Student Affairs Committee

Mission

The Student Affairs Committee is an advisory board to the Dean of Students and the Provost which assists in the formulation and review of major policies governing student life outside the classroom. The Committee meets regularly to acquaint the Dean with its views on matters within the Student Affairs area which require attention or to consider questions on which the Dean seeks its advice or aid in the discharge of his/her decision-making responsibilities. In addition to policy review and formulation, the committee has authority to review and make recommendations regarding all student affairs services, activities, and regulations. Introduction of new policies and changes in old policies in the Student Guide to Resources, Rights and Responsibilities require prior consultation with the Student Affairs Committee. The Student Affairs Committee may suggest actions to the University Council on student life matters.

The Committee is comprised of three student affairs administrators, three faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate, six students appointed by the Students’ Government Association, and the Dean of Students (ex-officio & Chair).

Members

Administrators

  1. Dr. James Moore (Chair)
  2. Dr. Lane Neubauer (2009)
  3. Steve Kopec (2010)
  4. Mike Nielsen (2010)

Guest, On Behalf Of Alcohol And Other Drug Program

  1. Kate Ward-Gaus

Faculty

  1. Dr. Patricia Wilson (2009)
  2. Dr. Leeann Cardaciotto (2010)
  3. Dr. Hsiao-Ping Biehl (2010)

Students

  1. Vanessa Badalamenti
  2. Stasia Ford
  3. Matt Doyle
  4. Chris Petrucci
  5. Kathryn Feld
  6. Pat Terranova

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes – February 24, 2009

Present: Anna Allen (Chair), Dr. Lane Neubauer, Steve Kopec, Dr. Patricia Wilson, Dr. LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Mike Nielsen, Dr. Hsiao-Ping Biehl, Vanessa Badalamenti, Pat Terranova, Kathryn Feld. Absent: Stasia Ford Guest: Kate Ward-Gaus. Ms. Allen led a moment of prayer and … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 27, 2009

Meeting Minutes Present: Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair), Dr. Lane Neubauer, Steve Kopec, Dr. Patricia Wilson, Dr. LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Dr. Hsiao-Ping Biehl, Vanessa Badalamenti, Pat Terranova. Guest: Kate Ward-Gaus. Dr. Cicala led a moment of prayer and reflection, with particular focus … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 28, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair), Dr. Lane Neubauer, Steve Kopec, Dr. Patricia Wilson, Dr. LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Vanessa Badalamenti, Stasia Ford, Matt Doyle, Chris Petrucci, Pat Terranova. Guest: Kate Ward-Gaus, Dr. Norb Belzer, Joe Birster. Dr. Cicala led a … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 23, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair), Dr. Lane Neubauer, Steve Kopec, Mike Neilsen, Dr. Patricia Wilson, Dr. LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Dr. Hsiao-Ping Biehl, Vanessa Badalamenti, Stasia Ford, Matt Doyle, Chris Petrucci, Kathryn Feld, Pat Terranova. Guest: Kate Ward-Gaus. Dr. Cicala … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 22, 2008

Meeting Minutes Members Present: Dr. Lane B. Neubauer (Acting Chair), Dan Bucher, Dr. Ana Maria Catanzaro, Matt Doyle, Mindy Massaro, Nathan Slife, Pat Terranov a, Dr. Patricia Wilson. Guests: Joe Birster, Art Grover, and Alan Wendell Members Absent: Dr. Joseph … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 25, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair, first portion), Mindy Massaro, Dr. Myungho (Simon) Moon, Dr. Lane Neubauer (chair, second portion), Nathan Slife, Pat Terranova, Dr. Patricia Wilson, Ryan Yarcia. Absent: Dan Bucher, Dr. Ana Maria Catanzaro, Matt Doyle, Pete … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 26, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Dr. Lane Neubauer (chair for this meeting), Dr. Ana Maria Catanzaro, Pete Engeland, Mindy Massaro, Dr. Myungho (Simon) Moon, Nathan Slife, Pat Terranova, Celeste Wade, Dr. Patricia Wilson, Ryan Yarcia. Guests: Crystal Faries, Kate Ward-Gaus, Mike Nielsen … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 29, 2008

