Student Senate

Minutes 2.26.2008


Tuesday February 26, 2008

6:30 p.m. Mills Library


I. Call to Order


II. Special Business

  • Dr. Hines and Dr. Kerr – The Higher Learning Commission
    • Program to evaluate and Advance Quality (here at Hendrix)
    • Support student learning, scholarships, serves constituents, students, faculty, community, the world, etc.
    • Take a self-study to determine Hendrix’s awesomeness.  We need to show that
      • Our major makes sense
      • We understand it
      • They have assessed it and can understand it.
    • FIVE CRITERIA:  (all tied to the mission statement)
      • Mission and Integrity (Peg Falls-Corbitt and Bob Entzminger)
      • Preparing for the Future (Karen Foust and Rob Young)
      • Student Learning and Effective Teaching (Keith Berry, Will Green, and David Sutherland)
      • Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge (Alana Buie, Dwayne Collins, and Bob Entzminger)
      • Engagement and Service (Joyce Hardin, Pamela Owen, Helen Plotkin)
    • Take the self-study, identify problems and challenges, and plan ways to address them.  It is a long-term study program with long-term results, hopefully.  And accurate.
    • They want us to be involved; tell them what to report, what sorts of things we see.  (They are going to be graded, and the criteria is online.)
    • April 17th – FORUM – posing question about Student Life… Hoping for a good turn-out.
    • They would like to know how to involve the students on campus.
      • Focus Groups?
      • Forums?
      • Specifically, students should like at criterion 4 where the students are very strategically involved.
      • Send emails?
  • Sam Nichols
    • Network Access Control (NAC) – a system that will allow IT to control and monitor network activity to ensure network policies are enforced.
      • IT IS FOR PROTECTION OF THE HENDRIX NETWORK (from what I could tell).
      • ANYONE from off-campus could plug-in to a Hendrix port and use our available network, apparently.
    • We handle about 20 calls a month where students have viruses or worms, etc.  That requires about 60 hours per week of cleaning the system.
    • Allow to check and see if the programs are updated and if the person even has them.  If they do NOT have these things, their computer can be quarantined and prevent problems to occur in the network.
    • Can register online games and get on the network too.  Right now, wireless gaming systems are not allowed online, but this NAC could create a role for “non-computers/gaming systems” and the network would allow it.
    • No “enforcement mode” until about a month after school has begun (so students can update and do their thing without too many problems at first).
    • This should work for wireless too.
    • The free virus software will be accessible (apparently already is, so another email might be coming around mentioning this).
    • Would it be possible to log-in to a computer library and save a document, then access that saved document from another log-in place somewhere else?  “Maybe yes” is the answer…?
    • In April, there will be a “notification period” and we’ll log in and figure some issues out, but it probably won’t go into place until the next Fall Semester of 2008.
    • We will NOT have to download any software onto our computer to make this NAC work.  There are two running methods (active and passive).  Active mode sends information constantly, making sure your computer is updated and safe all the time; passive is updated less constantly at a regular pace.
    • Mac computers will have a different story, but they are being considered.
    • There will be no limit to allowing the number of Lenox hook-ups.
    • For people bringing routers that takes IP addresses, NAC identifies them and turns them off.
    • Okay, so apparently the system ONLY checks up on your computer; not put in place to check visited websites, view personal files, etc.
      • In the process of designing a new server.  Email addresses are currently limited to 50 MB, but its hopeful to increase by at least 10 MB…
      • The changes should take place hopefully over the summer and be ready next year in Fall Semester.
  • John Omolo
    • Dates should be coming REAL, REAL soon.
    • Off-Campus elite eligibility people – financial need, married, disabilities, sickness, over the age of 23, etc.  Financial need would have to talk to Michael Bandre; sicknesses and disabilities would have to have medical notes (like you used to get from the Nurse).
    • System will go live March 24, 2008.  Start talking about what is going to happen for housing next year.
    • Check credits for roll numbers; people who owe money (receiving a letter soon to take care of these things) may not be allowed to go through the reapplication process.  THEY WILL STILL BE HOUSED, but will not be able to apply.
      • Parking tickets do count if there is a large amount.
    • April 4th, the system SHUTS DOWN!
    • Prices vary – can find out on the website.  Remember the dates!
    • Q&A in the Burrow sometime!
  • Amanda Brooks with Elections Commission
    • Filing is closed.
    • Elections meeting 7:30, Mills B
    • New Elections Commission must be found (Amanda has been on it for 3 years and commissioner for almost a year).
      • Need at least 6 people for Election Commission.
  • BJ Fogleman
    • President Cloyd brought up the article about the recently arrested Hendrix student; the author of the article took every effort he could to slander Hendrix and its name, and splash it all over front page
    • Wants Senate and Hendrix students to ask “why are we being highlighted for every little thing we do?”
    • What would our article/letter to the editor like to say about this stuff to the paper?  We have tons of good things to communicate to the community and some of it just isn’t offered as information…
    • Our letter to the editor will be from “Hendrix students” basically… Contact Hendrix students and request their opinion and response to this.
    • Ask specifically for suggestions for the letter and if these students care about the image the paper shows about us.


