Directed Action Guide 2016-2017
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Passed OnResolution #Resolution TitleDirected OfficerDirected Action for the OfficerCompleted (Y/N)Comments from Directed Officer
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2016-101609BResolution to Amend the GA Budget in response to Vice President of Finance ResignationPresidentReport to the Delegate Assembly how this money (note: transfer of $1,500 from VPoF stipend to Miscellaneous/Fundraising account) is spent, in accordance with the principles set forth in this resolution.
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2016-111611DResolution to adopt basic needs security, with a particular emphasis on housing, food, and childcare, as a 2016-2017 advocacy campaign, to declare standing policies and official positions related to these issues, to form a basic needs security workgroup, and to direct said workgroup's Chair.Chair of the Basic Needs Security WorkgroupCoordinate advocacy for additional housing suitable for graduate students, as well as appropriate housing policy, to the University of California, the City of Berkeley, and the State of California;
Coordinate advocacy efforts to ensure that every graduate student is food secure; and
Coordinate the investigation of potential solutions for supporting the provision of childcare for graduate students and to coordinate advocacy surrounding childcare for graduate students.
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2016-111611EResolution to adopt a Graduate Initiative as a 2016-2017 advocacy campaign, to adopt standing policies and official positions related to the Graduate Initiative, to form the Graduate Initiative workgroup, and direct said workgroup's ChairChair of the Graduate Initiative WorkgroupCoordinate an assessment of graduate student spaces and facilities, as well as the impact of enrollment trends upon these spaces;
Coordinate the identification of potential graduate student study spaces and their current utilization, as well as to publicize existing graduate student study spaces so graduate students may take full advantage of the resources available to them; and
Coordinate advocacy surrounding the investigation of best practices for advising and mentorship of graduate students and appropriate oversight thereof.
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2016-111611FResolution to form the Graduate Assembly Diversity Advocacy Workgroup for the 2016-17 academic year, to adopt standing policies and official positions relating to diversity advocacy, and to direct actions in relation to diversity advocacyCAVPContact the Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion, the Associate Vice Provost of the Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare, the Director of the Office for Graduate Diversity, and administrative committees listed above to inform them of this workgroup and its delegated tasks.YNo response/support worth noting
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2016-111611F"EAVPShare the process and results of the UC Berkeley DA workgroup with UCSA and relevant parties involved with the UC-Wide Study Group on University Diversity.PartialProcess shared.
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2016-111611F"Chair of the Diversity Advocacy WorkgroupProvide drafts of letters to be sent by the CAVP and the EAVP to relevant parties to disseminate the process of the workgroup and the results of the surveys; and
Provide monthly updates at the GA Delegates Meeting and an end-of-the year report; and be it further
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2016-121611GResolution for Official Position and Directed Actions in Support of Open Recreation on Campus FieldsCAVPinvite Director of Intercollegiate Athletics H. Michael Williams and Interim Recreational Sports Directors Joe Watz and Brigette Lossing to address the Delegate Assembly on the issue of shared facilities; and
share this resolution with the Daily Californian; Joe Watz, Recreational Sports Director for Marketing, Communications, and Business Development; Brigette Lossing, Recreational Sports Director for Youth and Outdoor Programs; H. Michael Williams, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics; Solly Fulp, Executive Director of University Business Partnerships and Services; Nils Gilman, Associate Vice Chancellor; and Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.
