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GSA Event: 04.25.2011 – 05.02.2011 Graduate Student Appreciation Week

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Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2011

Graduate Student Assembly is hosting the bi-annual Graduate Student Appreciation Week in collaboration with Spring Enrichment and Engagement Days. Each GSAW event UMB graduate students with valid ID attend will make them eligible for prizes like the Apple iPad2, personalized business card packages, and other cool prizes. Most events have free food and/or prizes. Join in on the festivities and fun!
Flyer for Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2011
For a text version of the flyer with more details, check out the link at the top of this page
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GSA Budget Pie Chart

GSA Budget for 2010 – 2011 Academic Year

A graphical representation of the GSA Budget

This is the GSA Budget for the 2010 – 2011 academic year. The total budget for this year is $136,500. Grants, prizes, and programming make up a substantial portion of the budget, which is managed by the treasurer of the GSA. If you have specific questions about how the GSA manages its budget, we encourage you to send us an email or meet with us during office hours.

What Grad Students Think

What Issues Concern Graduate Students at UMB?

Here are some of the things we learned about us in our recent survey!

About 90% of grad students have heard of the GSA, but 73% have never attended a GSA event!

Most grad students want to see the GSA offer grants for research and conferences. Grads also want to see the GSA fund speaker events, job fairs, resume workshops, social gatherings, and community events.

Grad students are highly concerned about the high cost of tuition/fees, parking, and the T. Furthermore, grads would like to see improved facilities, a greener campus, more money for grad assistants, and better food!

About 60% of grad students are troubled that the the GSA cannot amend its Constitution without the administration’s approval.

About 57% of grad students think that grad students, and not the University, should be able to decide how much of their fees go toward the GSA’s budget.

Here is a very brief sampling of some of the very helpful comments we received:

“Send representatives to classes so people can get a true feel for what GSA is about.”

“I think you could attract more interest if you had a greater online presence. ”

“Come to department meetings for new students.”

“Make graduate students aware of what the GSA does for them.”

“Provide more opportunities to involve graduate students in student governance, including a greater level of transparency in the operation and roles of the GSA.”

“Give a mini presentation or send around a representative to each new incoming class to the various graduate schools.”

“Have a GSA member at any graduate orientations that are held.”

“The GSA needs to work more with the other clubs on campus.”

“Host more social events!”