AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

      AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I. Call to order (5:12)
II. Circulate attendance sheet

Quorum is met with 17 reporting and 11 proxies out of 38 filled seats
III. Approve agenda (2 min.)  Unanimous

1)      Motion to Add Time for VP Finance and Admin (5 min each) by Payel is 2nded

a.       Vote Unanimous 17-0-0 

2)      Motion to Approve Hanoz is 2nded

a.       Vote Unanimous 17-0-0

IV. Approve minutes from previous meeting (5 min.)

V. Executive Reports

1)      President (5min)

a)      University is taking 80 Million in cuts which equates to lost jobs, services, etc….

b)      Currently no students directly in budgetary process

c)      Could possibly get 1 student to represent whole student body in this process. Would this be Good or bad?

d)      Questions raised: Are cuts unavoidable? Undergrads involvement?

e)      Currently Planning and Budget, the standing senate committee, has 1 rep from Grads

f)         Budget group making decision is a special committee separate from Plan. and Budget

2)      Internal (5min)

a)      Carrie presents e-mail from Annessa in absentia

b)      AGS Awards have been give out (get Josh his)

c)      GSHIP transition meetings

i)        People came in upset left ok,

ii)        About a hundred in attendance at each meeting

iii)     Chris Marcum , GHSIP chair, has done a great job this year

d)      Looking for COD

e)      Ideas how to get people involved with AGS, posting minutes on bulletin boards, etc…?

3)      External (10min)

a)      Traveling to Sacramento to talk to Senator

i)        Legislature looking at transferring UC to be under state legislature, not UC Regents

(1)   UCSA not supporting this, but still taking to Senator

(2)   Information still being disseminated

ii)       Aug 6-9 (Thurs-Sun) UCSA congress UC Santa Cruz

(1)   Encouraging grad students to come to the congress and be heard

(a)    Not yet calculated number of people that can come, based on funding (maybe 5-6 people)

(2)   Let Payel know in advance if you’d like to go (funding available)

(3)   Set agenda for the year so attendance is important

(4)   Current grad representation is low

(5)   Important with financial crisis

(6)   Rough deadline asap to cut costs, mid-July latest

4)      Finance (added 5 min) (5:37)

a)      Income 141K for ‘09/’10

i)        Pub Income ~30K, Reserves 5K, rest come from Fees

b)      Goal to Streamline funding for committees

c)      Recent Pub meeting

d)      Overview of PAB committee

e)      Overview of B and F committee

5)      Admin (added 5 min)

a)      Introduction: Explanation of how vpadmin serves council

b)      Time keeping, discussion about starting on time, etc…..

VI. Resolution 09-56 Approve VP Elections/Half-Time Stipend (10min) Joel Motions to Approve

a.       Point of Information: Why the further been resolved (half pay stipend)

b.      Friendly amendment change language

---LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED THAT with consideration of work provided to the AGS Council and the current vacancy of two positions that the aforementioned elected Vice Presidents be paid a half-time stipend during the June transition period as stated in Article IV, Section 2b of the AGS Constitution. ----

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** LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED THAT with consideration of work provided to the AGS Council and the current vacancy of two positions that the three elected Vice Presidents, new to their position, be paid a half-time stipend during the June transition period as stated in Article IV, Section 2b of the AGS Constitution. ****

c.       Vote Unanimous (17-0-0)

VI. Resolution 09-54 Committee appointments (45min)

1)      Diversity Senate Committee

a)      Motion to Table Diversity Senate Committee Vote Scott (Withdrawn)

b)      Vote 10-3-3 on diversity, Heidy appointed

2)      Vote Unanimous (17-0-0)

IX. New business (10min)

1)      None brought forth


Time Allotted: 92 min


Resolution 09-56 To Ratify VP Elections and Provide June Funding

06-16-09

 

Written by Chris Dunckle, Physical Sciences Rep and VP Administrative Affairs, on Behalf of AGS Council

 

WHEREAS the AGS Constitution, Article IV, Section 1, establishes the four Council Officers as listed below

 

WHEREAS the AGS Bylaws, Council Procedures, Section E, states that Council Officers be elected in June at the meeting following the Joint Council meeting,

 

WHEREAS the AGS Executive Board for 2009-2010 has been voted on by the AGS Council

 

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED THAT

 

Annessa Stagner be appointed as

the Vice President Internal Affairs of the AGS Council

 

Christopher Dunckle be appointed as the

Vice President Administrative Affairs of the AGS Council

 

Adam VanWart be appointed as the

Vice President Financial Affairs of the AGS Council

 

Payel Chowdhury be appointed as the

Vice President External Affairs of the AGS Council

 

for the 2009-2010 School Year, effective July 1, 2009

 

LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED THAT with consideration of work provided to the AGS Council and the current vacancy of two positions that the aforementioned elected Vice Presidents, new to their position, be paid a half-time stipend during the June transition period as stated in Article IV, Section 2b of the AGS Constitution.  

 

Resolution 09-54 Committee Appointments 2009-2010

 

WHEREAS the AGS Bylaws state that the Vice President Administrative Affairs is responsible for graduate student committee appointments

 

WHEREAS these appointments are conditioned on the approval of AGS Council

 

WHEREAS Council members are strongly encouraged to sit on an AGS, Senate, or Campus committee

 

WHEREAS most Committee Appointments are traditionally made at the first meeting of new Council

 

WHEREAS most Committee terms begin during the summer or the beginning of the school year

 

LET IT THEREFORE BE RESOLVED that the following graduate students be appointed to the following committees

 

Committee                    Affiliation                     # of AGS Seats            Students Appointed

Social

AGS

4-8

Svetlana, Lowell, Denise, Adam, Steve, Danny, Joel, Nadine

Business and Finance

AGS

3-8

Adam, Eric, Scott, Jordan, Randy, Bill

External

AGS

 

Josh, Payel, Bill

PAB

AGS

2

Danny, Eric, Bill

Council on Educational Policy

Senate

1

Sena Koleva

Council on Faculty Welfare

Senate

1

 

Graduate Council

Senate

3

Denise, Kim, Joel 

Council on Planning and Budget

Senate

1

 

Research, Computing, and Libraries

Senate

1

 

Student Experience

Senate

2

 

Undergraduate Admissions

Senate

1

 

Subcommittee on Courses

Senate

1

 David

International Education

Senate

1

 

Undeclared Students

Senate

1

 

Diversity

Senate

1

 Heidy

Bicycle Advisory Group

Campus

2

 Scott

 

Sustainability

Campus

1

 

Student Center Board

Student Affairs

3

Ashley