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Senate Meeting Minutes – October 16, 2019

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
October 16, 2019
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
333 Curry Student Center 

 

AGENDA

  1. Officer updates by the Executive Vice President – Babatunde Aideyan
  2. Academic Affairs – Harshita Gupta
  3. CPS Referendum – Gagan Dep Prabhu and Babatunde Aideyan
  4. Student Affairs – Deependra Singh
  5. Questions
  6. Lunch

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Officer updates by the Executive Vice President – Babatunde Aideyan

The Executive Vice President welcomed all senators to the senate meeting and discussed the following:

  • Babatunde Aideyan introduced the responsibilities of his position and his work over the summer (assisting the President, building relationships with University offices, overseeing Programs and operations, and Marketing and Outreach)
  • Budget Priorities Committee–Work on a survey distributed to graduate and PhD students to receive feedback and determine funding allocation for the academic year

 

2. Academic Affairs – Harshita Gupta

  • Harshita Gupta discussed RISE (Research Innovation Scholarship Entrepreneurship) and the opportunity to present the Graduate Innovator Award (GIA) – sponsored by the Graduate Student Government
  • RISE team

 

3. CPS Referendum – Gagan Dep Prabhu and BabaTunde Aideyan

  • Introduction to exclusion of the College of Professional Studies (CPS) from the Graduate Student Government and current status (CPS does not have access to benefits other graduate students that pay the graduate student activity fee have access to)
  • Need, goals, and vision for the CPS Referendum (to run a referendum that would officially introduce a graduate student activity fee that all CPS student will be required to pay leading to official recognition of CPS by the Graduate Student Government)
  • Discussion of strategies, timeline and progress of the referendum (Referendum Committee, town halls, building connections)
  • Questions by the Senate

 

4. Student Affairs – Deependra Singh

  • Deependra Singh discussed available resources that students have access to at Northeastern University, funding policies (student group and individual conference) and student group recognition process
  • Questions by the Senate

 

5. Questions

Gagan Dep Prabhu discussed the University lunch plan to determine why many students do not utilize the resource and addressed questions by the Senate:

  • Are CPS students made aware of the CPS referendum?

Answer: Yes. We are working closely with CPS and ensuring the goals of the referendum are constantly being reached out to all CPS students through emails from their college administration. We will also be organizing town halls over the next month to interact with students.

  • When will CPS officially be included if the referendum passes?

Answer: Depends on CPS. We are looking to include them by Fall 2020, officially.

  • Why do we need to run a referendum?

Answer: CPS students don’t pay a student activity fee. Moving forward, if they are to be officially recognized by the GSG, they will be required to pay the fee. That would make a change at the college-level and a referendum needs to pass with majority votes of yes for it to be implemented.

  • Why don’t students prefer the lunch plan provided by the University?

Answer: Senate – The plan is too expensive.

  • Does mode of transportation matter to apply for travel funding?

Answer: To some extent, yes. You will have to communicate with the Vice President of Financial Affairs (Robert Hass) regarding that.

 

4. Lunch

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm by the President.

 

