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 for volunteers to assist with that administration).
We welcomed guests Mark Dorsey and John Gallagher, of Security and Safety, and learned of the plans they have developed, following their December discussions with us and other representative groups, to respond to short and longer term parking needs associated with both the construction and opening of our new residence and dining facilities on south campus and the recent reconfiguration of 20th Street. As of next fall semester, all freshman students will be assigned to the (free) Good Shepherd parking lot. On related notes, the shuttle schedule has been redesigned, with further modifications ready for implementation if needs arise, and upgrades to the Good Shepherd lot’s security features are under consideration. We continued our review of the goals and objectives of all teams and committees associated with the Division of Student Affairs. The Students’ Government Association’s work on an academic integrity code continues, with public discussion to begin this semester, following consultation with the Provost’s Office. Dr. Cicala has accepted the Community Development Advisory Board’s recommendation, following fall semester review, that smoking be eliminated from our student residences. (He has asked the Community Development and Administrative Services staffs to devise an operational proposal, consisting of a gradual approach to eliminate smoking next academic year from our residence halls; the following academic year, from our apartments; and the academic year after that, from our townhouses. Our committee will be apprised of and consulted about that proposal when it has been devised.)