Approved by the: Student Senate - December 3, 2009
Administration - no action required
Board of Regents - no action required

Resolution on Student Senate Input to the Advancing Excellence Steering Committee

Whereas, the Student Senate seeks to fulfill its responsibility as a component of the University Senate to offer advice to the President on budget, educational policy, and research issues, and

Whereas, the President recently formed the Sustaining Excellence Steering Committee, later renamed the Advancing Excellence Steering Committee, "to position the University for the best possible future though short-term management and ongoing budget planning as well as long-term planning and strategic transformation," and

Whereas, on November 2, 2009, President Bob Bruininks added the Student Senate Chair to this committee as a system-wide student representative, and

Whereas, as a system-wide representative from the Student Senate, the chair should represent the ideals of all student senators within the Senate;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Student Senate:

a) Set aside time during each meeting to disseminate information regarding the Advancing Excellence Steering Committee and to contribute comments, and suggestions for the committee.

b) Support the Student Senate Chair as representative of students from the University as a whole.

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