Meeting Minutes Present: Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair) Dan Bucher, Matt Doyle, Pete Engeland, Dr. Lane Neubauer, Pat Terranova, Celeste Wade, Dr. Patricia Wilson, Ryan Yarcia. Absent: Dr. Ana Maria Catanzaro, Mindy Massaro, Dr. Myungho (Simon) Moon, Nathan Slife. Guests: Crystal … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 27, 2007

Meeting Minutes Present: Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair) Dan Bucher, Dr. Ana Maria Catanzaro, Matt Doyle, Pete Engeland, Mindy Massaro, Dr. Lane Neubauer, Nathan Slife, Celeste Wade, Dr. Patricia Wilson, Ryan Yarcia. Absent: Dr. Myungho (Simon) Moon. Guest: Crystal Faries, Kate … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 30, 2007

Meeting Minutes Present:  Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair) Dan Bucher, Matt Doyle, Dr. Lane Neubauer, Nathan Slife, Dr. Myungho (Simon) Moon, Celeste Wade Dr. Patricia Wilson. Absent:   Dr. Ana Maria Catanzaro, Mindy Massaro, Pete Engeland, Ryan Yarcia. Guest:  Kate Ward-Gaus. … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 25, 2007

Present: Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair) Dr. Lane Neubauer, Nathan Slife, Dr. Ana Maria Catanzaro,Dr. Myungho (Simon) Moon, Dr. Patricia Wilson, Ryan Yarcia. Absent: Mindy Massaro (visiting our study abroad programs in Australia), Dan Bucher, Pete Engeland, Danielle Forsythe, Celeste Wade. … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2006

MEETING MINUTES Present: Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair), Dr. Ana Maria Cantanzaro, Dr. Lane Neubauer, Br. Bob Kinzler, Dr. Claire Busse, Dr. Myungho (Simon) Moon, Jordan Feld, Danielle Forsythe, Celeste Wade, Chris Dougherty Absent: Melinda Massaro, Jessica Sabella, Andrew Fox Guests: … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 17, 2006

MEETING MINUTES Present: Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair), Dr. Ana Maria Cantanzaro, Dr. Lane Neubauer, Br. Bob Kinzler, Melinda Massaro, Dr. Claire Busse, Dr. Myungho (Simon) Moon, Jordan Feld, Danielle Forsythe, Celeste Wade, Jessica Sabella, Andrew Fox, Chris Dougherty Guests: Kate … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 19, 2006

MEETING MINUTES Present: Dr. Joseph Cicala (chair), Dr. Lane Neubauer, Br. Bob Kinzler, Melinda Massaro, Dr. Claire Busse, Dr. Myungho (Simon) Moon, Jordan Feld, Danielle Forsythe, Celeste Wade, Jessica Sabella Absent: Dr. Ana Maria Cantanzaro, Andrew Fox, Chris Dougherty Guests: … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 21, 2006

Dr. Neubauer thanked all who helped with the recent biennial administration of the CORE Alcohol Survey. A record number of students, more than 650, participated this year. Our guests, Director and Assistant Director of Security and Safety Art Grover and … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 24, 2006

Guest Dr. Robert Chapman made a comprehensive report on the activities of the Alcohol and Other Drug Program (AODP), for which he serves as Coordinator. The AODP was the first Division of Student Affairs program studied, by the divisional Leadership … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – December 6, 2005

We welcomed new member Ben Traino, SGA Executive Freshman Senator, and agreed that he would join the CAS study sub-committee that is examining our judicial system’s equity, access, and campus/external relations. Ms. Oakes, reporting on behalf of the sub-committee that … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 22, 2005

We discussed the ongoing responses to the act of intolerance perpetrated last week against a residential staff member and his family, including last week’s public demonstration of opposition to intolerance, which several of us joined, and the signings of message … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 18, 2005

In response to Ms. Daniels’ request, we reviewed and discussed the recent Security Alerts and Updates, the incidents that prompted them, and the University’s reactive and proactive responses to matters of safety and security. Sub-committee chairs McKeever, Daniels, and Oakes … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 13, 2005

Selected materials that were included in new students’ Opening Weekend packets were distributed, including the voter registration form/cover note from Dr. Cicala; information about the new web version of the Student Guide to Resources, Rights, and Responsibilities ; and The … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 20, 2005

Discussion today, with guests from our University Ministry and Service (UMAS) staff, centered on our Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) study of UMAS. We covered today parts 1-4 (mission, program, leadership, organization and management) and, to some extent, … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 15, 2005