NMany of these roles have changed, so this resolution may want to be updated to reflect the administrative changes
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2016-121612BResolution to Reinvest the GA Endowment IncomeVPoFinstruct the UC Berkeley Foundation to reinvest the accumulated payoffs of both endowments into the Graduate Assembly Operational Support Fund.Yes
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2016-121612CResolution in support of UC's Principles against Intolerance and in support of members of the UC Berkeley community, with associated Directed ActionsPresident, CAVP, EAVPtake actions consistent with these standing policies, and to report to these actions to Delegate Assembly, potentially including but not limited to:
(1) organizing one or more active bystander workshops for graduate students,
(2) coordinating with the Restorative Justice Center of UC Berkeley to host or co-host community-building and healing circles for students experiencing identity-based harassment,
(3) coordinating with the Undocumented Students Program and R.I.S.E to host or co-host Undocumented ally workshops for graduate students,
(4) advocating for the maintenance and expansion of the University of California’s systemwide Legal Services Program for Undocumented Students and their families, and
(5) advocating that the University of California at a systemwide level commit to providing resources, and
(6) working with campus and university administrators to adopt protection strategies for the UC Berkeley community.
N-CAVP, Y-EAVPThe original resolution for items 1-3 were upon request, and there were no requests...; Items 4&5 yes through UCSA to UCOP.
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2017-041703AResolution in support of graduate students affected by the United States' policies on immigrationPresident, CAVPtransmit the contents of the preceding resolved clauses to the Chancellor of UC Berkeley, the Director of the Undocumented Students Program, Dean of Students, the Dean of the Graduate Division, the Director of the Berkeley International Office, the graduate student body, and The Daily Californian
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2017-041703A"President, CAVPinvite assistance from members of the Berkeley Immigration Group, the Berkeley Immigration Law Clinic, the ASUC Student Legal Clinic, the East Bay Community Law Center, Berkeley International Office, and other suitable organizations, to help establish an on-campus legal counselling service to help students with legal problems related to immigration and visa status
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2017-041703A"Grad Council Repspropose that, in accommodation to graduation requirements, students unable to reenter the United States are offered the option to register in absentia for extended periods regardless of whether a research or coursework objective outside of California existsEAVP - There are also UCOP Policy Requirements that constrain campus policies. I'm advocating that a revision of UCOP policy be proposed in meetings with UCOP next month.
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2017-041703A"VPoFexamine the implications to the GA budget of providing emergency funding to graduate students affected by changes in US immigration policies
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2017-041703A"EAVPrelay the contents of the preceding resolved clause to Assemblymember Thurmond, State Senator Skinner, the President of the ASUC, the President of the UCSA, and leaders of the various UCSA member organizationsYesTransmitted, plus see comments two-above.
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2017-041703A"Presidentcoordinate with the LEAD Center to invite the ACLU, the National Immigration Law Center, or another suitable organization with expertise in the field of immigration law to provide one or more "Know Your Rights" themed workshop(s) for undocumented graduate students, as well as international students at risk of losing their legal visitor status, and other students affected by changes in US immigration policies, and shall also provide information on the sensitive locations policy as pertaining to universities
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2017-041703A"CAVPcoordinate with Residential and Student Service Programs, International House, and the University Village staff and Village Residents Association to invite the ACLU, the National Immigration Law Center, or another suitable organization with expertise in the field of immigration law to provide one or more "Know Your Rights" themed workshop(s) and advocate that such training be required for Residential Life staff, International House Resident Assistants, and University Village Community Advisors and shall include information on the sensitive locations policy as pertaining to universities
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2017-041703A"Presidentcompile and publish a physical and/or printable document containing a list of resources, including but not limited to legal resources, financial resources, and general information, for students affected by US immigration policies, especially those detained or denied entry at a port of entry. If a comparable resource is found to already exist that satisfies these goals, the President of the GA, or their designee, need not replicate the material but shall work to make this resource known to relevant populations and widely available
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2017-041703BResolution in Support of Use of 444D Eshleman as Satellite Office for Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)CAVPpresent the terms of the agreement to CPS in the preceding resolved clauses, and inform CPS that, pending their approval of the terms, it will be permitted the use of 444D for a three year trial period ending in May 2020, during which data shall be collected on the number of clients served by this satellite office and types of programming most in demand.YReceived email from Laurel Halsey "Employees of UHS are covered by UC's employment, general liability and professional liability (i.e. malpractice) in the scope and course of their university employment, regardless of where they are physically assigned to provide services."
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