During this week’s Student Government (SG) meeting, a presentation on student satisfaction surveys was given, an amendment to the election process for the graduate senator was passed and the director of Operations was approved.

Student Satisfaction Surveys

Kit Mayberry, vice president of Strategic Planning, presented the recent results of the Noel-Levitz and National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) student satisfaction surveys conducted in 2013-2014 academic year to SG.

The Noel-Levitz survey was based on a 1-7 Likert scale. Students were asked to answer two questions: “How important is this statement to you?” and “How satisfied are you with RIT’s delivery of this expectation?”

Overall, Mayberry seemed pleased with the results given; however, some aspects were considered challenges. “In one way or another, the strategic plan addresses these five [challenges],” Mayberry said.

Although the NSSE survey was less detailed, Mayberry made it clear that overall satisfaction had increased since 1996.

Approval of Graduate Senator Election Process

Kshitij Luthria, graduate senator, brought to the senate’s attention an amendment that proposed changing the graduate senator election to the spring semester to keep it in line with the regular senate elections. The movement was passed unanimously.

Director of Operations Approval

The motion to approve the new director of Operations was made and the decision was passed 17-0. After multiple applications were considered, the cabinet decided on choosing Andrew Graham, second year Computer Science major, to take the director of Operations seat on the SG cabinet. Described by his peers as a “perfect candidate,” Graham is eager to take the position.