ASUCH Meeting Agenda - April 17, 2013

6:30-7:00        Dinner  

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                Welcome

                Public comment

                Officer Reports

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:30        Resolutions & Voting

8:30-9:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - April 3, 2013

6:30-7:00        Dinner  

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                Welcome

                Public comment

                Officer Reports

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:30        Resolutions & Voting

8:30-9:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - March 20, 2013

6:30-7:00        Dinner  

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                Welcome

                Public comment

                Officer Reports

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:30        Resolutions & Voting

8:30-9:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - March 6, 2013

6:30-7:00        Dinner  

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                Welcome

                Public comment

                Officer Reports

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:30        Resolutions & Voting

8:30-9:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - February 20, 2013

6:50-7:00        Dinner  

Public Comment

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                Welcome

                Officer Reports

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:30        Resolutions & Voting

8:30-9:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - February 6, 2013

6:50-7:00        Dinner  

Public Comment

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                Welcome

                Officer Reports

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:30        Resolutions & Voting

8:30-9:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - January 23, 2013

6:50-7:00        Dinner  

Public Comment

        - Amanda & James

        - Galen

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                Welcome

                Officer Reports

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - November 7, 2012

6:30-7:00        Dinner  

Public Comment

Saron Tesfai

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                Welcome

                Officer Reports

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:30        Resolutions & Voting

8:30-9:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - October 10, 2012

6:30-7:00        Dinner  

Public Comment

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                Welcome

                Officer Reports

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:30        Resolutions & Voting

8:30-9:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - September 26, 2012

6:30-7:00        Dinner  

Public Comment

Kaplan & LexisNexis

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                Welcome

                Officer Reports

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:30        Resolutions & Voting

8:30-9:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - September 12, 2012

 

6:30-7:00        Dinner sponsored by Kaplan

Public Comment

7:00-7:30        Roll Call

                

                Officer Reports

                Pres:  Rep appointments

                Treasurer: Budget

                DirCA

Upcoming events & announcements

7:30-8:30        Resolutions & Voting

8:30-9:00        Committees  

                

9:00                Adjourn

ASUCH Meeting Agenda - August 29, 2012

 

6:30 Dinner Starts

6:45-7:15 Public Comment

7:15-7:20 Attendance

7:20-7:30 Welcome and Introductions to Executive Board

Officer Reports

7:30-7:35 President's Report

7:35-7:40 Treasurer’s Report

7:40-8:00 Resolution - UCSA (Angelica Salceda & Darius Kemp)

8:00-8:10 Upcoming Events & Announcements

8:10-8:20 Introduction to Committees

8:20-8:30 Break Out Into Committees

PRESIDENT’s COMMITTEE

• 2 members

• One member will serve as Parliamentarian and

the other as Historian

• Committee Members may help:

– Fill Student-Faculty Committees

– Fill Vacancies

– Manage Bylaws (with Parliamentarian)

• Work on new project: Develop Student

Ambassadors group to support Chancellor &

Dean Wu

IVP’s COMMITTEE

• 6 members

• Committee Members will help:

– Manage Student Organizations

– Collaborate with Student Services on Major Events

• Student Org Fair

• Hastings Leadership Conference

– Manage Elections

– Reserve Tower for activities including Halloween

Kids Party

– Develop 1L Rep Mentorship Program

EVP’s COMMITTEE

• 6 members

• Committee Members will help:

– Plan Community Service Events

• blood & clothing drives

– Outreach to Alumni

Collaborate with Alumni Office

Manage 6@6 Dinners

Manage Distinguished Speakers Series

Provide Alumni Mentors to Student Organizations

TREASURER’s COMMITTEE

• 6 members (2 from each class)

• Committee Members will serve on Finance

Committee

SECRETARY’s COMMITTEE

• 2 members

• Committee Members will help:

– Manage Service Hours (posted on ASUCH website)

– Manage Suggestion Box

– Develop task forces to deal with new issues including

arming security officers, tuition hikes etc.

– Plan Installation & Awards Dinner

– Get ASUCH Sweatshirts

DIRCA’s COMMITTEE

• 6 members

• Committee Members will help:

– Plan community engagement events:

• Beer on the Beach

• Barrister’s Ball & Spring Fling / Alumni Gala

• Socials

– Food Czar

DIRCC’s COMMITTEE

• 2 members

• Committee members will help:

– Update ASUCH Website

– Participate in Web Redesign

– Participate in Tech Council

– Update Outline Bank

– Manage Student Org Calendar

8:30 Adjourn

LETTER TO ASUCH RE: UCSA RESOLUTION

Dear Associated Students of UC Hastings,

 

The UC Student Association is the official collective voice of the over 200,000 professional, graduate and undergraduate students in the UC system.  We believe very strongly that UC Hastings benefits a great deal from being part of our Association, and that the student movement needs the voices of Hastings students.

 

Even in light of that fact UC Hastings does not fall under the UC Regents, we believe that UC Hastings is a vital member of UCSA and that UCSA provides an essential outlet for advocacy for Hastings students.  There are a number of ways in which UC Hastings students benefit from involvement with UCSA.  UC Hastings students have been closely involved with our legislative advocacy in the past.  We have a full time Legislative Director in Sacramento that works on a daily basis to fight for additional funding for public higher education and for student issues that do directly impact UC Hastings students.  Our Legislative Director and other staff can be supportive of UC Hastings students and help to provide support, schedule meetings, and obtain information for Hastings students.  UCSA is also a critical space to organize, network and share information with students from across the state.  In addition to our monthly Board meetings, we hold three major conferences a year, which are open to Hastings students—the Student Lobby Conference, UCSA Congress and the Student of Color Conference.

