The Commission on Student Affairs wish to say thank you for not only listening to our concerns as members of the Virginia Tech community, but also responding with policy changes, which address most, if not all, of the issues we have raised over the last few years.
Please know it was unanimously voted by the CSA to draft this letter of recognition to you and your staff for considering and implementing changes pertaining to the online commenting system. We wish to applaud the time taken by each of you to consider the many perspectives of this issue and believe these adjustments more appropriately correspond to the Virginia Tech Principles of Community and our university motto “Ut
Although the online commenting system was of greatest concern to our body, we are also very pleased to learn of additional changes including: the new process of handling comments, the decision to eliminate the “burying” of comments, explanations of the Collegiate Times’ standards, future goals for the commenting section, and the commitment of two additional staff members to the moderating
Please note that the Chair of our Collegiate Times Sub-Committee, Michelle McLeese, has been working diligently to create, administer, and analyze the data from a general readership survey (of the CT) that was taken by a random sample of graduate and undergraduate students here at Virginia
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the chair, Mr. Sandy Bass, or any member on the CSA. Thank you for your courageous leadership with regard to this issue; we wish you the best of luck in all of your future
Sandy Bass on behalf of the Commission on Student Affairs