UNMC Student Senate

March 27, 2019 Senate Meeting Minutes

Student Senate Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Sorrell Center 2018, 5:30pm

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call- unmc.campuslabs.com/engage
  3. Guest Speakers
  4. Approval of Minutes
  5. Advisor’s Report
    1. Possibly have swearing/election for chairs/liaison April 17th
  6. Executive Council’s Reports:
    1. President
      1. Final 2018-2019 Senate meeting / end-of-the-year wrap-up planned for April 10thoff campus!
      2. Technology discussions – Digital Campus Initiative
        • Need for 24/7 tech support for students?
        • Want single sign on when possible
      3. Vice President
        1. No report
      4. Secretary
        1. Sign up for Campus Labs! (new UNMC SYNC)
      5. Treasurer
        1. No report
      6. Committee Reports
        1. Executive
          1. No report
        2. Academic Affairs
          1. Interview presentation went well
        3. Activities
          1. Awards luncheon is this Friday
          2. Volunteer day (sign up!)
        4. Issues
          1. Discussion of Town Hall Results, presentations by College
            • Security issues: less than ideal parking (usually always an issue), transportation during severe weather
            • IT: WIFI (especially in DRC), problem with Epic & iPads
            • Other: being more mindful with use of study areas & reservations, plans for old nursing area for a hangout area; possible over utilization of 4thfloor Buffet Cancer Center
            • Climate: More mindfulness with use of study areas
            • “Rethinking” IPE & scheduling with colleges schedules (boards & classes)
            • Mental health: Promote use/knowledge of Dr. Carver’s office. Dr. Carver can come to classes to speak about services- especially through peer support
            • Access to UNO: $8/day or $40/month for access to HPER. Looking for other strategies to help offset the cost.
            • BOSS proposal funds were awarded. Every group that met the criteria received funding.
          2. College Reports
            1. College of Allied Health
              1. No report
            2. College of Dentistry
              1. No report
            3. College of Graduate Studies
              1. No report
            4. College of Medicine
              1. No report
            5. College of Nursing
              1. No report
            6. College of Pharmacy
              1. No report
            7. College of Public Health
              1. No report
            8. Liaison Reports
              1. No report
            9. New Business
              1. Schedule below
              2. Sarah will send out 2 more surveys for 1) summary of roles & 2) logistics of college specific elections for onboarding

Next Meeting:

  1. Committee/End of the Year Wrap-Up – April 10th, 2019
  2. Full Senate / New Senate Swearing In – April 17th, 2019
  1. Adjournment