Meeting Attendance

S.noNameHusky Email AddressCollege Committee
1Abhishekmaheshwarappa.a@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
2Abhishek Sureshsuresh.ab@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
3Akshay Biradarbiradar.a@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
4Alan Downey-Walldowney-wall.a@husky.neu.eduCOSBudget Priorities
Financial Affairs
5Ankita Mahapatramahapatra.an@husky.neu.eduKhouryStudent Affairs
6Anurag Shubhamshubham.a@husky.neu.eduKhouryPrograms and Operations
7Apoorva Mishramishra.ap@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
8Arjun Kailash Srinivasansrinivasan.arj@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations
9Aryan Patidarpatidar.ar@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
10Ashwin Alagappan Singaramsingaram.a@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
11Ashwin P Agarkhedagarkhed.a@husky.neu.eduCOENone
12Babatunde Aideyanb.aideyan@northeastern.eduBouve
13Bhavesh Thakkarthakkar.b@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
14Binod Thapa-Chhetrythapachhetry.b@husky.neu.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs
Student Affairs
Marketing and Outreach
15Charan hurulichikkanahalli Munidasappa Hurulichikkanahall.c@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs
16Deependra Singhd.singh@northeastern.eduCOE
17Derrick Adamadam.de@husky.neu.eduKhouryBudget Priorities
Financial Affairs
18Dilan jacobjacob.d@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
19Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE
20Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE
21Grishma Rathodrathod.g@husky.neu.eduBouveStudent Affairs
22Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayananbadrinarayanan.h@husky.neu.eduKhouryReferendum
23Harshita Guptah.gupta@northeastern.eduCOE
24Huiyu Huanghuang.huiy@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities
Financial Affairs
Student Affairs
Academic Affairs
25Indranil Ranjit Salvisalvi.i@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Programs and Operations, Marketing and Outreach
26Indupriya Kompi Sadasivappakompisadasivappa.i@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
27Jugal shethsheth.ju@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
28Kapil Sharad Patilpatil.ka@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
29Karan Parikhk.parikh@northeastern.edu
30Kaushik Hollavaderhoblimadhavak.k@husky.neu.eduKhouryAcademic Affairs
31Kiran Kumar Chatnahalli Gangadhariahgangadharaiah.k@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs
32Kunj Mithaparamithapara.k@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs,
Financial Affairs
33Kush Sanjay Adhvaryuadhvaryu.k@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Budget Priorities,
Student Affairs
34Mandar Suryawanshisuryawanshi.m@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs, Programs and Operations
35Miral Dalaldalal.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs,
Budget Priorities,
Student Affairs,
Academic Affairs,
Marketing and Outreach
36Mohamed Raashiedlnu.moh@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
37Mounika Nallanalla.m@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs, Budget Priorities
38Mrugendra Manerikarmanerikar.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
39Nikhil Dingradingra.n@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs,
Programs and Operations,
Marketing and Outreach
40palash chandrakarchandrakar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
41Pavankumar Reddy Vemuletivemuleti.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
42Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
Student Affairs
43Praudeep Namakkal Balasubramaninamakkalbalasubram.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
Student Affairs
44Praveen Jayasankarjayasankar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
45Priyanka Tadsetadse.p@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs,
Programs and Operations,
Marketing and Outreach
46Puja Ashish MehtaMehta.puj@husky.neu.eduCOSStudent Affairs, Programs and Operations
47Ritvik Vinodkumarvinodkumar.r@husky.neu.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs
48Rushabh Chopdachopda.r@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
49Saanthakumaran Mohanasundaram mohanasundaram.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Programs and Operations, Marketing and Outreach
50Sai Praveen Nallurinalluri.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
51Sai Sreekar Siddulasiddula.s@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs
52Sania Kotharikothari.san@husky.neu.eduBouveStudent Affairs, Marketing and Outreach
53Sanket Pimplepimple.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
54Shachipatel.shac@husky.neu.eduCOSPrograms and Operations
55Shamika Gogategogate.s@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
56Shashwata Pritam Naiknaik.sh@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
57Sohan Pisepise.s@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
58Sourabh M ChakkeChakke.s@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs
59Srikar Vuppalanchivuppalanchi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
60Sudheer reddy gaddamGaddam.su@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities
61Suryanarayana Malladimalladi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
62Tanay Bhagwatbhagwat.t@husky.neu.eduCOSStudent Affairs
63Tyler Stittstitt.t@husky.neu.eduCAMDMarketing and Outreach
64Vanita Panditpandit.v@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs, Academic Affairs, Marketing and Outreach
65Vijay Harisudan Sivasekarsivasekar.v@husky.neu.eduKhouryReferendum
66Yatish Chandra Pittapitta.y@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach

Senate Meeting Minutes – October 02, 2019

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
October 02, 2019
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
333 Curry Student Center 

 

AGENDA

1. Officer updates by the Executive Board

2. Student Organization Recognition

  • AI Skunkworks
  • Badminton at NEU
  • Student Nurse Anesthetist Association

3.  Questions by the Senate

4. Lunch

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1. Officer updates by the Executive Board

a. President

The President welcomed all senators to the senate meeting and discussed the following:

  • CPS referendum
  • Referendum Committee

b. Vice President of Financial Affairs – Robert Hass 

  • Funding for graduate student groups, guidelines for funding
  • Finance Committee 

c. Vice President of Academic Affairs – Harshita Gupta 

  • LMSEC (Learning Management Environment Steering Committee) meeting, future goals
  • Academic Affairs Committee 

d. Vice President of Student Affairs – Deependra Singh

  • Student Affairs, CSI, Student organizations
  • Student Affairs Committee

e. Vice President of Programs and Operations – Karan Parikh 

  • Fall 2019 Welcome Brunch
  • Programs and Operations Volunteering Committee 

f.  Vice President of Marketing and Outreach – Divya Subbaian 

  • Social media, GSG representation in events, Regional Campus
  • Marketing and Outreach Committee 