 

The UC Student Association is also at the forefront of ensuring that the student voice is heard on a whole range of issues, not just those directly related to higher education.  As noted above, we are fighting to secure state funding both in Sacramento and through community organizing and coalition building across the state that benefits education at all levels.  We also helped lead the fight for the DREAM Act, and are regularly ensuring that the student voice is heard on immigration, criminal justice, health care and other issues.  UCSA can be an outlet for UC Hastings students to ensure that their voice is heard on many of these critical issues.  UCSA is the statewide convener for the UC student voice, and UC Hastings students should be at the table as we develop and implement our collective agenda.

 

We also believe that UCSA can serve not just as a resource and advocate for UC Hastings in Sacramento, but also in your advocacy to your own Board of Directors.  We would like to serve as a resource and advocate for you to support you in your own organizing and advocacy needs.  Our staff and field organizers can work with you to provide any training on organizing or strategy that might be helpful to you or your students, and work to strategize about how to approach your campus administration or Board of Directors.

 

At a time when public professional education, particularly legal education, is under great strain, UCSA can be a strategic convening point for conversations about how to maintain the public nature of our UC law schools.  Our newly elected President, Angélica Salceda, is a third year law student at UC Berkeley.  Just this past year, the UC Davis Law Student Association joined the UC Student Association, and has direct membership on the Board.   Our Executive Director, Matt Haney, is a law school graduate.  Our UC Student Regent Jonathan Stein, and our UC Student Regent Designate Cinthia Flores, are both current UC law students and attend every UCSA Board meeting.  We have had some very strong interest and momentum in creating a “Law Student Caucus” in UCSA and we believe that UC Hastings students would be critical to ensuring its success.  We have a “Graduate/Professional Student Committee” and a specific “Grad/Prof” campaign, and often these campaigns are ones that would directly benefit UC Hastings students.

 

Last year, ASUCH EVP Adhemir Romero, was a very active member of the UC Student Association Board of Directors. He came to the majority of our meetings, served on our Personnel Committee, and was an essential voice in many of our conversations.  We would encourage you to come to our Board Meetings and meet with us before making any decisions about your membership.  Our Board Meetings are open to the public, and we are meeting in Berkeley in September.  We greatly encourage you to come join us at this next meeting.   Our experience in the past has always been that the UC Hastings delegation to the UCSA Board provides a necessary perspective to ensure that the voices of professional and graduate students are represented in the student movement.

 

Overall, we are concerned that UC Hastings might lose the benefits of being in our Association, and the over 200,000 students across the state lose the opportunity to work closely with UC Hastings students.  As you know, public higher education is under attack and nearing the breaking point.  Now more than ever, we need to be united, bring all voices together, and fight for a California where public education is affordable, accessible and high quality at all levels.  We truly believe that Hastings students are critical to our movement.

 

In solidarity,

 

Angélica Salceda

UCSA President

 

Katie Mesesan

UCSA Board Chair

 

Matt Haney

UCSA Executive Director

MEETING AGENDA - March 28, 2012

 

6:30 Dinner Starts - provided by Kaplan

6:45-7:30 Public Comment

 

7:30-7:35 Roll Call

7:35-7:40 Approve Minutes from ASUCH Meeting on 3/14/12

7:40-7:50 President's Report

7:50-8:00 Treasurer’s Report - $4487.07

8:00-8:10 Request to Reallocate Funds for GLO

8:10-8:20 Resolution: 2012 ASUCH Elections

8:20-8:30 Constitutional Question: Voting - withdrawn

8:30-8:40 Resolution: Amend Bylaw 6.10

8:40-8:50 Resolution: Approval of Graduate Bill of Rights of Rights and Responsibilities

8:50-9:00 Resolution: Proposed Constitutional Amendment

9:00-9:10 Resolution: Request for Increased Communication about Layoffs at UC Hastings

9:10-9:20 Resolution: Strategic Plan Implementation and Oversight Act

9:20-9:30 Resolution: Hastings Transparency and Accountability Act

9:30-9:40 Emergency Resolution: Request for Additional Funds for Brunch on the Beach

9:40-9:50 Emergency Resolution: Request for Hastings Leadership Conference

9:30 Adjourn

Officer Reports

MEETING AGENDA - March 14, 2012

 

6:30 Dinner Starts

6:45-7:00 Public Comment

 

7:00-7:05 Roll Call

7:05-7:10 Approve Minutes from ASUCH Meeting on 2/29/12

7:10-7:25 President's Report

7:25-7:30 Treasurer’s Report - $684.41

7:25-7:30 Treasurer’s Report

7:30 (Secretary will hand out Awards Ceremony Nomination sheets and will collect at end of meeting)

7:30-7:40 Constitutional Question: Voting

7:40-7:50 Resolution: Amend Bylaw 6.10

7:50-8:00 Resolution: Alternative Awards Ceremony

8:00-8:10 Resolution: Approval of Graduate Bill of Rights of Rights and Responsibilities

8:10-8:20 Emergency Resolution: Letter to Admin regarding Layoffs

8:20-8:30 Emergency Resolution: Proposed Constitutional Amendment

8:30-8:40 Emergency Resolution: 2012 ASUCH Elections

8:40 Adjourn

Officer Reports -

Patrick, DIRCC - Notes from Staff/Union Meeting 3/14 at 12pm

I showed up about 12:10pm.  It appeared that several people were angry over what happened.  Many people voiced concerns that the school was not transparent with the union or faculty over what was going on.  Most people were only aware of who was let go in their individual department.  The group went through a list of names of people who were let go.  Someone mentioned that Hastings was planning to let 26 people go.  He quoted this figure by looking at the public Hastings budget that was submitted to the state.  Therefore, people were worried that the layoffs would continue.

