Sga Presentation


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My fellow classmates and I constructed this presentation to show the SGA how students were being effected by the overcrowding this year.

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Sga Presentation

  1. 1. Presentation to the SGA on the 2009-2010 school year <br />How Ithaca College has become an unhealthy mental and physical environment<br />
  2. 2. AGENDA <br />Freshmen Class Size<br />Financial Aid<br />Incentives<br />Extended Occupancy<br />Academic Integrity<br />Crowded Public Spaces<br />Lounges as Dorms<br />Sanitary Living Conditions<br />
  3. 3. FRESHMEN CLASS SIZE<br />Target 1600<br />Actual 2050<br />
  4. 4. FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES<br />45% to freshmen<br />38% to all other students<br />
  5. 5. INCENTIVES<br />$2,000 for upper classmen to move off campus<br />$10,000 for a year off<br />31 students took the grant costing $250,000<br />
  6. 6. EXTENDED OCCUPACY<br />8 people in temporary housing 2008<br />600 students in temporary housing 2009<br />Tripled corner rooms in the towers/quad<br />$3.1 million to build T13<br />
  7. 7. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY<br />74% acceptance rate 2009<br />59.2% acceptance rate 2008<br />Offered better financial aid for students who considered IC as a “reach” school.<br />“The college offered higher financial aid packages to students who, based on high school academic profiles, may have considered the college their ‘reach’ school.” –Vice President of Finance and Administration Carl Sgrecci<br />
  8. 8. CROWDED PUBLIC SPACES<br />Classes<br />Told to tell students ratio is still 1:12. Although the ratio is still kept, the gap is being filled with TA’s and short term contract faculty. The attention students receive CANNOT be the same.<br />Students feel like they are loosing touch with professors<br />Class sizes are pushing cap<br />Library<br />Overcrowded last year<br />Limited number of computers<br />No space/tables to study (midterms/finals)<br />
  9. 9. Quotes From the Faculty<br />Biology Professor Kit Muma said, “Students have been very patient so far. Their main frustration is trying to find a seat in the lecture hall.”<br />2008 Class size= 190<br />2009 Class size=237<br />Cap=239<br />We ask, “should students ever have to worry about this?”<br />
  10. 10. CROWDED PUBLIC SPACES<br />Cafeteria<br />Long lines<br />Campus Center filthy<br />Seating Issues<br />
  11. 11. LOUNGES AS DORMS<br />Ruins sense of community<br />Incentives?-free TV, micro fridge, $624 off of housing<br />Options to stay in rooms<br />
  12. 12. Upon Expressing Concern…<br />Director for Residential Life and Judicial Affairs Bonnie SoltPruntysaid,“I know since the time you wrote to us the Terrace 1 lounge has vacated and been returned to the community for use.” <br />FALSE<br /> VS.<br />
  13. 13. Why are they paying less?<br />
  14. 14. SANITARY LIVING CONDITIONS<br />Swine flu<br />Dirty cafeterias<br />Cramped quarters<br />
  15. 15. H1N1 (swine) Influenza Info Page<br />Please protect others by following self-isolation guidelines:<br />Keep a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from others.<br />Not possible in triples<br />Difficult in a packed Library<br />Without lounges, no escape if roommate is ill<br />
  16. 16. What we want?<br />Answers to where our money is going<br />Incentives for lack of common space<br />Options<br />SGA to get our message to higher power officials<br />