SG Update 11/6/2015

2017-18 Academic Year (AY) Calendar

Joe Loffredo, the Associate Vice President of the Registrar’s Office, came to senate to talk about the 2017-2018 Academic Year calendar. Features of the calendar include:

There are two different calendar options for each term. These are the elements of the calendars:

SG Committee Updates

The Sustainability Committee is working on inventorying trees on campus and getting the approval to remove the Callery Pear tree from Campus. They are also working on an optional opt-out for junk mail towards students, reducing energy consumption on campus, removing products from campus that contain microbeads and a composting program. The Parking and Transportation Committee is working on removing Apple Transportation from campus, creating a report to re-evaluate campus transportation for off campus RIT students, and creating a resolution for freezing the increase in parking fees. The Deaf Advocacy Committee is working on creating videos for common mistakes to avoid when communicating between Deaf and hard of hearing students, extending a Deaf culture class to the Monroe County Sherriff’s Department, creating better accessibility to clubs for Deaf and hard of hearing students and requests for spoken interpreters.