Illinois Institute of Technology

Student Government Association Senate Hearing Minutes

February 8, 2017

    • Call to order and recap of Sonia’s rules
    • Unfinished business
      • None
    • New business
  • Writers at Illinois Tech
      • Presentation
        • Goal- safe space where students can share their work
        • Currently holding meeting, 21 members
        • Established Exec Board
        • Programming: Outings in Chicago, guest speakers, writing games

      • Questions
        • None
      • Discussion
        • Well done presentation
        • It’s good to have more arts on campus
        • Already established and thriving
      • Voting
        • 22-0-0
        • PASSED
    • IIT Film Club
      • Presentation
        • Center for discussion in Cinema
        • Organize movie screenings
        • Draw attention to local filmmakers
        • Would like to meet weekly
        • Host Film festivals; cultural movies + classics
        • Recruiting through social media, flyers
        • Has an established exec board
        • Budget: $1750- projector and screen
        •               $ 1800- food and programming
      • Questions
        • Do you have any plans to work w/ UB
          • Yes, we are waiting to do it in an official capacity
        • Have you had any official meetings, if so, how many have attended
          • No, we get half a dozen to attend our unofficial meetings
        • What distinguishes you between a club and a group of friends
          • Official programming, building community relationships, OCL official events
        • What are your plans to have the club continue  past when you graduate as a senior
          • We will be heavily recruiting freshman to eventually fill leadership roles
      • Discussion
        • Cool idea, waiting for approval to do something with it
        • Concern
          • Didn’t feel the passion with the presenter
            • It’s just his personality
          • They have plans but haven’t done anything yet
        • I like the local outreach aspect, most clubs go out of the area for programming
      • Voting
        • Passed
        • 18-3-1
  • Officer reports
    • President
      • Office move completed
      • Elections committee formed
      • Need Volunteers for SGA wall: Trixie, Golzar, Gina, Adeena, Sydney, Erin, Piotr, Jessica
      • Still collection Board of Trustees presentation Suggestions
    • Academic Affairs
      • University Faculty Council met
        • Formation of evaluation committee: Bronet, White, Orgel, Akash
      • Faculty peer evaluations to tackle crappy professor concerns from 2 weeks ago
    • Communications
      • Spoke with many people on the bridge
        • Good time!
      • B and G Club is interested in a  table tennis tournament day activity
      • Student Liaison Project
        • Would like to incorporate a wiki onto the website for a one stop shop for info needed by orgs
    • Student Life
      • FAB was held on Feb 3rd
      • Current Projects
        • TAB structure
        • Smoking on campus
        • Student space in Tech South
          • Create a student office
    • Finance Board
      • Feb 4th was the hearing
      • $164,566.36 has been allocated before special hearings and J Board case decisions
    • Judicial Board
      • None
    • Events Committee
      • Health and Wellness Town Hall Feb 21
        • Provided Health and Wellness Center  with topics, will be creating drop boxes
        • Advertising during Senate in the Bridge
      • Giveaways suggestions: Powerbanks, water bottles, stress balls, shot glasses, stress balls
  • Senator’s Reports
    • Davis and Ethan
      • FAB meeting
        • Will be expanding salad bar in Commons, took away paninis from Center Court
    • Golzar
      • ITP test run, volunteers needed
        • Olivia volunteered
      • Career Services Student Advisory Board
        • 2 students from each college + 1 Senator
  • Open floor
    • Course evaluation feedback
      • We should come up with specific questions instead of paragraph form answers
      • Incentivize students to fill out course evaluation forms
        • Possibly withhold grades
      • Attach these evaluations to the individually customized ones the professors create for themselves
      • Separate from for course evaluation and professor evaluation
    • RHA Senator as permanent FAB chair
      • We will be posing a constitutional change
      • Concern
        • What if someone else wants to be in charge?
        • SGA loses all power to choose who runs the committee
      • The students on the meal plans fund all food on campus so RHA makes sense to house it in  a stable place
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