The meeting was was cancelled by Donna Totten. Donna asked
committee representatives for reports to be posted on the website.
Athletics - Curt Pederson
Athletics Council met 11/21/03:
1. Matt Liddy from Swimming & Diving spoke during Coach's Corner. Both
teams are doing well and Dr. Cusack complimented Coach Liddy for doing a
great job with less than great facilities. The program has an
outstanding reputation here and abroad. 33 of the 47 student-athletes
on both rosters have above a 3.0 GPA.
2. Judy Chivers distributed the quarterly grade report for Fall 2003.
The cumulative GPA for all student-athletes is at 3.032. The university
is at 2.926. Fall Quarter it was 2.993 for student-athletes and 2.843
for the university. Women's Swimming has the highest cumulative and
Fall GPAs at 3.357 and 3.383 respectively. Academic recognition for
fall quarter is scheduled for 1/31/04 at halftime of the men's
3. From the committees, several items are being looked at: 5th year
scholarships, a pregnancy policy, and internal academic policy issues
related to eligibility. It was also noted by the Student Athletes
Advisory Council, they planned to give away teddy bears for Valentine's
Day at Children's Medical Center and their involvement with Project READ
at Five Points Elementary in Fairborn.
4. In his report, Dr. Cusack noted attendance is picking up at the
basketball games as is student support, which is appreciated. He also
highlighted the format differences in Horizon League conference
tournaments between the women's and men's teams. The Pavilion project
is roughly $200,000 short of the needed money--all of which is coming
from donated funds. Once the goal is reached, construction will take
place quickly. Spring sports teams are gearing up. Lastly, the
decision regarding Coach Nischwitz (Head Baseball Coach) was discussed.
5. Next meeting is 3/5/04.
Dining - Chris Watson
View the Dining Services Minutes of
February 19, 2004.
Parking Services - D.R.
Recreation and Wellness -
Health Break Luncheon, Cea Cohen Elliot speaking on "Laugh for the
Health of It," Wednesday, March 10, 12-1pm, E156 Student Union, $5.00
for lunch (chef salad, taco salad with chicken, or veggie
club), free if not ordering lunch. Register by March 4 at the
Student Union Box Office/
Euchre Night, Saturday, March 13, 7:30-10:00pm, $5.00, snacks and soda
provided, Cash bar, adult guests (18+) are welcome, register by March 8
at the Student Union Box Office/
Our next meeting has been moved from 3/2 to 3/9, still at 9:00am in
University Diversity Advisory Council -
Boggs, Frank Dobson, Steve Fortson, Jacci McMillan, Emmett Orr, Tony
Ortiz, Marianne Shreck, Juanita Wehrle-Einhorn, Cindy Young, Linda
Absent: Dan Abrahamowicz, Lucas Beagle, Juanita Melton,
Boggs reported that strategies are being explored for Wright State
University to acquire an applicant tracking software. Allan Boggs will
work on and give a report at the next meeting.
Sinclair internships are measurable outcomes. Allan Boggs, Emmett Orr
and Tamara Jones will work together to institute a “pilot program” to be
in place by Spring, 2004. Jacci McMillan suggested this idea be shared
with the Council of Deans as soon as possible.
Mentoring – Student Forum
Dobson reported that the parent discussions went well. Feedback
from parents included the following:
- financial aid (problems with Bursar)
- housing (no notice to parent)
- advising (complaints on how WSU fares)
- orientation issues (freshmen overloaded)
were also done following the discussions. The end results of the
surveys indicated: “I don’t know.” To better the program, students
were asked to bring a student back that were not currently associated
with the forums and ask them why. More follow-up is needed to find out
what is available to students. Focal points to pursue include the
- 90 credit hours and still in University College
- low GPA’s, can we identify this problem sooner?
- what is working? are we doing enough good
reported that the committee is asking for bite-sized blurbs to insert
into the brochure. The goal is to have the brochure completed by the
end of April, 2004. Brad Badgley, grad assistant in the president’s
office, will assist the committee with the brochure.
next meeting of USAC will be held Thursday, March 18th, 2004, 2:30
p.m. A location has not yet been confirmed.
Minutes submitted by Susan Wehmeyer, USAC
Secretary, 3/4/04. Updated with UDAC minutes 3/11/04.