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1 Senator Welcome August 28 th, 2008 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009

2 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Introductions Officers: Jimmy Harris, President Chris Roberts, Vice-President Danny Anderson, Corresponding Secretary Olivier Arnoult, Treasurer Jeremy Marvel, Recording Secretary Executive Board: Scott Adams, Social Sciences Chris Ryan, Math & Natural Sciences Lucas ODonnell, Engineering Patrick Warren, Arts and Humanities Maritza Rosales, At-Large Craig Rudick, At-Large Sreenath Narayan, At-Large Quentin Jamieson, Medical Sciences UNFILLED, Professional Programs Deans: Dr. Chuck Rozek Dr. Denise Douglas

3 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Meeting Agenda Introductions CMA Viva and Gala Around Town The Cleveland Museum of Art Health Care Committee Relay for Life - American Cancer Society SIS Survey Update Bylaws Changes GSS Financial Statement Upcoming Events and Committees

4 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 SENATOR RECOGNITION PROGRAM New initiative to encourage dissemination of information to ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS! BCC gssrewards@case.edu on GSS updates you send to your constituentsgssrewards@case.edu An email qualifies you for chance to win $15 gift card (drawing at next GSS meeting) Meeting updates qualify too! (see gss.case.edu) SENATOR OF THE MONTH(S): David Jacobs from Physics (contact Olivier)

5 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 CMA Viva! & Gala Around Town

6 VIVA! & Gala Around Town 2008 – 2009 21 Performances 14 Countries 10 Venues Around Town

7 Lura: The Music of Cape Verde October 18, 2008 7:30pm October 18, 2008 7:30pm Cleveland Museum of Natural History Murch Auditorium

8 David Krakauer and Klezmer Madness! November 1, 2008 7:30pm Cleveland Museum of Natural History Murch Auditorium

9 Program: Works by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Anton Arensky, and Gabriel Fauré November 12, 2008 7:30pm Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall Artistic Luxury: Music of Opulence and Decadence around 1900 With Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano

10 Artistic Luxury Film Series Aspects of Artistic Luxury Paris 1900 The Adventures of Prince Achmed Klimt (Directors Cut) Proteus To Catch a Thief Ninotchka Salome Angels and Insects Nicholas and Alexandra The Scarlet Empress 2008 Holiday Film Festival: Lapse of Luxury The Leopard The Magnificent Ambersons Grand Illusion The Earrings of Madame De… Russian Ark

11 Calder Quartet November 19, 2008 7:30pm Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, UCC Program: Works by Thomas Adés, W.A. Mozart, and Terry Riley

12 December 10, 2008 7:30pm Christopher Taylor, piano Vingt Regards sur lEnfant- Jesus MESSIAEN CENTENARY December 10, 2008, 7:30pm Old Stone Church

13 Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble Tim Weiss, director Des Canyons aux Etoiles MESSIAEN CENTENARY December 13, 2008 7:30pm Pilgrim Congregational Church Olivier Messiaen

14 La Nativité du Seigneur MESSIAEN CENTENARY January 4, 2009 2:00pm St. Pauls Episcopal Church Karel Paukert, organ

15 January 11, 2009 7:30pm Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall Bernarda Fink mezzo-soprano Program: Works by Franz Shubert and Antonín Dvorák

16 Merce Cunningham Dance January 31, 2009 7:30pm PlayhouseSquare Program: Fabrications, Second Hand, and Sounddance

17 PASSIO BY ARVO PÄRT February 25, 2009 at 7:30pm Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus Soloists of the Trinity Choir of New York City, with the Oberlin Choir Owen Burdick, conductor

18 Maureen Fleming Dance February 28, 2009 7:30pm PlayhouseSquare

19 ASWAT: The Golden Age of Arab Music March 8, 2009 at 7:30pm PlayhouseSquare

20 Pieter Wispelwey cello Lois Shapiro piano March 11, 2009 7:30pm Cleveland Institute of Music Mixon Hall Program: Beethovens complete sonatas and variations

21 Alarm Will Sound March 21, 2009 at 7:30pm Cleveland Museum of Natural History Murch Auditorium Program: 1969

22 Lo Còr de la Plana March 29, 2009 7:30pm Cleveland Museum of Natural History Murch Auditorium

23 April 3, 2009 7:30pm PlayhouseSquare Krystian Zimerman piano

24 Mariza: The Fado of Portugal April 10, 2009 7:30pm PlayhouseSquare

25 Dogugaeshi April 30 & May 1, 2009 at 7:30pm May 2 & 3, 2009 at 3:00pm, 7:30pm Cleveland Play House Brooks Theatre Basil Twists