 

2. Student Organization Recognition

a. AI Skunkworks

  • Presentation by President (Prabhu Subramanian) and Vice President (Ann Suhaimi) on mission, recruitment strategy and proposed events of the organization
  • Voting by the Senate
  • Result: Approved (96% senators voted yes)

b. Badminton at NEU

  • Presentation by President (Vi Le) on current state, mission, recruitment strategy and proposed events of the organization
  • Voting by the Senate
  • Result: Approved (87% senators voted yes)

c. Student Nurse Anesthetist Association

  • Presentation by President (Kelly Gallant) on Mission, strategy and proposed events of the organization
  • Voting by the Senate
  • Result: Approved (86% senators voted yes)

 

3. Questions by the Senate

  • What are the long-term plans of the approved student organizations?

Answer: Maintaining participation, ensuring future goals are set are worked on consistently

  • Who is the target audience for the approved student organizations?

Answer: The student organizations are open to all graduate students of Northeastern University

  • How do you ensure student organizations remain active?

Answer: Providing resources, participating in some events

  • How are funds used every academic year?

Answer: Funding to student groups, individual conference funding, events

  • How are funds allocated evenly to groups?

Answer: Every student group has access to a maximum of $5000 every year and by maintaining a maximum budget per student (for events), we work toward funding as many requests as possible without running out of funds

 

4. Lunch

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm by the President.

 

 

Meeting Attendance

S.NoNameHusky Email AddressCollege Committee
1Abhishek Sureshsuresh.ab@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
2Akshay Biradarbiradar.a@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
3Alan Downey-Walldowney-wall.a@husky.neu.eduCOS
4Ankita Mahapatramahapatra.an@husky.neu.eduKhouryPrograms and Operations
5Anurag Shubhamshubham.a@husky.neu.eduKhouryPrograms and Operations
6Arjun Kailash Srinivasansrinivasan.arj@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations
7Ashwin Singaramsingaram.a@husky.neu.eduCOE
8Bhavesh Thakkarthakkar.b@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
9Binod Thapa-Chhetrythappachhetry.b@husky.neu.eduKhouryBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs
10Crispin Sujith Cletuscletus.c@husky.neu.eduCOE
11Deependra Singhd.singh@northeastern.eduCOE
12Derrick Adamadam.de@husky.neu.eduKhouryBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs,
13Dilan jacobjacob.d@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
14Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE
15Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE
16Grishma Rathodrathod.g@husky.neu.eduBouve
17Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayananbadrinarayanan.h@husky.neu.eduKhouryReferendum
18Harshita Guptah.gupta@northeastern.eduCOE
19Huiyu Huanghuang.huiy@husky.neu.eduCOE
20Jessica Martinmartin.je@husky.neu.eduCOS
21Jugal shethsheth.ju@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
22Karan Parikhk.parikh@northeastern.eduCOE
23Kaushik Hollavaderhoblimadhavak.k@husky.neu.eduKhouryAcademic Affairs
24Kunj Mithaparamithapara.k@husky.neu.eduCOEStudent Affairs,
Financial Affairs
25Kush Sanjay Adhvaryuadhvaryu.k@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
26Mandar Suryawanshisuryawanshi.m@husky.neu.eduCOE
27Miral Dalaldalal.m@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
28Mohamed Raashiedlnu.moh@husky.neu.eduCOE
29Mohit Masalkarmasalkar.m@husky.neu.eduCOE
30Mrugendra Manerikarmanerikar.m@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
31Nitesh Tamoretamore.n@husky.neu.eduCOE
32Palash Chandrakarchandrakar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Financial Affairs
33Parth Gadhavigadhavi.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
34Prajakta Deshpandedeshpande.pr@husky.neu.eduCOEBudget Priorities, Student Affairs
35Praudeep Namakkal Balasubramaninamakkalbalasubram.p@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs, Student Affairs
36Praveen Jayasankarjayasankar.p@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
37Prayag Patelpatel.pray@husky.neu.eduCOE
38Priyanka Milind Malpekarmalpekar.p@husky.neu.eduCOE
39Ritesh Pendurkarpendurkar.r@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations
40Ritvik Vinodkumarvinodkumar.r@husky.neu.eduKhouryFinancial Affairs
41Robert Hassr.hass@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim Business
42Rupeshalasundkar.r@husky.neu.eduCOE
43Rusabh Chopdachopda.r@husky.neu.eduCOE
44Sai Praveen Nallurinalluri.s@husky.neu.eduCOEFinancial Affairs
45Sai Sreekar Siddulasiddula.s@husky.neu.eduCOE
46Sania Kotharikothari.san@husky.neu.eduBouve
47Sanket Pimplepimple.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
48Shamika Gogategogate.s@husky.neu.eduCOEReferendum
49Shashwata Pritam Naiknaik.sh@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
50Siddhi Prabhuprabhu.si@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
51Snehapriya Vallabhajosyulavallabhajosyula.s@husky.neu.eduCOSPrograms and Operations
52Sohan Pisepise.s@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
53Srikar Vuppalanchivuppalanchi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
54Suryanarayana Malladimalladi.s@husky.neu.eduCOEAcademic Affairs
55Tanay Bhagwatbhagwat.t@husky.neu.eduCOSStudent Affairs
56Tanvi Guravgurav.t@husky.neu.eduCOEPrograms and Operations
57Tyler Stittstitt.t@husky.neu.eduCAMD
58Vanita Panditpandit.v@husky.neu.eduCOEMarketing and Outreach
59Vijay Harisudan Sivasekarsivasekar.v@husky.neu.eduKhouryReferendum
60Xiaomeng Pengpeng.x@husky.neu.eduCOE
61Yatish Chandra Pittapitta.y@husky.neu.eduCOE

