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A.S. University Council

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


A.S. UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 – FOWLER FAMILY BALLROOM AT THE
PARMA PAYNE GOODALL ALUMNI CENTER – 3:30 PM

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Vice President of University Affairs Morgan Chan called the meeting to order at 3:35 PM.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. ROLL CALL:

A. Voting Members Present: Morgan Chan, Stav Geffner, Cindy Lopez, Jordan Harrison, Jack Losey, Sean Zaher, Onochie Ani, Alex Ben, Lindsey Schaefer, Marya Edgar, Tasnim El Mezain, Kristina Morales, Raquel Martin, Blaire Ward, Katelynne Willis, Joshua Beverly, Michelle Mitchell, Cameron Wilmore, Alicia Zamudio Montes de Oca, Jake Garelick, Raj Mohanty, Josh Morse, Becca Cohen, Javier Gomez, Mariah Kelly

B. Voting Members Absent: Helena McAllister

C. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Jennifer Esquivel-Parker, Clarice Mendoza, Kevin Hancock, Jessika Seekatz, Jonathan Cole, Dr. Ghada Osman

D. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Dr. Timothy Quinnan

E. Visitors Present: Dillon McLean, Nichola Lawrence, Luke Henning

IV. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of September 25, 2013.

COLE/ZAMUDIO MONTES DE OCA

Jennifer Esquivel-Parker made a friendly amendment to add a Judicial Affairs Council report under University Reports and Presentations. Mariah Kelly made a friendly amendment to add "Aztec Experience Exercise" as an information item under Items for Consideration. Josh Morse made a friendly amendment to the name of the "Resolution in Support of Freedom of Expression" to read "Resolution in Support of Academic Freedom."

The agenda was approved as amended.

V. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes of September 11, 2013.

WILMORE/COHEN CARRIED

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT: None.

VII. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

A. University Senate Designee, Dr. Ghada Osman: No report.

B. SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Tim Quinnan reported: No report.

C. SDSU Career Services Presentation – Career Programming and Outreach Counselor, Nichola Lawrence, reported:

1. The Career Services office provides students with complimentary services, programs, events, and other resources to aid them in finding jobs and internships. Nichola reviewed over the mission of SDSU’s Career Services office and informed the college representatives of how the Career Services staff is dedicated to the assistance of students in their employment objectives.

VIII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:

A. General Consent Agenda: (Action)

It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.

BEVERLY/GARELICK CARRIED

B. General Consent Report: (Information)

The General Consent Report was reviewed via electronic copy. For further reference please request a full agenda copy from the Government Secretary.

C. Aztec Experience Exercise: (Information)

1. College representatives were asked to discuss changes they would like to see in their respective colleges. Discussion was also made to brainstorm improvements that can be made to the university as a whole.

IX. INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATIVE MATTERS:

A. Resolution is Support of Academic Freedom, as attached. (1st Reading)

X. REPORTS OF CAMPUS LIFE COUNCIL MEMBERS:

A. Morgan Chan, Vice President of University Affairs:

1. There will be a college council flag football morale event on October 18.

2. Begin e-mailing professors to ask if you could speak at their large lecture classes. You are encouraged, as representatives of your college, to introduce yourself, inform students about Associated Students and its presence on campus, and ensure that they can stay updated with all of Associated Student’s events by watching their Facebook.

3. Also coordinate with academic-related organizations under your college and speak at them. A list off all the academic-related organizations will be sent out. Associated Students wants to compare the membership and involvement of students before and after representatives have introduced themselves and spread the word about their duties and work with A.S.

4. University Affairs Board had a great discussion about general education classes and course quality at SDSU at their last meeting.

B. Josh Morse, President: None.

C. Becca Cohen, Executive Vice President:

1. Please submit your College Council Team participation application for Homecoming Week 2013 to the A.S. Business Office in Aztec Mesa 110 by this Friday at 4 PM.

