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2011     Resolution No. 2010-11-1: Resolution in Support of Affordable Education and the Student Re

Resolution In Recognition of the Value of HSU’s SCUBA Program for Current and Future HSU Student Enrollment

Adopted April 30th, 2007

Whereas,      the HSU SCUBA Program is renown throughout the world-wide dive                   community and is responsible for contributing high caliber divers to the                     dive industry, and

Whereas,      a SCUBA certification achieved at HSU enhances the probability of                     working in the dive industry within the first year of graduation, and

Whereas,      HSU SCUBA attracts students from around the country to come here                   based on the reputation of the HSU SCUBA Program, and

Whereas,      the HSU SCUBA Program is recognized as the highest caliber training in                       comparison to other dive training facilities, and

Whereas,      the HSU SCUBA Program impacts multiple majors; currently this                               semester alone, twenty-four plus majors are represented by over 70                     enrolled students, and

Whereas,      HSU SCUBA Program brings together a diverse group of students who                         strive to achieve a collective goal of safe diving, which requires trust                     confidence and self-esteem, and

Whereas,      501 enrolled students at HSU signed a petition in support of the                                 preservation of the HSU SCUBA Program, and

Whereas,      35 Students participating in the HSU SCUBA Program have documented                       the importance of the program to their major and their future career paths,                  and

Whereas,      the leadership certification within the HSU SCUBA Program is an                               integral part of program dynamics and allows for its standard of                             excellence to be maintained, and

Whereas,      the HSU SCUBA program is currently being considered for budget cuts                         that will negatively impact the opportunities the program offers, such as;                  reduction of leadership and recreation minors and relocating several                   SCUBA courses to extended education which makes them much more                 expensive and less attractive for future students, and let it be

Resolved,      that HSU AS supports the continued integrity of the HSU SCUBA                             Program and recognizes that each class is a vital part of the program’s                   overall excellence, and further recognizes that removing the leadership                     minor would discourage new and continuing students from joining the                   SCUBA Program, and let it be further

Resolved,      that the AS strongly urges the College of Professional Studies to seek out                       and implement strategies for coping with the budget cuts that do not                         diminish the integrity of the HSU SCUBA Program, and let it be finally

Resolved,      that copies of this resolution be sent to the following parties: all HSU                     college Deans, the University Budget Committee, HSU President Rollin                     Richmond, all HSU Vice Presidents, the HSU Academic Senate, and local                     media.

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Tyler Smith                                             Lladira Baez

College of Natural Resources and                       College of Arts, Humanities, and

Sciences                                               Social Sciences

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Alan Chesbro                                           Crystal Chaney

A.S. Legislative Vice President                 A.S. President