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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minutes

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65th MSSA Senate

May 6, 1998

Meeting called to order at 4:00 PM by Speaker Jason Kocina

  • Roll Call Senators Present: Senator Andrew Benzer 4-0-0, Senator Maya Beatty 10-1-0, Senator Bob Pavlenko 20-0-0, Senator, Senator Pete Schwane 11-0-0, Senator Eric Bakke 12-0-0, Senator Kate Jacobsen 27-0-0, Senator Matt Anderson 27-0-0, Senator Sylvia Oelberg14-0-6, Senator Dan Van Every 24-1-2, Senator Joost Dettmeijer 12-0-0, , Senator Amy Enter 7-2-1, Senator Kyle Jarvis 19-0-1, Senator Chris Elvebak 11-0-0, Senator Jen Drganc 9-0-0., Senator Lucretia Burgess 7-12-1, Senator Dustin Mayfield 5-0-0, Senator Shawn Bakke 4-0-0, Senator Roger Baardson 3-1-0, Senator Jon Bauer 4-0-0, Senator Matt Harmon 4-0-0, Senator Kelsi Turner 4-0-0, Senator Dan Hesse 4-0-0, Senator Scott Silver 24-1-1 Senators Absent: Senator Cindy West 20-7-0, Senator Jim Jacobson 19-5-2 Executive Staff Present President Brian Dietz 25-2-0, Vice President Jason Patten 26-1-0, Legislative Affairs Coordinator Peni Blakley 18-6-0, Campus Coordinator Scott Silver 25-1-1, Treasurer Jen Hibbard 12-2-0 Executive Staff Absent:    Cultural Diversity Coordinator Allison McGee 15-10-0 Cultural Diversity Coordinator Jesse Gonzalez 
  • Student Forum 

III.         Board & Committee Reports                  

a) Student Allocations Committee Motion to suspend rules and come back to SAC Reports by Senator Bakke, 2nd by Harmon Student Allocations Committee Recommendation #30 ACC Fee The Student Allocations Committee recommends that the Academic Computing Center be allocated a subsidy of $408,000.00. This recommendation reflects a reduction of $97,500.00 requested for an upgrade of the Morris Hall 208 computer Lab. The committee does not feel that this is an appropriate use of funds as the lab is used specifically for College of Business purposes, and does not allow adequate access for general student use. The committee suggests that the Academic Computing Center work with the College of Business to formulate an alternate funding and staffing plan to present by Fall Semester 1998. Total Budget needed is $505,500 A four year Equipment replacement cycle FY '99 (See Proposed budget) Five Year Equipment Replacement Cycle FY '98 $1.04 - per quarter credit $1.57 - per semester credit Discussion - Concern about the reduction of 97,500 for the up-grading of the Morris Hall 208 Lab. - Dr. Jerry Stiles (College of Business Interim Dean), and ACC Director Wayne Sharp. They noted the importance of the Morris Hall lab. They also noted the need for the up grade for the lab to meet the changes in year 2000. - Several senators expressed concerns about the lack of accessibility of the lab to the general public. -  College of Business should come up with some sort of funding. Senator Silver made motion to change. the dollar amount from $408,000 to $433,000.00 and $97,500.00 to $72,500.00., 2nd by Vice President Patten. - Need to support the recommendation to some sort. Senator E Bakke moved for 5 minute caucus, 2nd by Senator Drganc. - Further research should be done. Motion to support the amendment - motion failed. Senate E. Bakke motion for Roll Call vote, 2nd by Senator S Bakke Roll Call Senators voting yes Bob Pavlenko, Kate Jacobsen, Matt Anderson, Dustin Mayfield, Sylvia Oelberg, Dan Van Every, Joost Dettmeijer, Lucretia Burgess, Kyle Jarvis, Jen Drganc, Chris Elvebak, Jon Bauer, Matt Harmon, Dan Hesse, Amy Enter Senators voting no Andrew Benzer, Shawn Bakke, Roger Baardson, Kelsi Turner Senators abstaining Maya Beatty, Pete Schwane, Eric Bakke, Scott Silver Senator Pete Schwane - COB. I abstain because as a member of the COB I disagree with not allocating them funds for improving the lab in MH 208. I do agree on the $408,000 for the ACC. Executive Staff voting yes President Brian Dietz Executive Staff voting no Vice President Jason Patten ACC Fee R#05.06.98A The Student Allocations Committee recommends that the Academic Computing Center be allocated a subsidy of $408,000.00. This recommendation reflects a reduction of $97,500.00 requested for an upgrade of the Morris Hall 208 computer Lab. The committee does not feel that this is an appropriate use of funds as the lab is used specifically for College of Business purposes, and does not allow adequate access for general student use. The committee suggests that the Academic Computing Center work with the College of Business to formulate an alternate funding and staffing plan to present by Fall Semester 1998. Motion carried.   Student Allocations Committee Recommendation #31   Student Union Fee The Student Allocations recommends that the Student Union receive a subsidy of $371,993.00 of the amount $100,000.00 shall be used to establish a Phase III Equipment/Furniture Fund. To access this fund the Student Union must submit requests through the Student Allocations Committee and adhere to the normal budgetary processes. Discussion - Fee raised by .35 to help proper utilization of the game room by adding staff - discussion for $100,000 for furnishings and recreation manager. - Furniture can not be moved from present area. - Concern was stated about Phase III actually happening. - Need to increase revenue in game room so there will not be a need to ask for additional $$$. Need to advertise this room. There has been a great investment let's not let it go. Senator E. Bakke moved to caucus for 5 minute 2nd by Jen Drganc. Senator Jarvis - Concern that students are paying for more than they should. University should do fund raising for the money. Frustration that students are paying for more again and again. Mr. Morris - MSU didn't select architects. Money has been set a side. but not sure if it is going to be enough. Don't want to come back next year when they actually are out of money. Coordinator Peni Blakley- We have come this far to get the building, we need the furniture! President Dietz motion to end debate. 2nd by Senator Elvebak Senator E. Bakke moved for Roll Call. 2nd by Senator Jarvis. R#05.06.98B The Student Allocations recommends that the Student Union receive a subsidy of $371,993.00 of the amount $100,000.00 shall be used to establish a Phase III Equipment/Furniture Fund. To access this fund the Student Union must submit requests through the Student Allocations Committee and adhere to the normal budgetary processes. Motion carried. Make sure that you read through the budgets before the budget meeting on May 15th. You do not want to be there all night. Motion by Jen Drganc for a 20 minute recess. 2nd by Senator Jarvis Motion carried.                  