Someone mentioned that the layoffs would only save somewhere north of $1 million and that $1.5 million needed to be cut from the budget.  This worried people even more.  Apparently the rest of the money is supposed to come from operational cuts (pens, paper, food catering), but people were skeptical.

There was another student group at the meeting connected to the LEOP program that seemed very passionate.  A student sit-in and letter writing campaign was discussed.

I spoke up for ASUCH and let the group know that we are behind them and that we too were troubled by the lack of transparency.  I informed them that I personally felt that whatever procedural steps were followed it appears that there was a general lack of appreciation towards the people let go.  I let everyone know about the resolution and invited them to come to the meeting tonight.  I let them know about the email you sent to people and that you were working hard on the issue.

It appears that due to the union contract, the employees are limited in what they can do (strike, protest, sit-in), therefore, the employees were very appreciative of any and all student help.

Apparently the "volunteer" layoffs were not as voluntary as portrayed.  People were given a timeline to come to school during spring break to get their possessions and leave.  It seems very hush hush.

Letter writing campaign was discussed.

 

Secretary Report - During the meeting (at about 7:30pm) the Secretary Committee will be handing out nomination sheets for 10 awards for our annual awards ceremony to take place after the Hastings Leadership Conference on Friday, April 6th at 6pm.  Please nominate one person for each award.  The three individuals who receive the most nominations will be candidates on the online election website next week.  Please turn in your nomination sheets before you leave the meeting.  Thanks.

Also, I would like to present a letter I received regarding our support for AFSCME on March 2, 2012:

(Letter received from AFSCME 3299, Hastings United College Services Bargaining Team)

March 2, 2012

To: Nayeli Maxson, sec@uchastings.edu

Dear Associated Students of UC Hastings,

After more than a year of negotiations, workers at UC Hastings College of the Law

recently came to an agreement on their first contract with Hastings management.  An

overwhelming 98% of members voted yes to ratify the agreement, representing a new

day at UC Hastings.  Please see attached joint statement. 

The College Services Unit’s struggle for union representation with AFSCME Local

3299 and a fair contract has lasted more than three years.  Student support played a

crucial role in helping to bring about this victory.  Your support on the picket line,

contacting the Administration on our behalf, standing with us during delegations,

passing resolutions and more were instrumental in pushing Hastings to do the right

thing and additionally provided staff the encouragement needed to continue when times

were tough. Together, our perseverance, dedication and hard work has paid off

resulting in a strong first contract.  Thank you.  

The new contract provides a voice on the job and more stability where there previously

was none.  It ends a five year wage freeze with guaranteed wage increases and benefits

that will allow us to support our families.  It locks in a fair layoff process for employees

that honors their years of service to Hastings.  The contract also ends practices that

allowed management to play favorites and gives employees a chance to advance in their

career at Hastings.  

We are approaching our newly forming labor-management relationship with integrity,

trust and cooperation.  We have a strong and educated membership ready to enforce the

contract, stand up for student services and protect UC Hastings reputation in the

California Higher Education system.   We look forward to continuing to work with you

make Hastings a good place to work and learn.

Thank you again for all you did to make this dream for Hastings frontline staff become

a reality.  

Sincerely,

AFSCME 3299, Hastings United College Services Bargaining Team

(Attached Joint Statement)

JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN  UC HASTINGS  

&  

AFSCME LOCAL 3299, COLLEGE SERVICE UNIT  

 

UC Hastings College of the Law and AFSCME Local 3299, College Service Unit are pleased to announce that after a year of bargaining, a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been completed.  The members ratified the contract with a 98% yes vote on February 2, 2012.  The UC Hastings Board of Directors voted to approve the CBA on February 14, 2012.    

Highlights of the agreement include an end to a multi‐year wage freeze, protection of benefits and clear, fair work rules on the job.    

With this new agreement in place, the UC Hastings community will move forward together with a shared mission of making UC Hastings a leader in legal education, and a good place to work.  We also look forward to partnering in Sacramento to protect UC Hastings’ high standing in California’s public higher education system and securing appropriate funding levels.  Through our newly established labor‐employer relationship, we can better provide the top‐notch education for which UC Hastings is known.  

 

AFSCME 3299, Hastings United College Service Bargaining Team  

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MEETING AGENDA - February 29, 2012

 

6:30 Dinner Starts - Thanks to Marie for the French cuisine!

6:45-7:00 Public Comment

 

7:00-7:05 Roll Call

7:05-7:10 Approve Minutes from ASUCH Meeting on 2/15/12

7:10-7:25 President's Report

7:25-7:30 Treasurer’s Report →  Remaining funds: $1,555.87

7:30-7:40 Resolution - HALSS: Who are the Hmong?

