SGA | Photo by Grace Ramsdell | The Wright State Guardian
On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a virtual meeting. During the meeting, members of the Faculty Senate and Staff Senate spoke, and the commuter senator gave an update.
Faculty Senate survey
Faculty Senate President Dr. Laura Luehrmann talked about the Faculty Senate survey that asks students their experience with the fall 2020 semester. There will also be a survey sent to faculty to understand the experience of professors as well.
The survey consists of 16 questions and the Faculty Senate is requesting that they be returned by March 8.
“What platforms did you use? What did you struggle with? What are your attitudes towards future courses? Things like that,” Luehrmann said.
Staff Senate Co-chairs Katie Halberg and Carly Porter spoke on behalf of the Staff Senate. This year marks the first official year of the Staff Senate at Wright State University.
“The biggest thing to understand is that faculty are people who are in the classroom teaching… Staff are all the people who don’t teach in the classroom. So, everybody from advisors, to financial aid and marketing,” Halberg said.
Halberg and Porter discussed the previous proposal of making Election Day a university holiday.
“We were invited to help collaborate on the Election Day holiday idea that would help students as well as faculty and staff to engage in their civic duty,” Porter said.
The Staff Senate proposed that Election Day be made an academic holiday rather than a university holiday so that the functions of the university can still be performed, but students will still have the opportunity to vote.
Commuter Student Association
Commuter Senator Sabrina D’Alesandro gave an update on the Commuter Student Association (CSA) that was started during the fall 2020 semester.
The association now has 11 members after three general meetings, according to D’Alesandro. D’Alesandro hopes to get CSA up to 25 members by the end of this semester.
‘One of the things that we are going to be working on within CSA is getting more commuter resources for existing Wright State apps and websites,” D’Alesandro said.
SGA holds meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The public is welcomed to attend.