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A.S. University Council

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


MARCH 11, 2015 – COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CONRAD PREBYS AZTEC STUDENT UNION – 3:30 PM
A.S. UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MINUTES

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Vice President of University Affairs Corey Polant called the meeting to order at 3:33 PM.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. ROLL CALL:

A. Voting Members Present: Corey Polant, Maxwell Louie, Dustin Pina, Dominic Bilotti, Austin Dean, Emmanuel Uwakwe, Nick Wright, Keeler Johnston, Jose Muguerza, Lance Brooks, Megan Sealy, Jason Taresh, Kelsey Moss, Kalani Perez, Ahmad Sanatyar, Osama Alkhawaja, Owen Burton, Josh Drayer, Jane Kwon, Jaynie Lee, Shawn Tenny, Maneet Deol, Marc Hess, Alexandria Johnstone, Jonathan Cole, Kevin Hancock, Jacqueline Karczewski, Alex Padua.

B. Voting Members Absent: Kristina Brown.

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

D. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Christy Samarkos.

E. Visitors Present: None.

IV. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of March 11, 2015.

BROOKS/HESS

A friendly amendment was made to table the General Consent Report until the next University Council meeting on 3/25.

The agenda was approved as amended.

V. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes of February 25, 2015.

TARESH/MUGUERZA CARRIED

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.

VII. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

A. University Senate Designee: None.

B. University Vice President for Student Affairs Designee: None.

C. Presentation on SDSU Partnership with the Nation of Georgia – Dr. Chukuka S. Enwemeka, Provost for San Diego State University, reported:

  1. SDSU was chosen by our national government to assist in the modernization of the country of Georgia, one of the many countries requesting help that were a part of the former Soviet Union. The country is primarily asking to help in education students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) areas. With being chosen, SDSU was granted $30 million by both the U.S. and Georgian governments to fund these education programs and necessary materials for labs. There are no resources being brought from SDSU to Georgia, other than Dr. Walsh and a handful of professors and instructors.

D. Judicial Affairs Council Update – Erik Tamiyasu, Justice, reported:

  1. Please attend the Presidential debate tomorrow in the Lee & Frank Goldberg Courtyard.
  2. Voting begins next Monday, 3/16 until Thursday, 3/19. There will be an elections results announcement on Thursday night in Montezuma Hall.
  3. All council members who did not fulfill their requirements will be receiving a letter from Kiana.
  4. The remaining requirements and bylaw amendments for approval are due on Friday, 3/27. If you wish to have your bylaw amendments reviewed prior to being sent to the Judicial Affairs Council, Alex and Keagan would like to receive your minutes by Sunday, 3/15.

IX. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:

A. General Consent Agenda: (Action)

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

BURTON/KWON CARRIED

B. General Consent Report: (Information)

The General Consent Report has been tabled until the next University Council meeting on 3/25.

X. INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATIVE MATTERS:

None.

XI. REPORTS OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

A. Corey Polant, Vice President of University Affairs:

  1. College council forums will be happening all throughout March. The schedule is as follows:
    • Professional Students and Fine Arts Council: Wednesday, 3/11 from 1-2 PM in Metzli.
    • College of Health and Human Services Student Council: Wednesday, 3/11 at 9 AM in Council Chambers
    • Associated Business Student Council: Monday, 3/16 at 1 PM in the Legacy Suite
    • Associated Engineering Student Council: Monday, 3/23 at 9:45 AM in the Pride Suite
    • College of Arts and Letters Council: Monday, 3/23 from 10-11 AM in Park Blvd
    • College of Sciences Student Council: Friday, 3/25 from 11-2 PM in the Lee & Frank Goldberg Courtyard 
    • The forums for the Graduate Student Association and the Undeclared Student Council are to be determined. 
  2. Please pick up your A.S. Composites from your mailboxes.
  3. Don’t forget to send our monthly Blackboard newsletter to your college. If you haven’t done so already, it’d be a perfect opportunity to inform your college’s constituents on the upcoming referendum vote.
  4. Take Back the Week is 4/13-17. Monday is Sexual Violence Awareness Day. Tuesday highlights how consent is mandatory. Wednesday will focus upon masculinity. Thursday will be a day of healing with a showing of the film, The Hunting Ground. Friday will have the Take Back the Night university-wide event in the evening in the Lee & Frank Goldberg Courtyard at 4 PM.
  5. Kristina Brown is no longer the College of Education Representative. Updates on what will be happen to her seat are to come.
  6. There are only two more University Council meetings left. Let’s finish our terms out strong!

B. B. J. Cole, President:

  1. The Divestment Referendum ballot language and timeline was discussed at last Friday’s Board of Directors meeting. Minor adjustments to the language were made and an extension to voting time was made to ensure that this referendum is carried out with the highest of process quality. Council members were encouraged to publicize and attend the scheduled forums. Each forum will be formatted at an initial 10 minutes from each side speaking on their perspective and an opening to questions from the attendees to follow.

C. Kevin Hancock, Executive Vice President:

  1. Thank you to everyone who submitted their nominations for the Aztec Achievement Awards!
  2. Aztec Dance Marathon raised over $40,000. Congratulations to the committee for all their hard work!

D. Jacqueline Karczewski, Vice President of External Relations:

  1. Last Monday, in Sacramento, Jacqueline and several other External Relations Board members spoke about Governor Brown’s proposed budget for the CSU. CSSA is asking for $97 million more to go to the CSU budget to increase access to potential CSU students who meet all of the requirements.
  2. If you would like extra publicity, please e-mail aspromo@mail.sdsu.edu. MARCOMM will read your e-mails and publicize your events.
  3. If you haven’t taken the It’s On Us pledge, please sign it at http://as.sdsu.edu/itsonus. Anyone who signs the pledge will get a recycled tire bracelet from Africa.

E. Maneet Deol, Board of Directors Student-at-Large:

  1. Hope to see all of the A.S. Mentorship Program mentors at the event on Friday, 3/13. There will be Oggi’s!

F. Alexandria Johnstone, Board of Directors Student-at-Large:

  1. Please attend the A.S. Mentorship Program event on Friday is you are free, even if you aren’t signed up. There are many diverse mentees, so more diverse mentors would be appreciated.
  2. Send in your bylaws amendments to Alex by Sunday if you would like them looked over.

G. Christina Brown, Executive Director:

  1. A new campus calendar is being created, along with the SDSU smart phone application.
  2. Curtains have been installed in the showers in the men’s locker room at the Aztec Recreation Center, making is more safe and private for all students.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

DRAYER/JOHNSTON CARRIED

Vice President of University Affairs Corey Polant adjourned the meeting at 5:00 PM.