BOT 1/21/2016 – agenda #4

Student Trustee Report. Roark discussed her recent experience at the ICCB student representatives caucus. She brought back ideas about textbook affordability and making scholarships better known and accessed by students in need. Also looking ahead to a day of advocacy in Springfield which will address the state level budget impasse.

Trustees expressed interest in the textbook affordability issue. Roark commented that other schools who also work with Follett have cost-saving strategies in place as part of their Follett contract.

Roark also reported on her poll of other student leaders regarding how the current BOT situation is affecting students, reading several comments she received from students who overall seemed confident that their credits will safely transfer but expressed concern about the public perception of the institution.