Sorry these have gotten out so late, Christmas and end/start of term has put me a bit behind.
As always, if you have any questions/concerns or just want to say hi please feel free to email me or anyone on the ADSA board.
ADSA Minutes November 13, 2014
- Meeting called to Order 10:07 with prayer by Becca.
Note: Minutes are disseminated to board members by email as of last meeting.
- Department Reps
Theology- none, has meeting in 2 weeks
Library- December 1st meeting
Academic Council- nothing earth shattering, set a date for faculty assembly which was had and the new PhD program was the major topic. This was the same info that was distributed by listerv to all students on Nov. 12. No news on MA or D.Min. programs.
GSC- last meeting canceled
Conference- work will continue after AAR/SBL
- College Reps
Knox- had celebration for 170th anniversary
St Mikes- Trivia night went well, Dec 12 Christmas Party cancelled. John Meagher annual lecture will be November 14, lecture on Bioethics @ 7:00.
Regis- Lonergan Lecture well attended
- Surveys- moved to later in meeting
- PD seminars
Thesis- went “awesome”, but with low attendance. Jerry did well.
Mental Health- ready to go on the 19th. People from counseling booked.
January- addition of the conference has changed the makeup of Spring semester for students. The board decides to scrap the Jan. seminar because of all that is going on, with the possibility of something else later in the year.
- Travel Bursaries-
Becca forgot names so drawing will take place later in the day and she will inform the board of winners
Funding- Alan found money that is restricted to ON students. Becca feels that it would be to complicated and annoying for ADSA to deal with these restrictions. Fees might also change soon that would make more money available to ADSA. Board respectfully declines.
- Other Business
US Student Loans- Becca discussed with Alan, Jerry, and Diane. The US doesn’t grant money to non-degree schools loan money. The loans were being certified by U of T even though hey were not supposed to. This action was a correction after the Department of Education audit. Many of the reactions were about communication. Individuals responses by colleges was however good. At the request of the Board, Becca will attempt to organize a meeting with registrars/representatives of colleges, TST, U of T, the US Consulate, and possibly the School of Nursing and Med School, to discuss this issue and funding as a whole.
Writing Center- Becca and Michael had a good meeting in which TST sorted out some logistics. Fees will be going down, but the writing center wants a referendum to make sure TST students still want it. This ref. will occur in February. A ref. on raising the ADSA fee to offset the drop will also occur. A town Hall will happen for both beforehand.
TATP- ADSA had access, for which we didn’t pay (maybe), and so they have cancelled TST’s access. Survey was presented to a sample of the students, which was gone over. Alan says TST might be paying for this in the new MOA. Jerry and Alan also spoke about a universal pool of TA’s. another option is for ADSA’s PD seminars to take on this training program. There will be a meeting with Wycliffe to discuss their involvement and desire for TATP.
Christmas Survey- Same as last year except for a few minor changes. Survey is good . TST has stats, this allows ADSA to also have stats.
Jonathan proposed a motion be passed by the board celebrating the completion of the new PhD approval process.
Meeting adjourned @ 11:28