Services and Activities Fee Committee
Minutes February 17, 2010
Tyler Anderson, Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. and attendance was taken.
Tyler Anderson, Logan Bahr, Jack Baker, Kiley Baker, Ed Day, Chris Goehner (new member), Kay Kenison, Scott King, Caitlin Morrison, Pedro Navarrete, Brad Nelson, Keith James (BOD), Wendy Williams and Teri Willard. Excused: Scott Robinson
Approval of the minutes from February 10, 2010: Scott King moved to approve the minutes as submitted. Kiley Baker seconded. Motion carried. (2 abstention)
Pedro Navarrete resigned from the S&A Committee to pursue graduate studies. Logan Bahr announced the appointment of Chris Goehner as the newest member of the S&A Committee.
Power of One: Nicholas Saine presented a request for $1,013.00 in supplemental funding for 4 students to attend the Power of One Conference at Washington State University and Idaho University on April 2-4, 2010. This request is separate from the GALA-GLBTSA group. The Power of One conference offers many workshops that will beneficial in their positions of leadership and advocate for their peers. The registration is $175.00, and would prefer not to pay late registration. They have not approached any other sources for funding. This supplemental request will be voted on at the next S&A Meeting.
CWU Mock Trial: The CWU Mock Trial is asking for $3,260.00 to help fund their expenses to the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship at the University of California-Irvine on March 6 and 7. The Regional Tournament is February 19-21 in Spokane, Washington. If the CWU team places in the top eight, they will earn a bid to the Opening Round Championship. This request will be for the round trip flight and the hotel for 10 students. These competitions help students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills as well as knowledge of legal practices and procedures. They have also requested funding from Club Senate and Academic Senate and are only asking S&A to cover the flight and hotel. This request will be voted on at the next S&A meeting.
KCWU 88.1 the ‘Burg—Chris Hull: The goal of the KCWU is to educate, inform and entertain the public. The station went on air in April 1999. The radio station currently has 40 on-air staff who participates in an extensive training program. The ‘Burg collaborates with local businesses and provides advertising and promotion of events on campus and in the community. The station provides student learning in all aspects of the radio media—promotion, personality, production, programming and preparation. Participating in the ‘Burg provides many learning skills: time management, deadlines, communication, interpersonal skills, speaking in public (sell self), teaching new skills, patience, people skills, and working together.
Next week the Career Services-Westside Counselor – Jackie Johnson will be giving their in-depth review presentation.
Music Performance at Benaroya Hall in Seattle: The request for supplemental funding is $4,800.00 to provide bus transportation to the even on May 22, 2010 in Seattle. There are 300 students participating in this event – CWU Chamber Choir, University Choir, University Symphony Orchestra, the Wind Ensemble, Jazz ensemble and a Tacoma Children’s choral organization. MOTION: Scott King made a motion to approve $4,800.00 in supplemental funding for bus transportation to the Music Performance in Benaroya Hall in Seattle, on May 22, 2010. Logan Bahr seconded. Motion carried with 2 abstentions.
Discussion related to the request to set our S&A fee for next year by the first of March – Ed Day: Last year the fee increase was set at 14% to correspond with the tuition increase as has been the practice for several years. The prior year the increase was 7%, which was also the tuition increase. Ed Day shared several scenarios using different percentage increases. Several voiced concern about the fee increase and the burden it would put on students. After a lively discussion on the S&A fee increase, it was suggested to wait until the President meets next week to see what insight he can give the committee before a decision is made.
President attending S&A Committee on February 24: Please think about questions for the President to help work through the S&A fee increase, funding for the Math Center and Writing Center and the request from the VP for Student Affairs and other funding requests that may be coming to the S&A Committee.
Logan Bahr moved to adjourn, Kiley Baker seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.