The Geoduck Student Union

Student Government at The Evergreen State College

Meeting Agenda 1/17/2018

Geoduck Student Union

Week 2 Agenda ~ CAB, room 301

01/17/2018 1:15PM

  1. Medicine Creek Treaty Acknowledgement (2 mins)
    1. We begin our time together today by acknowledging the indigenous people of the Medicine Creek Treaty, whose land on which the college stands. We acknowledge the Squaxin people who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to elders past and present of the Squaxin Island Tribe.
  2. Approval of the Minutes (from 1/10/18) and Agenda (for 1/17/2017) (2 minutes)
  3. Public Comment (5 minutes)
  4. Check-Ins (23 minutes)
    1. Speaker: Emily (2 minutes)
    2. Legislative Committee: Charles (2 minutes)
    3. Committee pilot progress: Alex, Brandon, and Justin (2 minutes)
    4. Student Interest Committee: Brandon, Justin, and Alex (2 minutes)
      1. Communication: Emily (2 minutes)
      2. IDEA: Arne (2 minutes)
  • Emergency Prep: Adam (2 minutes)
  1. Sustainability: Paul, and Rebecca (2 minutes)
  1. Finance Committee: Alex, and Devin (2 minutes)
  2. Constitutional Review Committee: Devin (2 minutes)
  3. Rules Committee: Bethany (2 minutes)
  4. Advisor Check In with Jeanette Smith (2 minutes)
    1. Advisor update on the forum (90 seconds)

 

  1. Motion – Brandon Ellington (5 minutes)

Whereas the Executive Director has a heavy workload;

Whereas the task for drafting motions is primarily reserved for representatives;

Be it resolved: that the GSU amend their bylaws to move Article III, Section One, Executive Director, Roles and Responsibilities, Subsection iii:

“Create each GSU meeting’s agenda during the last portion of the preceding meeting.”

To Article III, Section Three, Responsibilities of Representatives.

Moved by Brandon Ellington, seconded by Devin Moncada

  1. Discussion- S&A (10 minutes)
    1. Decoupling
    2. Hiring Processes
  2. Discussion- Forum planning (10 minutes)
  3. Agenda Planning for 1/24/2017 (10-20 minutes)
  4. Adjourn 3:00PM

 

Meeting Agenda 1/10/2017

Geoduck Student Union

Week 1 Agenda ~ CAB, room 301

01/10/2018 1:15PM

  1. Medicine Creek Treaty Acknowledgement (2 mins)
    1. We begin our time together today by acknowledging the indigenous people of the Medicine Creek Treaty, whose land on which the college stands. We acknowledge the Squaxin people who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to elders past and present of the Squaxin Island Tribe.
  2. Approval of the Minutes (date) and Agenda (date) (2 minutes)
  3. Public Comment (5 minutes)
  4. Check-Ins (23 minutes)
    1. Speaker: Emily (2 minutes)
    2. Legislative Committee: Charles (2 minutes)
    3. Student Interest Committee: Brandon and Justin (2 minutes)
      1. Communication: Emily Christianson (2 minutes)
      2. IDEA: Arne (2 minutes)
  • Sustainability/Emergency Prep: Paul, and Rebecca (2 minutes)
  1. Finance Committee: Alex, and Devin (2 minutes)
  2. Constitutional Review Committee: Devin (2 minutes)
  3. Rules Committee: Bethany (2 minutes)
  4. Advisor Check In with Jeanette (2 minutes)
  1. Communication Workshop (20 minutes)
  2. Elections Options (20 minutes)

 

  1. Adjourn 3:00PM

 

 

Meeting Minutes 11/15/2017

 

