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1 August 25 th, 2011

2 Today’s Agenda Dr. Chris Rios Recap of Last Year’s Progress Upcoming Year - Planning Intramurals Elections Committees

3 Dr. Chris Rios Assistant Dean for Graduate Life Responsibilities: – Overseeing Baylor’s graduate student housing communities – Organizing the annual New Graduate Student Orientation – Coordinating graduate student benefits – Managing additional programs related to Graduate Life.

4 Sarah Lake – GSA VP Last Year’s Highlights – Health Insurance No deductible at BU Health Center Wellness visits No limit on prescriptions More mental health coverage Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Network Dental plan option

5 Sarah Lake – GSA VP Last Year’s Highlights – Childbirth/Adoption Accommodation Policy Passed and put into place – 1 st Annual Graduate Mixer With Law School, Truett Seminary, and School of Social Work – Coffee Afternoon Featured in NAGPS Newsletter – GPD Picnic

6 Addy Meira – GSA Pres. Last Year’s Highlights – Presence in Social Media – Featured at theChive.com – Presentation at NAGPS Conference

7 Addy Meira – GSA Pres. Upcoming year - Planning – 2 nd Annual Graduate Student Mixer – National Graduate Student Appreciation Week Research Symposium Awards Reception GPD Picnic – Meal Proposal

8 Intramurals – Jonathan Perry ONE time Jersey purchase ($10) Contact FallSpring Dodge Ball5 on 5 Basketball Indoor VolleyballWallyball Ultimate FrisbeeSoccer KickballSoftball Flag FootballCo-Rec Sand Volleyball

9 Committees Social – The Social Committee is comprised of sub-committees that plan the GSA barbeques, GSA social events like the ice cream social, and any other evens the committee deems appropriate. Academic – The academic committee is comprised of two sub-committees, the ISF sub-committee and the Grant Writing Workshop sub-committee. Policy Taskforce – The policy taskforce is concerned with advocacy for graduate students at Baylor with building the GSA’s profile and reputation in the university. The Policy Task Force will serve as a forum for discussing the work of GSA representatives on several university-wide standing committees. The Policy Task Force will also take up ad hoc issues raised by members of the GSA.

10 Gustavo Chavarria - Treasurer Campus Committees – Campus Diversity Committee – Career Services Advisory Committee – Libraries/ITS Advisory Committee Descriptions can be found at:

11 Elections Secretary/Historian – Enforce the constitution – Co-manage planning, preparation, and delivery of GSA events. – Be an official spokesman and representative of the Baylor graduate student body as requested by the president – Meet with GSA advisors and officers each week. – Responsible for social networking. – Record minutes of GSA meetings for distribution through the GSA website. – Deliver and receive s and other communications to and from GSA representatives as appropriate. – Maintain all GSA files and records.

12 Elections Treasurer – Enforce this constitution. – Co-manage planning, preparation, and delivery of GSA events, particularly the financial aspects of events. – Be an official spokesman and representative of the Baylor graduate student body as requested by the president – Meet with GSA officers and advisors each week. – Manage and report on GSA budget in accordance with Baylor accounting policies.

13 GSA Shirts $5

14 Car Decals $2

15 Committees Social – The Social Committee is comprised of sub-committees that plan the GSA barbeques, GSA social events like the ice cream social, and any other evens the committee deems appropriate. Academic – The academic committee is comprised of two sub-committees, the ISF sub-committee and the Grant Writing Workshop sub-committee. Policy Taskforce – The policy taskforce is concerned with advocacy for graduate students at Baylor with building the GSA’s profile and reputation in the university. The Policy Task Force will serve as a forum for discussing the work of GSA representatives on several university-wide standing committees. The Policy Task Force will also take up ad hoc issues raised by members of the GSA.

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