Student Government Association discusses the spring semester.
By Kyle R. Cotton
Faculty should ensure syllabuses specify whether textbooks are necessary in the class, students told the Student Government Association at its final meeting of the semester Dec. 1.
SGA discussed the spring semester, after a fall spent largely discussing the changes in degrees, this college’s vice presidential search and hearing general student concerns.
Karen Elliot, SGA president and American Sign Language sophomore, asked what the college could do to help better prepare students for the first day of class.
Students expressed a need to make sure course syllabuses are up to date. Students also said the syllabus should say whether the professor requires students to buy the listed textbooks.
“There are a lot of professors who don’t use textbooks, and it needs to be on the registration,” Andrew Hubbard, former SGA president and liberal arts sophomore, said.
Hubbard said students need to know about this to avoid spending money on a book they don’t need.
Elliot said she would discuss these concerns with Chancellor Bruce Leslie in her meeting with him Dec. 4.
At the time of posting, Elliot could not be reached for comment on her meeting with Leslie.
Elliot also noted today’s spring registration deadline of 11:59 p.m., as well as the start dates for the spring semester, which are 16-week classes – Jan. 20, Flex 1 classes – Jan. 20, Start 2 classes – Feb. 2 and Flex 2 classes – March 23.
Elliot also announced Community College Day for Feb. 3. in Austin.
Elliot said this is an opportunity for students to speak directly to state legislators, and this college would provide transportation if enough people attend.
The first SGA meeting of spring 2015 will be noon-1 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Craft Room of Loftin Student Center.
Elliot said SGA scheduled the meeting for February so members could get acclimated to their schedule before coming back to SGA business.
For more information on SGA, call 210-486-0113.