AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
AGS Council Minutes - March 3, 2015
I. Call to Order 5:45pm - 23 votes present
II. Move to approve agenda: Becca
Amended by Will to include SHIAC reps for 10 minutes
Approved, no objections
a. Sonali updates — symposium this week, Napolitano and summer tuition increase talk
b. Melissa updates — PhD career conference, no one died.
c. Tim updates — Divestment vote passed and made national news, one of the clauses was to divest from the US, made a lot of conservative blogs… Meeting with Napolitano, she shut down, increase will still happen. Professional development flyer is done, gave report to Dean Leslie. Potential paid internships for graduate students. Going to UC Santa Barbara for UCSA meeting.
d. Becca updates — two things coming up before quarter ends, Holi Festival, next Friday (13th), Following evening (sat, 14th) st. patrick’s day party.
e. Justin updates — last AGS meeting as grad student, been fun. Thanking Zara. Missed funding committee, Thanks everyone.
f. Sara updates — women in leadership and poetry night (OCGWS)
g. Ye — symposium full time.
h. Abi — one world concert, next quarter, april 3.
SHIAC updates (Amy and Taylor) — today had meeting with provost for UCI, came to present plans for next year. Graduates are enrolled in self insured plan provided by UC SHip. Undergrads are on fully insured plan. Background on insurance. Overview of UC Ship. Graduate students: renewal rate from UC Ship and fully-insured options. Council Q&A. Committee hasn’t decided on which plan they’re going to go with yet. Meeting with Brokers on Monday for numbers.
V. VP Internal Election
Sara nominates Raquel
Raquel 30 seconds to pitch.
No objections to vote by consensus
No objections to Raquel appointment as VP Internal
Discussion of resolution
Amendment introduced by Bill, second by Melissa — … and that AGS opposed the provision of shared room arrangements for campus housing as the only option for student gradate guaranteed, or preferred, or priority option of graduate student guarantee.
motion to extend time 5 minutes, Kelsey
Seconded by Joe
Bill moves to strike any content in resolution having to do with double occupancy, seconded by Joe. Discussion. Justin emphasizes urgency for agreeing on resolution and emphasizes importance of passing resolution now.
Coral moves to amend, strike everything but AGS opposes, (4th paragraph), Completely strike paragraph 7
Second by Jen
Coral’s amendment passes with no objections
Bill withdraws amendment.
Motion carries, Resolution 14-50 passes
VII. Resolution 14-53
Explanation from Jen, Coral has suggested changes: the ask should be stronger, we should demand that they fully fund everyone through their 6th year.
Coral move to amend to change last let it further be resolved, urges the school and Dean Mauer to fully fund PhD students through their normative time to degree
Discussion on Motion
Vote by consensus, no opposition, back to discussing resolution.
Coral moves to strike 3rd and 4th paragraph
Seconded by Justin
Vote by consensus, no opposition, amendment passes
Coral moves to amend (notes on resolution)
1st page, 2nd paragraph: … students in the Departments including but not limited to Political Science and Sociology…
2nd page, 3rd paragraph:… the School’s decision will make many 6th year gradate students ineligible for teaching…
2nd page, last paragraph: … graduate students of the School of Social
Sciences formally filed a contract…
One world concert for international committee.
Other three, AAUW for Equal Pay Day Event, April 14
FEMBA fully employed MBA students, networking event that is parent friendly
History Graduate Student Association: interdisciplinary conference, April 10
IX. Council Member Updates — Michelle, went to SHIAC meeting
X. New Business — None.
Motion to adjourn: Becca