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FAC slate faces nine cuts for fall

April 24, 2014

The Truman State Student Government approved the Funds Allotment Council’s slate for the fall 2014 semester during their meeting April 13.
The FAC slate will fund many student organizations and club teams on campus. Senior Caroline Hamera, FAC Publicity Representative, said it can be difficult to divide up the allotted funds because everyone on the council differs in their opinions for who they would like to see receive funds. […]

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Plus-minus grading system changes progress

April 3, 2014

The Undergraduate Council passed a resolution proposing the implementation of a plus/minus grading system at Truman State, while Student Government has passed a resolution opposing it.
Statistics professor Jason Shaw, Student Government Faculty Adviser, wrote and proposed the resolution. Shaw said his main motivation for the proposal of the plus/minus grading system is to provide an all-around assessment of students. He said Truman is known for its good assessment of students, programs and data. He said it’s baffling to him that that’s what Truman is known for but Truman has to lump students into five categories.
Shaw said his entire academic background has been at schools using a plus/minus grading system, so when he came to work at Truman and only had five possible letter grades to assess students, he was irritated. […]

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Student Senate gathers student surveys

March 27, 2014

Truman State’s Student Senate sent a survey to students March 19 regarding current issues up for debate in the Senate and the Board of Governors. The survey consisted of questions about specific issues followed by […]