnut Room

- Cory, Catie, and Caroline met with campus police about potential campus-wide “Guardly” emergency application for smart phones

- Final meeting for Student Success Committee will be March 7th

- Spoke with Jack Fahey last week: Our Budget Proposal has been pushed back still awaiting a response from him this evening

- Need volunteers to work early SOARS

- Sodexo terminating contract with YSU, a new dinning service will be here in the Fall

Cory concluded his report

Justen gave the Vice President’s Report

- Laptop/Tablet Proposal passed around to body members for suggestions to add

- Elections board has been selected

- SGA table complications and desired improvements, will be in Cushwa this Wednesday

Justen concluded his report

Catie gave the Vice President of Financial Affairs Report

- If bill passes today, our budget will be $0.00

- Appropriated to 70 events this year, most in SGA history

Catie concluded her report

Caroline gave the chair report for Student Life Committee

- Meet the Reps positive and negative remarks, we will evaluate success at next committee meeting

- SGA high school promotion has been very successful thus far, more visits are being planned

- SGA retreat details are still being discussed and finalized

Caroline concluded her report

Nicole gave the chair report for Academic Affairs Committee

- SGA tables were not as successful as anticipated due to short notice

- Last Lecture Series survey will be sent out for speaker selection

- Looking to promote 4 year guarantee program to various department chairs

Nicole concluded her report

Alyssa gave the chair report for University Affairs Committee

- Visited 3 high schools last week, YSU promotions went well! Still working on visual aids for presentations

- Met with Beatitude House regarding donations

Alyssa concluded her report

Charesse gave the chair report for Financial Appropriations Committee

- Representatives of organizations spoke on behalf of their events

Charesse concluded her report

Cory moved to Unfinished Business

- None

Cory moved to New Business

A.)   SB F 2013-3

Motion to open discussion: 1st Travis 2nd Multiple

Motion to close discussion:1st Travis 2nd Multiple

Motion to amend SB F 2013-3 by striking Sections 1, 2, 3, 9, and 10 and appropriately renumbering remaining sections: 1st Travis 2nd Multiple

Vote to amend SB F 2013-3

Amendment passes unanimously

Vote to approve SB F 2013-3

Bill passes unanimously with 6 abstentions

B.)   Academic Senate Laptop/Tablet Resolution

Motion to open discussion: 1st Justen 2nd Multiple

Emily read the proposal aloud to the body

Catie: Is Academic Senate aware of this?

Justen: Yes

Nikki: Suggested rewording of “endorse/written” by SGA

Justen: Agreed with Nikki’s statement

Catie: Email body final draft?

Justen: Yes

Luke: Found grammatical error

Justen: Noted error

Nikki: Looking to confirm that Student Senators approved of this rough draft

Justen: Claims Student Senators are aware of this rough draft

Marissa: Concerned about what will be considered “classroom appropriate”

Justen: Clarified that it is just a suggestion in the works, not a resolution yet

Josh: What is the definition of inappropriate?

Justen: IT committee will establish

Katherine: Keep in mind that personal electronic devices are distracting in classrooms with dim lighting

Justen: Noted lighting issue. Also apologized to Nikki regarding a failed email to Academic Senate, will be resending ASAP

Melissa: Keep in mind that while we are using our personal property, it is YSU’s Wifi

Motion to close discussion: 1st Emily 2nd Catie

Gallery Remarks

Advisor Remarks

Members Remarks


Motion to adjourn meeting: 1st Travis 2nd Catie

Cory adjourned the meeting at 4:52 PM           

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