A.S. Council at a Glance

    Meeting #13

    December 3, 2003

    Special Presentations

    The A.S. Council heard a presentation on progress toward the creation of a UCSD student Web portal, which is projected to go online in fall 2006.

    According to Darlene Willis, project director and executive administrative officer for the Office of Student Affairs, the Web site aims to be a “”full blown”” campus web site that combines the applications of StudentLink with the information on the blink.ucsd.edu Web site.

    Items of Immediate Consideration

    Reports

    Commissioner of Academic Affairs Todd Tolin

    Tolin reported that due to budget cuts, the University of California’s Education Abroad Program will not expand for the next two years and implement enrollment caps.

    President Jeremy Paul Gallagher

    Gallagher reported that if the state legislature approves Gov. Schwarzenegger’s proposed mid-year budget cuts, student initiated outreach programs would be drastically curtailed and possibly ended.

    Item J

    The council passed by consensus a resolution in support of A.S. Marketing Director Tracie Davee’s service to the Associated Students. Davee has accepted a newly created position as manager of student programs at the UCSD Alumni Association.

    Also, Gallagher reported he is working on establishing lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered-themed housing at UCSD.

    Old Business

    Item F

    The council approved student organization funding for winter 2004 following recommendations from the Student Organizations Funding Allocation Board and appeals heard by the Finance Committee. The council approved the item 16-0-2.

    Item G

    After a motion to pull the item from committee failed, the council approved Student Initiated Outreach and Recruitment Commission stipends for the first two weeks of winter quarter 2004.

    The stipends range from $20 to $50 per week and total $465 per week.

    Item H

    The council approved winter 2004 allocations for SIORC by consensus.

    Item I

    The council approved an agreement between the Associated Students and UCSD Recreation that governs the operation of the recently approved ropes course. Three-fourths of the senators were required to approve the agreement because the document requires the council to dip into its mandated reserve funds. The council approved the contract 18-0-0.

    Item J

    Council members approved $16,024.78 to fund media organizations for winter 2004. The Muir Quarterly received the highest allocation of $1,870, while Future & Finances received the lowest at $410.

    After Commissioner of Communications Frances Galvon denied The Koala’s funding appeal, the organization received $1,486 for winter quarter.

    Item K

    The council approved the creation of an ad hoc task force to examine the council’s representation structure. The task force is charged to determine what system “”most effectively represents UCSD undergraduate students.”” The task force must present a recommendation to the council by eighth week of winter quarter 2004.

    Item M

    Tom Chapman was appointed to serve as A.S. elections manager through April 19, 2004 by consensus.

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