ASUU Senator Survey

1.Are student fees too high?2.What is the biggest issue facing your constituency?

Bryce PetersonScience1. No. When students are aware of what their fees pay for, they realize the incredible bargain they are receiving.2. The most frequent complaint I hear from students of my college is an inability to understand TAs who speak English as a second language. However, I would not suggest that that is the single biggest “issue” facing the college.

Brian KendellArchitecture and Planning1. Yes, there are many organizations that are funded by ASUU that receive more money than they should, such as the Presenter’s Office. This is a commuter campus and though I applaud the efforts of the office in trying to change that, the fact remains and we are allocating too much money to their effort.2. Currently, there is a lot of talk about “studio culture” -the current method in which architecture is taught in U.S. schools. The college is investigating alternatives and proposals for changes to the studios.

Natanya MillerEducation1. No. We are a very student-orientated campus, and it is your choice as a student to decide if you want to have a choice in what happens. Our fees are not that high at all. I have friends that go to other places that pay tons more than we do. 2. Honestly, I do not know. Maybe lack of knowledge of what is available, as well as a dean/administration that is not as student-friendly/student-orientated as it could be. This does not have any one answer.

Brandon LeeSocial and Behavioral Science1. It depends. If one student attends any activity on campus, more than likely they have received their share of the money they have spent. Much of the money goes to things such as electricity, building repairs, textbooks and other essentials that the Utah State Legislature should, but doesn’t pay for. If a student doesn’t, then that student has wasted $20. Not that much money.2. Job availability and attractiveness after graduation. Liberal arts degrees mean less than they used to. Thus, the competition for those select jobs is increasingly harder.

Jessica WempenMines and Earth Science1. Yes.2. Size-we’re a small college. Size is our greatest strength and our biggest weakness.

Ryan YoshidaEngineeringDid not respond to survey.

Matt JensenFine ArtsDid not respond to survey.

Tiffany LoganUniversity1. Fees too high? No. Books? Yes.2. I wish students were more aware of what the Senate can do for them.

Branden RosenhanMedicine1. Graduate students got stuck with a huge tuition increase, which was unfair. 2. No Comment.

Whitney RanesBusiness1. Students fees are not too high. What people don’t understand is the U is actually a reasonably priced university. 2. The biggest issue facing my constituency is that we need to have business students more involved in clubs and other areas.

Suzanne HarringtonNursingDid not respond to survey.

Cam AuPharmacyDid not respond to survey.

Margaret BurnhamSocial Work1. Not if students use the services that are paid for with the fees. 2. Allocating money in the most efficient and fair manner.

Daniel KunzLaw1. I feel that student fees are comparable to the U’s peer institutions. However, I would like to see more student oversight of these “student” fees.2. Student-loan debt is a huge issue for professional students. With constantly increasing vtuition costs and a slow job market, the burden of student-loan debt can be very worrisome.

Angela VelezHealthDid not respond to survey.

Danielle FowlesHumanitiesDid not respond to survey.