11-15-2017 Meeting Minutes

1:25PM Medicine Creek Treaty was read

1:25PM Approval of the Agenda and Minutes

1:26PM Public Comment

  1. Introduction of Andy Corn (Student Affairs Division)

1:28: Check-Ins

  1. Speaker – Notes on the retreat. Meet with Sharon Goodman at RAD so they talked about Aramark and how they could get student more involved with information about that work. WSA met this weekend and it was interesting.
  2. Student Interest Committee – Did not meet last week. Recap of the Board of Trustees Meeting. VPs give them updates about the status of the college. There is more to be heard but there is a wait with John Carmichael. Enrollment of out of state enrollment is down. One of us can talk to sandy Kaiser and get her to give a recap of what they are doing so far. At the check in it was suggested that the Board come into a GSU meeting. They were really interested but no one asked them.
  3. Satellites and Soundwaves- Prototype send that and have it permanently on the Green Screens. (Did they not listen to Feven about students not looking at them?)
  4. IDEA – 2 main projects. Expanding fem hygiene dispensers around campus and working with off campus groups to budget. Hunger project to flow through the group.
  5. Emergency Prep – Not present.
  6. Sustainability – Working with Rebecca and is supporting
  7. Finance Committee – Close to finalizing the weekly budget and have a draft by week 10. So we can move into the next couple of quarters with a solid plan. Delegating a lot of work to Beth and she has to max out her hours. We should start delegating to Beth so that can be cut down.
  8. Legislative Committee – They did not meet but they are trying to sort schedules. They went to the WSA event in Ellenburg on Sunday to represent TESC. They introduced proposals related to veteran students to the WSA. They have most of their bills sponsored. Reeds with Veterans Tuition Waivers, Cells with Homelessness Bill, McCoy with Native Tuition Waiver, Hunt with Seattle Ferry. The WSA will be tackling decoupling during the session.
  9. Constitutional Drafting Committee – Met with Sharon Goodman to talk about changes in relation to RAD. The draft is almost done and very particular changes need to be done. Ian is reviewing bylaw stuff and Martha Zo is doing the Election’s Report stuff. Work over the summer is being research.
  10. Rules-met Monday and will meet again on Friday, discussed Forum and problems, transparency, creating a criteria for the leadership committee to increase pay,
  11. Brandon – Didn’t think that it went well and is considering striking that portion from the Bylaws. Is giving notice because it takes a ¾’s vote to put through. Wants to focus on efforts that will increase student participation through specialized events.
  12. Advisor Check In –SLUG request check in need a person/ from each student group to fulfill the request for the space. Next SLUG meeting is 12/18/2017.

1:51 Emergency Meeting was approved and

1:52Pay was approved for Richelle and John

1:54 Pay increase specifications with Beth

  1. Discussion about criteria for Officer pay
  2. Officers= Treasurer, Speaker, Deputy
  3. Criteria as established by Rules committee

2:00 Devin moves to increase the MO stipend to Level 2 which was seconded by Arne Nelson nad passed by a consensus vote.

  1. Criteria for Officers Pay Raise
  2. Their delegated responsibilities beyond non-officer representatives. So the hours load should be between 8 to 12 hours maximum. If they are hitting 12 hours then we are hopeful that they will be able to delegate to another member of their committee.
  3. Following the Bylaws and making sure weekly reports are submitted on time and that your duties are being completed.

iii.                  Making sure that quality of work is high and there is appropriate documentation of the work being completed outside of committee meetings ie. Check-Ins, Reports, and etc.

2:02 Rebecca Canright on the Carbon Neutrality Letter

  1. To receive an endorsement to pursue this from the GSU.
  2. Students care about this issue and they want the admin to commit.
  3. A massive issue is heating and cooling.
  4. Devin – does it need to be endorsed?
  5. Brandon – is into letting committees have some kind of autonomy.
  6. Paul – Being endorsed by the GSU means that it has the backing of the entire body.
  7. Devin – Should the line be added that the body authorizes or endorses the document?
  8. Rebecca – Sure, that would definitely be okay and that would be fine. Her thoughts align with Paul’s.
  9. Ian – We shouldn’t have to endorse it but it would strengthen that letter.
  10. Arne moved to support the letter and Charles made a second onto that.
  11. Devin- in the future, committee should have the autonomy to do this on their own.
  12. Amend the motion to include that the autonomy should be there.
  13. The motion is passed and the letter has been endorsed.

