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University of South Florida/Tampa (USF) - SG Advisor, 04-05
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Position: Advisor
Term of Office: Advisor, 04-05

#1 Do you really represent students?: 2-4 (voter turnout is 10-19%)
#1 Actual Score: 4
#1 Prove It: Enrollment: 41,000
Voter Percentage: 12%
#2 Do you survey your students?: 5-7 (you do surveys occasionally, but not scientifically)
#2 Actual Score: 6
#3 Are you organized, professional, and responsible?: 8-10 (team promptly returns calls, office is tops, never miss meetings)
#3 Actual Score: 10
#4 Do you network with your peers?: 8-10 (on several e-mail lists, statewide groups, attend SG conferences)
#4 Actual Score: 10
#5 Do you have a transition plan?: 5 (detailed plan, officers keep a journal, retreat offered, shadowing)
#5 Actual Score: 5
#6 Do you have strong governing documents?: 5 (Full-time non-student office mgr/advisor, exclusively SG, experienced)
#6 Actual Score: 5
#7 Are you willing to sacrifice?: 2-4 (some of team is committed, but no quorum, attendance inconsistent)
#7 Actual Score: 3
#8 Do you put your group above yourself?: 2-4 (most of group has a servant mentality, few involved for personal gain)
#8 Actual Score: 4
#9 Do you take your advisors advice?: 2-4 (SG advisor is fairly knowledgeable, you seek input)
#9 Actual Score: 4
#10 Do you have a signature SG program or service?: 7-10 (have a top program/project that every student knows SG for)
#10 Actual Score: 10
#11 Do you focus on winnable issues?: 7-10 (no more than 3 projects in progress to complete during term)
#11 Actual Score: 8
#12 Do you make serving fun?: 8-10 (you’re a pro when working, but have planned social time)
#12 Actual Score: 10
#13 Do you have vision?: 5 (SG takes on multi-year projects, preps successors)
#13 Actual Score: 5
#13 Prove It: Student Government Association (SGA)

Total Score Range: 81 to 95 (Respectable)
Total Score Actual: 84
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