Meeting Minutes 4/6/16

SGO Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Funding Approvals
  • Treasury update – Allison Current
    • $9,826.41 → $10,284.41
  • Student reimbursement
    • $600 over three years instead of just $200 per year? Discuss.
    • Keep at $200 per year – simpler, more financially viable and encourages students to spread out their professional development activities.
    • Decided to raise amounts per year instead, have 3-tier system of in-state, out of state and international $$ limits.
    • Allison will research exact amounts and suggest at next meeting.
  • Elections
    • Chair, Treasurer and Communications Officer positions open for the 2016-2017 school year.
    • Schedule
      • April 5 – 19: Nominations
      • April 19 – May 2: Voting
      • May 3: Winners announced
    • Students are encouraged to nominate themselves! Send an email to lissgo@gmail.com with your nomination. Voting will take place via an emailed survey to all students.
  • Student Curriculum Committee met March 19th
    • Minutes here.
    • Came up with various issues, solutions and questions we have regarding the curriculum in this program.
    • Central conflict: not enough students to conduct a variety of classes, but need a variety of classes to attract students.
    • Will meet with Faculty Committee on April 18 at 4:00pm in CdC 5 to discuss possible solutions/come to an agreement.
    • Meeting comments:
      • What are other LIS programs doing? Are they having similar problems?
      • Combine similar classes?
  • Course enrollment survey
    • Meant to narrow down course offerings to what students actually intent to take, warn students in advance of possibly cancelling courses.
  • Student groups update
    • ALA – Tasha McLachlan
      • Elections for Chair, Secretary open now. Email tcmclachlan@stkate.edu with your nominations (including yourself).
      • Panel event coming up: LIS Services For Adoptive Families – Friday, April 15th @ 7:00pm in Mendel 106
      • Last formal meeting of the semester on April 19th in CdC 5 @ 5:00pm
      • Informal meeting at Sea Salt Eatery in May yummmmm
    • SLA – Samantha Stepp
      • Got additional funds for SLA Scholarship, hopefully somebody applies
      • Elections too
      • Information Professional Panel 2: April 30th @ 12:00pm
    • SAA – Kristell Benson
      • “Turn a New Page” April 4 (last night). Had professionals look at resumes and cover letters and give good advice.
      • Cataloging pizza party was fun and interesting
      • Monday, April 11 is next meeting, “Preserve Your Sanity” Happy Hour is at 7:00pm at Tiffany’s on Ford Pkwy
    • PLG – Edwin Schenk
      • Re: Cataloging and Pizza Party, got ~75 books cataloged
      • Will need positions filled for next year
  • Committee updates (no updates)
    • Faculty Development – Antonio Backman
    • Student Services – Wendy Dickman
    • Facilities – Kristell Benson
    • Curriculum – Deb Eschweiler
      • See Student curriculum committee stuff
    • Program – Allison Current
      • Working on the website, nobody seems to have an answer. Lots of documents lost when went to the new website.
      • Doing interviews for both Office Manager and IT Support Specialist
      • Tuition went up to $886 – had asked for a long time not to raise it and succeeded
      • 8-10 summer admits!
  • GSAB update – Allison Current, Deb Eschweiler, Janis Shearer
    • No meeting in March
  • Open forum – what do you want to talk about? Anything we want student reps to tell committees?
  • Questions? Comments?

 

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