2:17 Forum Debrief

  1. Brandon – heard from those who were there that certain things were questionable. Not really into detail at the moment.
  2. Devin – For the group generally, they didn’t have enough oversight for marketing. The people the forum was for did not arrive. There were lateness. There are positive proactive steps to mitigating things like that. There needs to be expectations and standards. We really need to be okay with delegating and not getting to Beth or not doing the work at all. We shouldn’t have to do so many things on the fly. It was a blessing that not many people came and he shouldn’t have to say that.
  3. Kai-Ave – How disorganized when we all got up there. People were sitting and standing everywhere. There was no lead person and we seemed very all over the place. If students were there then would have been disappointed if students were there.
  4. Martha Zo – the questions that were received weren’t being answered and there was no listening being done.
  5. Emily – It is one thing to critique how we were at the forum, the stark item was that there were only 2 people there and at max 3. We have to grapple with the fact that we had a responsibility to hold a forum and this was an abdication of that. We should focus on how we can present a forum where students attend. Don’t blame the student body. Flyers were put up on the Monday of the week that there.
  6. Arne – Did not know what was going on and didn’t know what he was walking into. What are we going to do in the future? How do we fix it?
  7. Charles – Nothing
  8. Ian – We need to publicize them and the posters need to be comprehensive and give them a reason to attend. Tell people why it’s important!
  9. Alex – we rep the body but we don’t have a way of really connecting with them. Would love to access the all student DL to make sure that students can be aware of the forum. It would be a very good first step.
  10. Paul – Nothing to say.
  11. Justin – Nothing to say.
  12. Waylon – Everything was covered.
  13. Kai-Ave – Personally thinks that regardless of lack of students, the performance of the GSU and the presentation should be as good as possible. There needs to be more marketing oversight. One committee couldn’t do.
  14. Beth- Committees have existed since week one, committees exist to delegate work. Forum is not too much work for one group, but no work was done, communicate moving forward rather than complaining retroactively. Forum was hard to watch. We planned the forum together, we didn’t come together as a group. There was a schedule plotted in the minutes for who was speaking.
  15. Devin- List of considerations for advertising; 4 weeks in advance (tabling, GC, CPJ, KaOS, Facebook Live or other stream, Blog, etc.) Would like a communications and advertising policy and have a PowerPoint to present instead of just talking at them. Include stage directions, who is speaking, etc.
  16. Sharon Goodman Feedback – Her perspective was that there was good energy around Q and A. For her, GSU was refreshing. Even if they don’t have it right, they are showing up and such.
  17. Andrea Sherell – Was wondering if that was the forum she attended.
  18. Martha Zo – It should be very specific and for students to get to know what GSU is.
  19. Devin – wants the forum to focus on constitution work as a motion that was seconded by Charles.
  20. Kai-Ave – not motion discussion
  21. Emily – forum to a specific issue. I believe that there is a time in every forum that student have a time for Q&A. The reason students didn’t come was because they didn’t know that it was happening.
  22. Martha Zo – we should have a fun time one week 2 or 3 then the drafting committee items
  23. Devin – motions week 3 to be a town hall forum and the week 5 as a drafting committee focused student gathering Seconded by Charles but it was passed.

2:45 Bylaws Discussion

  1. Not everyone has read them
  2. Would like to be on the same page on what something says and then go forward with the interpretation. We have had discussions about rules and regulations, and Devin might be getting used as a crutch. Devin is supposed to say that the rules need to be followed but that.
  3. Andrea – Emailed Charles and wants to know when the email that lets people know they get elected will be sent out.
  4. Brandon – wants that rule to be changed and the committee planning it doesn’t want to be a part. Debating the idea about the open forum. That whole thing is not worth following. If they are in agreement then it should be taken

2:50 Petition for the GSU Officers

  1. It was authorized through the motion from the proposal placed on the body via the Rules committee via the motion by Devin as it was slightly amended with such verbiage.

3:00 Meeting Adjourned

Visitors: Andy Corn, Andrea Sherrell, Stella Sprackin, John Gundayao, Richelle Enriquez

Meeting Minutes 11/1/2017

Meeting Minutes 11-1-2017

1:26 Medicine Creek Treaty

1:27: Approval of the minutes and the agenda. They were both approved.

1:27 Public Comment.

1:28 Code of Conduct presentation.

Update to meet legal requirements, speed up the process, keep code from being ‘weaponized’ by making it clear. Brought sexual misconduct requirements in line with department of education guidelines, restorative justice, and new section called “procedural review,” Clear deadlines and timelines

“Code of student rights and responsibilities” as opposed to “Code of conduct.”

Timelines have been shortened or specified

Disorderly conduct/disruptive behavior in the classroom- refined definitions to be more explicit.

Two broad categories- Conduct related to community/persons.

Abusive, obscene, violent, excessive noise, unreasonably disrupts institutional functions, operations, classrooms, other groups or individuals.

Obstruction or interference with institutional activities, programs, events or facilities

Occupation

Access or free flow of pedestrian/vehicular traffic

Use of force actual or threatened (ECT)

For permanent removal, the code makes sure that there is a process and all voices are heard before an exclusion is enforced.

In the proposed update, they expanded jurisdiction, so they can respond to situations that occur. Makes sure that a remedy can be offered.

If people aren’t willing to participate there are other paths, but it is there as an option.

The process can move more swiftly, so people don’t have to wait for months.

The shift is to 3 member panel one student one faculty, one staff. Timeliness. 20 to 10 days for the appeals deadline. To allow the process to move faster to decrease delays.

