University of Missouri

49-45: A Joint Resolution for a Family Friendly Initiative Task Force Graduate Professional Council, Missouri Students Association, Staff Advisory Council, and Faculty Council

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri – Columbia

Bill #49-45

A Joint Resolution for a Family Friendly Initiative Task Force Graduate Professional Council, Missouri Students Association, Staff Advisory Council, and Faculty Council

Whereas, the Graduate Professional Council, the Missouri Students Association, the Staff Advisory Council, the Faculty Council, and the Status of Women’s Committee have all started initiatives to make the University of Missouri a more friendly environment for all types of families; and,

Whereas, these groups have worked separately on some of the same issues related to family friendly policies; and,

Whereas, we believe that bringing all the parties to the same table would benefit the students, faculty, staff, and administration; and,

Whereas, committees have been formed that have examined issues related to Veteran Affairs, the Status of Women, and Disabilities; and,

Whereas, these committees address some of the issues related to family, no committee or task force exists that focuses solely on family friendly policies for students, faculty, and staff.

Therefore, be it resolved by the Missouri Students Association Senate that this committee will work to improve the educational experience of student parents and guardians of all varieties, and ,

Be it resolved by the Missouri Students Association Senate that this committee/task force be comprised of students, staff, faculty, and administration; and,

Be it resolved that the Missouri Students Association Senate this committee be formed beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year and be tasked to examine the policies of the University and make suggestions to make the University more family friendly.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sarah E. Symonds, GPC President

Tim Noce, MSA President

Leona Rubin, Faculty Council

Marijo Dixon, Staff Advisory Council

Amanda Shelton, MSA Senate Speaker