MUSG Senate: Advising legislation passed unanimously

MILWAUKEE (January 24, 2013) – Tonight, Marquette University Student Government Academics Committee proposed Resolution #2 Commending Provost Pauly on Action Regarding Advising Issues to the Senate.

Senator Schultz, author of Resolution #2, explained Provost John Pauly attended the Academics Committee of the MUSG Senate on November 26, 2012, to discuss ideas that MUSG and the Office of the Provost could pursue to improve academic advising. The now-approved legislation is a direct result of the meeting and continued communication with the Provost.

Resolution #2 deals specifically with making clearer expectations for both students and advisors for advising sessions. It also recommends the Office of the Provost should consider increasing communication to students about how to use scheduling software in CheckMarq. Further recommendations include exploring options to extend the advising period beyond its current one week to allow increased time for more meaningful advising meetings. Finally, the resolution recommends the Office consider options to increase communication between the many academic advisors students have on campus.

The advising legislations passed in a unanimous 23-0-0 vote.

In addition to the vote on Resolution #2, Senator Schultz informed the Senate that the Core Curriculum Review Committee met this week and discussed making changes to the University Core of Common Studies, which, he said, has not been looked over since the early 2000s.

Both President Von Boxtel and Advisor Trevey reiterated Dr. Stephanie Russell’s remarks from last week’s Senate meeting and encouraged all students to attend the strategic planning workshop on Wednesday, January 20 at 3 p.m. Advisor Trevey emphasized that all information gathered at the event will be synthesized and sent directly to the President and the Provost. Through this event, students are able to contribute to the institutional goals of Marquette University for the next five to seven years.

Senate adjourned at 7:57 p.m.

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