Topics of Discussion and Recommendations
Topic 1: Scholarship Application
[if !supportLists]A) [endif]The goal of the scholarship as previously stated, to identify and reward the most exemplary members of the club and invite those people to consider increased participation and responsibility in the HSA's operation, should remain intact.
[if !supportLists]B) [endif]The previous application and setup, serving now as a beginning structure, should be changed in certain parts
[if !supportLists]C) [endif]The amount of money slotted towards the scholarships can alternatively be divided not by fixed amounts for each scholarship, but rather as a changing amount based on number of worthy applicants and not exceeding a maximum limit. The general goal should be to reward worthy applications and distribute all funds allocated for scholarships.
[if !supportLists]D) [endif]The eligibility criteria of �one parent of Greek descent� should be removed
[if !supportLists]E) [endif]The GPA requirement may need to be changed. A GPA requirement of 4.0, the GPA on the previous application, may be too high to set as a cutoff. A GPA requirement of 3.5 is too low to serve as a cutoff and not have points or added consideration given to a higher GPA. The Executive Committee should try to find a compromise between these two points.
[if !supportLists]F) [endif]In addition to participating in service activities, it would also be good to allow applicants to explain, in their own words, their contribution to the organization that may go beyond what is identifiable in participation in approved service activities. Sign in sheets should be circulated in the future at all approved events and Fall 2002 events should also count toward fulfilling the requirements.
[if !supportLists]G) [endif]There was a split in the committee after considering letters of recommendation from any person of respectable standing (professor, supervisor, etc. as possibilities) to be made a part of the application, and that split was about even (6 to 5 opposed). The committee suspects this even split may exist throughout the rest of the membership. The Executive Committee should look for a compromise position to reconcile the split, if one is at all possible.
[if !supportLists]H) [endif]The graduation cutoff date for applicants should remain the December of the academic year a person�s membership is good. That is, applicants graduating in December of 2002 or later should be considered for the award.
[if !supportLists]I) [endif]The topics on the previous application should be changed and that members are allowed to offer suggestions. No more than two topics should be listed, and one topic may be sufficient.
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Topic 2: Positions in the HSA
[if !supportLists]A) [endif]The HSA can look to members to fill the positions that will be opened within committees and should have an organized process for deciding who should fill those positions.
[if !supportLists]B) [endif]There is sufficient interest in the possible open position in the HSA's Executive Committee. This interest may require a separate committee.
[if !supportLists]C) [endif]The previous year�s election results and how the tie was resolved should be remembered.
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Topic 3: Lectures
[if !supportLists]A) [endif]An announcement was made about the open position starting Fall 2003 in the Department of Classics in Modern Greek. Members and the club should look to find suitable applicants for the position and offer them an opportunity to present their publications to assist their application for the position.
[if !supportLists]B) [endif]The HSA invites its members to suggest topics for academic events, lectures and presentations, to be hosted by the HSA.