Worked on by many students for up to 20 months.

Next steps- community forums

HCC with GO which is partnering with hosting

 

Devin- Given that title 9 is much different this year than last, how has the code changed?

The guidance that we changed to meet Title 9 is still within that space.

Devin – Does the reduction in the appeals board, does that reduce the student voice and is the process as effective?

It creates an enhanced dialog and boosts the voices in the room. Sometimes, more students can equal less voice. It comes to a faster resolution because there are fewer people and the board has a timeline in which to make a decision, and if there is an extension, it must be reasonable. Allows the board to be focused on policy and procedure and not weaponizing the code.

Paul – How do research and data play into this?

They have a committee that looks at the code every year. Minimum biannual, there will be a code review team. They are looking into a more useable database for the information that they have. They are also trying to be more proactive.

Paul- who will be analyzing that data and making that decision.

Wendy will be making the final decision. Also, the administration team. They haven’t decided what the committee looks like though.

Asher- If there was a conflict of interest between appellant and the board, how would that be handled and would that effect the timeline.

If there is a conflict, the appellant is asked. The board chair reviews the concern. If not, someone else is pulled from the pool.

Emily – IF they are undergoing to 1 admin process if there is a conflict, what is the procedure.

Same as the previous question from Asher’s response. Ray or other high level or to the VP. It would level up

They are making sure that those protections are in place. Trying to help balance all of the pieces. They want to make sure they have that person up front to protect the rights of the appellant.

2:01 Speaker Check-In- send speak or deputy speaker as a representative and listen and then allow space at our forum for students to reflect upon this issue.

2:03 Student Interest Committee.

Talked about the Code of Conduct and forming motions based on previous meetings. Emily and Brandon are trying to sort out what to do with subcommittees.

Justin- Wants to collaborate with RAD to put on a program as a fall forum for students who live on campus. The ideal would be five members and in the HCC. A GSU member going to a weekly staff meeting for RAD

Communication

A small amount of marketing nothing tangible. They didn’t see the email from the ED with the forum schedule and have thus done no work.

2:05 IDEA

Next Wednesday they will be meeting.

2:07 Environmental

They are working on preparing a letter to the administration to be presented next week to introduce a motion for the GSU to endorse the motion to support the Carbon Neutrality Plan by 2020. Will be talking about Paul.

2:09 Finance Committee

EOY surplus, instead of into the building debt, have it go into something more useful like the pilot program.

2:11 Leg Committee Check In

They are continuing the Homelessness student bill with sells office. They want to formulate that makes everyone happy. They’re with Scott to push the 100 percent veteran’s tuition waiver. They have also begun to tackle how the homeless stipend would be instituted for $300.00 per student in need to be paid for via a 5-10 dollar fee that is Opt-In for a student in their fees section.

2:13 Constitutional Drafting Committee Check In

They are information gathering, and their first real meeting was during week 5. They are planning to have their first draft by the end of the week.

2:15 The rules committee met and review the issue of membership numbers in the GSU and have thus determined that there shall be 25 members in the GSU overall for the school year. Seventeen from Olympia and one from Tacoma will be elected in the spring. Two from transfer students and freshman and one Tacoma, Greys Harbor and Reservation Based, will be elected in the fall.

2:19 Devin: Motion to have Brandon as the Interim Member of that board of directors. This motion passed.

Devin- Historian’s report, wants more information from individual committees regarding

2:26: Brandon Trustworthiness in the constitution.

If he were to take Mack’s word, the constitutions don’t match the information given versus what is done in practice, and that leads him to believe that someone tampered with the constitution. With the help of people that can help access the application, we should look at the history and track it, to delineate the constitution.

The motion is to review all elections since the drafting of the constitution and compile a current document based on the results. This motion was passed.

The motion is for the constitutional review committee to take responsibility for the research of the elections in regards to constitutional amendments. This motion was passed.  The point of this motion is to use the original constitution that exists as a template and then track the amendments to the document over time.

Article 10 of constitution- what has each committee done about these issues.

 

Guests: Ray Lader, John Gundayao, Wendy Endress, and Richelle Enriquez

 

 

Meeting Minutes 10/25/2017

Meeting Minutes 10-25-2017

1:20: Start Time Medicine Creek Treaty

1:21: Minutes from the previous meetings approved

1:22: The speaker’s moment about spreading the role of chairing amongst the group

1:24: Wendy’s Presentation. Broad representation of student voice informational piece. Student Caucus to be in touch with government, admin, and faculty. The Caucus would be happening 1 or 2 times per quarter.