26 Goran Bregovic: The Wedding and Funeral Orchestra June 15, 2009 at 7:30pm PlayhouseSquare

27 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Healthcare Committee Update

28 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Graduate Student Health Insurance Survey Who? – All graduate students, regardless of whether or not they are on the grad student health plan Why? – To determine what the priorities should be in working with the administration and Aetna in improving student health insurance? When? – ASAP

29 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Graduate Student Health Insurance Survey Survey development – Broad enough to encompass all graduate and professional students – Closed-ended questions for ease of analysis post- survey – Required purchasing of Survey Monkey Needed branching/conditionally asked questions Needed ranking questions Needed more than 10 questions Cost = $19.95 per month

30 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=X Wih0XtnVe_2f3EihuRWtvTA_3d_3d http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=X Wih0XtnVe_2f3EihuRWtvTA_3d_3d Types of Questions – Demographics – Coverage – Usage and Cost – Priorities Graduate Student Health Insurance Survey

31 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Please take the survey! Looking for feedback on… – Themes – did we miss anything major? – Follow up – what to do with this information – Professional schools – how to get them involved in improving student health insurance Please encourage your constituents to take the survey! Graduate Student Health Insurance Survey

32 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Relay for Life

33 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 RELAY FOR LIFE Signature fundraising event for American Cancer Society Last year we raised $60,000 Goal for 2009: $80,000! April 17 th and 18 th : 6pm – Noon www.relayforlife.org/cwru relay@case.edu

34 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Relay For Life 2009 To date we have 25 teams signed up Current fundraising leader BME GSA – over $1000! Where do the funds go? Fundraising ideas – Restaurant days – Garage sales (Ebay or Craigslist)

35 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 How can I participate? Form a team in your department Join a team online – www.relayforlife.org/cwru Encourage friends and family to sign up as survivors Purchase Luminarias – $10, funds go to your team or team of your choice

36 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 SIS Survey Update Jeremy Marvel, Recording Secretary

37 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 SIS Survey Results: Demographics Online questionnaire covering topics brought up by their respective representatives covering the topics of… – Class search/registration – Planned Programs of Study – Usability 161 Respondents ranging from 1 st year graduate students to 5 + -year veterans

38 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 SIS Survey Results: Class Registration Most students find searching for and registering for classes relatively easy The process of registering for classes, however, takes too long

39 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 SIS Survey Results: PPoS Most 1 havent experienced any problem with their PPoS, and find the online submission process to be relatively easy and straight-forward. 1 – Many claim ignorance of the PPoS or say they do not require one.

40 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 SIS Survey Results: Usability A significant portion of the students surveyed believe that, while the system is relatively fast, it is inefficient and difficult to use. Only about ¼ of the respondents were happy with the usability of SIS.

41 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 SIS Survey Results: Additional Note From the additional comments provided by respondents a disturbing trend emerged: Communication is clearly lacking. Work needs to be done to improve the communication between students and the system, the University, the departments/schools, and the GSS. An actual response from the survey: I don't even know what SIS stands for or what you do. I don't know what the online PPOS is. As a general note, you should *always* strive to reduce the number of steps necessary to do *anything* online. No one is ever going to tell you, "oh, gosh, I wish that process had been more complicated.

42 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Proposed Bylaws Changes Chris Roberts, Vice President www.xkcd.com

43 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Bylaws Changes 1.Election Terms 2.Reorganization of Standing Cmtes 3.Composition of Executive Board 4.Recognized Organizations 5.Budget 6.Duties of Officers Formal Bylaws Changes to be distributed!

