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Received Event Title Requested Approved Status
08/11/14 Partial funding for a part time career adviser

Proposal Details

Date Received
2014-08-11 14:07:06
Organization
Advising and Career Development
Contact Name
Jane Emery
Contact Email
jle3@psu.edu
Event Title
Advising and Career Development
Event Date
2014/2015 academic year
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$8,680
Total Event Cost
$12,600
Details
SAF funds would provide an additional 12 hours per week of career services for our students, from 8 hours to 20 hours per our part time career adviser. These services would be provided throughout the entire academic year and readily accessible to all students.
This position is a Master's level professional who counsels students on exploration and choice of major and career plans and goals, helping students make the connection between major and career. This part time career adviser will also assist with programming and career events for students.
Itemized Request
$17.50 per hour wage payroll for 20 hours per week for 36 weeks, fall and spring semesters = $12,600
Itemized Matching Funds
$3,920 from ACD budget
Open to all Campus?
Career services for students are advertised to all students starting at New Student Orientation and throughout the student's educational experience via the student listserv, Facebook, Twitter and print.
# of Students Benefit
All students, 1200 +
Enhance PSY
Just as the campus counselor/psychologist, this is not so much a community service, but is a service that is essential for our students. No campus is
complete without such services.
Student persistence may be greater if students are able to see the relation between their academic experience and their intended career goals.
Career services for students is a much valued factor when students and families are considering choice of college.
Professionals from the community are involved with a variety of our career service activities which positively impacts the visibility and reputation of our campus.
Desired Outcomes
Through interactions with a career adviser, students will be guided to make well-informed educational plans and create the most meaningful educations for themselves. Systematic decision making tools, accurate and timely information, individual attention and referrals when appropriate will be provided. Students will be encouraged to meet their academic potentials through educational planning, as well as through experiences such as internships, job shadowing and information interviews. Workshops offered by the career adviser will include topics such as career planning, self assessment and job search.
Comments
SAF funds are consistently approved and used to pay the campus counselor/psychologist and this request is of the same nature.
Per the SAF handbook, pages 13 - 14:
"Some areas eligible for enhancement are: Recreational athletics, Career services, Childcare services, Health services, Personal counseling, and Student activities."

Thank you.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$8,680 Open
08/04/14 Mandated Reproter Training

Proposal Details

Date Received
2014-08-04 16:12:00
Organization
None
Contact Name
Sukhdeep Gill
Contact Email
sgill@psu.edu
Event Title
None
Event Date
11/3/2014
Beginning Time
5:45 p.m.
Time Ending
8:45 p.m.
Amount Requested
$120
Total Event Cost
$370
Details
The purpose is to offer mandated Reporter Training Workshop to all students at the campus. This training is a requirement for HDFS 301 students but it is set up for a maximum of 50 students. I would like to open up this opportunity for any students, staff, or faculty who'd like to be certified.
Itemized Request
Pizza $100
Soda: $20
Itemized Matching Funds
Training fee: $250 (paid through unit funds)
Open to all Campus?
I will advertise this event through campus calendar, emails, and posters.50
# of Students Benefit
50
Enhance PSY
Mandated Reporter Training is an integral part of enhancing our students' professional skills. It is required by all community agencies in human services fields and is desirable in all the fields in which students are likely to come in contact with minors. Given that many of our students work in these agencies, being a certified reporter is a huge asset. Such opportunities enhance the prestige of our students and our campus within the larger community, and, therefore, contribute to student retention and advancement. Our students are preferred in the job market because of these type of opportunities that are available to them at Penn State York.
Desired Outcomes
Pl see above
Comments
If fewer than 50 students attend the training, reduced funds will work. If not, it will not be a great idea to be able to offer refreshments only to a partial group of students.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$120 Open
06/18/14 Teaching International Film Series: Brazil

