10/16/12 BOD Meeting

  • Agenda setting
    • Only relevant to travel delegates
    • If we want to teach agenda setting lets teach it. Students don’t know how to do it, but we “stumble” into it and waste debate time.
    • We should train chairs, can give them 4 options and they can practice ordering the topics instead of creating them.
    • All we need to know is how to order topics
  • BOD class participation:
    • Need BOD involvement and assistance especially when so many new members. UNSC did not work because plan was to partner board with new people, but half board didn’t show up.
    • Brain drain – both MUN and NATO is too long, should be merged or eliminate one. People do co-op, it’s just too much.
    • UNSC simulation was not successful because it explicitly told members that veterans would lead debate. Veterans shouldn’t be approving people’s comments; the newer members should speak their minds without running it through the veterans.
    • Vets need to sit near delegates to encourage them and offer advice, and they need to move somewhere else during un-moderated caucuses.
    • If an E-Board member is absent, they must find a board member to replace them during meeting. → this is specifically for extenuating circumstances..
  • BarMUN
    • It was not an enjoyable experience, the secretariat was poorly trained in parliamentary procedure.
    • This sentiment is shared, and BarMUN will definitely be part of larger conference planning discussion for next academic year.
    • If we lose BarMUN its the only MUN conference we have and should discuss a replacement conference.
    • BarMUN should not be solely for veterans, it is most valuable for newcomers. Crisis is fun – the topics are exciting. It is a low-stress learning environment. We should sell it to newcomers so people want to do it.
    • Keep in mind the things you want to see in a conference and collect these ideas for future discussion.
  • Special Interest SGA senator:
    • Striking words from clause dealing with AVPs
    • Non-student groups can? Come to SGA if no student group will sponsor them
    • Amendment regarding stipends..
  • The College Dean is leaving and we have had a 3-year great relationship. We need to submit suggestions that he can sign off on before last day.
    • Programing/travel funding
    • Dialogue funding
  • Political Science Department doing 3-4 searches
    • Start of review deadline Oct 15. One is Oct 30. Dept. chair wants candidates interviewed by Christmas.
    • Because we’re losing dean, we’re beyond committed to this process.
    • Suggestion: draft list of things we’re looking for when talking to prospective candidates.
  • Spring situation:
    • Only two weekends for BMAL: the week after SERMAL or week before NUMAL.
    • Support for BMAL earlier in spring to serve as conference/learning experience for new and non-traveling delegates.
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • Discuss future of BMAL by 2014
    • Behavior measures with selection
    • November meeting needs to be scheduled
    • December will be extended meeting to talk about conferences
  • Retention plan:
    • 45 min between MUN and NATO. Create an opportunity for the board to go talk to new people and club members.
    • An additional $100 will go toward food/Halloween.
    • Want to do potluck before thanksgiving
    • When you get email, we want full cooperation. Respond to emails in the least about if and how you can support the efforts.
  • New Committee in NATO – emerging security challenges (energy, cyber, water, arctic)
    • Eastern Europe!
  • NERMAL updates.
    • Chair expectations will be met
    • Always have more tasks if anyone wants to help
    • Less than 17 days away
    • Asking for all of your help keeping tabs what’s going on with committees, what you’re hearing– just to make sure going positively
    • This is one of the largest NERMAL conferences we’ve held ever
    • Working to invite important NU guest
    • Options for keynote

 

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