ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

 

  • Called to Order by Fung at 5:05
  • Attendance
    • Councilmember Vergara arrives late at 5:14 Councilmember Olvera arrives late at 5:38
  • Approval of Minutes
    • Approved
  • Approval of Agenda
    • Barnoy: Motion to move R51-24 to New Business Second: Carlson
    • Fung: I will entertain a motion to approve the agenda.
    • Phan: Motion to approve the agenda Second: Carlson
  • Guest List
    • Michael Bender (Transfer Student/Academic Senate)
    • Taylor Chanes (Cross Cultural Center)
  • Public Comment
    • Michael Bender (Academic Senate): I am coming to legislative council to alert you that there is no program to provide students with education opportunities that sends students to different locations to give them unique and enriching opportunities
    • Taylor Chanes (Million Student March): We recently opened up applications to speakers for those who would like to speak at the march and that application can be found on the ASUCI Facebook page.
  • Executive Officer Reports 5:11
    • President: The legislation for the working hours cap has been rescinded because that issue has been resolved. AGS UCI Alumni program is underway.
    • EVP: This weekend we are taking a 90 person delegation to UC Berkley for the Student of Color conference. We are working on Million Student March
    • Admin VP: We met with UC Berkley representatives today where it became apparent that our campus is the worst UC in terms of food security. The Night Market is going well and we are working to co-host that with Council.
  • Special Committee Reports
    • International Committee Reports: The theme for our research this year is whether or not international students are being prepped for job readiness
    • Parking Committee: We will be meeting today from 7-8. We will booth Week 7 to survey students and publish better information on all the parking facilities.
    • First Generation and Non-Traditional Student Committee: We have appointed co-chairs and have identified faculty that will work with us and we are working to develop a research theme.
    • Undocumented Student Committee: We are trying to figure out our where this committee fits with other Undocumented Student committee under Student Services.
    • Transfer Student Committee: This committee is not planning on doing research, but we need more members on this committee, because our council member resigned.
    • Refurbishment Committee: We talked to Aaron and he gave the thumbs-up
    • MyUCI Committee: We met last Thursday and have been working on planning a course of action.
    • Constitutional Revision Committee: We met last Thursday and as far as it stands right now we have a final version of the constitution we have currently.
  • Old Business
    • No old business
  • New Business
    • R51-24 Appointment of Undergraduate Student Representative 5:32
      • Vote on R51-24 Passes 8-0-1 Yea: Heyward, Carlson, Chavarin, Barnoy, Arkules, Baranwal, Vergara, Tunggal Abstain: Reynolds
    • R51-26 Formation of Advocacy Committee 5:33
      • Carlson: Motion to amend the legislation appointing Councilmember Carlson and Councilmember Tunggal to the committee Second: Barnoy
      • Vote R51-26 Passes 7-0-2 Yea: Heyward, Carlson, Chavarin, Barnoy, Arkules, Baranwal, Tunggal Abstain: Reynolds, Vergara
  • Council Intern Program Report
    • No Reports
  • Fung: I will entertain a motion to amend the agenda
    • Khosravi: Motion to add discussion of the UCI strategic plan to Immediate Business Second: Carlson
    • Reynolds: Motion to add discussion of results of Academic Senate Survey Second: Carlson

·         If there are no objections we will go into Committee Breakouts for 10 minutes

·         Fung passes chair to Jermakian

  • Committees
    • Rules
      • We talked about bylaw changes and Judicial Board interview. We are working on opening up intern program applications soon.
    • Public Info
      • No new updates.
    • Finance
      • No new updates.
    • Advocacy
      • We are going to be looking into a 24-hour study area for UCI students as well as expanding HIV testing hours for the Student Health Center.
  • Immediate Business
    • Discussion of the UCI Strategic Plan
      • The Councils concerns will be noted
        • Rosales: No students were consulted in the creation of this plan which is highly concerning to the student body. The only worry was academia.
        • Khosravi: The bump in student population would cause a much faster rise in population that we currently have which is concerning.
        • Carlson: The portion that talks about incentivizing professors for performance.
        • Khosravi: One of the University’s purposes in hiring Chancellor Gilman was that he is business oriented and that we can focus on maximizing profit from investors such as students as the State divests from the UCs.
    • Discussion of the Academic Senate Survey 6:37
    • Executive Budget Reports (off the record) 6:04
      • Executive Vice-President
      • President
  • Jermakian: If there are no objections we will go into School breakouts for 10 minutes 6:45
  • Baranwal: Motion Adjourn Meeting at 6:47
    • Second: Carlson