44 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Election Terms Overview of Proposed Change: – Change start date of Senators, Executives, Officers from August 1 st to June 1 st. Reason for Change: – To use the summer as a ramp up period and minimize the lame-duck period. – To get all of executive board formed before school year starts and at the same time

45 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Reorganization of Standing Cmtes Overview of Proposed Change: – See Table Reason for Change: – Activities and Prof Development act as two separate cmtes – Diekhoff committee usually only active in Spring, and the two committees overlap – Benefits and Compensation committee to examine everything from Health Care to RTA passes CurrentProposed Activities (Prof. Development is a Subcommittee) Activities Prof. Development Organizations and Allocations (V-Fund is a subcommittee) DiekhoffMentoring (Diekhoff award becomes part of cmte duties) Mentoring Ad-Hoc Health CareBenefits and Compensation Ad-Hoc Transportation

46 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Composition of Executive Board Overview of Proposed Change: – Merge 3 College of Arts and Sciences Cost Center executives – Remove at-large Executives, put Committee chairs onto exec. board – Establish firm ties to Graduate Professional Council Reason for Change: – Structure Executive Board to improve collaboration and communication inside and outside of GSS

47 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Recognized Organizations Overview of Proposed Change: – Provide Organizations and Allocations Cmte (O+A) with recognition capabilities – Increase Funding Amount from $250 to $500 – Change wording to encourage multiple events by student groups Reason for Change: – To encourage student participation in O+A committee – To allow student groups to plan better and more frequent events for grad students

48 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Budget Overview of Proposed Change: – Create budget start date in bylaws, and specify it to align with start date of Execs, Senators, etc. – Specify how budget and finances are managed between start of new exec board until full senate approval Reason for Change: – New Exec board/GSS should be able to propose/decide its own budget – Events during the summer and early fall incur costs to GSS before budget has been decided. New rules will enable expenditures with safefguards.

49 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Duties of Officers Overview of Proposed Change: – Rebranding of Corresponding Sec. and Recording Sec. into Information Officer and Secretary – Other misc. changes to other Execs Reason for Change: – Corresponding Sec. is largely in charge of emails and website currently, so the title of the position should be reworded to align with current duties – Other changes in duties to executives are proposed to align with expected duties

50 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Financial Status Update Olivier Arnoult, Treasurer

51 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 2008-2009 Budget 2008-2009 at Dec 31 st 2008 BudgetIncome Fall Activity Fee20,316.7021,285.00 Spring Activity Fee20,316.70 remaining Money from Previous Year6,426.006,986.00 Total47,059.4028,271.00 Senate operation BudgetExpenses General assembly4800.001,021.19 Executive meeting1680.00292.33 GSS Committee Operations1500.00147.50 Orientation and Promotional Items 2009-101500.000.00 Communication, Advertisement1900.00621.81 11380.002082.83 GSS Financial Status Olivier Arnoult, GSS Treasurer

52 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Social Activities 2008-2009 at Dec 31st 2008 BudgetExpenses Fall BBQ with SGS150.000.00 Indians' Game1000.001,040.00 Grad' Night5000.003,443.05 Food drive300.000.00 Cav's Night1500.00200.00 Spring BBQ1500.000.00 Activities (TBD)4,500855.00 13950.005538.05

53 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 2008-2009 at Dec 31st 2008 BudgetExpenses Professional Development financial planning series1950.000.00 Panel Discussion: Life after a PhD650.000.00 Panel discussion: Salary Negotiations650.000.00 Seminar: Career Center650.000.00 Sustainable Value and Social Entrepreneurship650.000.00 Leadership Workshop650.000.00 Events (TBD) :2600.00 Public speaking workshop1,581.23 7800.001581.23 Organization and Award committee Affiliated Organization3000.00262.27 V-fund Endowment (Principal account)10920.005,920.00

54 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 2008-2009 Budget 2008-2009 at Dec 31 st 2008 BudgetIncome Fall Activity Fee20,316.7021,285.00 Spring Activity Fee20,316.70 remaining Money from Previous Year6,426.006,986.00 Total47,059.4028,271.00 BudgetExpenses Total Expenses47050.0015,384.38 Balance9.4012,886.62

55 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Nattapon ChaimanonartElectrical Engineering Pankaj NagpalIS Xibo LiChemistry Bo ZhongChemistry Heehyul MoonSocial Science Aura NewlinAnthropology Elizabeth OlsonAnthropology Tim MarianoMSTP - BME Katherine Kruegerneurosciences Olivier ArnoultMacromolecular Science 12 V-Fund Applications 10 Awarded – 10 travelling award of $200 each 2007-08 remaining1847.29 Endowment Income1493.04 Fall 2008 Award-2200 Balance at Dec 31st 20081140.33

56 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Upcoming Events and Committees Viewers Like You

57 General Assembly February 5 th, 2009 Other Questions or Business?


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