The Student Leadership Advisory Council (SLAC) met once more on Thursday to discuss options and ideas for the reformation and naming of what was formerly known as Student Congress.
Ways to increase interest in the meetings, like promoting different agendas and special focuses or incentivizing attendance were suggested, as well as the differing duties that students think the new student government should focus on.
“We want to create a solid link to the administration,” said Ross L. Pike, member of the SLAC. Other suggestions included focusing less on budget oversight and more on student organization, doubling up meetings so students with busy schedules are more likely to be able to attend, and sending monthly email updates to keep students who can’t attend meetings informed.
After presenting ideas, the attending students were asked to vote, informally, on their preferred ideas.
“The current plan is to use all of the data from our focus groups, surveys and the input from our final open meeting to create the framework for student government over the summer,” Pike said, “… the group is finished with feedback and will focus on writing the new government’s constitution to ensure they are able to present [it] in the fall”.
There are currently no dates scheduled for further meetings.