Meeting Minutes – July 31, 2003

In addition to general business, announcements, and information-sharing, we finalized our SARS policy statement for students, following review by the President’s Team; reviewed and passed along to the Provost for review the recommendations developed by the Health Advisory Committee, following the committee’s spring semester poll of all faculty and staff, to eliminate smoking from private offices in administrative and academic buildings; reviewed the progress of the Dean’s survey of the needs and University services usage of our commuter and off-campus students; received updates about the development of and/or scheduling of various programs and events, including judicial systems training for all involved divisional staff (which will be embedded in the multi-dimensional staff development program for the division and centered in the pre-Opening training period for our residential staff), our annual retreat for Peer Educators, our series of annual Career Services Orientations for seniors, and our annual Experiential Education Fair; planned for and scheduled our annual divisional/unit review meetings with the Provost; received updates regarding and participated in the identification of interior materials/color schemes and security systems for the residential portion of our prospective new residential and dining complex; reviewed and provided information to support the plans for continued refinement of our divisional web pages; reviewed and made suggestions to support the continued refinement of the training model and calendar for our residential staff; reviewed and made suggestions to support the continued refinement of plans for Opening Weekend; reviewed the plans to convert Union 34 into an office suite to support the consolidation of upper level Community Development staff in the Union and to convert Union 217 into a study and resource center, particularly for our commuter and off-campus students; reviewed the continued development of and provided further information for the “MyLaSalle” project and the 2003-2004 edition of the Student Handbook and Student Guide to Rights and Responsibilities; and reviewed the “keg-tagging” legislation that is being considered by the Pennsylvania legislature (Senate Bill 53, House Bill 1171), in light of requests for divisional and/or University support from concerned groups including Pennsylvanians Against Underage Drinking and the Liquor Control Board.

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