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Creation of an Institutional Review Board Vetted Survey Tool

Resolution in Support of the Creation of an

Institutional Review Board Vetted Survey Tool

Approved November 6th, 2006

Whereas,      The Associated Students is the official voice of the Humboldt State University student community; and

Whereas,      HSU is in a budget crisis with a deficit of over 7 million dollars by spring 2008, as stated by President Richmond at his Town Hall meeting on Monday October 30, 2006; and

Whereas,      Losing this funding will lead to a loss of academic and cultural integrity, as represented by the University’s programs and service offerings; and

Whereas,      The program and service offerings of the University will impact future admissions and retention; numbers that will both affect our future solvency and liquidity; and

Whereas,      There has been no systemic quantitative effort to obtain a publicly visible representative scientifically valid and reliable assessment of student needs and desires for programs and services; and

Whereas,      Scientific documentation of student needs and desires for programs and service offerings will empower the A.S. voice, and thus the student voice, now and in the future; therefore be it

Whereas,      Survey tools approved by Institutional Review Boards (I.R.B.) are known as valid and reliable scientific measuring tools; and

Whereas,      Such an I.R.B. approved survey tool could be used by A.S. and to the university as a whole to document the specific, actual, and current needs and desires for programs and service offerings based on survey data; and therefore be it

Resolved,      By the members of the Associated Students Council that A.S. supports the creation of such an I.R.B. approved survey tool; therefore be it further

Resolved,      A.S. will review the final analysis of such a survey; therefore be it further

Resolved,      A.S. supports that this survey is a gift from Sociology graduate students enrolled in Sociology 583 to the students of HSU, in order to empower student needs and desires now and into the future; and be it finally

Resolved,      that copies of this resolution be sent but not limited to: Chancellor Reed, President Richmond, California State Student Association, CSU Board of Trustees, Provost Verm, Vice President of Student Affair, Steve Butler, LJNP, local media, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Psychology Dept., Sociology Dept., Dean Howard, Dean Higgins, Dean Snyder, Vice President for Advancement, Admissions Director, Scott Hagg.

Authored by K. Scott Perry, Sarah Wood, Brandon Hemenway and Lladira Baez

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Sarah Wood, Representative                     Lladira Baez, Representative

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

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Crystal Chaney                                   David Backues

Associated Students President                   Associated Students Legislative Vice President