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    CSA Weekly Press Release

    <te Weekly Update for the Meeting held 11/03/2008

    CSA exists to represent you!
    Here’s some of the questions we asked this week!

    What is the Integroup Relations (IGR) Pilot?
    • IGR is a proposed pilot for a two-credit student-taught course that would address issues of power and privilege.
    • The program would be modeled on the University of Michigan program.
    • Should the program be mandatory for all students? Should it be taken for credit? The pilot would seek to answer these questions.
    • The pilot may be implemented as soon as next year.
    • CSA resolved that it supported the pilot and that the class should be mandatory for all students.
    • CONTACT: Cat McMurtry ([email protected])

    What is “accreditation”?
    • Carleton is currently going through an accreditation process, meaning that it is renewing its legal certification to be a college.
    • Carleton is using the process as an opportunity for self-assessment.
    • There will be a report full of statistics about the workings of Carleton.
    • There will also be a group of external reviewers coming to campus to access the college.
    • See the video about the mission here

    What if CSA gave rebates to students who could not afford the Student Activity Fee?
    • Senate continued discussing the possibility of rebates or decreased fees for students based on their financial backgrounds.
    • We discussed the possibility of creating a fund to which students could apply for rebates.
    • It was suggested that CSA raise the current Student Activity Fee by $20 in order to create such a fee.
    • It remains unclear exactly how this would affect the students. Half of the student body is not on financial aid.
    • CONTACT: Evan Rowe ([email protected])

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