ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, March 07, 2013

 

  1. Bureaucratic Procedure
    1. Call to Order at 5:06pm by Andrea Gaspar
    2. Approval of Minutes
      1. First, Tarun Patel
      2. Second, Kleshie Baisie
    3. Approval of Agenda
      1. Motion to amend to move B48-07 first after legislations
        1. First, Tarun Patel
      2. Motion to amend to move B48-07 second after legislations
        1. First, Tarun Patel
      3. Motion to add Speaker Pro Temp choice under Judicial Board Applications
        1. First, Kleshie Baisie
        2. Second, Summer Ko
      4. Motion to put New Business before Old Business
        1. First, Summer Ko
        2. Summer Ko rescinds motion
      5. Motion to approve agenda
        1. First, Daisy Herrera-Duran
        2. Second, Vanessa Garcia
    4. Attendance ABSENT
    5. Guest List
  2. Public Comment
    1. Jason—SOAR Center Referendum
    2. Alex Flores—Supports SOAR Center
    3. Leila Riley—Disability Services Center; additional support will be needed in the future, including assisted technology as well as outreach services
    4. Evelyn—Support of SOAR Referendum; helps fund high school outreach program
    5. Bonnie—EVP Community Outreach; SOAR Center—nonjudgmental and supportive
    6. Isabel—community atmosphere within SOAR Center; encourages unity within campus
    7. Andy—SOAR Outreach Coordinator; Southeast Asian Student Association—SOAR helped fund high school outreach conference
    8. Katrina—Student Ambassador at SOAR
    9. Dale—Videographer for SOAR; ability to apply skills (Film and Media Studies) at SOAR
    10. Monica—Student Ambassador at SOAR; without SOAR would have a centralized experience; been able to increase networking and public speaking
  3. Old Business
    1. Thank You Card
      1. Belko Family—thank you card for donation
    2. Audit Update
    3. Motion to add SOAR Center Referendum Presentation after Section IV.A.i
      1. First, Kleshie Baisie
      2. Second, Arman Liwanag
  4. New Business
    1. Other
      1. Awareness and Solidarity with the Differently Abled Community
        1. Key issues:
          1. Cap on funding, recently increased by $100,000 (but still, there are issues within the cost of funding, spending, etc.)
          2. Cut costs and staff to provide max. amount of accommodations
          3. Understaffed
        2. Transportation
          1. Ring Road Rides only operate from 8am-5pm
          2. Not all forms of public transportation are wheelchair accessible
            1. DSC should provide a simplified packet of transit information
        3. UCI Housing
          1. Few housings have accessible rooms and restrooms
          2. Feels as though student must make first steps to ensure accommodations, but housing should contact students first hand
          3. Requesting and making accommodations takes a long time
          4. Housing community is unaware of accommodations
        4. Maneuverability of campus
          1. Ring Road pavement uneven
          2. Need for more signage about where ramps and elevators are located
          3. Push buttons not working in many buildings
          4. Cart services limited to hourly schedule
        5. Communications between Students and Faculty
          1. Possible solution: DSC Advisory Board made up of students, faculty, and DSC staff
        6. Additional issues
          1. Evacuation preparedness
          2. Involvement in organizing and publicizing Disabilities Awareness Week
          3. Involvement of the differently abled community in different aspects of student life
      2. SOAR Center Referendum Presentation
        1. Andrea—Student Ambassador
        2. Their Story
          1. Student-initiated outreach and retention centers
            1. Funded by student fees
            2. Students have a voice and role in the decision-making about funding and programming
        3. Mission:
          1. Supporting and enriching academic, personal, and social experience of students at UCI;
          2. Student-initiated
          3. Providing funding, advice, and support to undergraduate student organizations
        4. What is Outreach?
          1. Advising and supporting undergraduate student-initiated academic programs
        5. What is Retention
          1. Committing to help students survive and thrive at UCI
          2. Access to Information and Resources
          3. Academic, Financial, and Social Support
          4. Health and Wellness
          5. Leadership Development
            Future Planning
          6. Access to Education: Leaders, Advocates, and Activist
        6. Future of the SOAR Center—Referendum on Spring Quarter Ballot
    2. Legislations
      1. R48-40: Awareness and Solidarity with the Differently Abled Community
        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, Arman Liwanag
        3. Discussion: (note: make sure to have appropriate time to yield to the public)
          1. Ashleigh Richardson—push buttons?
            1. Natividad—push buttons to access door entrances
          2. Tarun Patel—bringing up issues with Vice Chancellor
          3. Kleshie Baisie—representative from Legislative Council for DSC
            1. Vanessa Garcia
          4. Ashleigh Richardson—legal implications for not following these standards
            1. Robert: technology coordinator for DSC
            2. Section 504—Legal Obligation for Publicly Funded Institutions
            3. Potential for lawsuit
          5.  
        4. Motion to extend discussion for three minutes with one minute speaking time
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Reza Zomorrodian
        5. Discussion:
          1. Summer Ko—really informative presentation and legislation
          2. Reza Zomorrodian—important topic brought forward; question regarding cap: does it allow the center to decide where to spend it?
            1. Robert: gets to determined where it goes, but depends on student
          3. Emily Larin—Disability Awareness Week: time?
            1. Week 2 of Fall Quarter
            2. Mandated by all UCs for October
        6. Motion to extend discussion for one minute with one minute speaking time
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Tarun Patel
        7. Discussion:
          1. Daisy Herrera-Duran—ASUCI collaboration with publicizing event and issues
          2. Andrea Gaspar—Ring Road rides publicity
            1. Running out of accommodations budget; no publicity
            2. 143% increase with no publicity
        8. Motion to extend discussion for two minutes with one minute speaking time
          1. First, Tarun Patel
          2. Second, Ashleigh Richardson
        9. Discussion:
          1. Traci Ishigo—problematic that students have to be proactive for themselves
          2. Andrea Gaspar—being more proactive; further discussion
          3. Kleshie Baisie—student note-taking coming from specific departments vs. more so the DSC; Thursday’s agenda
        10. Motion to close discussion
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Tarun Patel
        11. Motion to call to question
          1. First, Summer Ko
          2. Second, Arman Liwanag
          3. Summer Ko rescinds
        12. Motion to vote by acclamation
          1. First, Summer Ko
          2. Second, Arman Liwanag
          3. 15 representatives
            1. Kleshie Baisie
            2. Bond Nguyen
            3. Lillian Chiou
            4. Reza Zomorrodian
            5. Thomas Doan
            6. Daisy Herrera-Duran
            7. Summer Ko
            8. Arman Liwanag
            9. Vanessa Garcia
            10. Tarun Patel
            11. Ruhani Sandhu
            12. Shadi Jafari
            13. Ashleigh Richardson
            14. Emily Larin
            15. Hassan Mukhlis
      2. R48-38: Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR) Center Referendum Ballot Language
        1. Motion to pull to the floor
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Arman Liwanag
        2. Motion to discuss for ten minutes with one minute speaking time
          1. First, Kleshie Baisie
          2. Second, Vanessa Garcia
        3. Discussion:
          1. Kleshie Baisie—referendum is not officially endorsed; will only be done after this legislation is passed