Tuesday, February 05, 2013


I.       Call to Order 5:37pm

II.    Approve Agenda (2)

a.       Bill Winter moved, motion carries.

III. Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting (2)

a.       11/27/12 Minutes

b.      1/22/13 Minutes

c.       Sierra Powell moved, motion carries.

IV. Executive Reports

a.       President (5)

                                                              i.      Basic updates on UCSA, Will provide an intro to Academic Honor policy as a potential project during new business.

b.      VP Internal (5)

                                                              i.      Retreat: Retreat is 2/9/13. Committee member attendance is optional, Council attendance mandatory. Email Lowell if you will be out of town.

                                                            ii.      Survey will be ready to go in 2-3 weeks. Incentives will be department based, with a party for largest percentage of respondents in a department.

c.       VP External (5)

                                                              i.      UCSA: There was more discussion of the legislative report card, and UCSA has passed a resolution that it would roll out in March (?). There will be a presentation on the legislative report card at the next AGS meeting.

                                                            ii.      President Yudof is stepping down: there is a search committee and a student led portion of the search committee. Jen has apps for people to apply to be a student rep on the search committee.

d.      VP Finance (5)

                                                              i.      Tutoring service has lowered hourly fee with “an introductory” fee to see if that increases business.

e.       VP Admin (5)

                                                              i.      Coffee Cart next dates: February 14th, Social Sciences 1:30pm; February 15th, Biological Sciences 9:30am

V.    Department/School Contact List (5)

a.       Sierra passed around a contact list so we can email specific schools or departments when we have info for specific groups of students.

VI. Update on Career Planning Survey

a.       Sierra has a survey focuses on getting better placement for UCI grad students when they get their degree. She is hearing from Deans about what career development is offered in each school, but Grad Division needs to know what students are aware of, and/or what career development they want.

VII.                      Ratify Bill 13-03 To Fund the CSSA Chinese Culture Night (5)


VIII.                   Ratify Bill 13-03 To Fund the CSSA Chinese Culture Night (5)

a.       Y: 21; N: 0; A: 0

IX.  New Business

a.       Zots: Jen for rocking the UC Student Association’s board meeting; Victor for proactively contacting food and dining to allow us to advertise the tutoring service for free

b.       Justin introduces new business: Graduate Student Honor Code

                                                              i.      Discussion on what to include, whether to pursue

                                                            ii.      Council members noted the value of making sure such a code would be effective, enforceable. Concerns were voiced as to whether this would be beneficial or harmful to student interests, and whether it would be possible to build in student protections against injudicious advisors.

                                                          iii.      An ad hoc committee is proposed to take up the issue

1.      Committee members: Coral, Bill, Matt, Kelsey, Nicki, Tom, Lowell

2.      Vishal moved to create ad hoc committee as proposed, motion carries.

Time Allotted: 39 minutes, Actual 73 minutes


Special Projects:

a.                     Bill 13-04 To Fund TEDxUCIrvine Gradual Change Event (5)

Y: 20; N: 0; A: 1

b.                    Bill 13-05 To Fund Faultline (5)

Y: 21; N: 0; A: 0

c.                     Bill 13-06 To Fund Graduate Painting Speaker Series (5)

Amending to $860; Y: 20; N: 1; A: 0

d.                    Bill 13-07 To Fund One World Concert (5)

Y:21 ; N: 0; A: 0