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Committee on Student Life Annual Report
Standing committee of the council of Rhode Island College
|Prepared by Mark Anderson (Chair)||
Date: June 12,2008
Members of the Committee
|Scott Kane||Student Life||2008|
|Teresa Brown||Resident Life||2008|
|Gary Penfield||VP Student Affairs||ex officio|
|Danielle Lavendier||Graduate Student||2008|
10-9-07, 11-14-07, 2-13-08, 3-19-08
Review of Committee Activities with Discussion of Major Issues
This year the committee continued to focus on the impact of the increased number of residential students on the campus. Individual meetings focused on the new residence hall, the dining center, scheduling, the National Survey of Student Engagement, and campus security and safety. Further details can be viewed on the attached minutes of all meetings.
Decisions Approved and Actions Taken
The committee compiled a list of recommendations as a result of meetings with various campus services, which is attached to this report.
Resolutions to Council
None this year.
Specific Recommendations to New Committee
- Continue to focus on the impact of the increase in residential students on campus and address their needs
- Encourage departments to address problems identified in the National Survey of Student Engagement, especially "high impact activities" in freshman and senior years.
- Continue to seek alternative and varied ways to solicit student feedback regarding the quality of student life.
- Be persistent with recruitment of students for the committee and support their involvement. One student, Corey DeSimone, a senior, will be returning next year. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org (where he checks most often).
The Committee had a productive year and the support of all members is appreciated.
Implications of Current State Fiscal and Personnel Agreements on the Actions of the Committee
None that the chairperson is aware of.