 

Senate Meeting Minutes – September 11, 2019

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
September 11, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
333 Curry Student Center 

 

AGENDA

  1. Introduction to the Graduate Student Government by the Executive Board 
  2. Multiculturalism and Inclusion Committee official recognition
  3. Presentation by the Graduate Ombuds Office
  4. Anelie Pierre (Associate Director, Center of Student Involvement and GSG Advisor)
  5. President – Gagan Dep Prabhu
  6. Lunch

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

     1. Introduction to the Graduate Student Government by the Executive Board officers

     a. Deependra Singh (Vice President of Student Affairs) welcomed all senators to the GSG senate meeting

 

     b. Vice President of Financial Affairs – Robert Hass 

  • Robert Hass discussed the responsibilities of his position and his work over the summer (supervise funding for graduate student groups and streamline guidelines for group funding)
  • Finance Committee – identify funding priorities to improve student life, review funding applications and make ethical decisions

 

      c. Vice President of Academic Affairs – Harshita Gupta 

  • Harshita Gupta discussed the responsibilities of her position and her work over the summer (LMSEC- Learning Management Environment Steering Committee, trace evaluation, alternative for blackboard), future goals, RISE awards
  • Academic Affairs Committee – operate toward improving academics at Northeastern University

 

      d. Vice President of Programs and Operations – Karan Parikh 

  • Karan Parikh discussed the responsibilities of his position and his work over the summer (senate meeting schedule, welcome brunch, GSG logo)
  • Programs and Operations Volunteering Committee – volunteer in events organized by the GSG and assist with event organization 

 

      e. Vice President of Marketing and Outreach – Divya Subbaian 

  • Divya Subbaian discussed the responsibilities of her position and her work over the summer (website, social media, brochure design, represent GSG at events/orientations, expansion of GSG to regional campuses)
  • Marketing and Outreach Committee – participate in events, represent the GSG, design, identify creative marketing strategies)
  • Budget Priorities Committee – Chaired by Babatunde Aideyan (Executive Vice President), work on a survey distributed to graduate students to receive feedback and determine funding allocation

 

       f. Vice President of Student Affairs – Deependra Singh  

  • Deependra Singh discussed the responsibilities of his position and his work over the summer (review student group approval requests, address student grievances)
  • Student Affairs Committee – Build survey to receive feedback, respond to student issues, interact with university administration to enhance student experience

 

     2. Multiculturalism and Inclusion Committee official recognition

  • Noora Abdulkerim presented mission, goals, events and recruitment strategy of the committee
  • 8 active senators were given voting privileges and the committee was approved to receive official recognition (all 8 active senators voted yes)

 

     3. Presentation by the Graduate Ombuds Office – Dr. Kimberly Wong

  • Kimberly Wong discussed services provided by the Northeastern Ombuds office (help faculty, staff and students through workplace problems)

 

     4. Anelie Pierre (Associate Director, Center of Student Involvement and GSG Advisor)

  • Anelie Pierre discussed her responsibilities, goals and expectations for the academic year 2019 -2020

 

     5. President – Gagan Dep Prabhu

  • Gagan Dep Prabhu discussed the responsibilities of his position and his work over the summer (represent GSG, build relationships with student groups and university administration, CPS referendum, oversee other officers’ projects) and his future goals
  • CPS Referendum Committee – assist the President in running a referendum to include the College of Professional Studies as an officially recognized college by the GSG, work with Student Affairs, identify promotional strategies

 

     6. Lunch

 

ADJOURNMENT

The senate meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm by the President.

