ASUCI Senate Minutes
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 

ASUCI Senate Minutes

February 20, 2018


  • Called to Order

    • Gurneel at 05:10p.m.


  • Attendance

    • Kaur—late at 05:20p.m.

    • Almahdi—late at 05:30p.m.

    • Jiang—left at 06:30p.m.


  • Approval of Minutes

    • Motion: Hong

    • Second: Lim


  • Approval of Agenda

    • Motion: Ton

    • Second: Lim


  • Public Comment

    • NONE


  • Executive Officer Reports

    • President

      • Town Hall Meeting—questions from students (a lot of questions—cannot be able to answer all of them)

      • Message from UCI Alumni—wanting students to be judges (if having ideas—one senator applied but dropped out, only have four judges)

        • Only two meetings—sometime in March/April

      • Student Regents Representative—applications due February 25, 2018

        • Great way to be a voice for the students

      • 208 people have signed up for Mental Health Workshop

      • Headshots apologies—wrong name and titles

      • Spread the word for SPSB

    • External Vice President

      • Posted application that is closing in five days

      • Budget Committee meeting in Sacramento working with students and resources such as tuition hikes

      • Forwarding--UC Davis about Mental Health Services

        • Collecting money to improve mental health services such as adding counselors—however, misuse of money collected (covering up by telling students that counselors were hired but were not in reality)

        • Pushing all UCs to push for unity support

      • Developing Conference Budget

    • Interval Vice President

      • Event of Anteaters in Action

        • Promoting mental health awareness with gaming this Sunday with different prizes being given

      • AS—windbreakers are here if ordered

    • Student Services

      • Athletics Rally—biggest of the year

      • Film Screening on Tuesday

      • Soultice on Thursday

      • Homecoming Planning with lots of school spirit and prizes and gifts


  • Special Committee Reports

    • Basic Needs Security:

      • Ton setting up an agenda on the first meeting—figuring out whether to squeeze a presentation despite budget reports

    • DREAMers:

      • Needs to publicize the application deadline to renew their Dream Act—same day as Financial Aid deadline

    • Disability Services:

      • Email them to work on projects together

      • Should also contact Transportation Comission

    • Labor:

      • NO UPDATES


  • New Business

    • [HONG] B53-09—Legislation to Purchase a New Marquee

      • Ton: coming from the reserves account?

        • Hong: enough money—report back

      • Ton: in the housing commission—needing money to continue the Anteater Express—W Line (met with the UCI Admin)

      • Public: reserves must be used on a one-time use, not for operational expenditures

      • Hong: reserves is ASUCI last resort fees even when students refuse to pay fees—this is a good deal

      • Public: running money on reserves constantly is not as good of an idea because reserves is not money forever

      • Lim: Does it meet the UCI Sustainability criteria?

        • Public: Working with people to address that

      • Ton: Did you address the public about Marquee?

        • Public: not all students look at it or notice but it is a gateway to publicize events from all over UCI (free service)

      • Student Services VP: it is a great way for ASUCI to publicized all of its events

        • Ton: Is there empirical evidence to prove that there is a greater turner out?

      • Motion to extend time—Ton

        • Second—Lim

      • Gabra: It is a great way to publicize events because it is free—using money wise

      • Hong: government is not profitable—as long as it is a positive net good for the students then it is good

      • Motion to Finance—Ton

        • Second—Hong

    • Social Ecology Senator Appointee Interview: Adrian Moreno

      • Introduction Speech

        • 2nd Year Crim/Urban Development

        • High school--

          • Debate team

        • Self-development focused

          • Zot-Mic creating content for the UCI Community (Zot Mic show)

          • Worked with Devin Rankin (Food Security Commissioner)

          • Bring the campus together

          • Applied to be Peer Advisor for the school

      • Issues to address within school

        • Bringing unity together within the school—all majors to come together such as communication/collaboration

      • Previous experiences

        • Bring the community together

          • Campus news

          • Conducting interviews from different organizations

          • Created this club not for himself because feels the campus is not talking along one another

      • Skill/Quality sets apart

        • Working on tasks that full committed constantly such as new ideas (if something is not working, then do not proceed)

        • Time-commitment and passion sets apart

      • First thing to do during a Zombie Apocalypse

        • Find the friends and access the situation—setting up a base

      • Time Commitments

        • Mesa Court Center Attendant

          • 15 Hours

      • Curious of Time Commitment

        • Two-hour meetings twice a week

        • One-hour office hour

        • Write a legislation and second a legislation

          • Base: 5 Hours

        • Does believe time commitment will work

      • Hometown

        • Coachella, California

        • Nothing much comparable to Central California


  • Humanities Senator Appointee Interview: Liam James Withrow

    • Introduction Speech

      • History Major—perhaps to become a teacher

      • Community College—worked under Senate/Secretary of State

        • Helped revised the Elections Code—closed loopholes

      • Experience Mental Health/Disability Services (legally blind)

        • Wants to improve these services for UCI Student body—trailers for operations are a disgrace

    • Issues Addressed within the School

      • Library hours to be expanded during midterms/finals weeks

    • Previous Experiences

      • In charge of Agendas/Minutes and Elections related issues such as certifying the elections and revising elections code

      • A delegate for CA Community Colleges to represent the student body

      • Lobby in favoring of restricting tobacco products advertisement

    • Skill/Quality to set apart

      • Compassionate—very compassionate (taking it to heart)

        • Own shares of difficulties to shape the world to open to hear struggles of people

        • Doing the best to bring down these barriers

    • First thing to do during a Zombie Apocalypse

      • Get into a car to get to the mountains as soon as possible due to the mass of people here

    • Time Commitment

      • Planning schedule of next quarter—17 units currently

      • Kitchen work—2-3 days a week starting at 5a.m.


  • Humanities Senator Appointee Interview: David O’Leary

    • Introduction Speech

      • History Major

      • Hispanic Family from Oxnard, CA—culturally diverse

        • Helping father to advocate—grown to be civil politically

    • Issues to Addressed with School

      • Lack of Engagement within students and faculty—not many actives in clubs, so promote more engagement and to be represented

      • To be whole as a school

    • Previous Experiences

      • Going back to Father—local school district political committee

        • Gone to civil rights issues/workers—sat down on meetings to discuss/reach out to people to be heard

        • Represent everyone to be treated the same as everyone else

    • Skill/Quality set apart

      • Approachable

        • Make the time and day to discuss anything about anything—open door policy

        • Appeal to students to feel safe approaching to discuss anything

    • First thing to do during Zombie Apocalypse

      • Nearest Costco—to hold it down with people that are trustable

        • Lots of resources

    • Time Commitment

      • Anything in the afternoon is available

      • Class ends around 2p.m.

      • Trip to Chile—reason why dropping out of race of Transfer Student

    • Concrete steps to advocate engagement

      • More boothing/more outreach to the student body


  • Council Intern Program Report

    • STRIKED OUT

  • Committees

    • STRIKED OUT

  • School Breakouts

    • STRIKED OUT


  • Announcements

    • Do not like striking committee breakouts—Gurneel will check in upon all

    • Attend Office Hours—will bring candy

  • Next Meeting: February 22, 2018

  • Motion Adjourn Meeting at 06:58p—Hong

    • Second: Lim