Student Affairs Policy Committee Meeting February 3, 2012


Joshua Kitchens

Recorder Email: 
Meeting Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2012
Date of Next Meeting: 
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 3:30pm
Location of Next Meeting: 

Health Sciences 213

Student Affairs Policy Committee
Minutes Text: 



February 3, 2012, 3:30 pm, Health Sciences 213


In Attendance


Dianne Chamblee              Mike Augustine                    Jennifer Graham

Bruce Harshbarger             Rebecca McMullen              Maxwell Pichen

Toi Franks                             Amy Burt                                Josh Kitchens

Scott Butler                           Maxwell Pichen



            Evan Karanovich                  Doreen Sams                     


  1. I.                Call to order


The meeting was called to order at 3:30 by the Chair, Dianne Chamlee.


  1. II.              Approval of Agenda


The Agenda was submitted to the committed. Amy Burt moved to approve the agenda and seconded. The agenda passed unanimously.


  1. III.            Approval of 11/4/11 Minutes


Minutes were approved with after corrections were made.


  1. IV.           Members Reports


Several Members presented the following reports.


Jennifer Graham told the committee about the Legacy Awards on February 25. Rebecca McMullen discussed a recent career fair. Dianne Chamblee also commented on the success of the career fair. Bruce Harshbarger made the committee aware of a service that student affairs is offering for sick and handicap students. Student Affairs is willing to transport these students in a van. Mike Augustine told the committee that the centralized advising center was up and running. Scott Butler told the committee that he took two students to a conference.


  1. V.             Old Business  - 2011-2012 Committee Charges



  1. a.    Review of Sexual Harassment Policy

There was nothing new to discuss related to this policy.


  1. b.    Initiative that supports student retention


The committee discussed the idea of a sophomore picnic again. Also, the committee discussed the need for a discussion with student before the end of their sophomore year to discuss their plans and issues. The committee brought the need to help students who do not make it into tiered programs find appropriate paths for them.


The committee spent some time discussing diversity issues and how graduation rates would be calculated in the future.



  1. c.    Impact of Change in Common Meeting Times – Members


Another committee will examine this issue next academic year.


  1. d.    Student Emergency Fund


Mike Augustine talked to Cathy Crawley the director of finical ad about resources currently available. There are two options currently available for students. A short-term loan for institutional charges and an emergency loan of 200.00. It was suggested that students should be referred to finical aid if emergencies arise



  1. VI.           New business


There was no new business


  1. VII.          Next meeting: Date/Time/Location/Committee Communication


Next Meeting will be in Health Sciences 213 at 3:30 on March 2, 2012


  1. VIII.        Adjournment


                        The meeting adjourned at 4:45                                       


                        Joshua Kitchens, Secretary

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