 

 

Meeting Attendance

S.No.NameEmailCollege
1
Abhishek
maheshwarappa.a@husky.neu.eduCOE
2Abhishek S
suresh.ab@husky.neu.edu
COE
3
Adish Joshi
joshi.adis@husky.neu.edu
COE
4
Akash Sinha
sinha.aka@husky.neu.edu
COE
5
Anchal Mishra
mishra.an@husky.neu.edu
COE
6
Ankita Mahapatra
mahapatra.an@husky.nue.edu
Khoury
7
Anuradha Bansilal Choudhary choudhary.an@husky.neu.edu
COE
8Anurag Shubham
shubham.a@husky.neu.eduKhoury
9Apoorva Mishra
mishra.ap@husky.neu.eduCOE
10Aryan Patidar
patidar.ar@husky.neu.eduCOE
11bhavesh thakkar thakkar.b@husky.neu.eduCOE
12Deependra Singhd.singh@northeastern.eduCOE
13Dilan jacob
jacob.d@husky.neu.eduCOE
14Divya Subbaiand.subbaian@northeastern.eduCOE
15Gagan Dep Prabhug.prabhu@northeastern.eduCOE
16Hariessh Kumar Badrinarayanan
badrinarayananan.h@husky.neu.eduKhoury
17Harshita Guptah.gupta@northeastern.eduCOE
18Harshita ved
ved.h@husky.neu.eduKhoury
19Jugal sheth
sheth.ju@husky.neu.eduCOE
20kapil patilpatil.ka@husky.neu.edu
COE
21Karan Parikhk.parikh@northeastern.eduCOE
22Kunal Baykeri
baykeri.k@husky.neu.eduCOE
23Kunj Mithapara

mithapara.k@husky.neu.eduCOE
24Kush Sanjay Adhvaryu adhvaryu.k@husky.neu.eduCOE
25Malou De Kergret thiebaut.m@husky.neu.edu
D'Amore-Mckim
26Miral Dalal dalal.m@husky.neu.edu
COE
27Mohit Masalkar
masalkar.m@husky.neu.eduCOE
28Mounika Nalla
nalla.m@husky.neu.eduCOE
29Mrugendra Manerikar
manerikar.m@husky.neu.eduCOE
30NIKHIL DINGRA dingra.n@husky.neu.edu
COE
31Palak Rajkumar Mundra
mundra.p@husky.neu.eduCOE
32Parth Gadhavi
gadhavi.p@husky.neu.eduCOE
33Praudeep Namakkal Balasubramani
namakkalbalasubraman.p@husky.neu.eduCOE
34Priyal Sanjay Maheshwari
maheshwari.pri@husky.neu.eduKhoury
35Priyanka Tadse tadse.p@husky.neu.edu
COE
36Richa Singh
singh.ric@husky.neu.eduCOE
37Ritesh Pendurkar
pendurkar.r@husky.neu.eduCOE
38Ritvik
vinodkumar.r@husky.neu.eduKhoury
39Robert Hassr.hass@northeastern.eduD'Amore-McKim Business
40Sachith Kothari
kothari.sac@husky.neu.eduCOE
41Sai Praveen Nalluri nalluri.s@husky.neu.edu
COE
42Sanket Pimple pimple.s@husky.neu.edu
COE
43Shamika Gogate
gogate.s@husky.neu.eduCOE
44Shashwata Pritam Naik
naik.sh@husky.neu.eduCOE
45Snehapriya Vallabhajosyula vallabhajosyula.s@husky.neu.edu
COS
46Sohan Pise
pise.s@husky.neu.eduCOE
47Srikar Vuppalanchi vuppalanchi.s@husky.neu.edu
COE
48SUMEDHA HUNAGUND
hunagund.s@husky.neu.eduCOE
49Suryanarayana Malladi
malladi.s@husky.neu.eduCOE
50Tanay Bhagwat
bhagwat.t@husky.neu.eduCOS
51Tanvi Gurav
gurav.t@husky.neu.eduCOE
52Vijay Harisudan Sivasekar sivasekar.v@husky.neu.edu
Khoury

 

Meeting Minutes – January 30, 2018

Graduate Student Government Senate Meeting
January 30, 2018
2:00 pm -3:00 pm
Curry Student Center Rm 333

1. Signing up and survey

  • Senates sign-ins, lunch and quick survey.

