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 2020-2021

Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Hilary Smith LIB 2020 2021 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Tony Bish Theater 2019 2022 elected School
Member Business & Economics Karen Thompson BUS 2020 2023 elected School
Member Education Sandra Ayala EDU 2019 2022 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 2019 2022 elected School
Member SSP Maggie McCloud DSS 2018 2021 elected SSPs
Member Associated Students Briana Moreno AS 2019 2020 appointed AS
Member  Associated Students Morgan Beatty AS 2019 2020 appointed AS
Ex-Officio VP of Student Affairs Wm. Greg Sawyer       Office  
Ex-Officio Ass. VP Student Affairs Laura Monje-Paulson       Office  
Liaison - Athletics Council           appointed SAC
Liaison - Fee Advisory           appointed SAC
Liaison - Scholarship           appointed  SAC
Liaison - Academic Advising Subcommittee           appointed SAC

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 2020-2021
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Ayumi Nagase, temp Edu 2020 2021 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Emily Clark F' 20 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 2018 2021 elected School
School Advisor Arts & Humanities TBD     Until futher notice    
School Advisor Business & Economics Tracy Navas     Until futher notice    
School Advisor Science & Technology Megan D'Errico     Until futher notice    
School Advisor Social Sciences Alia Ismail     Until futher notice    
Member SSP Vanessa Bascherini   2019 2022 elected SSPs
Member S&T Student Victor Madrid   2020 2021 appointed AS
Member Under grad Student Leticia Medina Esparza   2020 2021 appointed AS
Member Graduate Student TBD   2020 2021 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   2018 2021 appointed SEIE
A&R rep   Kathie Dahl   2018 2021 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 2020-2021
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Mackinze Zippay Bio 2020 2021 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Kim Meider for Letha Ch'ien F'20 Art 2020 2023 elected  School
Member Arts & Humanities Ed Beebout COMS 2019 2022 elected School
Member Arts & Humanities Megan Burke Phil 2018 2021 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 Aidong Hu BUS 2018 2021 elected  School
Member Education Rhianna Casesa  EDU 2019 2022 elected School
Member Education Yajuan (Vivien) Xiang EDU 2020 2023 elected School
Member Education Aja LaDuke EDU 2019 2022 elected School
Member Library Catherine Fonseca Lib 2018 2021 elected Library
Member Library  TBD   2020 2023 appointed S&F
Member Science & Technology Jeremy Morris MATH 2019 2022 elected School
Member Science & Technology Shubbhi Taneja CS 2019 2022 elected School
Member Science & Technology Mackenzie Zippay BIO 2019 2022 elected School
Member Social Sciences Silvio Machado COUNS 2018 2021 elected School
Member Social Sciences Bryan Burton CCJ 2019 2022 elected School
Member Social Sciences TBD       elected School
Member

Appointed by President

TBD          
Member Appointed by President TBD          
Member Appointed by President TBD          
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   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 2020-2021
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Owen Anfinson GEOG 2019 2020 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Clea Felien Art 2019 2022 elected School
Member Business & Economics John Urbanski Bus 2018 2021 elected School
Member Education Lisel Murdock-Perriera  EDU 2019 2022 elected School
Member Library  Bogdan Negru At-Large for AY 20-21   2020 2023 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 Michael Balasek Advising 2019 2022 appointed SA
Member Associated Students Chase Metoyer Associated Students 2020 2021 appointed AS
Member Associated Students TBD Associated Students 2020 2021 appointed AS
Ex-Officio Senate Analyst Laurel Holmstrom-Keyes Initial contact for the Board     Office