AGSA Meeting Minutes – April 22, 2010

Anthropology Graduate Student Association

Meeting 22 April 2010

AGENDA

1. Voting and Nominating

2. discussion about these roles, shifts in responsibilities, and community fostering for the coming year.

MINUTES

1. The following nominations for upcoming AGSA elections were decided:

CO-PRESIDENT

Meredith Mantooth (accepted)

Sara Komarnisky (accepted)

Diana Moreiras (accepted)

GSS REP

Meredith Mantooth (accepted – acclaimed)

Open Position

BLOG PERSON

Sara Komarnisky (accepted – acclaimed)

DEPARTMENT EVENTS COORDINATOR

Natalie Baloy (accepted – acclaimed)

Sara Komarnisky (declined nomination)

Open Position

SPACE COMMITTEE

Natalie Baloy (accepted – acclaimed)

Open Position

SOCIAL COORDINATOR

Rachel Houmphan (declined nomination)

Open Position (returning student)

Open Position (new student)

SECRETARY / COMMUNICATIONS

Open Position (ideal for new student)

TREASURER / FUNDRAISER

Marlee McGuire (until January 2011)

DEPARTMENT LIAISON

Marina LaSalle (accepted – acclaimed)

SOCIOLOGY AND UNDERGRAD LIAISON

Open Position

AGSC REP

MA – Open Position

PhD – Denise Green (nominated)

TA UNION REP

Solen Roth (accepted – acclaimed)

Open Position

2. Some changes in the roles and responsibilities associated with some of these positions were considered. For instance, it was suggested that the new secretary take on the role of communications. It was also decided that concerns over what to do with funds and the organization of fundraising efforts become part of the treasurers role. Sociology and undergrad liaison positions, which were once separate, have now been merged.

There was much discussion about fostering a sense of community within the department next year and getting the new and old students more involved, as this year very few attended AGSA meetings. It was suggested that the beginning of the year is the best time to start. Changes to the Learning Community structure were considered, perhaps changing the format to a more informal discussion panel, changing the schedule etc. Organizing this will be part of the department events coordinators position next fall. Any suggestions regarding community building and outreach or any of these other issues would be much appreciated!

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