2. Activity: Gather ideas to how GSG can better present the student body

  • Alex (President) Isha (Vice Pres, marketing) starts off with welcoming old members and new members to GSG Senate meeting.
  • Post-it Note Activity: Question asked is what are you passionate about changing on campus and what ideas would you like to see happen.

3. Unveil the new GSG logo

  • New logo is an effort to re-brand GSG to reach out to students and communities on campus.
  • Talked about creating an online platform to easily access various resources and getting Senates involved in generating a platform that can represent the different communities.

4. Activity Feedback Categories

  1. More Study Space
  2. Shuttle Services/ Redeye
  3. Career/Research Opportunities/ Networking

5. Officers talk about their Committee

  • Cristhy (Exe. VP): Student affairs highlighted on budget priority.
  • Upcoming Events: two movie nights (March), and an Indian event in the future. Specific dates will be notified later.
  • Amulya (Academic Affairs): emphasized on various committees senates can participate in and get involved in networking and GSG.
  • Nicholas (Finance and Liaison): Finance committee need help to finance the budget with the GSG. Liaison committee wants to achieve more diversity and cross functionality in the Senate, and get more people involved.
  • Isha: (Marketing and Outreach): manages the social media aspect of the GSG as well as the online website.

6. Questions addressed by Senates

  • Can Senates participate in more than one committee? Yes, it all depends on the individual’s time.
  • Can we use OrgSync platform and functionality to redesign the GSG website? We are currently working on re-designing the GSG website, we welcome all ideas and inputs.

7. Future Senate Meeting Plans

  • Plan speaker meetings
  • Leader of different graduate groups panel.

 

~Senate Meeting Adjourned~

 

Meeting Attendance

S. No.NameEmailCollegeAre you a senator?Grad group present
1Trina Trantran.tin@husky.neu.eduCOSNo
2Varun Pasaripasari.v@husky.neu.eduCOEYes
3Akash Chitreychitrey.a@husky.neu.eduCOEYes

Conference funding changes

Dear Graduate Student,

As you may be aware the Graduate Student Government has been the sole centralized source of conference funding for many graduate students in recent times. The GSG had originally decided to offer conference funding to graduate students in an effort to supplement already existing sources of funding that students may have had access to from their supervisors, departments, or colleges. However, with time the demand on us grew so much that in the budget year 2014-2015 2/3rds ($100,000) of our budget was going towards funding conference attendance. This had proven to become a huge budgetary constraint for us because no matter what we did we could never meet the overwhelming demand for conference attendance funding with our meager funds. Moreover, the job of accepting, and processing conference attendance applications was proving to be onerous. We could not effectively make a value judgment on the nature of the conference and/or the quality of work of the attendee and so we were operating on a first come first serve model almost exclusively.

At our first meeting with the (then) new Provost James Bean we brought up our budgetary and personnel constraints. Provost Bean agreed that the GSG is not the most suitable nor the most effective home for centralized conference funding.

So, last year (which also happened to be our 20th anniversary!) we decided to ask you what you wanted in our annual survey. Overwhelmingly graduate students told us that they would prefer that the student fee did not go to conference funding and that they wanted to see more on campus programming from us. We had already stepped up our on campus programming last year and the great attendance was the final push that we needed. The GSG senate took your needs to heart and agreed to cut $40,000 from the individual conference attendance line item of the GSG budget.

We also presented our survey results to the university’s senior leadership team (SLT) in January – the reception was great. At our follow up meeting in March with the SLT the university committed to make up the $40k shortfall in the conference attendance line item in the GSG budget. Also, we have been promised an online application system which would take away much of the processing from the GSG.

While we switch to a centralized online application model, the GSG will still be accepting and processing conference funding applications. However in an effort to make the application and approval process more fair we have agreed to a priority model of approvals. The priority goes as follows:

  1. Panelist/Presenter (PhD)
  2. Poster (PhD)
  3. Panelist/Presenter (non PhD)
  4. Poster (non PhD)
  5. General attendee

Please note that approvals and awards are never guaranteed. The approval and amount of the award can differ depending on the availability of funds.

Please bear with us as we go through the changes of the conference application and awarding process as we work with the Provost’s office to make the process more efficient and equitable.

If you have concerns or questions about this please do not hesitate to email us at GSG2@neu.edu.

Cheers,

Graduate Student Government