[URBANTH-L]Refunds (new issue)
J. Shawn Landres
shawn at landres.com
Mon Nov 1 13:50:04 EST 2004
Apparently the EB is going to take up the question of refunds next week
and is asking sections to weigh in.
My two cents:
I hope that SUNTA will encourage the EB to provide refunds to _anyone_
(regardless of income or status) who requests one. In my view that's
the only morally and legally sustainable option.
Also, the special hardship fund should not be spent on registration
refunds, but only for people who had non-refundable pre-paid
travel/lodging arrangements. It should be administered solely on an
income-dependent basis (there are contingent faculty who make less than
fully-funded graduate students) and eligibility for funds there should
_not_ depend on whether the person is going to Atlanta.
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