At tonight’s UPUA general assembly meeting, representatives will vote on whether or not they want to create an Annual Business Report that would provide information on UPUA projects and activities.
The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. in 302 HUB-Robeson Center.
If passed, the constitution would be amended to include in the Department of Records’ duties to create the Annual Business Report.
Each University Park Undergraduate Association committee would contribute to the report and the Department of Records would be responsible for putting it together, UPUA Chair of Internal Development Dray Krishnan said.
“It would be a student-centered publication,” Krishnan (sophomore-accounting and economics) said.
UPUA would be able to have the booklet on hand and it would also be made available on UPUA’s website, Krishnan said.
“It would answer the greater question of what UPUA does on behalf of the students,” Krishnan said.
The report would give readers a more detailed understanding of any projects, events and accomplishments from UPUA in the past year. Krishnan said he would like to put the report in the transition binders for each new representative.
The report would be released around March, when UPUA elections take place, Krishnan said.
“I’d like it to be an annual thing that we continue to do each year,” UPUA Off-Campus Representative Ryan Stephens said.
Not only would UPUA representatives be able to see the report, but students could access it as well.
Having the report means more than simply getting UPUA’s name out there, Stephens (senior- history and international politics) said.
“It’s important [for students] to know that there are tangible goals coming from student government,” Stephens said.
Additionally, Student Sustainability Advisory Council co-chair Matt Barnes will be in attendance to talk to representatives.
The council consists of undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff, Barnes said. UPUA is one component of who they represent, he said.
“Since we’re so new, we’re just going to talk about what the council is and then go into what we can provide to them,” Barnes said.
The council provides advice to help make events on campus more sustainable.
“In the big picture, I hope that when these issues come up in their meetings, they’ll know to immediately come to the council,” Barnes said.
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