2. Save the Date: Fantastic Friday is on October 4th from 1-4 PM! I hope to see all your college councils there!

3. Thank you to all who came to Meet Your Reps Night! RHA would like to collaborate again in the near future.

D. Javier Gomez, Vice President of External Affairs:

1. Members needed for a strong GNP board this year.

2. Lobbying for higher education in D.C. last week was a memorable experience.

3. Voter Registration Day yesterday was successful! ERB members tabled and got students to register to vote in time for the upcoming special election.

E. Mariah Kelly, Vice President of Financial Affairs:

1. Aztecs Rock Hunger is next month! It begins October 3 and ends on October 27. This philanthropy is very important to not only the working class poor, elderly, and veteran populations of San Diego, but also to our university, giving us a chance to give back and take care of our community. That is why the university is so aggressive in achieving their goals with this fundraiser. Our 2013 goal is 150,000 pounds of food.

F. Kevin Hancock, Board of Director Student-at-Large:

1. Tomorrow marks the end of the first month of the semester. As a requirement of all University Council members, you must send out an e-mail to your entire college as representatives of your college.

G. Stav Geffner, College of Arts and Letters Representative:

1. C.A.L. will be holding educational workshops, arranging department-based study areas, and looking into a bulletin board with promotions of student opportunities. Our council brainstormed with the dean of our college on legitimate ways to cement faculty-student relations. Lastly, we are working on ways to develop student mentorships by C.A.L. faculty and revamp undergraduate research in collaboration with the university’s undergraduate research committee.

2. Workshop on October 7 at Scripps Cottage.

3. C.A.L. Open Forum on October 21 at Scripps Cottage from 9-11 AM.

4. Explore C.A.L. Day on November 4. Location and time: TBD.

H. Onochie Ani, College of Engineering Representative:

1. Engineering and Sciences Career Fair on October 24 at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.

I. Alex Ben, College of Engineering Representative:

1. Working on a public forum and speaking in front of large lectures.

2. Woodstock’s Raffle and Meet n’ Greet on October 15 at 7 PM.

3. Breast Cancer Walk on October 20 at 8 AM at Balboa Park.

4. Panda Express Fundraiser on September 27 from 2-8 PM at East Commons.

J. Blaire Ward, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Representative:

1. Building Your Dream Careers with Alumni today! Working on a Thanksgiving Alumni event and how to increase our visibility on campus.

2. Career Fair tomorrow from 10 AM-2:30 PM on Library Walkway. Bring your resume and make a connection!

3. Two 1-Act Theatre at the Experimental Theatre.

4. Criminal Justice Student Association Fundraiser at Buddies on Friday after 11 AM.

5. ROTC Carwash from 10 AM-2 PM at the church on Montezuma. $7 per car.

6. Civil Core Selling Tickets for $10. One breakfast plate at Applebee’s. Buy your tickets at the Dean’s Office.

7. Listen to "Late Night Goodies" on KCR, Thusrday 10 PM-12 AM. Two hours of cool and fun music.

K. Cameron Wilmore, College of Sciences Representative:

1. College of Science Meet and Greet on October 9 on the second floor of CSL. From 1-2 PM.

L. Alicia Zamudio Montes de Oca, College of Sciences Representative:

1. Executive Vice President for College of Sciences stepped down. We are currently looking for a new vice president.

M. Jake Garelick, Undeclared/Unclassified Studies Representative:

1. Congratulations to our newly elected members: Victoria Lose as President, Lindsey Jones as Executive Vice President, Jessica Cuellar as Vice President of Finance, and Tricia Nystrom as Secretary.

N. Jennifer Esquivel-Parker, Advisor:

1. University House event is on October 23 at the University House. All BOD, CLC, UC, and JAC members are invited to come and talk to administration, the deans of the colleges, and other prominent university leaders.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

ZAHER/HANCOCK CARRIED

Vice President of University Affairs Morgan Chan adjourned the meeting at 5:58 PM.