7:40-7:50 Resolution - HIPA Skyroom Brunch Round II

7:50-8:00 Resolution - HALS

8:00-8:10 Resolution - HICLS International Opportunities at Hastings Event Funding

8:10-8:20 Resolution - HICLS Annual Career Mixer Event Funding

8:20-8:30 Resolution - HICLS Reallocation of Funds - Arbitration Training in Latin America

8:30-8:40 Resolution - LSRJ West Regional Conference

8:40-8:50 Resolution - LSRJ Vagina Monologues

8:50-9:00 Resolution - BLAH Spring Budget Resolution

9:00-9:10 Resolution - ASUCH Representative Resolution

9:05-9:15 Constitutional Question: Voting

9:15-9:25 Resolution: Resolution to Amend Bylaw 6.10

9:25-9:35 Emergency Resolution: Alternative Awards Dinner

9:35-9:45 Emergency Resolution: Approval of Graduate Bill of Rights of Rights and Responsibilities

9:45 Adjourn

Officer Reports -

External VP:

1. My committee and I have set up 7  6@6 dinners to be had in Southern California and  in New York City over Spring Break and are working on getting many more here in the  Bay Area for students when we come back from break.

2. The Winter Coat Drive has been very successful and is in its last week.  Please encourage your fellow classmates to participate, there are many people in need who could use  our help.  

3.  I will be travelling up to Sacramento this Friday for a UCSA Board Meeting , if you have anything you want me to share with them please let me know.

4.  I travelled with HAC to Sacramento on Monday  where we were introduced at  Session  for the State Senate.  We met with Senator Mark Leno and several others in an  attempt to create allies for UC Hastings.

5.  Currently working with Prof. Little to bring several judges on campus to have a talk about diversity on the bench.

Internal VP: Elections are around the corner!

1. ASUCH elections will take place mid-March.  We will be using election buddy.com

Dates:

Candidate Statements Received from: Thursday March 15th-Sunday March 18th.  

Campaigning: Monday, March 19th-Wednesday, March 21.  

Voting: Thursday, March 22-Saturday, March 24

Results: Sunday, March 25

2. Hastings Leadership Conference will take place Friday 4/6 tentatively scheduled from 12:30-3:30pm.  Attendance will be mandatory for those who would like ASUCH funding for 2012-2013.  

3. Received approval from Hastings Leadership Organization to combine  Hastings Leadership Conference with duties of ASUCH Internal Vice President.  

Secretary: We’re working on planning our awards dinner to take place in April - see Emergency Resolution on agenda today.  Also, our suggestion box is up and running! We are working with DIRCC to create a link that goes directly from the school website.  For now, here’s the link to refer people to:

https://getsatisfaction.com/asuch

DIRCC:

DIRCA: Sign up for Spring Fling!

MEETING AGENDA - February 15, 2012

 

6:30 Dinner Starts

6:45-7:30 Public Comment

 

7:30-7:35 Roll Call

7:35-7:40 Approve Minutes from ASUCH Meeting on 2/1/12

7:40-8:00 President's Report

8:00-8:05 DIRCA Report

8:05-8:15 Resolution - 1L, Section 3 Events for Spring 2012

8:15-8:25 Resolution - Chahar Shanbeh Soori Funding

8:25-8:35 Resolution - Funding for Legal Notes Spring Concert and Dress Rehearsal

8:35-8:45 Resolution - Funding for 1L Class Panel

8:45-8:55 Resolution - Funding for Skyroom Brunch

8:55-9:05 Resolution - Fall Event Funding

9:05-9:15 Resolution - Funding for Sections 1 and 4 Social Event

9:15 Adjourn

Officer Reports -

External VP:

Internal VP:

1. ASUCH elections will take place mid-March.  We will be using election buddy.com

Tentative Dates:

Candidate Statements Received from: Thursday March 15th-Sunday March 18th.  

Campaigning: Monday, March 19th-Wednesday, March 21.  

Voting: Thursday, March 22-Saturday, March 24

Results: Sunday, March 25

2. Hastings Leadership Conference will take place Friday 4/6 tentatively scheduled from 12:30-3:30pm.  Attendance will be mandatory for those who would like ASUCH funding for 2012-2013.  

3. Received approval from Hastings Leadership Organization to combine  Hastings Leadership Conference with duties of ASUCH Internal Vice President.  

3.  Volunteers for election committee needed.  Only those not running for an ASUCH position can be on the committee.  

4.  A possible change in bylaws will be necessary to account for the fact that next year the 1L class will only have 4 sections.  Currently, the ASUCH opinion count to have 8 reps for 2l/3ls is 7 students and the count to have 10 reps for 2l/3l class is 5 students.  

DIRCC:

MEETING AGENDA - February 1, 2012

 

6:30 Dinner Starts

6:45-7:00 Public Comment

 

7:00-7:05 Roll Call

7:05-7:10 Approve Minutes from ASUCH Meeting on 1/18/12

7:10-7:20 President’s Report

IVP Report

7:20-7:25 Treasurer’s Report

7:25-7:45 Resolution - Spring ASUCH Budget

7:45-7:55 Resolution - APALSA Seed Money for 1L Fundraiser

7:55-8:05 Resolution - 1L, Section 3 Events for Spring 2012

8:05-8:35 Strategic Plan Goals Discussion

8:45 Adjourn

Officer Reports -

External VP:

Internal VP:

1. ASUCH elections will take place mid-March.  We will be using election buddy.com

2. Getting approval from Hastings Leadership Organization to combine  Hastings Leadership Conference with mandatory ASUCH meeting.   HLO meeting with ASUCH at 2PM in the skyroom.  

3.  Volunteers for election committee needed.  Only those not running for an ASUCH position can be on the committee.  

4.  A change in bylaws will be necessary to account for the fact that next year the 1L class will only have 4 sections.  

Secretary:

Sweatshirts are IN! We will be handing them out at the beginning of Wednesday’s meeting so please come early if you can.

