University of Missouri

49-76: A Resolution in Support of Reforming the Makeup of the Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Student Conduct

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill 49-76

A Resolution in Support of Reforming the Makeup of the Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Student Conduct

WHEREAS the Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Student Conduct has a number of members appointed from among the undergraduate student body, and

WHEREAS these members provide an important perspective to the committee, including representing the student body’s concerns as related to the conduct process and providing information and context for faculty members of the committee, and

WHEREAS the current University system policy requires that students request a student representative be present at a meeting, and

WHEREAS there is benefit to the student body, to faculty members of the Conduct Committee, to accused students and to the University at large in having a standing student presence in Committee membership, and

WHEREAS Chief Justice Eric Woods of MSA Student Court has drawn up a proposal regarding changes to the Rules of Procedures in Student Conduct Matters that would require students be present at all conduct meetings unless otherwise requested, and

WHEREAS the proposed change in these policies would require system-wide approval by the Board of Curators, and

WHEREAS it would be in line with the Senate’s charge to advance the interests of students to support these changes.

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Missouri Students Association Senate supports the changes proposed by Chief Justice Woods, and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Missouri Students Association Senate respectfully recommends the UM system Board of Curators swiftly adopt these changes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Justin Mohn, Operations Chair Appointee

Eric Woods, Chief Justice

Dan Kelley, Operations Committee

Garrett Bergquist, Operations Committee Secretary