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A.S. University Council

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


MARCH 19, 2014 – COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CONRAD PREBYS AZTEC STUDENT UNION – 3:30 PM
A.S. UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MINUTES

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Vice President of University Affairs Morgan Chan called the meeting to order at 3:55 PM.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. ROLL CALL:

A. Voting Members Present: Morgan Chan, Stav Geffner, Cindy Lopez, Jordan Harrison, Jack Losey, Onochie Ani, Alex Ben, Lindsey Schaefer, Marya Edgar, Tasnim El Mezain, Kristina Morales, Blaire Ward, Joshua Beverly, Michelle Mitchell, Savannah Sawaged, Cameron Wilmore, Jonathan Cole, Chad Karczewski, Jessika Seekatz, Josh Morse, Becca Cohen, Javier Gomez, Mariah Kelly.

B. Voting Members Absent: Sean Zaher, Raquel Martin, Katelynne Willis.

C. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Christina Brown, Clarice Mendoza, Dr. Timothy Quinnan.

D. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Dr. Cesar Ornatowski.

E. Visitors Present: Washington Navarrete, Kalani Perez.

IV. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of March 19, 2014.

SCHAEFER/COHEN

Stav Geffner added a discussion about the Student Success Fee as Item E under Items for Consideration as a friendly amendment.

The agenda was approved amended.

V. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes of February 5, 2014.

LOPEZ/EL MEZAIN CARRIED

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.

VII. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

A. University Senate Designee, Dr. Cesar Ornatowski:

No report.

B. SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Tim Quinnan:

No report.

VIII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:

A. General Consent Agenda: (Action)

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

EL MEZAIN/MORALES 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. Learning Outcomes: (Information)

Morgan Chan reviewed the learning outcomes approved by the Academic Affairs Committee. The University Council members discussed its contents and were asked to present their recommendations at the next University Council meeting.

D. Faculty/Course Evaluation: (Information)

Morgan Chan and Chad Karczewski presented the discussion had in their Faculty Evaluation working group. The University Council reviewed the purpose and goals of the student submitted evaluations and discussed alternative ways of obtaining more effective evaluations. All suggestions were noted and will be group back to the working group.

E. Student Success Fee Discussion: (Information)

University Council members shared their thoughts and views on the process of how the Student Success Fee information was provided to SDSU students and how students should have a part in its implementation. There will be further discussions at future Campus Fee Advisory Committee meetings to improve the process of executing fees for students.

IX. INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATIVE MATTERS:

None.

X. REPORTS OF CAMPUS LIFE COUNCIL MEMBERS:

A. Becca Cohen, Executive Vice President:

1. The A.S. cultural event requirement is due next Friday. ASUB will be hosting an event that can fulfill this requirement tomorrow night.

B. Javier Gomez, Vice President of External Relations:

1. The Good Neighbor Program will be having a community clean-up event this Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM. Meet in the Lee & Frank Goldberg Courtyard.

C. Cindy Lopez, College of Arts & Letters Representative:

1. A.S. requirements are due next Friday. ASUB is hosting an event that can fulfill this requirement tomorrow.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

ANI/BEVERLY CARRIED

Vice President of University Affairs Morgan Chan adjourned the meeting at 6:17 PM.