DIRCA:

DIRCC:

MEETING AGENDA - January 18, 2012

 

6:30 Dinner Starts

6:45-7:00 Public Comment

 

7:00-7:05 Roll Call

7:05-7:10 Approve Minutes from ASUCH Meeting on 11/9/11

7:10-7:20 President’s Welcome

7:20-7:25 Treasurer’s Report: Please note that these numbers are not current.

7:25-7:35 Hastings to Haiti Resolution Presentation and Vote

7:35-7:50 President’s Announcements

7:50-8:30 Break out into ASUCH Committees to brainstorm and discuss goals for the semester

8:30 Adjourn

Officer Reports -

External VP:

I am working with alumni to create new events for students and alumni to interact.  The first 6@6 dinner of the semester scheduled for 1/26/12.  I will be attending UCSA board meeting this weekend with two committee members.  My committee is working on the drives for the Spring semester.

Internal VP:

1. ASUCH elections will take place in early April.  We will be using election buddy.com

2. Getting approval from Hastings Leadership Organization to combine  Hastings Leadership Conference with mandatory ASUCH meeting.  

Secretary:

We should be receiving sweatshirts soon.  I will send out an email to everyone as soon as we have them in the ASUCH office and you can come pick them up.  We are also working on getting the virtual suggestion box going on the ASUCH website.

DIRCA:

DIRCC: None.

ASUCH Committees:

President’s Committee - Shady Joulani, Peter Chau, Joe Nicolson

EVP Committee - Matt Valdez, Natalie Alameddine, Lacey Rainwater, Henry Castillo, Omar Parra, Saron Tesfai

IVP Committee - Mari Bandoma, Audrey Au, Erica Connolly, Artie Welton, Tahiya Sultan, Ryan Williams, Megan Murray, Pedro Hernandez

Treasurer’s Committee / Finance Committee - Max Norris, John O’Connor, Ana Baires Mira, Annie Moskovian, Sherry Patterson, Peter Chau

Secretary’s Committee - Lance Kennix, David Chang, Martha Abundis

DIRCA’s Committee - Nicolette Nowak, Alexander D’Ull, Dana Druinsky

DIRCC Committee - Sterling Johnson, Francisco Sanchez, Marie Perrault, Lynsey Johnson

FACULTY COMMITTEES

Academic Standards Committee sets rules and policies regarding the standards for academics.

· Chair: Mark Aaronson, Professor of Law

· Students Reps: Jen Takehana (3L), Tuan Ngo (2L), Ann Munene (1L)

Admissions Policy and Scholarship Committee sets standards for admissions and regulates the financial aid distribution.

· Chair: Robin Feldman, Professor of Law

· Students Reps: Shady Joulani (3L), Audrey Au (3L), Francisco Sanchez (3L) - alternate

Curriculum Committee controls how Hastings teaches and delivers courses. This year the Committee will be focused on implementing the ideas from Hastings’ Strategic Plan.

· Chair: Beth Hillman, Professor of Law

· Students Reps: Judith Gallardo (2L), Will Pasley (2L)

Faculty Appointments Committee helps welcome and interview candidates for faculty positions.

· Chair: Richard Boswell, Professor of Law

· Students Reps: Melis Atelay (1L), Debbie Li (1L)

NON-FACULTY LED COMMITTEES

Career Placement Committee improves career services for students.

· Chair: Sari Zimmerman, Career Office

· Students Reps: Erica Anderson (3L), Tyler Cesar (3L), Bill Casey (2L), Melis Atelay (1L), Ryan Harrison (1L), Sodaba Samad (3L), Jen Takehana (3L), Shady Joulani (3L), Tuan Ngo (2L)

Campus Master Planning / Long Range Development Planning Committee works on long range planning of Hastings’ facilities - the structure, design, and function of our buildings.

· Chair: David Seward, Chief Financial Officer

· Students Reps: Lelia Scheu (2L), Matthew Valdez (2L), Justin D. Bigelow (1L)

Tech Council is reviewing the way the school uses technology. This group has a budget to purchase certain strategic technology. Some projects currently in the works include purchasing a portal system for students, Google apps for students, a master calendar, a new web design, and distance learning software, among other things.

· Chair: David Seward, Chief Financial Officer

· Students Reps: Joi Armstrong (2L), Elizabeth Aultman (2L)

UC SHIP and Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) provides feedback to Student Health Services regarding medical services and the student health insurance policy. This group will meet approximately 3-5 times during the academic year to review Student Health Services practices and make recommendations to be submitted to UCSHIP regarding student health insurance coverage.

· Chair: Laurie Brookner, RN and Manager Student Health Services

· Students Reps: Nayeli Maxson (2L)

Integrated Branding and Marketing Committee will help with the strategic development and implementation of an integrated branding, marketing, and communications plan that will be part of the Strategic Plan.

· Chair: Michael Trevino, Assistant Dean for Communications and Public Affairs

· Students Reps: Patrick Hogan (3L)

STRATEGIC PLAN COMMITTEES (divided into Plan’s goals)

Strategic Plan Chair Committee

· Chair: Shauna Marshall, Professor of Law and Academic Dean

· Student Rep: Noemi Gallardo, ASUCH President (3L)

Create outstanding professionals ready to solve 21st century problems.

· Chair: Beth Hillman, Professor of Law

· Students Reps: Ryan Williams (3L), Henry Castillo (2L)

Produce engaged scholarship.

