ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

 

ASUCI Senate Minutes

Date 11/28/17


  • Called to Order by Gurneel Boparai at 5:06pm

  • Attendance

    • Person came in late at

      • Ashar Khan 5:09pm

      • Jiang 5:11pm

      • Noureldine 5:15pm

      • Erikat 5:38 pm

      • Homam 6:58pm

    • Person left early at

      • Noureldine 6:06pm

  • Approval of Minutes

    • Motion: Kaur

    • Second: Hong

  • Approval of Agenda

    • Motion: Hong

    • Second: Lim

  • Public Comment

    • Person (Organization/Department): Comment

      • Artel

        • Actions need to be taken by you senators

          • About outing white supremacists by local pd

        • As a senator everyone should be doing something about this

        • Some consequence of action should be taken

  • Executive Officer Reports

    • President:

      • We need more interns

      • Having a meeting and asking people about what we can do better to help the campus

      • Mon dec 4th 8pm in west cover cave

        • Please come out and let us know what needs to be improved on campus

    • Services VP

      • Winter fair coming soon

    • EVP

      • We finally released applications

        • Priority deadline dec 8th and deadline is dec 18th

      • Last week event statewide

    • Have a lot of events so keep on look out for

  • Special Committee Reports

    • NONE

  • Old Business

    • NONE


  • New Business

    • Senate Appointee interview: Zana Maan

      • Positive changes for here at UCI. Want to represent something that is part of a change.

      • Specific programs at UCI to help people

      • Questions/Comments

        • What something you want to adjust within your school?

          • Maybe changing programs to a lot like for ICS students because many of them don't know about the resources available to them so do something to help them realize them

        • What skill or quality do you have that sets you apart from everyone else?

          • High school senate. Learned from other people and worked with communicating with them.

        • If you could change the mascot, what would it be and why?

          • A little more fierce like a leopard. A lot of schools have something unique and anteater is something unique.

      • Other Questions?

        • Encourage high school students to have a sense of community. This was something I did in high school.

    • Senate Appointee interview: Ayesha Noor

      • 3rd year pharmaceutical student. Have a lot of representation and resources.

      • Questions/Comments

        • What are some issues you would like to address within your school if appointed?

          • Resources and organization. The only one in california that offers undergrad in pharmaceutical sciences so I want to help advertise it to students as well as high school students. Resource

        • What previous experiences have you had that would help you in this role?

          • Highschool part of student council. Help students in a way that motivated them.

        • What skill or quality do you have that sets you apart from everyone else?

          • See what we can do and what we maybe don't need. I am good and seeing what needs to be done or fixed.

        • If you could change the mascot, what would it be and why?

          • Wouldn't change it.

      • More Questions/Comments

        • Lim: What is your schedule like? Is it open tuesdays and thursdays?

          • I haven't figured out the schedule like. Hoping it doesn't affect my tuesdays and thursdays.


  • Motion for closed discussion to talk about Pharm Sci Chair

    • Motion: Hong

    • Second: Lim

  • Motion to end closed discussion

    • Motion: Hong

    • Second: Lim

  • Senate Appointee interview: Cristina Miranda

    • I am interested in law and I like to help people a lot. Senate entitles people and helps people. I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer growing up and used to go in and out of legal structures.

    • Questions/Comments

      • Why did you decide to apply as a judicial board member?

        • Something I saw as helping out for authorities. I don't want to be a one sided person. It's all about getting people to collectively come together.

      • What is your perception of ASUCI judicial board work and what do you know about your power as a justice?

        • We work in late and interpret laws and how they apply to that specific situation. Power of justice is to interpret law and its about sharing power.

      • What experiences do you have that makes you qualified for this position?

        • I previously am in a group page manager and have attended and was part of clubs in community college. Have always wanted to help people and help them look and be open to the careers they might like.

      • Talk about a dispute between ASUCI Senate and/or Executive branch and the judicial board and tell us which side you took. Why?

        • Case in application where I sided and well I like people to have a safe place.

      • Name a controversial case from the US Supreme Court that you found interesting and tell us which side you took and why.

        • Haven't looked at that case yet so can't tell you that yet.

      • What efforts are you going to take to get educated with ASUCI governing documents and how will you make sure that they are being followed without presenting any bias?

        • A lot of ASUCI constitution is online. If i want to know which direction to go along with. There is a lot of people i can communicate with.

      • Tell us your your thoughts on the cases presented in the Spring 2017 Election. Which side did you take? Why?

        • Don’t know practically anything about the case.

    • Questions/Comments

      • Strict constitutionalist or loose constitutionalist?

        • Constitution is very vague so you can't really pick a side. It is so vague that the way it can be changed over time.

  • Motion to go into closed discussion about Cristina

    • Motion: Lim

    • Second: Hong

  • Motion to end closed discussion

    • Motion: Hong

    • Second: Lim

  • Senate Appointee interview: Bryan

    • I applied for ICF. I experience myself as ICF major. I struggled a lot my first year and didn't get much from other students. I know students need help and as a senate I want to provide as much support as I can to the first years so that they can achieve more. 2nd and 3rd year and I want to make sure that I can maintain most of the ICF programs and make sure they can find jobs after they graduate.

    • Questions/Comments

      • What are some issues you would like to address within your school if appointed?

        • The issue for first year students are that they don't know much about the support and introductory programs. People tend to give up.

      • What skill or quality do you have that sets you apart from everyone else?

        • Can help them solve their problems.

      • What skill or quality do you have that sets you apart from everyone else?

        • I feel that i am a hard work i would ensure that i would follow the bylaws of the senate. Having read the bylaws senators should have 1-2 hrs per week. I am going to make sure i get to hear the students voices. I will try to approach many students on-campus to hear their voices.

      • If you could change the mascot, what would it be and why?

        • I would change it to a cow. They produce a lot and UCI is a very large school. Cows are very efficient animals they can give us more with what they have.

      • Tell us a joke?

        • NONE

    • Question

      • Lim: What are your commits for next semester?

        • My classes don't interfere with senate times.

        • I am sure I can commit to it.

    • Motion to go into closed discussion for 5 minutes

      • Motion: Hong

      • Second: Lim

    • Motion to go end closed discussion for 5 minutes

      • Motion: Hong

      • Second: Lim


  • Council Intern Program Report

    • If you need help from an intern or a request let me know.

  • Committee breakouts (6:26pm) - 10 minutes

  • Committees

    • Rules

      • NONE

    • Finance

      • The intern student council withdrawn.

      • The winter wonderland winter coats.

    • Public Information

      • We got the womens jackets.

      • We decided to change live stream and recording issue for the winter quarter.

    • Advocacy

      • We found somebody who is willing to  actually work with us to conduct a survey.

  • Immediate Business

    • NONE

  • School Breakouts (6:56pm)

  • Final Business

    • NONE

  • Announcements

    • Hong: Let Gurneel know if you are not able to come to senate meetings next quarter and you are allowed to be excused for an entire quarter if you actually cannot make it.

  • Next Meeting: <12/01/17>

  • Motion Adjourn Meeting at <7:02pm>

    • Second: Safady