The Student Government Association (SGA) met on March 30 at 7 p.m. to discuss the SGA election results as well as updates to the SGA constitution.
Resolutions and new business
SGA tabled resolution 21-08, the Women’s Basketball Commendation, until they can invite a member of the group to attend an SGA meeting.
After commending members of SGA for their proactive response in reaching out to those who will take their positions in SGA next semester, President Adrian Willaims welcomed those who were voted in.
Williams covered how SGA will make a new document for members to pass on information to their replacements for years to come.
There will also be some SGA constitutional amendments made by the end of the year.
SGA election results can be found here.
Faculty senate report
According to Faculty President Dr. Laura Luehrmann, the Wright State University (WSU) faculty met on March 29 to discuss a resolution passed by SGA. This resolution asks for Election Day to be considered a university holiday so that members of the WSU community can vote without restrictions.
This resolution will be shared with the administration shortly. Luehrmann also discussed revisions to the excused absence guidelines at WSU.
“The most important thing about the excused absence guidelines is that these are just suggested holidays or suggested absences that possibly are used as excuses. Every syllabus and communication at the beginning of the semester from the faculty member should clarify for the students what is considered an excused absence and what is not,” Luehrmann said.
According to Luehrmann, students should be aware that two weeks of zero participation in a class can lead to them being dropped from this class. She clarified that this was in the best interest of students who may have gotten schedules mixed up while being online.
“This cost the university two million dollars because we need to demonstrate that students who receive federal financial aid are actually participating in the class and we didn’t have a very good university-wide system to measure this,” Luehrmann said.
The university is now measuring this more closely and students are reminded that if they do not participate in class in some form in the first two weeks, then the student could be withdrawn from the class.