GSFF Meeting April 8, 2009 Call to Order 1:02 Attendees: Mohammed Albow, Katie Arntzen, Azure Avery, Patrick Bowen, Christina Cain, Julie Corby, Stephen Griffin, Alexa Hart, Jessica Jenness, Erica Liszewski, Jazalle McClendon, Kyle Pula, Li Shao, Jamie Lomax, Jenny Herron
Vice President’s Report: Nothing to report
Secretary’s Report: Approved minutes of March 10, 2009 meeting
Treasurer’s Report: · The disbursement to our account for spring quarter has not happened yet. · We disbursed $4,500 at our last meeting
President’s Report · HCOM has still not paid for their hockey tickets. The department head and graduate director will be contacted by the secretary · Grad Research Day is Friday, May 8th from 1-4. If interested sign up on portfolio at http://portfolio.du.edu/graduatestudentresearchday · Project Homeless Connect will occur on Friday, April 24th. There will be shifts for people to volunteer for from 7-9, 9-11, & 11-1:30. The gad students will be helping out in the area that provides assistance to the clients on resumes and job searches. Last year there were not enough people and so some clients did not get help. Everyone is encouraged to participate this year. If interested there is mandatory training you must complete available on either Monday, April 13th from 1-2 or on Thursday, April 16th from 10-11. · It has been requested that we all check with our departments to see if there is a person in the department that provides assistance / guidance to students on student life matters. Please let Julie know what you find out. · The GSAC elections for next year’s officers will be on May 13th. If interested contact Julie and attend the GSAC meeting on May 13th. · GSAC is forming a Grad Student Care group to discuss grad student issues, problems, and solutions. First meeting will be the end of April. If you are interested in participating in the group contact Julie. New Business
· The change to the bylaws proposed at the March 10th meetings was discussed and the change as proposed at the March 10th meeting was adopted. · Funding of research expenses by GSFF was discussed. It was decided that we would do a pilot program this quarter with a maximum amount per student of $100. The President and Vice President will develop procedures and guidelines and bring them to the next meeting. It was requested that we all contract the grad students in our department and find out what types of research expenses they would like to see funded. This will be discussed and finalized at the April 29th meeting
GSFF Meeting April 29, 2009 Call to Order 1:00 Attendees: Katie Arntzen, Azure Avery, Patrick Bowen, Christina Cain, Julie Corby, Stephen Griffin, Alexa Hart, Ilana Kurtzig, Jessica Jenness, Danielle Lewis, Jamie Lomax, Erica Liszewski, Patricia Palko, Nathan Evan, Kyle Pula, Beverly Natividad, Sarah Soriano, David Fodel
Vice President’s Report: Nothing to report
Secretary’s Report: Approved minutes of April 8, 2009 meeting
Treasurer’s Report: · We have $5,460.60 in our account
President’s Report · Grad Research Day is Friday, May 8th from 1-4 in Driscoll Ballroom. All are encouraged to attend. · The GSAC elections will be at the May 13 meeting at 11:00 Am in the Dean’s Dining Room of Daniel’s College of Business · The Associate Provost for Research candidate interviews with grad students will be on May 4, 8 and 14. An email with details was sent out after the meeting. · The next meeting of the Graduate Student Care Initiative will be coming up at the end of May.
Other Business · Elections for next year’s officers were held. The following people were elected to the offices shown o President – Patricia Palko o Vice President – Beverly Natividad o Treasurer – Azure Avery o Secretary – (This is still open)
· Funding of research expenses by GSFF was discussed. It was decided to do reimburse for expenses paid by students requesting reimbursement this quarter. There will be a one time funding allocation for research reimbursement request of $1,000. Requesters must show that the research ahs been approved by their department and by the IRB. The issue will be revisited next year and adjustments made on the policy and procedures.
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