The Academic Student Government formed into groups in a motion to formulate questions for an upcoming student survey regarding the Library Resource Center, the proposed arboretum trail, and Wi-Fi. The senate plans to ask approximately 500 students on the topics which contain five questions each.
Chair of Senate Shireen Ebrahim wants the surveys done by Oct. 25.
“I want all of the opinions to be from students,” Ebrahim said, particularly because the students are the ones who use the resources the most — citing students who use the LRC for tutoring, the library for checking out books and studying.
Student opinion about the arboretum was also a key topic since the senate wanted to know how to better sponsor the project.
Other discussions included the LRC staff waiting for the senate to help promote the free workshops and tutoring they offer.
The senate also went over office reports to hear what deans wanted from them.
The dean of the fine arts department addressed the senate about how the department wants more attendance at plays and concerts, adding the there is also a Big Band Concert this upcoming Wednesday.
The senators also had some quick announcements, one of which had to do with the registration changes starting in 2013. Counselors from the counseling department told the senate that if you have good grades, or are active in campus life, or anything that shows you are trying to be a good student; then a student can still receive priority registration.
On a further note, the Senator of Health Sciences and Human Services, Rodman Oveisi, was appointed as Chief Justice of Judiciary.