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An Act to Amend Section 13 and its subsections into the Associated Students Administrative Code

RESOLUTION No. 2007-08-15

AUTHORED BY:    Carrie Schaden, College of Natural Resources and Sciences Representative

SIGNED BY:        Carrie Schaden, College of Natural Resources and Sciences Representative
                        Tiffany Newton, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Representative

REFERED TO:      AS COUNCIL
                        ACTION SCHEDULED: 5-7-08
                        APPROVED: 5-7-08
                       
Subject:      An Act to Amend Section 13 and its subsections into the Associated Students Administrative Code
                               

1.)                WHEREAS,  the Provost Council is charged with assisting “the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs with policy issues and major areas that need broad consultation.”

2.)                WHEREAS,    the Associated Students Administrative Code does not address the relationship of the Provost Student Representative to sub committees inherently necessary for the student representative to make informed decisions.
3.)              WHEREAS,    the Provost Council is a centralized board that deals with information brought to it by many sub committees and boards including but not limited to the Chair of the University Curriculum Committee, Chair of the Academic Senate, and Representative of the Statewide Academic Senate.
4.)                WHEREAS,    the current process for Academic Program Review is changing from a Department generated report and assessment into a more centralized review by the Provost’s created Academic Program Prioritization Task Force,

5.)                WHEREAS,    the Provost Council’s Student representative’s access to information needs to be broadened beyond department level information,
6.)                WHEREAS,    the decisions effected by budget shortfall are being more centralized by the administration including reviews of Academic Program performance                            
Be it enacted by the Associated Students Council that the Administrative Code Section 12 of the Associated Students Constitution be adopted as follows:

Section 12: Student Interrelations Committee for Quality Academics

12.01   The Student Interrelation’s Committee for Quality Academics shall consist of the Provost’s Council student representative acting as Chair and appointed by the A.S. President, one student serving from the Academic Affairs Budget Committee appointed by the A.S. President,  one student from the Instructionally Related Activities Committee appointed by the A.S. Vise President, one student from the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) appointed by the A.S. President,  one student from the Joint Assessment Committee appointed by the A.S. President,  one student from the Educational Policies Committee appointed by the A.S Legislative V.P.,  one student from Enrollment Management Advisory Committee appointed by the A.S. Student Affairs VP,  one student from the University Curriculum Committee appointed by the A.S. Student Affairs V.P.

12.02   The Committee Shall:

-meet at least 2 times a semester and shall not meet the first month of the year so as to allow appointments to other committee positions, that are necessary for the Student Interrelations Committee to have membership, be given time to already have taken place.

-discuss and document the interrelation of actions taken in their separate committees

-discuss relationships with administration and how to improve their relationships with effective action and communication in those separate committee’s.

-serve as an advisory group to the Provost Council Student Representative

-put on a fall Student Interrelations Committee for Quality Academics event that invites all committee representatives to attend an informative gathering that makes connections between other representatives, makes connections between people working on similar issues, and encourages committee student representatives to focus on a goal, this event should not be any earlier than two months after the school year begins

-put on a spring Student Interrelations for Quality Academics Event that invites all committee representatives to record relationships, helpful contacts, common problems faced, and goals left over in some media form that will carry over the next year,