ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

 

  1. Bureaucratic Procedure
    1. Call to Order at 5:08 by Neil Bautista
    2. Approval of Minutes
      1. First, Summer Ko
      2. Second, Kleshie Baisie
    3. Approval of Agenda
      1. Add R48-23: Appointment of the Office of the Executive Vice President
        1. First, Kleshie Baisie
        2. Second, Tarun
      2. First, Tarun Patel
      3. Second, Vanessa Garcia
    4. Attendance (absent)
      1. Andrea Gaspar
      2. Lillian Chiou
      3. Reza Zomorrodian
      4. Ashleigh Richardson
      5. Joseph Park
    5. Guest List
  2. Public Comment
  3. Old Business
    1. Commissioner Legislations—Need Academic, OP
  4. New Business
    1. Other
      1. Nancy—ASML
      2. Public Info—Retreat Update
        1. Kleshie Baisie:
          1. Itinerary
          2. Location: Newport Coast Villas
          3. February 15-February 17
            1. Friday: 6pm to 10pm at UCI
            2. Friday to Sunday morning at Newport Coast Villas
      3. Application Update/Timeline
        1. 39 applications
        2. All schools have applicants
        3. Interview times being set up; interviews done by next Thursday
        4. Advocacy to do the interviews
      4. Goal Presentation—Goal, What Worked, What Didn’t, Improvement
        1. Finance
          1. Summer Ko, Tarun Patel
          2. Holes in the budget—transparency needed for student fees
          3. Tarun Patel: Going over the entire budget
            1. Wants less referendums to be put through; finding other means of funding
            2. Personal goal: legislation on divesting from fossil fuels
          4. Summer Ko:
            1. More diligent with the transparency of funds
            2. Personal goal: SOAR referendum and getting it passed
          5. Hassan Mukhlis:
            1. Establishing transparency
            2. Personal goal: Ethnic studies—forum on what these subjects do
        2. Public Info
          1. Kleshie Baisie and Vanessa Garcia and Arman Liwanag
          2. Current projects:
            1. Winter retreat—secured space
            2. Advertising the applications—great application turnout
            3. Folders for schools and committees—better transitioning for new members
            4. Publicizing every Monday night
          3. Kleshie Baisie
            1. Personal goal: BioWeek with Bio Representatives
            2. Being more active with writing legislation; not just seconding
          4. Arman Liwanag
            1. Personal goals: SOAR referendum; E-Tech advisory committee (possible Town Hall Forum
          5. Vanessa Garcia
            1. Personal goals: Knowing the rules of Leg Council
        3. Advocacy
          1. Shadi Jafari and Bond Nguyen
          2. Current Projects:
            1. SOAR referendum—publicizing
            2. Parking
          3. Improvements:
            1. Setting solid dates and meetings;
          4. Shadi Jafari
            1. Personal Goal:
              1. Humanities Student Council constitution
              2. Have deans look over constitution
              3. Working with Hassan—adding Middle Eastern as an option on UC Application
          5. Bond Nguyen
            1. Dinner with the Dean event
            2. BioWeek with Kleshie Baisie
            3. Anteater Express referendum
            4. Create another ad-hoc committee
        4. Rules
          1. Thomas Doan, Daisy Herrera-Duran, Emily Larin, Ruhani Sandhu
          2. Current Projects:
            1. Attendance—missing more than 4 meetings
            2. Intern Program—Daisy Herrera-Duran
            3. Bringing applicants in for interviews next week
          3. Daisy Herrera-Duran
            1. Personal Goals: Workers on Campus; students engaging with workers
          4. Emily Larin
            1. Personal Goals: Chicano Studies—find ways to improve classes and develop curriculum to get more students involved
          5. Thomas Doan:
            1. Personal Goals: Familiarizing self with Leg Council
            2. Get at least 5 people to come to meetings; maybe 1
          6. Ruhani Sandhu:
            1. Personal Goals: Collaboration with PharmSci, Public Health and Nursing
              1. Event with Counselors
            2. Public Health—difficulties with getting into classes; getting more faculty
        5. Leg Council—as a whole
          1. Mark Deppe—get ballot language for SOAR referendum done
          2. Kleshie Baisie—taking the opportunities resources present
          3. Neil Bautista—looking at old legislations
      5. TGIF By-Law Discussion
        1. Motion to open discussion for 15 minutes
          1. First, Tarun Patel
          2. Second, Summer Ko
        2. Motion to have open discussion
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Tarun Patel
        3. Kleshie Baisie:
          1. Amount of members changed; removing redundant line
          2. Appointments of grant making committee
        4. Tarun Patel:
          1. Tiers of Commissioners
        5. Motion to close discussion:
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Hassan Mukhlis
    2. Legislations
      1. R48-34: Student Services Commissioner Appointments
        1. Motion to pull to the floor
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Vanessa Garcia
        2. Motion to open discussion for five minutes with one minute speaking time
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Shadi Jafari
        3. Discussion:
          1. Kleshie Baisie—adding “pending the audit process”
            1. Friendly Amendment accepted by Jessica Phan
        4. Motion to close discussion
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Tarun Patel
        5. Motion to vote by acclamation
          1. First, Tarun Patel
          2. Second, Hassan Mukhlis
          3. Ten people.
      2. R48-35: Appointment of Admin Affairs Commissioners
        1. Motion to pull to the floor
          1. First, Tarun Patel
          2. Second, Kleshie Baisie
        2. Motion to open discussion for five minutes with one minute speaking time
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Tarun Patel
        3. Discussion:
          1. Kleshie Baisie
            1. Friendly amendment: adding clause “pending audit”
            2. Legal clinic
          2. Lena Hu
            1. Commissioner coming in to speak to council about his work
          3. Tarun Patel
            1. Who appoints sustainability commisoner?
              1. Lena Hu—VP of Admin Affairs
            2. Have the TGIF commissioners been approved?
              1. Yes
          4. Vanessa Garcia
            1. Removing ROAR commissioner
        4. Motion to close discussion
          1. First, Tarun Patel
          2. Second, Vanessa Garcia
        5. Motion to vote by acclamation
          1. First, Tarun Patel
          2. Second, Daisy Herrera-Duran
          3. Ten people
      3. R48-23: Appointment of the Office of the Executive Vice President
        1. Motion to table until Thursday
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Tarun Patel