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1 Keaton Miller February 3 rd General Assembly

2 Call the Meeting To Order / Approval of the Minutes and Agenda

3 Agenda in Brief 1. Approval of Minutes and Agenda 2. Officer Updates (20 minutes) 3. Report on COGS Fees Request (20 minutes) 4. Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week(10 minutes) 5. Discussion: Crime Alerts and Campus Safety (20 minutes) 6. Election of New Senators (5 minutes)

4 OFFICER REPORTS

5 Vice President of University Relations Spring 2014 Survey Roll Out Fees Committee Update (w/ Ben Klein)

6 Vice President of Internal Relations Orientation Planning Career Networking Events Planning

7 Vice President of Communications Submission to Graduate School Interdisciplinary Initiative

8 GEC Representatives Update GEC Meeting Report Roommate Database Update Stress Symposium Update Constitution & Bylaws Revision

9 Executive Vice President Committees Call for Participation Student Health Advisory Committee Student Senate Update

10 Vice President of Finance

11 President Research Showcase with Graduate School on April 8 th (Northrop) Graduate Student Teaching Award & CTL Partnership Graduate Student Learning Outcomes Awards & Awards Ceremony (due FRIDAY MARCH 14 TH ) –Leadership Award –Outstanding Faculty Award –Graduate Student Teaching Award –Travel Grants

12 Grad & Professional Student Appreciation Week Career Networking Workshops and Breakfast Dr. Robert Fuller on Dignity in Advising Relationships Graduate Student Research Showcase Family and Friends Bowling Night Ice Cream Social Outing to the Walker Symposium on the Social Impact of Stress Ticket Giveaways to Cultural and Sporting Events (Roller Derby? Northrop Opening Events?) Possible Community Building Event

13 Report on COGS Fee Request

14 Overview Over 89% of budget request honored by the fees committee (unanimous decision) $107,000 budget Cuts in budget request were made: –Leadership and Faculty Award Plaques ($700) –Co-Sponsoring Pool ($1000) –GEC Rep Stipends ($1500) –New Fixed Travel Grant Program ($5000) –Appreciation Week ($5000)

15 GAPSA Budget Initial deliberations, only 47% of budget request honored because of refusal to answer questions After pressure from executive board, responded to questions, reinstating pass-through funding but providing 35% penalty for lateness, resulting in 53% funding levels Assessed to all GRD students as well as professional students Total fee level: about $27

16 Operational Expenses $1800 in Payroll Taxes $6842 in Officer Stipends $15,000 in administrator salary $23,642 total, or approximately 22% of budget

17 Grant Programming Competitive Travel Grant Program ($60,000) Fixed Amount Travel Grant ($22,500) Intellectual Community Building ($5000) Social Community Building ($5000)

18 Event Programming GA Meetings ($3300) CIGS Seed Funding ($1500) COGS Sponsored Workshops ($3000) Online Workshop Series ($2000) Teaching Award ($425) Appreciation Week ($2300) Research Symposium ($4500) Research Showcase ($750) Awards Ceremony ($1250) Family & Friends Bowling ($2000) Hang Out & Happy Hours ($300)

19 Potential Options Remaining Leave the budgets as is ($3-4 increase in total fee) Appeal the assessing of the GAPSA fee to GRD students Ask GAPSA to reduce their budget by $50,000 Reduce our budget by about $25,000 (potentially by eliminating redundant grant programs)

20 Crime Alerts & Campus Safety

21 Update Student Leaders Meeting with Mayor Hodges Campus Safety Forum on January 29 th Campus Safety Forum in February Letter from six organizations calling for elimination of reporting of race for Cleary Act crime alerts Discussion of Issues: Should we take a position?

22 Grad & Professional Appreciation Week Update

23 Career Networking Workshops Friday, April 4, : :30 a.m. McNamara Alumni Center McNamara Alumni Center 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN Meet representatives from industry, business, government and non-profits – up to 80 companies and organizations are expected to attend. Connect with executives and recruiters interested in meeting graduate students, postdocs and alumni from all academic disciplines considering career options. Bring your business card or résumé and network with employers who have regional, national and international presence. Option to attend employer panels focusing on job-search strategies. This event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited. Registration deadline is April 1 or until we reach capacity. The names of employers attending the event will be available on the registration website in mid-March.

24 3M AMEC American Indian Cancer Foundation Amicus Arch Language Network AXA Advisors Biovest International Blue Octopus LLC BrandHoot LLC Bright Horizons Family Solutions Certusoft Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services Coloplast COUNTRY Financial Ecolab Experis IT Farmers Insurance Five Star Professional Foster Klima & Co, Inc Fraser Knowledge Universe Land O'Lakes Marsh & McLennan Agency Mayo Clinic Medica Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Minnesota Department of Human Services Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Internship Center High School National Marrow Donor Program Open Access Technology International, Inc. Pace Analytical Services, Inc. Pathways to Community Polar Semiconductor, LLC Proto Labs R&D Systems, Inc. South Metro Human Services The Lovaas Institute Midwest University of Minnesota Law School Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium US Peace Corps

25 Dr. Robert Fuller on Dignity in Advising Relationships Thursday, March 27 th Walter Library 401/402 Free form discussion of how the concept of dignity might apply to advising relationships

26 Family & Friends Bowling Night Tentatively Scheduled Tuesday April 1 st in Goldy’s Gameroom Pizza & Drinks Family Spouses Partners Friends Encouraged to Come

27 Graduate Student Ice Cream Social Wednesday April 2 nd Coffman Memorial Union

28 Outing to the Walker Thursday April 3rd

29 COGS Symposium on the Effects of Stress on Personal and Economic Health Dr. Karen J. Parker of Stanford University, Keynote Wednesday April 2 nd

30 GradRevels

31 Expanded Options for Appreciation Week Theater in the Round (Dead Man’s Cellphone) (~$14) Mixed Blood (Sun Serpent) (~$14) Roller Derby April 5th (~$10) Timberwolves March 26 th or April 2nd (~$10) Rock Climbing (~$18) PhD Comics Movie (March 24 th or 26 th ) Physical Therapy Exercises / Yoga Classes Must come to events to get tickets?

32 Election of New Senators

33 SENATOR Senators are elected from the graduate student body to serve as voting members on the Student Senate, the University Senate, and the GAPSA General Assembly. The number of senators varies from year to year (between ten and five) Because of the timing of these meetings, it is entirely possible to ‘split’ the position into Senator and GAPSA GA Rep. Elected: at the April/May GA meeting. Term begins/ends on June 30 th Routine duties include: attending Student Senate meetings, University Senate meetings, and GAPSA General Assembly meetings; communicating topics to the general assembly of COGS and results back to it, attending COGS general assembly meetings; notifying the Executive Vice President of necessary absences. Optional duties include: attending COGS executive board meetings; participating in COGS-sponsored events; serving on Senate committees. The Executive Vice President serves as the head of the senate ‘slate’ and is responsible for organizing communication between senators. Senators may also serve as College Delegation Leads. Estimated Time Commitment: 4-6 hours monthly at routine meetings

34 Announcements for Next Time…

35 Stuff Next Time Elections for New Officers Approval of Constitution & Bylaws Approval of Budget


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