· Chair: Evan Lee, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law

· Student Reps: Sherry Patterson (1L), Erica Connolly (3L)

Enhance reputation and strengthen market position.

· Chair: Greg Canada, Assistant Dean of Admissions

· Student Reps: Patrick Hogan (3L), Natalie Alammedine (2L)

Build a vibrant and connected community.

· Chair: Heather Fields, Professor of Law

· Student Reps: Nayeli Maxson (2L), Megan Murray (1L)

Communicate identity and value.

· Chair: Mike Trevino, Assistant Dean of Communications

· Student Reps: Sterling Johnson (3L), Artie Welton (2L)

Optimize the campus to serve strategic goals.

· Chair: Leo Martinez, Professor of Law

· Student Reps: Dana Drusinsky (2L), Matt Valdez (2L)

Achieve service excellence.

· Chair: Rupa Bhandari, Director of Student Services

· Student Reps: David Chang (1L), Joe Nicholson (3L)

Maintain financial health.

· Chair: David Seward, Chief Financial Officer

· Student Reps: AJ Thomas (3L), Alex D’Ull (2L)

HASTINGS ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

Advocate for UC Hastings in Sacramento

· Advisor: David Seward, Chief Financial Officer

· Student Advocates: Noemi Gallardo (3L), Adhemir Romero (3L), Altin Dastmalchi (2L), Alex D’Ull (2L), Nayeli Maxson (2L), Ryan Harrison (1L)

AGENDA - November 9, 2011

 

6:30 Dinner Starts

6:45-7:00 Public Comment

 

7:00-7:05 Roll Call

7:05-7:10 Approve Minutes from ASUCH Meeting on 10/26/11

7:10-7:15 President’s Report

 

1)           Create outstanding professionals ready to solve 21st century problems - Beth Hillman, Professor of Law

UC Hastings will prepare legal professionals to pursueexcellence in law and other fields. To this end, our academicprograms will reflect the complexities of contemporarylegal practice and systematically prepare students for thechallenges of professional life. Our multidimensional curriculum will empower students to build a firm doctrinaland interdisciplinary knowledge base, enhance their analytical, cognitive, interactive and communicative skills, develop theirprofessional values and mindsets, and hone their contextualized problem solving abilities.  STUDENTS – Ryan Williams, Henry Castillo

 

2)           Produce engaged scholarship - Evan Lee, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law

UC Hastings will continue to produce and promote engagedand influential scholarship of the highest quality, broad and varied in scope that illuminates the key issues of our times. Wewill fully highlight the College’s leadership in international, clinical, interdisciplinary and doctrinal research. Scholarship atUC Hastings will be responsive to current issues in the law andsociety and will be translated for use and distribution outside of academia.  STUDENTS – Sherry Patterson, Erica Connolly

 

3)           Enhance reputation and strengthen market position - Greg Canada, Assistant Dean of Admissions

UC Hastings will work to improve its rankings with US Newsand World Report and other ranking services by considering the effects of all major decisions on rankings. We will monitorour performance and seek to leverage academically soundchanges that will positively affect our reputation, effectiveness, and rankings.  STUDENTS – Patrick Hogan, Natalie Alammedine

 

4)           Build a vibrant and connected community - Heather Fields, Professor of Law

UC Hastings will build a strong, supportive community forstudents, faculty, staff, and alumni, vibrant with intellectual life and meaningful interaction. We will strive to be a responsibleneighbor in the Tenderloin, modeling public service andcommunity involvement. The atmosphere at the school willbe one of respect and mutual service, both within and among groups. The community and individual support found atUC Hastings will build lasting allegiance to the College.

STUDENTS – Nayeli Maxson,

 

5)           Communicate identity and value - Mike Trevino, Assistant Dean of Communications

UC Hastings will implement a marketing and communicationsprogram to broadly communicate its value and build its reputation in the legal and broader community.  STUDENTS – Sterling Johnson, Artie Welton

 

6)           Optimize the campus to serve strategic goals - Leo Martinez, Professor of Law

UC Hastings will optimize its physical campus in the service of the Strategic Plan Goals. All investments in the physical plant will be directly related to the goals.  STUDENTS –

 

7)           Achieve service excellence - Rupa Bhandari, Director of Student Services

UC Hastings will strive to achieve service excellence. We recognize that providing excellent services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni is of paramount importance. A culture of service excellence promotes the treatment of all with respect and dignity. It arises from dedicated employees who conduct themselves with professionalism and integrity, who constantly seek to remove administrative barriers, and who provide the UC Hastings community with efficient processes and ready access to administrative knowledge.  STUDENTS – David Chang,

 

8)           Maintain financial health - David Seward, Chief Financial Officer

UC Hastings will remain a financially sustainable institutionthat collaboratively develops financial plans and priorities to promote the goals of the Strategic Plan.  STUDENTS – AJ Thomas, Alex D’Ull

7:15-7:20 Treasurer’s Report:

    Original Balance: $57,964.20

    Balance Remaining: $24,523.85

ASUCH Has Allocated almost 60% of its total annual budget. Any further Fall spending will have a significant impact on the Spring budget.  

Final date to submit Fall Reimbursement Requests: December 10, 2011. Requests must comply with the 2011-2012 Reimbursement Check Request Form and be authorized by ASUCH resolution to be a considered a valid submission."

