Agenda for 10 Feb

Here is the Agenda for the next ADSA board meeting. As always you are welcome to attend the meeting or if you cannot but have concerns you want us to address just let someone on the board know and we will take it up.

 

ADSA Board Meeting

Agenda for 10 February 2015

2pm Boardroom 1, TST

 

1: Welcome and opening Prayer

 

2: College Reps

-St. Mikes

-Trinity

-Wycliffe

-Emmanuel

-Knox

-Regis

 

3: Department Reps

-History

-Bible

-Pastoral

-Theology

 

4: Committees

-Academic Council

-GSC

-Library

-Other

 

5: Drawing for survey gift card

 

6: Travel Bursaries

 

7: Town hall recap

 

8: PD Seminar

 

9: Election and AGM

-Set Date for AGM

-Who is still on for next year/what positions are open

 

10: New PhD Issues

-Andrew Woodward

 

11: Other business

 

12: Closing

From the Town Hall

Hello everyone,

As promised, here is the power point and hand out from the town hall regarding student fees. If you have any other questions please send me an email and I will be more than happy to try and get you an answer.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the town hall and even if you could not make it please remember to vote in the referendum!

 

Health and Dental Plan Handout

Advanced Degree Students’ Association Referendum Town Hall

January meeting agenda

Hi everyone.

Here is the agenda for the next ADSA board meeting on January 14. As always you are welcome to attend, it will be in the seminar room at TST at 10am. If you could please just let me know if you are coming so that we can make sure there are enough chairs (unless you like standing against the wall). Also, as always, if there is anything else you think we need to be talking about please let me, your college rep or anyone else on the ADSA board know and we’ll be more than happy and willing to take it up.

Advanced Degree Students’ Association

Agenda

January 14, 2015

1: Opening Prayer

2: College Reps

-Emmanuel

-Knox

-Regis

-Trinity

-Saint Mikes

-Wycliffe

3: Department Reps

-History

-Theology

-Pastoral

-Biblical

-MA

4: Other Committees

-Academic Council

-GSC

-Library

-Board of Trustees

5: Conference

6: PD Seminar (Mental Health)

7: Survey Results

8: Townhall

9: Other business

November 13 Minutes

Hi everyone,

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.

Thanks!

Becca

ADSA Minutes                                                                                               November 13, 2014

  1. Meeting called to Order 10:07 with prayer by Becca.

Note: Minutes are disseminated to board members by email as of last meeting.

  1. Department Reps

History- none

Theology- none, has meeting in 2 weeks

Pastoral- none

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.

MA-none

GSC- last meeting canceled

Conference- work will continue after AAR/SBL

  1. College Reps

Emmanuel-none

Knox- had celebration for 170th anniversary

Wycliffe-none

Trinity- none

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

  1. Surveys- moved to later in meeting
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

4)   Surveys

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.

Passed Unanimously

Meeting adjourned @ 11:28

November Meeting Agenda

Hello everyone!

Bellow is the Agenda for the ADSA board meeting. It will at 10am on Nov 13 in the seminar room at TST It is an open meeting, so anyone is welcome to attend (but if you could, please let me know if you are going to come, that way we can make sure we have a seat for you). If you have a specific concern you would like addressed please email me (Becca) at torontotheology@outlook.com and we can add it to the agenda.

Advanced Degree Students’ Association

Agenda

November 13, 2014 Board Meeting 10AM

1: Opening Prayer

2: Department Reps

-History

-Theology

-Pastoral

-Bible

-Library

-MA

-Academic Council

-Graduate Studies Council

-Conference

3: College Reps

-Emmanuel

-Knox

-Wycliffe

-Trinity

-St. Mikes

-Regis

4: Surveys

-Teaching Assistant Training

-Christmas Survey

-and the Writing Center

5: PD Seminars

-Recap of Thesis Writing

-Mental Health

-What to do in January?

-Another seminar or maybe a social gathering or nothing or something else?

6: Travel Bursaries

-Draw names

-Funding

7: Other business

8: Next meeting?

October Meeting Minutes

ADSA Minutes

October 15, 2014

  1. Meeting called to Order @ 2:03 with Prayer by Michael
  2. Introductions
  3. Minutes- approval moved Jonathan, 2nd by Abigail

*from now on minutes will be approved by email so that they might be gotten out sooner. Board members will be considered to have approved the meetings unless they note their objections by email.

4)   Reports

Knox- had AD meeting last week for all AD students

St Mikes- Women’s Tea Time Oct 16 @ 4:00pm. Oct 24-25 Music, Theology and Justice Conference. Oct 30 Trappist Trivia

Trin- Had 1st AD meeting (small but good turnout)

Hx-had a meeting. CCHS conference Oct 31-Nov 2 with TST students and Faculty presenting

MA- PD seminar Oct 16 on MA Thesis Writing

ADC-PhD program has not yet been approved, but is being worked upon. MA proposal- New MA will replace ThM and current MA (concern for those that already have a MA). ADSA is listed on the TST org chart as a committee of the Graduate Center, done because TST knows who is part of the program, Becca will investigate.

GSC- will have 3 reps for this year with representation going down to 2 next year. Board of Trustees liked the survey but want Jerry to have input next time for clarities sake.

UofT-ICS making progress for student association, we have invited them to events in the past and will continue to do so until they are set up, at which point we will discuss payment options, unknown what the timeline will be. TA training program meetings were encouraging about coming to a deal, asked for a needs assessment, survey will be happening to see if it is needed. Michael is investigating if there is actually a problem that is needed to be solved with regards to the part-time dental discussion.

Conference- we only received $1500 for Judaism and Christian Studies. Also looking for students that are doing Judaism studies work for recruitment for this conference.

5)   PD seminar- Thesis writing seminar for MA students. Gift cards of $25 for presenters

Mental Health-Nov/Dec- Jonathan and Allison

Jobs Seminar- because of Regis and the Bridge class on Jobs we will not be doing anything this year for Jobs. Still looking for other alternatives (possibly a social gathering)

6)   Other – Dominican Institute doing conference “Church Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” on ecclesiology, Jan 23, 2013.   Call for papers coming soon.

7)   Next Meeting Nov 13, 2014 @ 10am

Meeting closed @ 3:00 pm

Agenda 22 Sept 2014

ADSA Agenda

September 22, 2014

 

 

1: Opening Prayer

 

2: Introductions (if needed)

 

3: Approval of Minuets

 

4: Reports

A: College Reps

-St. Mikes

-Regis

-Trinity

-Wycliffe

-Knox

-Emmanuel

 

B: Departments

-History

-Pastoral

-Theology

-Biblical

-MA

 

C: Other Committees

-ADC

-University of Toronto

-Conference

-Other Committees

 

5: Appointments to Committees

 

6: Budget

 

7: Professional Development Seminars

 

8: Other Business

 

9: Next meeting date