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CASA | Student Affairs Committee

CASA | Student Affairs Committee


OT students take action!

  • Academic technology is making a concerted effort to fix Wi-Fi deficits on campus.  Please note exact locations where you experience Wi-Fi problems and report them to your SAC representative: Sara Wykoff at
  • Help represent the Occupational Therapy Department by donating ornaments that represent OT for the CASA sponsored tree in Christmas in the Park


College update from CASA Interim Dean Hines:

*Acting Associate Dean, Dr. Pam Richardson gave an update on the behalf of Dean Hines.

  • Rededication of Yoshihiro Uchida Hall
    • Yoshihiro Uchida established the first judo team at SJSU, coached 1964 Olympic team, and continues to coach at SJSU at age 94!
  • International initiative
    • International experience requirements – study abroad will be required for ELM Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Journalism students, who are starting the program in FALL 2015.
    • Helen L. Stevens Faculty-Led Program Scholarships – (12) $500 scholarships for Summer 2015 study abroad classes.


Q&A with Associate Dean Greg Payne.

  • The New Health Center will feature medical care, counseling, sports medicine and physical therapy.
    • Did you know that counseling is free for students?
  • CASA is considering eliminating CASA computer labs.
  • Construction update:
    • Yoshihiro Uchida Hall: Complete
    • Spartan Complex: Fall 2015
    • Student Health and Counseling: Fall 2015
    • Student Union Phase 1: Complete
    • Student Union Phase 2: Fall 2015
    • Aquatic Facility: Planning stages
    • Addition to Campus Village: Planning stages


SAC announcements:

Upcoming Events

Rededication of Yoshihiro Uchida Hall, YUH Building on Campus

Friday, November 7, 3-5pm. More about the rededication



Use your Rep!

How can OT use CASA to the fullest?

  • Advocate for OT (Ex. Universal design in newly constructed buildings)
  • Have your campus concerns addressed (Ex. Elimination of computer labs around school)
  • Share events (Ex. Fundraisers!)
  • Connect with nine other CASA Departments and Schools:
    • Health Science & Recreation
    • Hospitality Management
    • Journalism & Mass Communication
    • Justice Studies
    • Kinesiology
    • Library & Information Science
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging
    • Social Work

**Contact your representative, Sara Wykoff via email at**


College of Applied Sciences and Arts

How much do you know about CASA?

  • CASA offers a variety of resources for Occupational Therapy students located in MacQuarrie hall.
  • Computer lab (MH Room 321) can be reserved for classes
  • Student Success Center (MH Room 332) is designed to be a “home away from home” and has the ever so coveted meeting rooms


Student Affairs Committee

The primary function of the committee is to advise the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts of any student problems or needs, to recommend policy or suggest courses of action, and to suggest improvements to the College.


Interested in representing the OT students at SAC for the 2015-2016 school year? 

Contact Sara Wykoff:

Advanced File Sharing Personal Use

Here is a guest post by Mitch Howell. Mitch is a freelance writer who covers a variety of topics on technology, programming, and computing.

To be clear, advanced file sharing options for individuals with only light emailing and downloading needs are probably not worth looking into. For most basic files, and for the average individual workload online, basic email tends to suffice. But if you find yourself needing a bit more support for large or complex files, advanced file sharing might be a good idea.

I do a lot of work on the Internet, and my file sharing load was getting large enough that I was convinced to look into Share File. Here’s what I’ve found so far:

    • I’m able to send large files with Share File fairly easily. My average email is not necessarily too large or complex for basic email, or for other popular services like YouSendIt or DropBox. But Share File works more quickly and easily.
    • Implementation is pretty easy. I was a bit concerned about making the transition, just because it seemed like a potential hassle. But the program and services are fairly simple to integrate.
    • The cloud is awesome. I looked into advanced file sharing options purely for the file sharing itself, but the cloud computing is worth the package. Being able to access my work from any device that can get online is a huge convenience boost.

It’s also worth mentioning that the services aren’t cheap. Share File specifically runs for $29.95/month for basic service, and $59.95 for the more capable professional package. But, free trials for these services are available, so if you think advanced file sharing and cloud computing could help you, a trial can’t hurt!