Moncada: Time Commitment and level of involvement.

Wendy: 1 hour a week and a couple every other week during the month.

People Interested: Jacques Leblanc, Alex Markely, Asher Matthews, Justin Puckett, and Waylon Roberts.

Part B

Student Conduct Code has been under revision. We are at the point that those revisions are being rolled out and forums/online feedback. IF not, they would like to be on the Agenda at a later time

November 8th would be the date and it could be done during the meeting. If we are interested in cohost, Please let Wendy know ASAP. Week 6 or 7 it would be. 8 representatives are interested at this time.

1:31 Leg. Committee: Veterans tuition bills which reeves decided to sponsor. They made the Leg agenda. Spoke with Kingston to draft the homeless stipend bill and hopeful to get it to sells to sponsor next week. Lydia Dye resigned. Nominated Jacob Gloss and during the vote, he was voted yes to become the Local and Legislative Liaison.

1:35 Possibly of paying students for committee and they are surveying students. They are also working with the finance committee to get this structure hammered out. We potentially have the money to fund this program. We are currently thinking about a tiered structure. The largest complaint was that students weren’t being paid to sit on committees and they want to be paid for their time.

Fall Convention: Of the mind that all the sub committees need to participate in that.

Elections Outreach: Also need to be sorted out.

1:37: Finance Committee: Redoing 5 year and biennial budget plans. The budget is solid for fall quarter. If there are ideas for that money, please send requests. They are also working on the student committee reimbursement.

Faculty Meeting Update: Student code of conduct was mentioned TESC is under extreme scrutiny. There is a lot riding on the work that we do and that everyone else does. There is a leak somewhere on campus so please be careful as to what you discuss on there. We should back up present work and focus on freshman and there are two seats on the committee. Goal is to pay students to do that committee work that is needed. Event in winter which is a Symposium Pilot Pathways Structure for the curriculum. Equity, Community, Morale, and Retention.

1:41 Constitutional Drafting Committee: The new members are Martha and Ian. There is a working draft of the constitution that the committee will be talking about today. Has campus constituents to help with the work.

1:43 Rules Committee: Slack Updates. 250 from the updates.

1:45: Sub Committee 1 Trying to mesh schedule and leblanc has an idea for communication.

1:49: Sub Committee 2: Had no updates.

1:53: Committee Break Out Groups

2:08PM: Fall Convention Planning

Asher: Problem Week 7 Internship Fair

Leblanc: Booth to capture leakage from the internship fair and have reps, copies of the bylaws and the constitution.

Kai-Ave, Waylon, Leblanc.

Asher: Motion to push back the fall convention to week 8.

Devin (pro): We need to hold that space and follow our commitment

Justin (con): We need to show support.

Leblanc: Could have a table at the internship fair.

Marth Zo: We could stagger the time from the internship fair if we started at 1:15 7 in favor and 2 against.

2:19: Administration involvement

Devin: we should have some involvement even if we don’t agree with them so we can keep that avenue open. We shouldn’t merge that forum.

Alex: We are elected and the PEA was not so we shouldn’t cohost.

Brandon: Move to merge hearing comments about the conduct code with the GSU fall Convention. (NOPE).

Asher: Motion to have the Forum in Lecture Hall 4

Devin: Proposed Constitutional Changes. A presentation or a quick speech 10 minutes total.  Then changed the motion to include all the committees speaking.

Martha: Doesn’t think that it is needed for all the committees to say a piece.

Kai-Ave: Thinks that committee reporting is important to have transparency. What the union is doing and why are they doing it.

Andrea (Guest): Thinks that we should make class announcements. Students do things a lot by word of mouth.

Waylon: Emphasis on marketing. What is the GSU actually doing for students at TESC. Our job is also to listen as well as talk and that sometimes we forget that. Jacques mentioned the colleges have a weekly bulletin and getting GSU on that could surely be a positive.

Martha: Explain what they do for students and ask the students what they can do to help so a presentation and then open mic.

Alex: ea. Piece from committees and then break out groups to speak with the committees.

Brandon: clear cut view of what committees are? That we don’t segment and go 4.

Jacques: can we ad on the green screen?

Moncada: the subcommittees are not included and fall under their parent committee and the 4 chairs of each committee speak then talk with students on the matter.

Moncada: Main motion was passed

ED: Who will be doing digital?

Leblanc: They are interested in doing marketing.

2:40: Ian: Motioned to strike the email office events. The motion was passed

2:42: Constitutional Drafting Committee presentation.

