UC votes on amendment might have say in election

By Vickie Snow

The Student Association might have more say in how students are elected to an important NIU group if an amendment to the University Council constitution is passed.

The council will decide Wednesday if the SA will appoint half the student members to the University Council, said UC Executive Secretary J. Carroll Moody.

The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center’s Sky room.

If approved, the motion will mean a “major change in the way students are elected to the council,” he said.

The other half of the student council members will be appointed by the College Student Advisory Committees, Moody said.

In the past, student members gained a seat on the council by each of the committees selecting one representative, Moody said. Then “those students named by the CSAC and the SA got together and elected other members based on recommendations from the CSAC,” he said.

The SA President, an automatic UC member, will ” appoint half the student members to the UC with the advice and consent of the SA” if the amendment passes, Moody said.

The amendment, first presented at March’s UC meeting, has not faced opposition so far, he said.

In other business, the SA Academic Affairs Committee will seek the UC’s approval to publish students’ teacher evaluations.