MUSG Senate: Marquette strives to improve education, new PVP named

MILWAUKEE (February 4, 2013) – On Thursday, January 31, Marquette University Student Government Senate welcomed Dr. Jon Dooley, senior associate dean for student development and Dr. Sharron Ronco, assessment director for the Center for Teaching and Learning for a presentation on the importance of survey data and how it impacts the university.

Dr. Dooley and Dr. Ronco spoke about the research that the university does to better understand the perceptions that students hold about Marquette and gauge their overall experience at the university. The surveys address topics like diversity and inclusivity while others, like the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), aim to improve undergraduate education.

Dooley and Ronco stressed how important surveys are to the quality of the learning experience students have at Marquette. They are constantly working to see and understand what is going on in the University in order to better meet the needs of faculty, students and all individuals that make up the Marquette Community.

Following the presentation, Senate approved Tyler Tucky as the Program Vice President for the 2013-14 academic year by a vote of 23-0-0. Tucky is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences. MUSG Executive Vice President Joe Daufenbach informed students that the upcoming deadline for Student Organization Funding will be February 22.

Senate also voted to approve constitutional changes brought forth by Communications Vice President Alex Lahr to add the position of Social Media Coordinator to the Communications Department.

Following the MUSG constitutional amendment, Senate voted to approve over $20,00 in student organization funding. Details of which student organizations received funding can be found on the MUSG website, musg.mu.edu

MUSG wants to remind students that tickets are still on sale for the Sunburst Snow Tubing Excursion and Night of Chocolate: Carnival. Tickets can be purchased in the Brooks Lounge.

Senate adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit http://musg.mu.edu or contact the MUSG office, AMU 133. For additional updates, like MUSG on Facebook and follow MUSG on Twitter.

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