Motion Seconded by Brandon and it was passed.

2:45: More Forum Planning.

Devin: Motioned for What GSU is, who we are and what we actually do to start? Introductions and the motion passed.

Motions that the speaker and the deputy speaker introduce our purpose and purview and then the members say their own names and pronouns. The motion passes.

Ian: motions to place the committee portion after that and have the break out groups.

Alex: Motion to Introduce GSU (reps and candidates), Committees (major ones), and last is Q&A. The motion passed.

Ian: Motions that people answer questions directed at them and then if it is not specific the reps who want to ask the questions can raise their hand.

Alex: Introduce election candidates to the body after the GSU introduction.

2:52 Meeting Adjourned.

 

Visitors: Wendy Endress, Andrea Sherrell, Lori Johnson

 

 

Meeting minutes 10/18/2017

Geoduck Student Union Meeting Minutes

18th October 2017 in CAB 301

Meeting started at 1:20 with the Medicine Creek

1:23: Public Comments/Check Ins

  1. Melissa Saiz-Matheny – To advocate that reps talk to their classes and tell them about the election. Talk about why they are a rep and build up as many contacts and candidates as possible.
  2. Elijah Maloney – New WashPIRG Organizer introducing themselves. Lead campaign 100 percent Renewables, Pell Grants, Textbook Affordability, and more. They want to get GSU support on it. They will come back with a proposal for collaboration with the GSU. Also, WashPIRG Kick off meeting is tonight at 4:30PM in S2-3105
  3. Justin Puckett – GSU needs to propose someone to be on the board of Trustees by the end of the week. GSU needs to vote on that member. Asher asked about the application process.
  4. Asher M. – when does the body go to Tacoma.
  5. Jeannette – we go in winter quarter 1 time a quarter for Tacoma.

1:30: Brandon gave an update on the SI committee talking about the trinity of SA, CEC, and GSU.  The addressing of the subcommittee information will be something that will be addressed. Everyone should be going to the meeting with notes from now on.

1:34: Julie Sloan came to talk about the Faculty and Agenda committee meetings. She helps facilitate the work in front of them. Will be talking about governance.

  1. Wants to get faculty representation on eat of these items on the Assigning Cheat Sheet.
  2. Steve Blakeslee is the faculty chair and is more than willing to come and talk to the GSU about the committee.
  3. Asher M. when do these groups meet? J.S they only have information about when the agenda committee meets and the agenda. They would have to look up the point people and Julie will make another list with that information.
  4. Brandon E A rep should go to the faculty meeting and come back with updates. Why don’t faculty come to our meetings and how do we encourage them to do so? J.S write to Steve and give faculty an invitation to show reciprocation so a member of the Agenda committee can come and join us as well. Steve reached out to Jeannette to let us know that we are welcome in that space. She will give us a schedule of the meetings as well. A week ahead of the meeting is the time to submit for a spot on their agenda. The Agenda committee is not a part of the voting body but a separate body.
  5. Faculty meeting in Purce Hall 4 at 3:00PM to 5:00 PM Firm start at 3:10PM.
  6. Justin Puckett – Executive Assistant Vice President

1:47: Devin’s Constitutional Conflict Motion

  1. Made a motion to establish constitutional precedence
  2. Asher made a 2nd to the motion.
  3. Puckett’s Amendment to motion to make a decision to split the motion in half. And touch on the specific bylaw suspension at a later time to give the group time to think about it.
  4. Brandon how do you determine if a bylaw is in conflict with the constitution. He would like to see them.
  5. Charles Amendment is to suspend the specific provisions that are in conflict with the constitution. He also fears that later, the person who makes the decision can make a lot of changes to the GSU that could possibly be radical.
  6. Marth Zo made an amendment to have the body decide as a group which were in conflict
  7. Charles moved to make an amendment.
  8. As it now stands the motion the GSU believes that the constitution is more important than our bylaws and then we will sort out the rest of the information at a later meeting.
  9. Kai-Ave made a motion to reduce the Help Desk Trip to 20 mins so we have more time
  10. Martha makes motion to table until after the interview.

2:09:  Interview for Elections Commissioner Melissa Roszak

2:17: Candidate Deliberation: The candidate for the position was not hired.

2:26: Reopening the motion and we have already passed a motion to divide that motion into two.

2:31 Motion passed stating the fact that the Constitution is more important than the Bylaws.

