AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
AGS COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
- Joint Council Meeting with ASUCI
I. Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 5:07 by Alvin Phan, ASUCI Council Speaker
II. ASUCI Announcements
III. AGS Announcements
- Student Regent visiting this Thursday, let Tim or Parshan know if you want to attend. Applications also open to be Student Regent if you’re interested.
- Symposium announcement and call for abstracts coming out this week
- 3 min. graduate video competition is opening up, please participate.
- One World Concert this month, help needed!
- AGS Career Conference in one month
- AGS VP
IV. Approve Agenda (1)
Motion to approve the agenda by Tej, ASUCI
Seconded by Siddarth, ASUCI
V. Presentation from Dan Dooros, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
The Hill – five-year trend is that sales are down and expenses are up, store is not living up to its potential. Will test the market by issuing an RFP to see how vendors would operate our store. Outside vendors will be allowed to respond to RFP with possible proposals. This is current just an exploration; no decisions beyond this exploration have been made. We will present more on this at a later date.
VI. Referendum Discussion on Mental Health – Dr. Parham, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Reality facing campus is that we are out of space. We are also struggling to provide timely and quality mental health to students in need. We have no space to place newly hired psychiatrists and psychologists to serve students. Student Affairs is interested in a building to house mental health, guidance, etc. services. Referendum would be a student fee to fund a new five story building dedicated to necessary student services (about $63 million dollars). $57 fee/quarter would set in upon building completion, likely in 2018-19.
VII. Presentation from Stacey Murren, Director of Student Center & Event Services and Dan Dooros, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Student Center – Phase IV of Student Center build has completed, but amount of monies originally set aside for operation will run short starting 2018. Student fees are set to drop from $147 to $89 that year, which will cause shortages. Student Center is suggesting keeping the fee intact to make sure services can be provided. Costs have risen, such as housekeeping, more student groups, student wages, etc.
VIII. Presentation on SAGE
AGS had a previous discussion on a fee proposal from UCSA, more on that topic from ASUCI students that are hesitant on that proposal:
Proposal leaves students vulnerable to defunding by UCOP, other groups. There is also a lack of accountability to students not paying UCSA fees. Proposal has incomplete language, proposal is being approved without full wording, and SAGE proposal working group actions have not been transparent. There is no clear plan from UCSA if the referendum does not pass and there are discrepancies in the possible fee being proposed.
Motion to extend time for five minutes by Becky
Seconded by Will
IX. Joint Resolution on SAGE: AGS Resolution 15-17
This resolution cannot be voted upon by AGS because AGS Council does not have quorum.
Move to adjourn the meeting by Evangeline
Second by Richard
Meeting adjourned at 6:55 by AGS President Tim Ma