Proposal Details

Date Received
2014-06-18 11:41:29
Organization
Teaching International
Contact Name
Kristin Lynn Cole
Contact Email
klc31@psu.edu
Event Title
Teaching International
Event Date
Various dates; TBD
Beginning Time
Time Ending
Amount Requested
$1370.00
Total Event Cost
$1370.00
Details
The purpose of this film series is to bring another aspect of Brazil, TI's chosen country, to the campus. The TI committee has agreed that it would be a worthy addition to what we already have planned for the academic year. The actual times and dates are not set in stone, but we discussed film showings on Fridays (and we would work with Dan Puccio to ensure no conflicts). We also have not settled on location, though we will likely reserve the the room in PAC that has tiered seating.
Itemized Request
We are requesting the funds to show four Brazilian films, which includes buying two DVDs. The cost of each film has been provided by Dan Puccio and include estimated shipping; I have taken the cost of the DVDs from Amazon.com, minus discounts in case we cannot get them (I imagine we would purchase them via the library).

$440 City of God (Cidade de Deus), 2002
$250 Central Station (Central do Brasil), 1998
$25 Central Station DVD
$425 Behind the Sun (Abril Despedecado), 1981
$200 Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro), 1959
$30 Black Orpheus DVD

$1370 TOTAL
Itemized Matching Funds
None. Diversity Committee's budget for next year does not include this film series; we are supporting TI in other ways, including providing drinks and food at each film showing.
Open to all Campus?
*Poster to advertise series in prominent location in Student Center
*Stall Seat Journal
*Flyers
*Announcements at Senate meetings
*Announcements at SGA meetings
*E-mails to faculty and staff

I would also like to get this series advertised locally so that community members could join us; I will talk to Barb Dennis about it.
# of Students Benefit
As many as attend! Film is one of the easiest and most fun entrees into a people's culture, so I expect this series to be successful.
Enhance PSY
Specifically, this film series will make a critical contribution to the campus commitment to diversity education, not least in diversifying TI's programming for the academic year. Because this will be a series, students will have multiple opportunities to see a film; even if they see only one film in the series, we will have succeeded in exposing them to Brazilian culture.

I have taken great care in the selection of these films: City of God is a gritty, urban film based on real history and people that was nominated for 4 Oscars; Central Station is also urban, but tackles the issues of poverty, illiteracy, and family and was nominated for 2 Oscars; Behind the Sun is set in 1910's Brazil and deals with family commitments and conflicts; Black Orpheus is a retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth set in Carnaval in Rio and won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

The timelessness and variety of these themes will appeal to our campus community and enhance our understanding of Brazil.
Desired Outcomes
I would say that the main contribution of this film series is to make the campus a wonderful place to be, much like an art showing or an event in the Pullo Center. Faculty will have the opportunity to offer students assignments or extra credit of course, but that's not the main purpose of this series. Rather, we aim to offer a unique, edifying, and exciting means of learning about Brazil, its culture and people, through the art of its cinema. And as I stated above, even seeing one film will achieve this goal, and the campus will have four opportunities.

Comments
We will absolutely include an assessment of each film as part of the showing, to see what the community has to say. It will include some optional narrative questions to gauge learning and interest along with easy-to-answer items.
Accept Partial Funding?
Yes

SAF Committee Decision

Notes
Update - the author of this proposal has requested that this proposal be reconsidered in the fall, so that the proposal can be presented at an SAF meeting in front of the board. As such, it has been re-opened.

8.19.14

I'm not sure about the international movies, I mean I support it, but I do not feel that we need that many movies.

I don't like how the Brazilian movies cost that much. $1370 is a very large amount to be used for a couple movies. Does Penn State have any other Brazilian movies we can use in our catalog?

Is there a cheaper alternative to buying these films on DVD (like Netflix or another such digital service). Also, I looked up the prices on Amazon myself, and the movies do not appear to be as expensive, but perhaps that does not include rights to view it as a group. The movie City of God was like $10 if I am not mistaken.

It’s a lot of money for something that I don’t think will have a very widespread appeal. I might be wrong but that is just my gut.

I believe that there could be more creative ways in teaching about another
culture than watching a film.

I do not believe the benefit of four films is proportional to the cost.

Approve - 2
Deny - 4
Abstain - 0
Status
Open
Amount Approved
$
$1370.00 Open