The Student Government Association is now in opposition of Provost Rex Gandy’s search for an external interim dean of the College of Business which could restart the college’s accreditation process.
This opposition is in accordance with the recently passed Resolution No. 32, authored by Sen. Rebecca Jacks, which was passed at the Wednesday, March 30, SGA meeting.
The Senate suspended Roberts’s Rules of Order to pass the resolution in the same meeting.
According to Jacks, the resolution aims to prevent possible interference the appointment of an external interim dean may cause the College of Business’s ongoing attempt to gain accreditation.
The College of Business started the accreditation process through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 2010 and the AACSB recently deferred the College of Business’s accreditation to Fall 2016.
“A lot of the faculty and staff, as well as students and recent graduates, do not want to see the accreditation process start over,” Jacks said. “Being AACSB accredited makes your degree worth between $5,000 to $10,000 more.”
Jacks’ resolution suggests the current Associate Dean of the College of Business Susan Cockrell step in as the interim dean until a full-time dean is hired.
The other piece of legislation passed by the Senate was Act. No. 12 authored by Sen. Johnathan Johnson. This act clarifies the role of the associate chief justice within SGA’s Bylaws by properly naming the office.
Several senators introduced other resolutions, including Sen. Lydia Bullock’s Resolution No. 29. This legislation requests SGA place stock photos of babies in the SGA sponsored Lactation Station in the APSU library. The pictures would allow breastfeeding mothers to see babies, which would help the lactation process.
Sen. Dominic Critchlow’s Resolution No. 30 was also presented at the meeting. It looks to have SGA ask the Physical Plant to place a Blue Light Call Box between the Sundquist Science Center and the Morgan University Center.
Sen. Blaine Gundersen submitted two pieces of legislation during the meeting. Her first, Resolution No. 31, seeks to have the speed bumps on Hand Village Avenue replaced with wider speed humps.
Gundersen’s second proposed legislation, Resolution No. 33, suggests SGA move to paperless agendas for the body’s weekly meetings.
SGA’s next meeting will be Wednesday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in the Morgan University Center room 307.