ASLCSC Senate Meeting Minutes
November 7, 2000
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. via
compressed video conferencing between LCSC Cd'A Center and LCSC Lewiston.
Approval of Minutes of October 31, 2000:
Motion Senator Skow, Second Senator Nunez
Announcements - Midnight Strobe Light Volleyball this Friday, November 10th starting around 10:00. Free Pizza will be available. Movie "28 Days" will be shown tomorrow evening in MLH 100.
Dr. Meier - Reported that they are looking at a new approach to student orientation which will most likely involve student government members as peer mentors.
Vice President Sonnen - The Co-Curricular Fund Committee will meet on Friday, November 10th. The decisions should be out next week.
Student Affairs - Senator Heath reported that the Excused Absence Policy had been discussed and that they have a few changes they wish to make. She will report on the changes when she gets them. Vice President Sonnen indicated that it had been previously discussed to make the Excused Absence Form dual or carbon copy so that there can be a copy for the student as well as one in their advising file.
Administrative Procedures - Senator Redford reported on decreasing the membership of the Faculty Senate. They defined what qualified faculty to be on Faculty Senate as: Members of the Senate must be full-time, regular faculty with a rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Individuals who share such a position are eligible to serve in the Senate. They want to reduce student representation to only one and are talking about having one faculty representative from each division. Discussion ensued. The next meeting is Monday, November 27th. Give your comments to Senator Redford.
Discussion with Coeur d'Alene Outreach Students - Rocky Owens, Coordinator of Student Services at Cd'A started with introductions. Present were Loretta Murphy, Allen Ashby, and Lisa Froehlich all were Social Work students. Mr. Owens led the discussion regarding a form of student government at the Cd'A Outreach Center. They currently have 6 majors with approximately 250 students. There was discussion regarding the restructuring of Cd'A student fees to allow for a student government budget. One suggestion was to have an Executive Committee or a Council with representatives from the outreach sites. There was also comments made wondering if it was constitutional. A written request to review the constitution should be submitted to the Judicial Branch. Vice President Sonnen reminded the Senate that Cd'A is not the only outreach site. The discussion ended with Cd'A students meeting on November 18th and forwarding their outcome to Lewiston.
Senate Information Reports:
Senator Nunez announced a Radio Club Meeting tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. in SUB 205.
Justice Sheets talked about possible on-line voting and stated that absentee ballots would be sent to each outreach site. Senator Skow asked how Dan Terrio, Director of IT, felt about the on-line voting. Justice Sheets said that he pointed out several problem areas, but she had not talked extensively with Justice Richel who had met with Mr. Terrio.
Chief Justice Peterson thanked the Senate for their support of the election code.
Motion to adjourn - Senator Nunez, Senator Fox Seconded. Meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted by: Laura Wilson
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