Tuesday, March 31, 2009

 AGS Council Meeting Minutes

I. Call to order 5:12 pm
II. Circulate attendance sheet
III. Approve agenda (2 min.) 
IV.. Approve minutes from previous meeting (5 min.)
a. Wrong minutes! Approve at next meeting
V. Officer reports-
a. President- Carrie Carmody (15)
 i. Dining event- Sunday brunch at Pippin Commons April 5th
 ii. Regents and Trustee Conference at UCLA
1. University systems from several Western states
 iii. Draft of Graduate survey results are completed, will go to Graduate Council this week
1. Key points:
a. Housing guarantee issues
b. Health care move
c. Why students go to UCI
 iv. Career center Graduate survey coming out soon
1. How aware grads are of campus services
2. Let Carrie know of any faculty in favor of students going into alternate careers, esp. humanities, social sciences
3. 20% of student fees come from graduate students, yet most campus services do not support graduate students
 v. Incoming law class has welcome to UCI day this Friday, AGS will be advertising at the event
 vi. Undergraduate elections
1. 7 people applied for president, including incumbent.  Should AGS endorse Megan?
b. VP Finance- Melanie Matheu (5)
 i. Budget is 4% ahead from increased enrollment and increased Pub income
 ii. Budget revisions will be started this quarter instead of over the summer
 iii. PAB meeting tomorrow
1. New Historian position open
c. VP Internal Affairs- Tia Peterson (5)
d. VP External Affairs- Glen Watt (5) (done by Carrie)
 i. Big system wide cuts and freezing money
 ii. So far graduate block is holding
VI. Replacement of VP Internal (10)
a. Annessa Stagner
b. Adam Van Wart
c. Vote 12-2-5
d. Resolution 09-22 Approve Annessa Stagner as VP Internal
 i. 18-0-1
VII. Bill 09-16 HGSA Working Papers Conference Funding Request- Micah Alpaugh (5)
a. Conference has been supported by AGS in the past
b. Presentations are from a wide variety of topics
c. History department and humanities have been hit hardest by funding cuts, they have solicited support from many places on campus already
d. Amend funding amount to $785 15 Y 5 N  Approve for $785 Vote: 19-0-0
VIII. Bill 09-15 GCF Funding Request- Kristine Artello (5)
a. 4-8-8
b. Proxies: 2 no, 4 abstain
IX. Social Committee
a. Resolution 09-18 Approve Social Charter (5)
 i. Social committee will allow VP Internal to focus on other important job duties and help AGS to provide regular programming for all graduate students
 ii. Vote: 17-0-0
b. Resolution 09-14 To Approve Social Committee Members (5)
 i. 16-0-1
c. Bill 09-17 To Pay the Social Chair Stipend of $200 / mo.- Melanie Matheu (5)
 i. 14-0-2
X. Business and Finance Committee
a. Resolution 09-19 Approve Charter (5)
 i. 16-0-0
XI. Ratify Web Resolutions (2)- 09-20 and 09-21
a. 16-0-0
XII. Committee reports (10)- 2 graduate openings
XIII. New business (5)-
a. Doc 2A- Brock Cutler
 i. Letters of exception for Doc 2A status in humanities have been denied for Spring
 ii. Departments that push students to advance early (e.g. more than 3 years left in program), students will go into Doc 2A even though they are in normative time
 iii. Discuss issue with Francis Leslie, perhaps Council can pass a resolution at next meeting
b. Flyers to hand out for Grad-Faculty Night on April 17th
c. Black Thursday- Graduate students protesting by wearing black on Thurs. and spending no money on campus except for the Pub

Time Allotted: 124 min
Adjourned: 7:26 Actual time: 134