  1. Rules Committee to decide which bylaws and parts of constitution are in conflict.
  2. Charles wanted to make a motion to strike everything amended and go with the original motion.
  3. The Rules Committee to get a ten. Schedule on the bylaw/constitutional conflicts.
  4. 2:40 Motion to solve the conflict with GSU member issues.
  5. Jeannette and Beth to work together to propose a constitutional clarity and options on the issues. Then it would be presented through the rules committee.
  6. Devin: We have no mechanism to do that; it goes to the Rules Committee and then back to the GSU.

 

Guests: Julie Sloan, Wendy Endress, Elijah Maloney

Representatives present: Charles, Emily, Brandon, Devin, Ian, Asher, Alex, Brandon, Justin, Rebecca, Arne, MarthaZoe

GSU Meeting Agenda 12/06/2017

Geoduck Student Union

Week 10 Agenda ~ CAB, room 301

12/06/2017 1:15PM

  1. Medicine Creek Treaty Acknowledgement (2 mins)
    1. We begin our time together today by acknowledging the indigenous people of the Medicine Creek Treaty, whose land on which the college stands. We acknowledge the Squaxin people who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to elders past and present of the Squaxin Island Tribe.
  2. Approval of the Minutes 11/29/2017 and the Agenda for 12/6/2017 (2 minutes)
  3. Public Comment (5 minutes)
  4. Introduction of VP of Equity and Inclusion with Chassity Holman-Douglass (15 minutes)
  5. Introduction of VP of Advancement with Amanda Walker (15 minutes)
  6. Introduction of VP of College Relations with Sandra Kaiser (15 minutes)
  7. Introduction of VP of Finance and Administration with John Hurley (15 minutes)
  8. Check-Ins (23 minutes)
    1. Speaker: Emily (2 minutes)
    2. Legislative Committee: Charles, Kai-Ave (2 minutes)
    3. Student Interest Committee: Brandon, Justin, and Paul (2 minutes)
      1. Communication: Waylon, and Jacques (2 minutes)
      2. IDEA: Arne (2 minutes)
  • Emergency Prep: Adam (2 minutes)
  1. Sustainability: Paul, and Rebecca (2 minutes)
  1. Finance Committee: Alex, Waylon, and Devin (2 minutes)
  2. Constitutional Review Committee: Devin (2 minutes)
  3. Rules Committee: Bethany (2 minutes)
  4. Advisor Check In with Jeanette Smith (2 minutes)
  1. GSU Membership and Pay Discussion
    1. Waylon Roberts
    2. Adam Bartell (Resigned 11/30/2017)
  2. Motion to amend Article III Section One of the GSU Bylaws: Executive Director, line b. Compensation; Change to a rate of $1.50 above the minimum wage to take effect at the start of winter quarter 2018. (3 minutes) Seconded by Emily Christianson.

New text:

Compensation:

  1. The Executive Director shall be paid hourly, at a rate of $1.50 above the minimum wage.
  2. 1 Pro Speaker (1 minute)
  3. 1 Con Speaker (1 minute)

 

  1. Motion to amend Article IV of the GSU Bylaws: Committee members, Compensation, line a. Change to a per meeting rate of $0.50 above the minimum wage, up to 20 meetings per quarter to take effect at the start of Winter quarter 2018. (3 minutes) Seconded By Emily Chrisianson.

New Text:

Compensation:

  1. Committee attendance and participation is assessed on a per-meeting basis at a rate of $0.50 above the minimum wage per meeting attended, up to 20 meetings per quarter, unless otherwise specified.
  2. 1 Pro Speaker (1 minute)
  3. 1 Con Speaker (1 minute)
  4. Presentation of Constitutional Draft and Committee Report (5 Minutes)
  5. Agenda Planning for Winter Week 1 1/10/2017 (5 minutes)
  6. Adjourn 3:00PM

 

