AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

 I.            Call to order

II.          Approve agenda (2 min)

Review of new “experimental” breakout in meetings

Motion to approve Bill, 2nded, no objections

III.       Approve minutes from previous meeting (5 min)

Motion to approve Victor, 2nded, no objections

IV.    Executive Reports/ Q and A  (10 min)

a.       Expanded names for acronyms would be helpful in the future

b.      Attendance at the Valentines Party was good

c.       Parking: Payel has not heard back from the EVC, Chancellor has referred her to a meeting with VC Parham

d.      UC General Counsel will be on campus with Dean “Edley”

e.       Strong opposition on campus for growth, particularly with regard to the GRC

f.       Unionization of RA’s

1.      Grad Council discussed at length

2.      Concern about limitations on hours of research

a)      Lots of misinformation

b)      New law would give option for unionization, sets no standards

V.     Break out session: VP External   (30 min)

Discuss 3 topics, STEM and Humanities Funding, the future of UC funding/ importance of public higher education, and open access after 1 year after publications

VI. Resolution 12-02 Council Appointment (5 min)

Motion to approve Bill, 2nded, no objections

VII.          Ratify Special Projects Resolutions 12-05 and 12-06 (5 min)

Motion to approve , 2nded, 19-0-0

VIII.       New Business (10 min)

a.       VP Admin is resigning after this meeting.

1.       Individuals interested in running for this position should contact Chris ASAP (vpadmin@ags.uci.edu) .  Additionally, those interested in other executive positions would benefit from shadowing current executives.

 

Motion to adjourn, 2nded, no objections

Time Allotted: 67 min

 

Special Projects:

Bill 12-10 To Fund Faultline: A Journal of Arts and Literature

Bill 12-11 To Fund The Chicano Graduate Student Collective Open-Mic Event