Original Charge A-0315, Knight Express Card Report: Review and comment on the Knight Express Card Committee Report.
The Knight Express Card Committee met from May of 2000 to May of 2001 and issued its final report to the University Senate on March 19, 2003 through the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Committee was tasked with examining a "student-sponsored initiative to extend the opportunities to use the Knight Express Card to off-campus locations/vendors."
The findings of the Knight Express Card Committee were to recommend that on-campus expansion for the use of Knight Express be prioritized over off-campus expansion, and that the issue of off-campus expansion be revisited once on-campus expansion is complete. The University Senate Student Affairs Committee (SAC) was charged with reviewing the report of the Knight Express Card Committee and issuing its own recommendations.
The Student Affairs Committee began its deliberations with the input of former Vice President for Student Services Emmet Dennis and Dean Marie Logue, both members of the original Knight Express Card Committee. This enabled the SAC to put the report into perspective and allowed members to gauge how else to seek input on the issue. It was determined that the SAC should ask Rutgers Division of Dining Services for an update on the on-campus expansion of Knight Express and an exploration of the barriers to off-campus expansion.
A presentation by Carolyn Knight-Cole, Associate Director of Business Affairs for Dining Services, enumerated the advances that have been made with extending Knight Express/RU Connection Card use to on-campus facilities. The following is a list of areas that have received Knight Express access:
The next phase of on-campus expansion of the Knight Express Card will be to laundry facilities, which is likely to be completed within one year. Use of Knight Express for copying services in the libraries and other student centers is also being examined. Added vending units capable of utilizing Knight Express will be in place in the near future.
Upon examining the original Knight Express Card Committee Report, and the update of on-campus Knight Express expansion, the SAC recommends that: