Student Academic and Financial Affairs Committee
Friday, September 21, 2012
Present: Allen (ChBE), Pikowsky (Registrar), Tovey (ISyE), Wang (Library)
Note: All action items in these minutes require approval by the Academic Senate.
There was no quorum.
This was the first meeting of the year. In the absence of a quorum, needed to elect the new Chair, Dr. Tovey led the discussion. The attendees made the following recommendations.
· Dr. Tovey will act as Interim Chair until the next meeting when a quorum is reached to elect the new chair.
· Reta Pikowsky will continue to serve as the Secretary.
· The meeting schedule will be from 11-12 on the second Tuesday of each month, with the next meeting on October 9. The Interim Chair asks that all Committee members reserve those dates.
· We have the following agenda items for the next meeting:
o Review of the excused absence procedure to vote on recent edits
o Review of the excused absence policy to discuss the two different types of absences – events related to academic activity and events where the student is representing GT
o Registrar will provide a list of excused events for the Committee to review in light of these categories if they are adopted
o Identify an important topic to pursue so that we are no reactive, but rather proactive as a group.