 

7:20-7:30 HIPA Resolution Presentation & Vote

7:30-7:40 LSRJ Resolution Presentation & Vote

7:40-7:50 HPO Resolution Presentation & Vote

7:50-8:00 HLO Resolution Presentation & Vote

8:00-8:10 Academic Freedom and Responsibility Resolution Presentation & Vote

8:10-8:20 MELSA Resolution Presentation & Vote

8:20-8:30 Restroom Accessibility Resolution Presentation & Vote

8:30-8:40 1L-Related Discussion

8:40-8:45 Committee Meetings

8:45 Adjourn

Officer Reports:

President

External VP

Internal VP

Secretary

  1. Sweatshirts – we have a design that passes legal muster
  1. CA flag with bear holding scales of justice in mouth  - made executive decision to make sweatshirts white instead of black for logistical reasons
  2. We will have these ready for 1st meeting next semester
  1. Suggestion box – moving to 198 building
  2. Task Force possibilities:
  1. Suggestion to create transparency task force – will look into this possibility
  2. Follow up on feedback session (will get in touch with AJ/Jessica to consider/incorporate feedback)

DIRCA

DIRCC

AGENDA - October 26, 2011

 

6:30-6:45 Dinner

6:45-7:00 Public Comment

 

7:00-7:05 Roll Call

7:05-7:10 Approve Minutes from ASUCH Meeting on 10/12/11

7:10-7:15 Treasurer’s Report

 

7:15-7:25 Realities of Practice Series Resolution Presentation & Vote

7:25-7:35 Hastings United Resolution Presentation & Vote

7:35-7:45 HILS Resolution Presentation & Vote

7:45-7:55 MELSA Resolution Presentation & Vote

7:55-8:05 LSRJ Resolution Presentation &Vote

8:05-8:15 Bagley-Keene Transparency Resolution Presentation & Vote

8:15-8:25 HICLS Resolution #1 Presentation &Vote

8:25-8:35 HICLS Resolution #2 Presentation & Vote

8:35-8:45 HIPA General IP Career Panel Resolution Presentation & Vote

8:45-8:55 HIPA Wine and Trademarks Lecture Resolution Presentation & Vote

8:55-9:00 Secretary’s Report - Service Hours and Committees

9:00 Adjourn

Officer Reports:

President -  

External VP - 6@6 Dinners will begin in  a couple of weeks.

Internal VP -

-Halloween in the Tower is this Friday, October 28th from 3-5pm.  There will be 100 children in attendance.  Activities will include trick-or-treating, decorating cookies, and making 2 giant Jack-o-Lanterns.  Pizza, juice, and veggies will be provided.

-Budget info session and forum for organizations occurred on Tuesday, Oct 25th from 6-7pm.  7 organizations were in attendance.  Had many questions on budget rationale, how to receive funding, ways to fundraise, and also received comments and suggestions on how to possibly improve the budget regulations.        I will pursue

-Hastings Leadership Conference

I will meet with Rupa to combine the mandatory ASUCH info session for organizations that occurs at the beginning of the academic year with the HLC.  Making HLC a mandatory event for all organizations.

Secretary - We have placed a yellow suggestion box next to the ASUCH board on the first floor of the 200 building, let people know we are taking any and all suggestions there (or by email at sec@uchastings.edu).  Please send me notification of your service hours as soon as you complete them.  About 20 members have completed 0-2 hours  - maybe contact your Committee Chair to find out about what you can do to complete the remaining hours.  If you have not yet joined a committee, please email me immediately with your top three preferences so that we can place you.  Also, we ran into some difficulty with funding for the sweatshirts - apologies for the delay!

Opportunities for Service Hours:

Faculty Appointments Committee.

The sessions to meet potential faculty began today.  This is a great opportunity for students to have a say about who should be on our faculty.  Please email Melis Atalay, the committee coordinator for the schedule at atalaym@uchastings.edu.

Day at Law School (DALS) this coming Saturday, October 29th from 9am to 3:30 pm.

1. William Castillo, the volunteer coordinator, will give Nayeli a spreadsheet with your name and the number of hours you volunteered.

2. Help stuff folders for DALS volunteer opportunity this Thursday, October 27, from 3:30pm to whenever we are done stuffing the folders with materials.  The session will take place in Room 218, 2nd Floor of the 198 Building.

3. Please sign up to the DALS mailing list, at the following link.:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag6AEK0SwwHBdHo5M2RhMzJiNjY4SV90aldiT2VDbkE&authkey=CNSEuesC

4. Please go to the following google spreadsheet and mark an X on the times you are available to volunteer. The doc also contains the room numbers for the specific positions. You may  also sign up as a general volunteer, and do various tasks throughout the day as needed.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag6AEK0SwwHBdE42cHgwN3VvRVhCOVoxd1Nza25veHc

5. Also, don't forget to come by for the lunch sessions between 10:30 to 1:30 to have lunch with the kids.

DIRCA -

DIRCC -

September 28, 2011

6:30 Dinner

6:45-7:00 Public Comment

 - Cecilia Moreira, Records Office (5 mins)

- Rupa Bhandari, Director of Student Services (10 mins)

7:00-7:05 Roll Call (new members, please indicate your sweatshirt size)

7:05-7:10 Approve Minutes from 9/14/11

7:10-7:20 HPO Resolution Presentation and Vote

7:20-7:30 CLASS Resolution #1 Presentation and Vote

7:30-7:40 CLASS Resolution #2 Presentation and Vote

7:40-7:50 HPILF Resolution Presentation and Vote

7:50-8:00 ILSA Resolution Presentation and Vote

8:00-8:05 President’s Report

8:05-8:15 Internal Vice President Report

8:15-8:20 Secretary’s Report - Sweatshirt Design Vote

8:20-8:30 Director of Community Affairs Report

 

8:30-8:40 Vote to Approve Presidential Appointment

8:40 Adjourn

8:40 – GROUP PHOTO!  We suggest wearing something professional.

