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 excellence, innovation, and leadership development, the Student Affairs Committee shall propose policies that promote student retention and progress towards degree.

Additionally, the Student Affairs Committee shall establish such subcommittees as necessary to carry out its charge. Further, as it deems necessary, the Student Affairs Committee shall appoint a voting member to serve as liaison to each of its subcommittees as well as to relevant administrative and Senate governance bodies. Standing Subcommittees of this Standing Committee shall include the subcommittees listed above. 

Student Affairs Division Staff Resource Guide

SAC Members 2022-2023

Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Karen Thompson/Martha Shott Co-Chairs BUS/Math 2022 2023 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Tony Bish Theater 2022 2023 elected School
Member Business & Economics Karen Thompson BUS 2020 2023 elected School
Member Education Aja La Duke EDU 2022 2025 elected School
Member Library Hilary Smith LIB 2017 2020 elected  School
Member Science & Technology Martha Shott Math 2019 2022 elected School
Member Social Sciences Napoleon Reyes CCJ 2022 2025 elected School
Member SSP Becky Sandoval Young Career Services 2021 2024 elected SSPs
Member Associated Students TBD AS 2022 2023 appointed AS
Member  Associated Students TBD AS 2022 2023 appointed AS
Ex-Officio VP of Student Affairs Gerald Jones       Office  
Ex-Officio Ass. VP Student Affairs Laura Monje-Paulson       Office  
Liaison - Athletics Council   Becky Sandoval Young       appointed SAC
Liaison - Fee Advisory   Hilary Smith       appointed SAC
Liaison - Scholarship   Tony Bish       appointed  SAC
Liaison - Academic Advising Subcommittee   Martha Shott       appointed SAC

Academic Advising Subcommittee (AAS)

Charge

1. Regularly review the policies, systems, and delivery of academic advising by faculty and professional advisors, highlighting strengths, identifying opportunities, and making recommendations to improve the overall effectiveness of faculty advising at SSU.

2. Advocate for effective academic advising to support student learning, development, and success, including advising that is inclusive, respectful, current, accurate, private, safe, convenient, and accessible.

3. Advocate for university-wide efforts to understand and address barriers to student success, retention, persistence, and on-time graduation; especially advising-related barriers that impact educational equity and that disproportionately affect low- to middle-income students from historically underserved and under-resourced communities, students of color, and first-generation college students.

4. Provide a forum for consultation and feedback on academic advising-related issues and initiatives among faculty and professional advisors, the various advising constituencies, and stakeholders.

Advising Best Practices 2005

AAS Members 2022-2023
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Ayumi Nagase/Gurman Gill S'23 Edu 2021 2022 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Suzanne Toczyski Mod Lang 2020 2023 elected School
Member Business & Economics Tracy Navas BUS   Until further notice    
Member Education Ayumi Nagase EDU 2019 2022 elected School
Member Science & Technology Gurman Gill CS 2020 2023 elected School
Member Social Sciences Michelle Jolly Hist 2021 2024 elected School
School Advisor Arts & Humanities Nicole Stein     Until further notice appointed School
School Advisor Business & Economics Tracy Navas     Until further notice appointed School
School Advisor Science & Technology Jami Grosser     Until further notice appointed School
School Advisor Social Sciences Ryan Walsh     Until further notice appointed School
School Advisor Education Giselle Perry     Until further notice appointed School
Member SSP Vanessa Bascherini   2019 2022 elected SSPs
Member S&T Student TBD   2022 2023 appointed AS
Member Under grad Student TBD   2022 2023 appointed AS
Member Graduate Student TBD   2022 2023 appointed AS
CMS rep   Katie Musick Academic Affairs     appointed CMS
Ex-Officio Director of Academic Advising Michael Balasek       Office  
SEIE rep (non-voting)   Damien Hansen   2022 2023 appointed SEIE
A&R rep   Veronica Lopez Gonzales   2022 2023 appointed A&R
SAC Liaison   TBD   2022 2022 appointed  SAC

 

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 2022-2023
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Yajuan (Vivien) Xiang Edu 2022 2023 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Alexander Kahn Music 2022 2025 elected  School
Member Arts & Humanities Emily Clark Mod Lang 2022 2025 elected School
Member Arts & Humanities Natalia Villanueva-Nieves CALS 2021 2024 elected  School
Member Business & Economics Nadiya Parekh BUS 2019 2022 elected  School
Member Business & Economics Jane Sutanonpaiboon BUS 2019 2022 elected  School
Member Business & Economics TBD       elected  School
Member Education Ayesha Rabadi-Raol EDU 2022 2025 elected School
Member Education Yajuan (Vivien) Xiang EDU 2020 2023 elected School
Member Education Suzanne O'Keeffe EDU 2022 2025 elected School
Member Library TBD Lib     elected Library
Member Library  TBD       appointed S&F
Member Science & Technology Jeremy Morris MATH 2022 2025 elected School
Member Science & Technology Lisa Bentley BIO 2022 2025 elected School
Member Science & Technology Mackenzie Zippay BIO 2022 2025 elected School
Member Social Sciences Sam Cohen History 2021 2024 elected School
Member Social Sciences Bryan Burton CCJ 2019 2022 elected School
Member Social Sciences Cecile Bhang Coun 2022 2025 elected School
Member

Appointed by President

    2021 2022 appointed President
Member Appointed by President TBD   2022   appointed President
Member Appointed by President TBD   2022   appointed President
Member Appointed by President TBD          
Member Appointed by President TBD          
Member Appointed by President TBD          
SAC Liaison   TBD       appointed 

SAC

Emeritus Readers   Susan Garfin       appointed President
Emeritus Readers           appointed President
Ex-Officio Financial Aid Shanon Little       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 2022-2023
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Lisel Murdock-Perriera Edu 2022 2023 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Jennifer Johnson Eng 2022 2025 elected School
Member Business & Economics Florence Bouvet Econ 2021 2024 elected School
Member Education Lisel Murdock-Perriera  EDU 2020 2023 elected School
Member Library  Bogdan Negru - at-large Chem 2021 2022 appointed S&F
Member Science & Technology Owen Anfinson GEOG 2020 2023 elected School
Member Social Sciences Anastasia Tosouni CCJ 2020 2023 elected School
Member SSP Tracy Navas BUS 2017 2020 elected SSPs
Member SSP Becky Young Career Services 2019 2022 elected SSPs
Member  Student Affairs Admin Mo Phillips Campus Life 2017 2020 appointed SA
Member  Student Affairs Admin Rachel Carbone Student Affairs 2022 2025 appointed SA
Member Associated Students TBD Associated Students 2021 2022 appointed AS
Member Associated Students   Associated Students 2021 2022 appointed AS
Ex-Officio Senate Analyst Laurel Holmstrom-Keyes Initial contact for the Board     Office