b) Elections Committee Senator Jarvis - Motion to suspend Elections committee report until after officers reports, 2nd by Senator Van Every. Encourage everyone to get out and vote 5-12-98

IV.         Approval of Minutes - 4/22 &4/29 Approval of Minutes for 4-22-98   Approval of Minutes for 4-29-98

V.         Officer Reports         

a) Vice President - Jason Patten Athletics came in $230,000 over budget                  

b) Speaker - Jason Kocina Administrative response - to proposal Outstanding resolutions were gone over                   c) Treasurer - Jen Hibbard No report  Senator Harmon as temporary chair.

VI.         Senator Reports                  

a)Senator E. Bakke Senator E Bakke 2nd by Jarvis.  R#05.06.98C The SAF Policy was amended Section VI, Section A, subsection 5; to read: 5.         All variations or exceptions in this polic must be approved by a 2/3 vote of the Student Allocations Committee, or a simple majority vote of the MSSA Senate. Senator Baardson - Concerns with simple majority, vs 2/3 vote. Move to amend that change to 2/3 instead of simple majority by Senator Drganc. 2nd by Senator Baardson. Jenny - Feels that you have the same right as the SAC committee Senator Elvebak - Feels that the 2/3 is the great way to enforce it. Senator Drganc and Senator Mayfield- ask Speaker Kocina to make interpretations about the process should the 2/3 amendment be adopted. Senator Drganc- requested the amendment to be withdrawn, Senator Elvebak objected, debate continues. Senator Drganc- withdraws amendment without objection, back to main motion. R#05.06.98C The SAF Policy was amended Section VI, Section A, subsection 5; to read: 5. All variations or exceptions in this polic must be approved by a 2/3 vote of the Student Allocations Committee, or a simple majority vote of the MSSA Senate. Vote-motion passes unanimously                   

b) Senator Jarvis Handed out Fall Semester class schedule, and began discussing page 14, regarding banded tuition. Discussed Parking information Announced his McElroy information session scheduled for tomorrow                  

c) Senator Silver Announced Student Focus Group meeting, subject banded tuition                  

d) Senator Anderson Discussed the issue of Academic Advising Mentioned problems about the availability of tennis courts Thanked Senator Baardson for his public service to the campus                  

e) Senator Pavlenko Discussed the use of phone numbers and appropriate University policy                  

f) Senator S. Bakke Discussed his belief that banded tuition is a good policy Discussed concern about the lack of athletic funding Moved and seconded by Senator Benzer-MSU name change Harmon moved to table. Second Jarvis-vote passed                  

g) Senator Enter Discussed campus beautification Discussed SAC recommendations for FY 99 Discussed future Mankato State 

  • Announcements Speaker Kocina-There is a Senate meeting next Thursday, May 15 is the Budget Meeting at noon, May 20 is turnover meeting along with awards ceremony. Senator Jarvis seconded by Van Every. Moved to suspend the rules to give Treasurer Report-vote passed Treasurer Report Discussed her availability to answer questions about Senate and SAC budgets Back to announcements Senator Mayfeild-give Jacobson and Schweim posters to him Coordinator Blakley-legislative wrap up meeting Coordinator McGee-announced two cultural events, also discussed elevator malfunctions in the administration building, encouraged attendance at soccer games, and stressed the importance of gender equity, social gathering at her house. Senator E. Bakke-announced the presence of Brian Kass Senator Van Every-PT Day 

VIII. Adjournment-Meeting adjourned at 8:13 PM Roll Call Senators Present Andrew Benzer, Maya Beatty, Bob Pavlenko, Eric Bakke, Matt Anderson, Dustin Mayfield, Dan Van Every, Shawn Bakke, Joost Dettmeijer, Lucretia Burgess, Kyle Jarvis, Roger Baardson, Jen Drganc, Chris Elvebak, Jon Bauer, Scott Silver, Matt Harmon, Dan Hesse, Amy Enter, Sylvia Oelberg-Rachel Noah Senators Absent Pete Schwane, Jim Jacobson, Kate Jacobsen, Cindy West, Kelsi Turner Executive Staff Present Campus Coordinator Scott Silver, Cultural Diversity Allison McGee, Legislative Affairs Coordinator Peni Blakley Executive Staff Absent President Dietz, Vice President Jason Patten, Treasurer Jennifer Hibbard, Cultural Diversity Jesse Gonzalez