III. Announcements and Constituent Concerns


IV. Departmental Liaison Reports


V. Committee Reports


  • Multicultural Development Committee with James Murray
    • Diversity Acceptance Openness Week opens March 3-6
  • Social Committee with Sam Jackson
    • “No Country for Old Men” next Thursday at 6 in the Burrow, I think?
  • Media Committee with Megan Wooley
    • Media Committee is working in conjunction with Campus Kitty
  • Council on Residence Life with Robert Fureigh
    • For clipboards, email J. D. Thompson.  Know how many you want.
    • If J.D. asks about money, it will be paid for by John Omolo
  • Campus Kitty with Hina Mehta
    • $35 Ultimate Pass (everything plus t-shirt)
    • $30 Other Ultimate Pass (no t-shirt)
    • Miss Hendrix is $12
    • Mud Volleyball is going down.
    • Red Light Revue hosts are Sam Bode and Bob Fureigh
  • Environmental Concerns Committee with Maggie McKinney
    • Earth Day and the conference still coming along
  • Student and Academic Concerns Committee with BJ Fogleman and Katie Pearce
  • Finance Committee with Samantha Bode
    • Campus Kitty requested $2,455 – APPROVED $2,455
    • RLC requested $2,559.86 – APPROVED $2,559.86
    • Hendrix Culinary Club requested $700 – APPROVED $700
      • Additional stipulation added to make a line-by-line grocery list that had the running costs and totals of money spent TO BE SHOWN AT NEXT WEEK’S MEETING, March 6, 2008.
    • Ultimate Frisbee Club requested $705.90 – APPROVED $705.90
    • Gave out $6,420
  • Communications Committee with Lin Poff
  • Committee on Committees with Shlok Vaidya
    • Transitions is still in a bit of a fix.  Bringing someone in to go over Robert’s Rules, go to Due Amiche, talk to people, get things hammered out, Dr. Hardin is invited.
  • Academic Policy with Katie Pearce
    • Go to department’s secretary
    • Extend library hours?  Email if you want this.
  • Executive Committee with Will Green




VI. Unfinished Business


VII. New Business

  • Senate retreat – TOO COLD TO DO ANYTHING OUTSIDE.  Perhaps do a group thing with the next Senate at the end of March?
  • Next Tuesday in the Burrow from 9-5 will have the voting session.
  • Chance McDermott was added to the ballots for Junior Senator because he missed the mandatory meeting.
  • Motion to approve this new ELECTION COMMISSION:
    • Bob Fureigh, Ashlyn Holeyfield, Blake Burkett, Cache Carter, Sam Kauffman, Lin Poff
    • Endorse Bob as the new Chair.


VIII. Adjournment until March 4, 2008


Clean up:  Veasey, Galloway, Raney