ASUCI Senate Minutes
Thursday, March 01, 2018

 

ASUCI Senate Minutes

Date 03/01/18


  • Called to Order by Gurneel at 5:12pm

  • Attendance

    • Person came in late at

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    • Person left early at

      • Murad 5:20pm- 5:27pm

      • Gunaman 6:18pm

      • Wan 6:35pm class

  • Approval of Minutes

    • Motion: Lim

    • Second: Hong

  • Approval of Agenda

    • Motion: Wan

    • Second: Lim

      • Motion to postpone 6B until further notice

        • Motion: Lim

        • Second: Wan

  • Public Comment

    • Lydia:

      • Good afternoon, Senators. I'm here to not speak as the President of ASUCI, but rather as a student, your fellow peer. We all know in the last 2 years, we wanted to bring the Wellness Building on campus, and we all know how urgent and necessary that is. I'm taking that lead to lead this petition this year because our students need it. I'm also taking the lead to make sure the students have a voice. I just want to come here and tell you that as of now, 5 pm, the petition is up and I want your support of this petition, for all of you to work alongside me and encourage the student body to vote on the petition in order to become a referendum on our ballot... We all know how urgent it is. I'm standing as Lydia the student to ask for your support. Thank you.

  • Executive Officer Reports

    • President: Lydia

      • Research Mobilization Commission:

      • 1) Survey is in progress, making final changes and reapproval with Said Shokair

      • 2) Still brainstorming undergrad slam competition for partnership with UROP symposium,

      • 3) Seminars/workshops/panelist events are being brainstormed currently; specifically, 1 for translational research and 1 for humanities/social ecology, etc (non-STEM)

      • Media & Communications Commission:

        • 1) Working on getting the rest of the headshots out

        • 2) Publishing an interview with Brandon about the new Research Mobilization Commission

        • 3) Working with housing interns to film a short video

      • Student Programming Funding Board (SPFB):

        • 1) Passed out flyers to clubs boothing on Ring Road

        • 2) Have given out 50K so far

        • Mental Health Commission: Customizing Facebook profile photos to publicize for UCI Reclaim Mental Health Conference & empower through sharing personal mental health narratives.

        • Senators, please, help respond to unanswered questions from 2/15 ASUCI Town Hall on the Google Doc. Goal: Release statement next week (Week 9).

    • EVP: Broussard

      • Make sure to get your applications in by tonight because it ends soon.

    • Academic VP: Danishgar

      • Leadership: have been continuously been having workshops after every class

      • Academic engagement: had a public engagement collaboration we did with public health organization and want to look into doing more next quarter with them.

      • Anteater mentorship program: doing interns applications and interviews and looking to hire 70-80 interns

      • What commission did was to create a post event survey and we going to be looking into that more.

      • I will be giving my budget report today.

    • Services VP: Rusteen

      • Advocacy doing second de-stress yoga event

      • Trying to do asuci social hangout bonding event and get to know more members in ASUCI.

        • Motion to extend time by 2 minutes:

          • Motion: Lim

          • Second: Wan

        • Lim: When is the pop up farmers market

          • Rusteen:

            • Have had some farmers market between gateway and langson. And had a lot of veggies and fruit produce.

  • Special Committee Reports

    • Basic Needs Security:

      • We are going to talk to

      • if not that then we will work to see wha

      • I realized that there is no space for people to park and someone who went to come in got ticketed by UCI transportation. But that is something we need to work on.

    • DREAMers:

      • Yesterday was the last day for dream act. Also trying to circle back to who is going to be the point person.

    • Disability Services:

      • NONE

    • Labor:

      • Seeing how we can help people who are very involved in senate.

  • Old Business

    • NONE

  • New Business

    • Office of Academic Affairs Vice President Budget Reports

      • Office budget

        • advertising and publicity training and staff dev

        • money spent on office supplies. portion of jackets

        • program costs: visions advocacy projects in Spring

      • Speakers Budget

        • $9,000

        • Inspirational Speakers

          • Worth it

          • Wireless with Woz

      • Academic Senate Budget

        • Diversity Week: food, entertainment and location bookings

          • used $27 but rest of the money will go towards that week

      • Academic Engagement Budget

        • Events bridging gap between students and facuulty

          • Fall events, Pre-med event

        • Money went to food, location bookings, faculty gifts

          • Rest of the money will go towards evenst we have planned for next quarter

      • Visions Leadership Budget

        • Workshop supplies, shirts, flyers

        • Rest of money will go towards banquet

      • AMP Budget

        • Banners, Flyers, workshop supplies, program shirts

        • used $1,300

      • Lim: Are you trying to do a lot more for Academic Senate Budget becuse you only used 25% of it so what are you planning on

        • Food for each days and then to book the location for the event and flyers for students to come and attend.

      • Wan: Said something about collaborating with wings?

        • I said I wanted to do that and told my commissioner and kept in touch with then. If you want to be in a loop with this I can do that.

    • R53-80

      • Discussion:

        • Boparai: I just want senators to know that anything that is discussed in a closed session stays in a closed session.

        • Motion to amend this R53-80 to delete the beginning of the last sentence.   