Members were briefed on a security concern in Sts. Edward and Francis Halls and the status of the University’s responses to/resolution of the concern. Dr. Cicala shared with the members the brief discussion regarding our Council for the Advancement of … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 15, 2005

We and guests (Students’ Government Association members and two students who had voiced related concerns to Dr. Cicala) met with Safety and Security staff members to discuss short and longer term concerns about student parking on campus, in the context … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 8, 2005

After making preparations for our upcoming Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS)-based assessment of University Ministry and Service, we met with representatives of the Career Services staff to review our mutual assessment of their unit. Our discussion, which covered … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 25, 2005

We agreed upon final preparations for our upcoming joint meeting with the Career Services staff regarding our Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS)-based assessment of Career Services. We will begin preparations for our assessment of University Ministry and Service … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – December 14, 2004

Oral reports were made by our three sub-committees regarding their respective segments of the CAS Self-Assessment of Career Services. Dr. Neubauer, who chaired the meeting in Dr. Cicala’s absence, will compile the written reports once they are submitted to her … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 16, 2004

We continued our discussion of an item carried from 2003-2004, i.e. progress in spurring dialogue about the sale of certain pharmaceutical products in the Campus Store and in the Union Market. Remaining concerns are to brought by the Health Advisory … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 14, 2004

We reviewed our charge statement and learned that one item remaining from last year’s agenda, the proposal for an academic integrity code, will be carried forward by the Faculty Senate and the Students’ Government Association (SGA). We reviewed the text … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 15, 2004

We received reports on items discussed at our March meeting, including the acceptance of Chi Upsilon Sigma into our Inter-Fraternity/Sorority Council and progress on implementation of new smoking regulations. SGA election results were announced, and information regarding recent presentations by … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 11, 2004

Updates were provided in regard to the outreaches to students from and those currently studying in Spain, in the aftermath of today’s terrorist bombing in Madrid; the efforts of several University offices and student organizations to assist students impacted upon … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 12, 2004

In lieu of our regularly scheduled meeting, we participated in the Diversity Forum scheduled for the same time period by our Students’ Government Association, as one of the montly Student Awareness Forums the association has initiated. Panelists included student leaders … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 15, 2004

We welcomed new member International Education Coordinator James Brightman, were apprised of the success of the recent “Judicial Day” for faculty and staff, and were apprised of the upcoming biennial administration of the CORE Alcohol Survey (along with a request … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – December 4, 2003

We learned of the Health Advisory Committee’s affirmative response to our recommendation that attention to sexually transmitted diseases be added to the HAC’s goals and of Students’ Government Association’s acceptance of the challenge to engage in examination of the potential … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 16, 2003

We approved revisions to student organization disciplinary procedures, brought forward by the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team, that add “conduct warning” to the list of available sanctions and introduce a preliminary hearing process, so that all matters needn’t proceed … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 18, 2003

Following a moment of prayer, all members were introduced and our charge statement was reviewed. Our guest today, Professor of Biology Annette O’Connor, presented for our consideration, as she also was invited to do for the Division of Student Affairs … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 30, 2003

We reviewed the announcements for the several staff searches currently underway in the Division of Student Affairs and considered three proposals for revision of University policies and procedures. The first centered on increases of the fines associated with violations of … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 31, 2003

We reviewed the status of current Division of Student Affairs personnel searches, as well as information concerning upcoming programs and the recent Health Advisory concerning conjunctivitis. We discussed and agreed to convey to the Health Advisory Committee recommendations related to … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 15, 2003

In a joint meeting with the Board of Trustees Student Affairs Committee and the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team, we examined and discussed relevant legislation and current University policies, practices, and procedures pertaining to parental/family notification in connection with … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – December 4, 2002

We discussed current and prospective approaches to ongoing safety and security issues, as well as staff and student feedback regarding current approaches. We reviewed the Dean’s plans for re-furnishing the Union’s television lounge and game room. We discussed at length … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 13, 2002

We continued our review and discussion of the goals, objectives, and timelines submitted by teams and committees associated with the Division of Student Affairs. We focused today on the materials submitted by the Senior Year Experiences Team and the Activities … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 23, 2002

At today’s meeting, we began our review of the goals, objectives, and timelines submitted by the other teams and committees. We focused today on the statements of the Cultural Enrichment Team, the New Student Experiences Team, and the Staff Development … Continue reading