ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, April 08, 2014


I. Bureaucratic Procedure

  1. Call to order at 5:05pm

  2. Attendance

    1. Naaila Mohammed (arrived late)

    2. Rame Bashir

    3. Oliver Dabalous

  3. Approval of Minutes

    1. motion to approve Matt/ Alex

  4. Approval of Agenda

    1. motion to approve Negin/ Matt

    2. motion to open discussion for fifteen mins with 1 min speaking time Alex Fung/ Matt Tsai

    3. Khaleedah Sidney- environmental law society came to speak with us

      1. wanted to host an event

      2. wanted ASUCI to support this

    4. motion to call to question Matt Tsai / Adrienne Credo

      1. 12

      2. 0

      3. 0

      4. motion passes

II. Public Comment

III. Old Business

IV. New Business

  1. R49-83 ASUCI Supports Fossil Fuels Divestment Event (15 min)

    1. motion to pull to the floor Matt Tsai/ Adrienne Credo

    2. Patrick Chen reads legislation

  2. R49-84 Bus Love Initiative Board Member Appointment (15 min)  

    1. motion to pull the floor Matt Tsai / Adrienne Credo

    2. Negar Fatahi reads item R49-84

    3. motion to open discussion for 15 min with 1 min speaking time Alex Fung/ Matt Tsai

      1. Tony Tizcareno- I think it is important to have a member on the bus love board

        1. will be every wednesday in ASUCI conference room

      2. motion to end discussion Matt Tsai / Adrienne Credo

      3. motion to call to question Matt Tsai / Adrienne Credo

        1. 11

        2. 0

        3. 1

        4. R49-84 passes

  3. Discussion on Campus DAy (30 min)

    1. motion to open discussion for 15 mins with 2 min speaking time Tony Tizcareno/ Matt Tsai

    2. Tony TIzcareno- we will be having regents and President Napolitano coming to campus and expressing what we want from a new chancellor

      1. talk about student voice, how situations are handled when students choose to express freedom of speech, campus climate issues, addressing growth of university, how will we handle having too many students

    3. Patrick Chen- we have a list of people who will be in this meeting

    4. Lauren Kerner- you should find someone who represents the values of UCI

      1. fun is very important

      2. respect is also important, especially when respecting conflicting opinions

    5. Patrick Chen- we should have someone who is constantly interacting with students

    6. Skyla Zhang- these six values were set by chancellor drake, but we should find someone who can add to this

    7. Alvin- we are concerned that the new chancellor will not have the appreciation for SOAR

    8. Lauren Kerner- we should make a checklist and try to find someone who matches nicely with our values

    9. Negin Fatahi- we should have transparency and make sure the chancellor is accessible to us

    10. Tony Tizcareno- reaffirmation of ethnic and gender studies

      1. we have seen cuts in the school of humanities

      2. we want to see a chancellor who understand the importance of those

    11. Khaleedah Sidney- we want someone who will use the position to voice our concerns

    12. Alex Fung- I would encourage speaking with constituents to get criteria and then reconvene

  4. Discussion on Council Member Absences (20 min)

    1. Lauren Hineman- there are a few council members that went past their allouded absences

      1. one has resigned and the other is in the process

      2. we want you to attend, and if you're not going to be here then let us know in advance

    2. Khaleedah Sidney- could you outline the consequences of absences

      1. Melissa Gamble- if people missed that man in the past it would lead to legislation being written and the member being interviewed y

    3. motion to close discussion Lauren Hineman/ Adrienne Credo

V. Executive Officer Report

  1. Skyla Zhang- we are working with chair for women’s initiative

    1. collaborating for a speaker series- Miss Wheelchair America 2013

    2. AMP is doing great with new mentor training

    3. Her and Khaleedah will be working together for humanities week

  2. Tony Tizcareno- Bus Love Board will begin to meet this week

    1. there is a lot of money being discussed and this board gets to decide

    2. currently ASUCI elections are happening up until week 3

    3. we will be having a new event with old execs and current execs

    4. vendor fair- will be week 4 and there will be ASUCI banquet, traditionally everyone in ASUCI will go to dinner and new execs will get sworn in

  3. Melissa Gamble- we just got back from the student lobby conference

    1. AV12-10 undocumented student loan

      1. some controversy around this

      2. provides undocumented students with student loan

      3. some undocumented student would not be able to work after school due to issues with student loans

  4. Dom Doan- Wazygoose is this saturday

VI. Committees

  • motion to have committee breakouts for 10 mins Matt Tsai/ Adrienne Credo

  1. All

  2. Public Info

  3. Rules

  4. Advocacy

  5. Finance

VII. School Breakouts

  • motion to breakouts for 10 mins Adrienne Credo/ Matt Tsai

VIII. Announcements

  • Khaleedah- Thursday during Legislative Council theres an environmental film

IX. Next Meeting

X. Adjournment of Meeting at 5:56 pm Adrienne Credo/ Lauren Hineman