          • Motion: Almahdi

          • Second:

        • Hong: My feeling is just leave it in and hope no one does care about it. We can probably just delete this and nobody will care.

        • Lim: For next quarter what are your commitments

          • It is only for the tuesday for next week

        • how come you didn't mention you had classes on tuesdays

          • I apologize for the miscommunication and I didn't mean to mislead anyone

        • Motion to call the question R53-80

          • Motion: Wan

          • Objection: Lim

            • Wan: I withdraw my motion

        • Hong: I am just not happy with the situation. It is only through luck that there is only 2 meetings left. But when I had control of the process I took it to a much higher standard. But if I don't vote for you don't take it personally.

          • Motion to call the question R53-80 by roll call

            • Motion: Wan

            • Second: Lim

        • PASSES

    • Election of Spring Quarter 2018 Senate President

      • You will spend about 20 hours a week. You have maintain forms online if there are open positions or not. Beginning of the quarter updating office hours and sitting on a number of joint committees. Also provide orientation and manage senate intern programs and manage your emails. Update governing documents that include bylaws. Is expected to work on his committees. If anyone ones to put up some nominations.

        • Nominate Bryann: No

        • Nominate Nasir: No

        • Nominate Jessica: No

        • Nominate Asher: No

        • Nominate Alan: respectfully decline

        • Nominate Murad: No

        • Nominate Jacky: No

        • Nominate Julie: Yes

    • Interview President Election Gurneel:

      • I have been working on some things like the political athletics committee back at home, bringing communities together, and this year we had many people come and join us.

      • 1. What other leadership roles have you held within UCI or the community?

        • I ran to be a delegate, was not allowed to run because of a bylaw amendment that was made. I media players who are internationally known. I also helped my father's business so I go home and help. I am involved in

      • 2. What are the things you wish to accomplish as President of the Senate?

        • Want to start working on continuing education programs. Humanities senator legislation problem we had today and maybe if we can have in the middle of the quarter an orientation on legislations.

      • 3. What are your commitments for the next Quarter?

        • Will be working as a CalPIRG advocate and it is my duty and plan to work harder everyday for senate. I decided to only take 12 units to help not only focus on school but also on senate president duties. I would like to keep my commitment and if i do get elected I can keep the job running.

      • 4. What is a current critique you have with Senate and how would you seek to address it?

        • i stated one where a number of people but I would like to uplift other senators and i know the job can be very stressful but I want to help them do a better job in senate/ And if you ever need anything to talk abotu I am here to help. Find ways to bring voices and i hope to work next year in public info and

    • Interview President Election Julie:

      • If I could pick a UCI mascot I would pick a potato and also because they help a lot of people in poverty and potatoes are the main source for those with low income. they are very sustainable and they also provide with a lot vegetation and I heard all you need is potato and butter. I also feel like it is very underrated, and potatoes help people with a lot of diet problems and allergy problems and a lot of them

      • 1. What other leadership roles have you held within UCI or the community?

        • I am founder of UCI that is a year long commitment that I am doing right now. I do intern and other internships and one of the program management intern.

      • 2. What are the things you wish to accomplish as President of the Senate?

        • I would try to get all the senators to do something in their school department and the minimum is coming to meetings but i think it is really important to do something. I would talk to them and ask them if they have any ideas or maybe even suggest some ideas to them.

      • 3. What are your commitments for the next Quarter?

        • I am going to be an intern and interning at 2 different places and i'm doing a costa rica research project. Also trying to help create scholars at UCI and organization here.

      • 4. What is a current critique you have with Senate and how would you seek to address it?

        • That we don't know each other very well and i think some people don't know everybody's name and i think it can have some

        • From a senator standpoint we don't talk about social standpoint and making sure what they do it ethical and sustainable. I think it is really important to know how we can work to together and help UCI in general.

      • Hong: Tell us a joke?

        • Lim: Going to tell you a korean joke

          • What is a vampire's favorite dream?

            • Kopi: because it means nosebleed

      • Voting for President:

        • Gurneel re-elected

  • Council Intern Program Report

    • There is not too many updates

    • But if you do need help please request interns

  • Committee Breakouts(6:37pm)

    • 20 minutes

      • Motion to end committee breakouts

        • Motion: Hong

        • Second: Withrow

  • Committees

    • Rules

      • B53-09

        • Also start working on judicial board policy

    • Finance

      • R53-77

      • Amending bill to be more specific

      • Gurneel pointed out that within the budget. One of them shows that we are still paying $9,000 when it says deleted

    • Public Information

      • We are just brainstorming a bunch of clubs to get in contact with and start emailing them

    • Advocacy

      • I also home plan to help out our special committees in some way.

  • Immediate Business

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  • School Breakouts

    • Motion to strike school breakouts

      • Motion: Aldoghmi

      • Second: Lim

  • Final Business

  • Announcements

    • Make sure to meet with your deans

    • Expect a statement on tuesday and please contact me if you have anything you want to say

  • Next Meeting: <03/01/18>

  • Motion Adjourn Meeting at <7:00pm>

    • Motion: Hong

    • Second: Lim