ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I.             Bureaucratic Procedure

a.       Call to Order at 5:04 PM by Andrea Gaspar

b.      Approval of Minutes

                                                               i.      First, Shaudi.

                                                             ii.      Second, Arman.

c.       Approval of Agenda

                                                               i.      First, Daisy Hererra.

                                                             ii.      Second, Emily Larin.

d.      Attendance - Absent

                                                               i.      Summer Ko

                                                             ii.      Raymond Delacruz, late.

                                                           iii.      Kylie Baranowski

                                                           iv.      Hassan Mukhlis, late.

e.       Guest List

                                                               i.      Julian Martinez, UCSA Field Organizer

1.      3 UCSA Campaigns

a.       Fund the UC—prevention of tuition spikes

b.      Perform

c.       UCOP Tax—Office of President Gets Percentage of Campus Money

II.          Public Comment

III.       Old Business

IV.        New Business

a.      Ben Pan SPFB

                                                               i.      Funding Board where clubs can apply to receive funding for their projects and events.

                                                             ii.      New rubric with guidelines on how interviews for people who want to receive funding will be evaluated.

                                                           iii.      Tracy Ishigo—events that would be held on campus should receive a higher chance of receiving funding; may raise the maximum score for event location from 1 point to 2 points.

                                                           iv.      The rubric will be accessible for others to have.

                                                             v.      It is possible for clubs to receive funding for annual events—they just have to go through the same process each year.

                                                           vi.      Rubric clarifies on why they do/don’t receive funding.

                                                         vii.      Orientation for SPFB held on October 17, 2012.

b.     GUSH Presentation (Melissa)

                                                               i.      Melissa, President of GUSH—Government of Undergraduate Student Housing.

                                                             ii.      UC Irvine is part of the National Association of College and University Residential Halls (ACURH); more specifically the Pacific ACURH.

                                                           iii.      3 COMMITTEES

1.      Philanthropy

2.      Marketing

3.      Campus Partners

a.       Connect with other UCI Organizations, such as transportation.

                                                           iv.      PACURH Conference, November 9-11 at San Jose State University

1.      Good for networking and learning about what other campuses are doing.

                                                             v.      Current projects

1.      Printer Ink Recycling

2.      Partnering with ASUCI EVP Office and Voter Registration

                                                           vi.      SIDE NOTES –

1.      ACC is a private company, and not a part of GUSH

2.      Housing Budget—All funding for GUSH is provided through fundraisers.

3.      Tracy Ishigo—recommended GUSH meet with graduate housing.

4.      Andrea Gaspar—asks how Leg Council can help GUSH; through taking updates directly to residents.

c.      Student Advocate General Position and Bylaws

                                                               i.      Nicole Bastos—needs to appoint Student Advocate General

                                                             ii.      Let people know they need to apply.

                                                           iii.      ISSUE—Bylaws state that the Student Advocate General should be appointed Spring Quarter. However, no student was appointed 2012.

1.      Section 17—Judicial Board; Subsection A; 1. ASUCI Hiring Policy

                                                           iv.      SOLUTION—Either:

1.      Change the Bylaws to appoint Student Advocate General fall quarters from this fall on or…

2.      Change the Bylaws to appoint Student Advocate General for the Fall Quarter of 2012, and then back to Spring Quarter for 2013.

                                                             v.      Reza—Recommends to accept applications, have the cabinet sort through applications, permanently change them to fall or temporarily change them to fall.

                                                           vi.      Decision—Suspend once, indicate that after the position is filled, it goes back to Spring, with timeline.

d.     Leg Council Housekeeping and Reminders

                                                               i.      Open House—Tuesday, October 23rd; Subway will be provided.

                                                             ii.      $87 will be spent on the event; Raymond Delacruz to write a bill to take money out of Leg. Council funds.

                                                           iii.      Document: Biography and Office Hours

1.      Notify Nicole Hisatomi if anything needs to change.

                                                           iv.      INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

1.      Interns for Leg Council

2.      Raymond Delacruz—don’t know how previous Leg Council conducted interns.

3.      Reza—Slow Leg Council right now; what would the interns be doing?


a.       Second, Kleshie Baisie.


a.       K. Baisie—interns will be able to see how Leg Council works.

b.      N. Hisatomi—Advisors/mentors for ASUCI Leadership.

c.       Emily Larin—good to transfer people well.

6.      Things figured out—

a.       Terms; quarter versus year—

                                                                                                                                       i.      majority vote in favor of quarter.

b.      How many interns?

                                                                                                                                       i.      3 votes toward number of persons set as a whole.

                                                                                                                                     ii.      17 votes toward number of persons in relation to school’s decision.

7.      Things to be determined in committee—

a.       How to interview

b.      Application

c.       Responsibilities

d.      Expectations

e.       Intern Learning Objective

V.           Committee Breakouts

VI.        Committee Reports

a.       Advocacy Committee—Bond Nguyen

                                                               i.      By school selection

                                                             ii.      Each school determines what they need

b.      Public Info—Kleshie Baisie

                                                               i.      Schools narrow down applications in the first round, to weed out “weaker” applications.

                                                             ii.      Leg Council responsible for second round.

                                                           iii.      Responsibilities will include:

1.      One-on-one meetings with Council Reps

2.      Attending only a fraction of a meeting—versus attending all.

3.      Assisting events

                                                           iv.      Visions and Expectations

1.      Retreat

                                                             v.      Rubric system with interviewing

                                                           vi.      Want them to learn how Leg Council and the campus works

c.       Finance

                                                               i.      Applications strictly by schools

                                                             ii.      Want them to grow as a person

d.      Rules

                                                               i.      Different applications by different schools

                                                             ii.      Attend meetings

                                                           iii.      Office hours with Leg Council reps

                                                           iv.      Learn how Leg Council works

e.      SUMMARY

                                                               i.      Terms per quarter

                                                             ii.      How many will be determined by each school

                                                           iii.      Must attend a fraction of all meetings

                                                           iv.      Will learn how to work with staff, leadership skills, etc.

VII.     School Reports

a.       Kleshie Baisie—Biological Sciences

                                                               i.      Applications: BSE Board sorting through them