ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I. Bureaucratic Procedure

  1. Call to Order at 5:08 pm

  2. Attendance

    1. absence

      1. Alex fung

      2. Negin Fatahi

      3. David Hollingsworth

      4. Oliver Dabalos

  3. Approval of Minutes

    1. motion to approve minutes Naaila Mohammed/ Matt Tsai

  4. Approval of Agenda

    1. motion to approve the agenda Adrenne Credo/ Matt Tsai

II. Public Comment

  1. Marium- asking if we could endorse amendment to allow senator vote

    1. we should allow the opportunity to vote

    2. they have a drafter amendment already

  2. Katie Lacari- she is here to record for New University

III. Old Business

IV. New Business

  1. R49-53 Seeking Endorsement from Legislative Council for Academic Senate Bylaw Amendment (20 min)

    1. Skyla Zhang- reads item R49-53

    2. motion to pull item R49-53 to floor for discussion with 1 min speaking time David Hollingsworth/ Adrenne Credo

    3. motion to make a friendly amendment to the paragraph before the last

      1. did you mean to put “of the floor at the committee meeting”?

      2. skyla- motion accepted

    4. Tony Tizcareno- when you brought this up what was the response

      1. Skyla- lots of reluctance

        1. separation of representation and voting power was talked about

        2. Marium- we still need to take the next steps and go to the other councils, we need to see if students will enjoy voting rights

        3. Skyla Zhang- this item will be brought before the chair cabinet as well, but this decision will be far later on

          1. somewhat overlooking graduate population, but also presented to their council

      2. Marium- emphasize how academic senate has been underutilized in these past years

        1. senators do have a positions in ASUCI and they are granted rights to sit in these councils

        2. we are currently facing lack of representation

      3. motion to close discussion maryam/ naaila

      4. motion to call to question Naaila Mohammed/ Tony Tizcareno

        1. yay- 9

        2. nay-0

        3. abstentions-0

        4. item R49-53 passes unanimously

  2. Retreat Discussion (10 min)

    1. motion to pull to floor David Hollingsworth/ Adrenne Credo

    2. Adrenne Credo- asked what preferences people had for catering of retreat

      1. thinking of having a closed meeting so we could bond

      2. Chipotle wins

      3. if you have games, bring them

      4. desserts are going to potluck style

      5. Khaleedah Sidney- are we allowed to have closed session?

        1. Melissa Gamble- yes we are with passed legislation

      6. motion to close discussion adrenne/ matt

  3. motion to add amendment to have Melissa talk about legislative council recruitments Matt Tsai/ Lauren Hineman

    1. Patrick Chen- we now have 6 applications

    2. Melissa Gamble- our campus-wide email never got sent

    3. Tony Tizcareno- we should extend deadline until next Tuesday

    4. Melissa Gamble- what ideas do you guys have for requirement

      1. have you seen about the RA’s pushing the word out and getting some Freshmen who have longevity

    5. Katie Lacari- you should get people to go out to the schools that we need seats in and have them make presentations

    6. Melissa Gamble- Patrick would you like to extend applications to next Thursdays

    7. Rame Bashir- maybe we should resend request for campus wide email with the EVP’s name

    8. Melissa Gamble- is it possible to ask specific school to send out emails

    9. Matt Tsai- should we push back the retreat to accommodate new members

      1. Adrenne Credo- we could push it back to week 8

    10. tony- just to clarify the applications will be due on Thursday

    11. Motion to close discussion Tony Tizcareno/ Matt Tsai

V.Executive Officer Report (10 min)

  1. Tony Tizcareno- on Saturday we have the low ropes retreat at the ARC

    1. more updates on Thursday

  2. Skyla Zhang- we have upcoming Obama Care debate

    1. strongly recommend that reps from schools that have faculty present to attend

      1. for those who want to go to medical school it is important to know about these things

  3. Melissa Gamble- we have an event tomorrow called Down to Fund

    1. next friday we are having a national teach in

    2. we are in the process of doing mid-year allocations

      1. we are looking for money in other offices

VI. Committees (35 min)

  • motion to have committee breakouts for 10 mins Matt Tsai/ Tony Tizcareno

  1. All

  2. Public info

  3. Rules

  4. Advocacy

VII. School Breakouts (35 min)

  • motion to have school breakouts for five mins Tony Tizcareno/ David Hollingsworth

VIII. Announcements

  1. The Muslim Student Union is having its Muslim awareness month events

    1. event on Thursday is “Black Muslim Experience”

    2. also a one woman play

    3. Week 6 we are giving away free cupcakes

  2. Tomorrow MECHA is selling hot dogs

  3. GUSH is doing a fundraiser where you can buy a GUSH mug with treats to give to Professors  

  4. Come to the DTF event tomorrow in HH143

IX. Next Meeting

X. Adjournment of Meeting

  1. motion to adjourn meeting Adrenne Credo/ Matt Tsai at 6:12 pm