English Department Chair Pamela McDonough requested to use the Student Union for the department’s annual Professional Development Day to be held from noon. to 3 p.m. on Feb 5.
At the event, both full-time and part-time English Department faculty will have the opportunity to get to know one another and discuss their classes.
“It’s a good way for everyone from the department to get together, especially for the part-time faculty who don’t have office hours,” McDonough said at the meeting during her presentation.
Associated Student Government board members voted and decided to approve the use of the Student Union for the event during the first ASG meeting of the year.
The Student Union will not be closed off to students during the Friday event.
“It is our job as the ASG to make sure that the student body is represented and accommodated, as well as trying to work with the faculty and administration,” Sen. Greg Torres said during discussion. Sen. Torres was one of the four who voted against the full access use of the Student Union for the event.