Student Affairs Committee (SAC)

Charge

The Student Affairs Committee shall have primary responsibility for the development and review of policy regarding student affairs at the university, including recruitment, academic advising, student rights and responsibilities, scholarships, relations with alumni, and the quality of student life. In addition, with the goal of increasing academic and social opportunities for students at Sonoma State University, the Student Affairs Committee shall propose policies and programs that promote faculty-student interaction. The Student Affairs Committee shall establish such subcommittees as necessary to carry out its charge.

In addition, this Standing Committee shall recommend one of its faculty, student services professional or library representatives to serve as liaison on each of the following bodies:

  1. The Athletic Council
  2. The Fee Advisory Committee, and
  3. one or more bodies addressing issues of current concern to the Student Affairs Committee (e.g., Sonoma State University Alumni Association Board, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Council, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Council, etc.)
SAC Members 2018-2019
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Ron Lopez CALS 2018 2019 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Ron Lopez          
Member Business & Economics David Horowitz BUS 2017 2020 elected School
Member Education Sandy Ayala EDU 2016 2019 elected School
Member Library Hilary Smith LIB 2017 2020 elected  School
Member Science & Technology Martha Shott MATH 2016 2019 elected School
Member Social Sciences Napoleon Reyes CCJ 2016 2019 elected School
Member SSP TBD   2018 2021 elected SSPs
Member Associated Students Breana Archie   2018 2019 appointed AS
Member  Associated Students         appointed AS
Ex-Officio VP of Student Affairs Wm. Greg Sawyer       Office  
Liaison - Athletics Council           appointed SAC
Liaison - Fee Advisory           appointed SAC
Liaison - Scholarship           appointed  SAC
Liaison - Academic Advising Subcommittee           appointed SAC

 

Subcommittees of the Student Affairs Committee

Academic Advising Subcommittee (AAS)

Charge

The Academic Advising Subcommittee of the Student Affairs Committee works with administration, students, and other relevant university constituents on issues related to advising.  AAS recommends policy related to advising to SAC and serves as the contact point for advising related issues on campus. They identify potential advising strengths and challenges and work towards improving performance. AAS facilitates publicity for November and April advising months. Also, AAS represents Schools in the creation, governance, and participation in any campus advising center.

Advising Best Practices 2005

AAS Members 2018-2019
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Suzanne Toczyski   2018 2019 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Suzanne Toczyski MOD LANG 2016 2019 elected School
Member Business & Economics Tracy Navas BUS   Until further notice    
Member Education Ayumi Nagase EDU 2018 2019 elected School
Member Science & Technology Gurman Gill CS 2017 2020 elected School
Member Social Sciences Rheyna Laney GEP 2018 2021 elected School
School Advisor Arts & Humanities Donna Garbesi          
School Advisor Business & Economics Tracy Navas          
School Advisor Science & Technology Megan D'Errico          
School Advisor Social Sciences Vanessa Bascherini          
Member SSP Vanessa Bascherini Advising 2016 2019 elected SSPs
Member S&T Student Luke Gover   2018 2019 appointed AS
Member Under grad Student            
Member Graduate Student            
CMS rep   Katie Musick Academic Affairs     appointed CMS
Ex-Officio Director of Academic Advising Jamie Zamjahn       Office  
SEIE rep (non-voting)   Amy Unger   2018   appointed SEIE
A&R rep   Kathie Dahl       appointed A&R

 

University Scholarship Subcommittee (Scholarship) - a joint committee between the Senate and the Administration

Charge

To read, evaluate, and rank scholarship applications and recommend awards to the President; to develop and recommend to the Senate all policy and procedures for scholarship awards; and to present a detailed report to the Academic Senate at the beginning of the Fall Semester (the conclusion of current award cycle).

Scholarship Members 2018-2019
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Mackinze Zippay Bio 2018 2019 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Christina Baker-Foley AMCS 2017 2020 elected  School
Member Arts & Humanities Christine Cali TH ARTS 2016 2019 elected School
Member Arts & Humanities Shannon Benine ART 2018 2021 elected  School
Member Business & Economics Janeen Olsen BUS 2016 2019 elected  School
Member Business & Economics David Horowitz BUS 2016 2019 elected  School
Member Business & Economics            
Member Education Charles Elster EDU 2016 2019 elected School
Member Education Rhianna Casesa EDU 2016 2019 elected School
Member Education            
Member Library Catherine Fonseca Lib 2018 2021 elected Library
Member Library Vacant       elected Library
Member Science & Technology Jeremy Morris MATH 2016 2019 elected School
Member Science & Technology Rachel Napoli NURS 2016 2019 elected School
Member Science & Technology Mackenzie Zippay BIO 2016 2019 elected School
Member Social Sciences Silvio Machado COUNS 2018 2021 elected School
Member Social Sciences Vacant     2020 elected School
Member Social Sciencse         elected School
Member

Appointed by President

           
Member Appointed by President            
Member Appointed by President            
Member Appointed by President            
Member Appointed by President            
Member Appointed by President            
SAC Liaison           appointed 

SAC

Emeritus Readers   Susan Garfin       appointed President
Emeritus Readers   Vivian Fritz       appointed President
Ex-Officio Financial Aid Susan Gutierrez       Office  
Ex-Officio Advancement Laurie Ogg       Office  
Scholarship Coordinator   Sara Golightly       Office  
Student Affairs designee   Vacant          

 

Dispute Resolution Board

Charge

The Dispute Resolution Board is charged with adjudicating Grade Appeals, Student Grievances and Cheating and Plagiarism cases. The Dispute Resolution Board may make recommendations to the Student Affairs Committee of the Senate for changes to existing policy or procedures or the creation of new policy or procedures pertinent to their charge. The Dispute Resolution Board will submit a summary report of its activities at the end of each academic year to the Chair of the Academic Senate, the President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, the Chair of the Student Affairs committee and the President of the Associated Students. There is a special webpage for all policy, forms and advice regarding the Dispute Resolution.

DRB Members 2018-2019
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Sakina Bryant ENG 2018 2018 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Sakina Bryant ENG 2018 2021 elected School
Member Business & Economics John Urbanski Bus 2018 2021 elected School
Member Education Jennifer Mahdavi EDU 2016 2019 elected School
Member Library Vacant          
Member Science & Technology Owen Anfinson GEOG 2017 2020 elected School
Member Social Sciences Napoleon Reyes CCJ 2017 2020 elected School
Member SSP Tracy Navas BUS 2017 2020 elected SSPs
Member SSP Amal Munayer EOP 2016 2019 elected SSPs
Member  Student Affairs Admin Mo Phillips Campus Life 2017 2020 appointed SA
Member  Student Affairs Admin Jamie Zamjahn Advising 2017 2020 appointed SA
Member Associated Students Alyssa Archerda   2018 2019 appointed AS
Member Associated Students Aracely Duron   2018 2019 appointed AS
Ex-Officio Senate Analyst Laurel Holmstrom-Keyes Initial contact for the Board     Office