The Committee on Student Life handles any non-academic issues or concerns that students may have around the school. We handle issues such as Parking, Food Quality, Increasing School Pride, among a large list of other things. We commit ourselves to bettering the life of UMD students on campus. If anyone has any suggestions, would like more information, or would like to help out with any of our initiatives, feel free to come to any of our Student Life meetings or email the committee chair, Ross Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Life meets every Friday at 12 noon in LSBE 265.
The Academic Affairs (AA) committee is striving to make meaningful changes in the academic environment on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. As a committee, we have decided to take on a handful on initiatives that we plan to work on during the course of the 2013-2014 school year
The first initiative on the mind of the committee, is to maintain healthy relations with Library services, and to continue to evaluate library policies to ensure student needs are being efficiently accommodated for.
Another issue that has been an issue on the AA initiative list for the past couple of years, is enhancing Academic Advising here at UMD. This will be done by working with administration as well as faculty to find what the current problems with advising are, and what are some solutions that would help alleviate some of these issues.
Additionally, with the new Learning/Tutoring center, Academic Affairs is currently seeking to provide feedback and ideas for enhancements to the program.
The time of our committee meetings is after the UMDSA congress adjourns on Mondays. We often meet Monday, around 7pm, in the RDC333. For an exact date/time or if you have any questions, feel free to email Brandon Breuer at email@example.com and he will be happy to answer questions you may have.
Note: if you as a student or faculty member have any initiatives you don’t see here that you would like to see taken up by Academic Affairs or Student Association, please email the committee chair, Brandon Breuer at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will help your voice be heard.
Academic Affairs meets every Monday night at 7pm in RDC 333.
External Affairs Committee strives to gather student input on issues and allows students’ voices to be heard at the local, state and federal levels of government. We work closely with the Legislative Certificate Program to advocate on behalf of students. A majority of the advocating is based on Higher Education Funding. The three major events involving the External Affairs Committee are Duluth-St. Louis County Days, Bulldog Day and Support the U Day, which all take place during second semester. If anyone has any suggestions or would like to help with our initiatives, please feel free to come to any External Affairs Committee meetings.
External Affairs Committee meets every Thursday at 7pm in LSBE 165.
Public Relations meets every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Kirby Lounge.
RULES & ELECTIONS
The Rules & Elections Committee’s purpose is twofold, just as the name suggests. It’s primary duty is to start and end each school year with elections, on for Freshman Representatives in the fall and then the general Student Association elections in the spring. Between elections, the Rules & Elections Committee focuses on the Student Association’s bylaws and constitution to improve internal structure, increase efficiency, and to revise any rules or guidelines that are outdated.
Rules & Elections meets every Wednesday at 6pm in Solon Campus Center 6.
FUND ALLOCATION COMMITTEE (FAC)
This year, the Fund Allocation Committee will do more for the UMD student body than ever before. This past fall, FAC allocated over $60,000 to over 90 student groups allowing these groups to provide essential services and great events available to all UMD students. Every year, the Fund Allocation Committee provides funding to deserving student groups on campus. The amount we give to student groups increases every year, as does the number of groups we fund. The Fund Allocation Committee is different from other Student Association committees because we give student groups the ability to focus on what they do best and not fundraising.
Campus Outreach Director is primarily in charge of Leadership Assembly (formerly known as Presidents’ Council), which takes place once per semester. This person is also a sitting member on FAC and therefore plays an active role in helping student groups get their money! The main goal of this committee is to relay information from Student Association to student organizations on campus and vice versus. This year we are hoping to do just that by working more closely with student groups in order to bring our organization and others to their fullest potential.
Senate is a body of Senators from every coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system. There are three different Senates. Faculty Senate, Student Senate and University Senate which meet once a month. Within Student Senate there is a total of 50 Senators. Each of these Senators represent their respective Colleges.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS (MAC)
Marketing and Communications focuses on developing surveys, focus groups, and strategies for the UMD Student Association. We work close with all committees, and our goal is to provide the best strategies and statistics to better understand the UMD Students.
STUDENT LEGISLATIVE COALITION (SLC)
The UMD SLC advocates on behalf of UMD students to the appropriate local, state, and national levels of government. the focus lately has been Higher Education Funding.