The meeting was called to order at
Present: Senators Caines, Coleman, Johnson, Munguia, Nicholes, Rodgers, President Martinez, VP Wak Wak,
Mr. Smith, Mr. Lytle, Chief Justice Mosher, Senate Secretary Laura Wilson
Absent: Senator King (excused), Mr. Williams (excused)
Audience: Pam, Monica,
Brandon Lytle: Intramural Ping Pong tournament today was well attended. Basketball open gym tonight Rollerskating Wednesday night from to Whiffle Ball on Thursday at on the Library Lawn. Volleyball on Sunday, September 19 at SPB is sponsoring a comedy show with three comedian’s tomorrow night at 8:p.m.in the SUB Solarium. The Communications Board will meet on Friday at ..
· President Martinez: *Passed out a list of Clubs & Organizations. *Reminder about Dine with Dene tomorrow at (Wednesday) in the SUB Solarium. *Legacy Project – November 1 there is a grant from the Idaho Arts Commission for $1,000.00 President Martinez is planning to write up a proposal for. He suggested that if anyone is interested in helping they may contact him. They are planning on having a benefit auction as well. There are several businesses, individuals, and area entities that have agreed to donate items. Steve Evans (retired LCSC professor) has donated a teepee, and several river trips have been donated as well. The Auction is planned to be sometime in October. *President Martinez has made another appointment to the SUB Board. He is looking for one more person. There is a tentative meeting scheduled for September 24th. *A Book Exchange meeting has been scheduled for September 20. Those that have signed up for the committee have received a meeting reminder notice in your mailbox.
· .Chief Justice Mosher: The Judicial Branch is supposed to submit their Bylaws by the fourth meeting of the semester which is today. What the Judicial Branch wants to do is submit what is already in the ASB Constitution as their Judicial Bylaws for now and once the two empty positions are filled they can get more input and as a group develop the Bylaws. The latest that the Judicial Branch will be filled is next Friday. She also asked that if people need rulings or interpretations that they submit a formal letter so that they can file it and rule on it.
· Computer Allocation Committee: Senator Rodgers reported. The committee met on Friday (Senators Rodgers, Caines, Johnson, Munguia) and discussed the distribution of the computers. They wrote a bill that is on the agenda later on how the computers were divided up.
· Student Affairs: VP Wak Wak reported. The committee met on Monday. *One of the issues that was brought forth was the possibility of making it mandatory for all professors to provide their syllabus online. There was really last minute notice as far as the location of the meeting so we were really shorthanded as far as the people attending the meeting, but the Business Division said that they do have it required right now, but there are several other divisions that don’t. Just from the meeting there was some hesitation for this to go forward but she discussed and voiced the concerns of the students that there were a lot of online obligations being placed on the students as opposed to the traditional paper pushing and that it would be fair that the same type of obligation be put on the instructors. A possible alternative to this would be to get the Warrior Web linked up to the Bookstore. The Bookstore requires the faculty to get all of their reading materials in 3 months prior to the start of the semester. They are thinking that if they (bookstore) had a complete database where any student could go on and look at any professors’ course number and section and look up any required reading that they would have under that. Michelle Sotka is the point person that would be taking care of this and working with Allen Schmook and the new bookstore manager and see if this would be a possibility, but she will be out on maternity leave. *Another issue discussed was Traffic Safety. This was a concern last year as well. We noticed a lack of cross walks and blind spots. She had been in contact with Mike M. with the City and the best that they can tell us at this point is that any cross walks that were covered up when they did the chip sealing will be replaced. There is another person to contact to have additional cross walks laid. Even the old ones that were covered up will depend on the weather and sweeping process before they can be redone. *Professor Bowen had a question regarding the parking. He wanted to know how the students felt about the parking. VP Wak Wak stated that she told them about the discussion with Dene Thomas. *Alcohol Consumption on School Sponsored Trips - One of the club advisors wanted to know (and maybe we can initiate a questionnaire/survey about alcohol consumption on school sponsored trips). It’s become a problem so much to the point that he as an advisor does not want it allowed. When he went on a trip out of state he was forced to leave a student behind in jail. This student was somebody that told him I’m an adult. You can’t tell me what to do. I’m on my own time. VP Wak Wak stated that as a student herself she is torn. She feels the same way. that he does, but at the same time on a the road on a trip students are representing the school. Right now we are going on really vague state statutes that exist and the school doesn’t have any set policy on the issue. Any regulation on the issue in that area is really vague. With as much local, state, and national competition that our school does it is on and advisor to advisor basis at this point. What she wanted know is if student government fine with that? As an advisor he doesn’t want it to go like that.
