Meeting Minutes – October 12, 2004

We reviewed the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) October 12 Safety Alert, concerning recent robberies/attempts off-campus, and the September 27 update to the division’s “Continuing our Cultural Change…” document describing ongoing efforts to build increased association between and among student athletes and athletic teams and the larger University community. We discussed two items carried from 2003-2004, i.e. progress in spurring dialogue about the sale of alcohol-related paraphernalia in the Campus Store and about the sale of certain pharmaceutical products in the store and in the Union market. In regard to the former, the planned approach, for SGA to generate discussion in a student awareness forum, has not yet been taken. In regard to the latter, Dr. Neubauer reported good progress has been made through ongoing dialogue between Health Services staff and Campus Store/Union Market staff. We were advised by Ms. Daniels contact has been made between SGA and the Faculty Senate to renew and advance consideration of an academic integrity code. Dr. Cicala advised of progress made in planning the first event, a Thanksgiving dinner to be hosted by DSA for the presidents of the seven Point student organizations and a group of our neighborhood’s leaders, as we aspire to build an ongoing council of students, neighbors, faculty, and staff to advance the quality of life in our area. We reviewed, in detail, the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) self-assessment guide for Career Services, revised and clarified by Drs. Cicala and Neubauer, and divided into sub-committees to begin to complete the portions of the guide that are to be done by our committee, for discussion with Career Services staff, who will be asked to complete the remaining portions of the guide for discussion with our committee. We will be applying a similar approach when we study University Ministry and Services, this spring, and other DSA units and programs on an ongoing basis in the years to come.

We reviewed the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) October 12 Safety Alert, concerning recent robberies/attempts off-campus, and the September 27 update to the division’s “Continuing our Cultural Change…” document describing ongoing efforts to build increased association between and among student athletes and athletic teams and the larger University community. We discussed two items carried from 2003-2004, i.e. progress in spurring dialogue about the sale of alcohol-related paraphernalia in the Campus Store and about the sale of certain pharmaceutical products in the store and in the Union market. In regard to the former, the planned approach, for SGA to generate discussion in a student awareness forum, has not yet been taken. In regard to the latter, Dr. Neubauer reported good progress has been made through ongoing dialogue between Health Services staff and Campus Store/Union Market staff. We were advised by Ms. Daniels contact has been made between SGA and the Faculty Senate to renew and advance consideration of an academic integrity code. Dr. Cicala advised of progress made in planning the first event, a Thanksgiving dinner to be hosted by DSA for the presidents of the seven Point student organizations and a group of our neighborhood’s leaders, as we aspire to build an ongoing council of students, neighbors, faculty, and staff to advance the quality of life in our area. We reviewed, in detail, the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) self-assessment guide for Career Services, revised and clarified by Drs. Cicala and Neubauer, and divided into sub-committees to begin to complete the portions of the guide that are to be done by our committee, for discussion with Career Services staff, who will be asked to complete the remaining portions of the guide for discussion with our committee. We will be applying a similar approach when we study University Ministry and Services, this spring, and other DSA units and programs on an ongoing basis in the years to come.

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