Meeting Summary for May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Reflection: Tim Leary provided the reflection on kinship by Greg Boyle, SJ 

SGSU Leadership – SUSS: SGSU Executives presented to the Cabinet its findings from the annual State of the Undergraduate Student Survey (SUSS). The areas highlighted were Food Security, Campus Climate, Retention, Accessibility, and Classroom Experiences. Recommendations were made to the Cabinet and SGSU outlined their own commitments to these issues. SGSU was asked to consider additional questions related to overall student satisfaction in future surveys. 

AY20-21 Tuition: The Cabinet discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the tuition revenue for the 20-21 academic year. 

SDOT Street Closure of Columbia: Mary Petersen updated the Cabinet on the recent decision by the City of Seattle to close permanently 20+ miles of streets throughout the city, including Columbia from 12th to 29th streets. The university will still have vehicle access to its buildings along Columbia. 

Strategic Implementation and the Murdock Grant: Bob Dullea updated the Cabinet on the possible grant money from the Murdock Trust to help in the expenses related to the Strategic Plan implementation, primarily with the Academic Calendar Review and Academic Program Review. 

Updates: The ASN Experience event this evening, May 19; 11 Cabinet members will participate and approximately 35 students. UA is planning a community forum hosted by Fr Steve on Friday, May 22. A request of $200K of CARES money was made by Chris Van Liew in order to move forward with IT prep for the reopening of the university; Shane and Chris will discuss further. All CARES Act funds ($1.8M) of the first tranche to help students facing hardships has been exhausted. HR is responding to the WA State unemployment fraud with links and tutorials for faculty and staff on how to deal with being compromised.