September 9, 2008 5:53 PM
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS INC. for 9/10/08:
Since the library will soon be closing, board members expressed concern over needing an alternative service for Rapid Copy in order to print fliers for group activities.
Associated Students Inc. approved funding, roughly $400.00 each, for various events from associations such as Muslim Student Association, Muslim Women Student Association and Indian Student Association.
The board of directors discussed updated the amount allotted to student organizations as 15 percent; roughly $4,000 was left unused from last semester.
ASI President Natalie Franklin said they hope to work with Chartwells officials to hold events for on-campus residents--particularly to accommodate the growing number of freshmen-- in the City Eats Dining Center and Seven Hills Conference Center.
To bring SF State in line with current CSU requirements, now students can only repeat a course if they receive less than a C grade. The previous policy required that students receive a B or less to repeat the class. The course repeat policy is intended to include Fall 2008 and beyond, but it is unclear how the administration plans to approach its application.
SF State is currently in stage one of a three-stage process on the road to re-accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The senate approved the WASC Institutional Proposal that highlights 3 “themes” for focus outside of the review board’s usual criteria. Those themes will encompass SF State’s core of social justice and civic engagement, the changing staff and student demographics, as well as student success, said Dr. Linda Buckley, Associate Vice President of Academic Planning and Educational Effectiveness.
A move to temporarily suspend changes to general education curriculum revisions was tabled until the senates next meeting Sept. 23. With the school is in the midst of changing its graduation requirements, a suspension will keep faculty from “wasting time” on changes that could prove moot, said Senator Wei Ming Dariotis, who spoke on behalf of the Academic Policies Committee.
The senate heard nominations for and approved a new Academic Senate Elections Committee. The committee will consist of three members:
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