*TABLED to next meeting: Emergency Resolution Vote - Communications Regulation

Officer Reports:

Internal VP - My committee conducted an election to fill the open LLM position.  Marie Perrault is the new LLM Representative.  

External VP - I am meeting with the Board of Governors this weekend and will report back at the next meeting in October. My committee and I are working with the Director of Communications to get the 6 @ 6 Dinners streamlined by using a website. My committee and I are working on a drive for October.

DIRCA - There will be a BOB this Thursday, hosted by BLSA.  Barrister’s Ball will be held at Mighty on October 22 starting at 9 PM.  There will be online  ticket sales starting this week and tickets will be sold for cash only on the Beach during BOB.  1L Reps will selling tickets to their sections.  Tickets will be $20 and will include one drink at the club.  

DIRCC - Same as last time.

August 31st - Converted from PowerPoint Presentation

ASUCH

General Meeting

Welcome!!!!

August 31, 2011

Room H

AGENDA

Welcome and Dinner

Roll Call – Introductions (Name & Super Power)

ASUCH presentation by Executive Board

Tabled to next meeting - Resolution: AALSA

Request for Reimbursement of Club Activities

Tabled to next meeting - Emergency Resolution:

Approve Bylaws

Vote: Fall 2011 ASUCH Budget Request Form &

Fall 2011 Reimbursement Form

Informational Session on Committees

Adjourn

MOTTO / GOALS

This year…

ASUCH

is

PERFECT!

PERFECT

• Productive – get a lot done for the student body

• Efficient – use our time wisely during meetings

• Respectful – treat each other and others with respect regardless of our differing opinions

• Fun – enjoy the time we spend working and collaborating as leaders

• Effective – ensure the work we do will serve the interests of the student body and the

• Creative – think of innovative ways to serve the student body and the Hastings community

• Team Players – support each other in all activities including keeping the office clean

PROCEDURE

• Discuss Time Concerns

• Get Dinner, Docs & Flags

• Public Comment – visiting speakers & items not

included in agenda

• Vote on Resolutions

• Exec Reports – posted on website & waived at

meeting

• Committee Work – categorized by Exec Officers

• Adjourn

EXECUTIVE BOARD

ASUCH President:

Noemi Gallardo pres@uchastings.edu

ASUCH IVP:

Jessica Woo intvp@uchastings.edu

ASUCH EVP:

Adhemir Romero extvp@uchastings.edu

Treasurer:

AJ Thomas treas@uchastings.edu

Secretary:

Nayeli Maxson sec@uchastings.edu

Director of Community Affairs:

Kelsey Mills dirca@uchastings.edu

Director of Communications:

Patrick Hogan dircc@uchastings.edu

PRESIDENT’s COMMITTEE

• 2 members

• One member will serve as Parliamentarian and

the other as Historian

• Committee Members may help:

– Fill Student-Faculty Committees

– Fill Vacancies

– Manage Bylaws (with Parliamentarian)

• Work on new project: Develop Student

Ambassadors group to support Chancellor &

Dean Wu

IVP’s COMMITTEE

• 6 members

• Committee Members will help:

– Manage Student Organizations

– Collaborate with Student Services on Major Events

• Student Org Fair

• Hastings Leadership Conference

– Manage Elections

– Reserve Tower for activities including Halloween

Kids Party

– Develop 1L Rep Mentorship Program

EVP’s COMMITTEE

• 6 members

• Committee Members will help:

– Plan Community Service Events

• blood & clothing drives

– Outreach to Alumni

Collaborate with Alumni Office

Manage 6@6 Dinners

Manage Distinguished Speakers Series

Provide Alumni Mentors to Student Organizations

TREASURER’s COMMITTEE

• 6 members (2 from each class)

• Committee Members will serve on Finance

Committee

SECRETARY’s COMMITTEE

• 2 members

• Committee Members will help:

– Manage Service Hours (posted on ASUCH website)

– Manage Suggestion Box

– Develop task forces to deal with new issues including

arming security officers, tuition hikes etc.

– Plan Installation & Awards Dinner

– Get ASUCH Sweatshirts

DIRCA’s COMMITTEE

• 6 members

• Committee Members will help:

– Plan community engagement events:

• Beer on the Beach

• Barrister’s Ball & Spring Fling / Alumni Gala

• Socials

– Food Czar

DIRCC’s COMMITTEE

• 2 members

• Committee members will help:

– Update ASUCH Website

– Participate in Web Redesign

– Participate in Tech Council

– Update Outline Bank

– Manage Student Org Calendar

Join a committee!

After asking questions and confirming

your membership in a committee

with the Exec Officer heading that

committee; please email Nayeli at

sec@uchastings.edu by the next

ASUCH meeting on 9/14/11 indicating

on which committee you will serve.

TIPS

• Don’t miss meetings because it’s where we do most

work for the student body!

• Review Bylaws & ASUCH Constitution – for

amendments email pres@uchastings.edu

• Do not “reply all” to emails sent by Exec Officers;

contact them individually

• To support the school-wide policy to reduce emails,

pleas do not email entire student body without

approval from President

• Feel free to use the Office, but keep it clean! The key

can be exchanged for your ID at the security desk in

200 bldg. Do not leave personal items or valuables in