A. Online Syllabi Posting Petition – Pamela Laird: Senator Rodgers review and discuss to see how we want to
· Senator Coleman – Liked what they were talking about at the Student Affairs Committee and what VP Wak Wak said about the fact we are being required as students to do a lot more things on line. We are getting a lot more paperwork online. They just passed that whole thing last year about LCWarriormail being the official communication. It is not unexpected that faculty and staff should follow those same guidelines. That is a good point that we can make.
· Senator Rodgers - was able to come in and look at his books two weeks before class because he lives just down the street. He thinks it would be great to be able to get online and find what you want before you come to class especially if you are somebody who lives out-of-state so that they can look at prices of books. Senator Rodgers suggested drafting a resolution or continuing with the petition drive.
· Senator Coleman – Drafting a resolution is a good avenue. Probably do need to put it in writing what our wishes are. Also important that our representatives bring this up to the Faculty Senate. We are obviously going to get some resistance.
· Pam Laird – She stated that she didn’t believe that the issue is with the instructors because everyone she has asked is willing to provide the information in advance. The issue is with the bookstore not being willing to release the information when they require the information from the instructor three months in advance.
· President Martinez – In favor of syllabi being posted online. Several professors already do this. This is even a recruitment measure for students that live across the country.
· Senator Coleman – While it would be nice do it he is not sure it is the Bookstore’s responsibility to provide students with this information. Obviously by posting the books online the bookstore could be hurting its business.
· Ron Smith – Will look into the Bookstore side of the issue.
· Resolutions Bill 04-F002, Motion to discuss Senator Johnson, Second Senator Coleman, Motion carries.
Senator Coleman, Second Senator Johnson. Vote: 6 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions. Bill passed.
· Senate Bill 04-F008, Motion Senator Caines, Second Senator Nicholes, Discussion ensued. Senator Johnson explained that some requests for computers were thrown out because the technology and amount of computers requested was way beyond what we had to disperse. The Rugby Club is the only club office in the SUB that does not have a computer. The IIE and the LRC are probably the biggest need for computers. Vote: 6 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions. Bill passed.
· Senate Bill 04-F009, Motion, Senator, Coleman, Second Johnson. Discussion: Senator Caines discussed reservations about getting stuck in a full year commitment to paying for the Warrior Spotlight ad given that The Pathfinder has not been reporting on very significant events on this campus. So we did strike down the other bill. This bill locks us into a shorter amount of time. So we can opt at the beginning of next semester to pay for the remainder of the year if we wish. I would definitely approve of paying for this semester. The Editor, Dan Bickerdyke, is starting to look at the issues that have been raised to him. He is taking steps even now to improve the reputation of The Pathfinder. Senator Coleman – Echoed what Senator Caines said. No problem with a semester worth Discussion continued. *Motion to table til next week Senator Coleman, Second Senator Johnson, Motion carries.
· Senate Bill 04-F010, Motion to approve Senator Coleman, Second Johnson/Nicholes/Munguia. Discussion.
Motion to amend line 16 to read $600, Senator Johnson, Second Senator Munguia.
Vote: 6 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions Motion carries.
Motion to amend line 24 to read $450, Senator Coleman, the motion was seconded by Senator Johnson
Vote: 4yes, 1 no, 1 abstentions, Motion carries
Senate Information Reports:
· President Martinez – Clarified that LCSC Day at NIC is October 28 and not October 26.
Senator Rodgers – It would take a unanimous vote to move the Senate
· Senator Coleman – Brought up the way minutes are distributed. He suggested that Tuesday minutes as well as Thursday Roundtable Notes be distributed via email. Distribution in this manner would save paper as well as copy costs. Everyone was in agreement.
· Senator Rodgers – The Senate Interview Committee will be conducting interviews tonight following the meeting.
Motion to adjourn Senator Caines, Second Senator Johnson Meeting Adjourned
Respectfully Submitted by: Laura Wilson