GSU Meeting Agenda 11/29/2017

Geoduck Student Union

Week 9 Agenda ~ CAB, room 301

11/29/2017 1:15PM

  1. Medicine Creek Treaty Acknowledgement (2 mins)
    1. We begin our time together today by acknowledging the indigenous people of the Medicine Creek Treaty, whose land on which the college stands. We acknowledge the Squaxin people who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to elders past and present of the Squaxin Island Tribe.
  2. Approval of the Minutes from 11/15/17 Meetings and Agenda for 11/29/2017 (2 minutes)
  3. Public Comment (5 minutes)
  4. Board of Trustees Presentation with Jen, Larry, and Trevor (45 minutes)
  5. Check-Ins (20 minutes)
    1. Speaker: Emily (2 minutes)
    2. Student Interest Committee: Brandon, and Justin (2 minutes)
      1. Communication: Waylon, and Jacques (2 minutes)
      2. IDEA: Arne (2 minutes)
      3. Sustainability: Paul, and Rebecca (2 minutes)
    3. Finance Committee: Alex, and Devin (2 minutes)
    4. Legislative Committee: Charles, and Kai-Ave (2 minutes)
    5. Constitutional Review Committee: Devin (2 minutes)
    6. Rules Committee: Bethany, Richelle or John (2 minutes)
    7. Advisor Check In: Jeannette Smith (2 minutes)
    8. Elections Check In: Feven or Bethany (2 minutes)
  6. Budget Break Down with Andy Corn (20 minutes)
  7. Motion to strike Article IV (Committees), Section One (Committees), Subsection Four (Student Interest Committee), Subsection Four (pg. 18 of the bylaws) (2 minutes):
    1. “This committee shall be responsible for facilitating the quarterly Open Student Forum.”
      1. 1 Pro Speaker (1 minute)
      2. 1 Con Speaker (1 minute)
  8. GSU Membership and Pay Discussion (10 minutes)
    1. Adam Bartell (1 minute)
  1. 1 Pro Speaker (1 minute)
  2. 1 Con Speaker (1 minute)
    1. Jacques Leblanc (1 minute)ii. Con Speaker (1 minute)
    2. i. 1 Pro Speaker (1 minute)
    3. Waylon Robert (1 minute)ii. Con Speaker (1 minute)
    4. i. Pro Speaker (1 minute)
  1. Adjourn 3:00PM

 

GSU Meeting Agenda 11/15/2017

Geoduck Student Union

Week 8 Agenda ~ CAB, room 301

11/15/2017 1:00PM

  1. Medicine Creek Treaty Acknowledgement (2 mins)
    1. We begin our time together today by acknowledging the indigenous people of the Medicine Creek Treaty, whose land on which the college stands. We acknowledge the Squaxin people who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to elders past and present of the Squaxin Island Tribe.
  2. Approval of the Minutes from 11/08/17, and Emergency Meeting and Agenda for 11/15/2017 (2 minutes)
  3. Public Comment (5 minutes)
  4. Check-Ins ( 30 minutes)
    1. Speaker: Emily (2 minutes)
    2. Student Interest Committee: Brandon and Justin (2 minutes)
      1. Recap of the Board of Trustees Meeting with Brandon (2 minutes)
      2. Communication: Waylon and Jacques (2 minutes)
  • IDEA: Asher and Arne (2 minutes)
  1. Emergency Prep: Adam (2 minutes)
  2. Sustainability: Paul and Rebecca (2 minutes)
  1. Finance Committee: Alex and Devin (2 minutes)
    1. Andy Corn Meeting Update with Alex (2 minutes)
  2. Legislative Committee: Charles, Kai-Ave (2 minutes)
  3. Constitutional Review Committee: Devin (2 minutes)
  4. Rules Committee: Bethany, John (2 minutes)
    1. Forum Feedback with John (2 mins)
  5. GSU Advisor Check-In: Jeannette Smith (2 minutes)
  6. Election’s Commissioner Introduction (2 minutes)
  1. Petition for Pay for Rules Committee Members John Gundayao and Richelle Enriquez (5 minutes)
  2. Pay Increase Specifications for the Officer Portion in the Bylaws with Rules Committee member Bethany Shelley  (10 minutes)
  3. GSU Endorsement of the letter written by the Sustainability Committee about the Carbon Neutrality by 2020 issue: Sustainability Committee with Rebecca Canright as Lead (10 minutes)
  4. Forum Debrief (20 minutes)
  5. Bylaw Discussion (15 minutes)
  6. Addressing Issues within the GSU: Conflict Resolution (15 minutes)
    1. Incident at Student Forum
  7. Adjourn 3:00PM

 

GSU Meeting Agenda 11/1/2017

Geoduck Student Union

Week 6 Agenda ~ CAB, room 301

11/01/2017 1:00PM

  1. Medicine Creek Treaty Acknowledgement (2 mins)
    1. We begin our time together today by acknowledging the indigenous people of the Medicine Creek Treaty, whose land on which the college stands. We acknowledge the Squaxin people who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to elders past and present of the Squaxin Island Tribe.
  2. Approval of the Minutes from 10/25/17 Meetings and Agenda for 11/01/2017 (2 minutes)
  3. Public Comment (5 minutes)
  4. Code of Conduct Information Session: Ray Lader(30 minutes)
  5. Check-Ins (23 minutes)
    1. Speaker: Emily (2 minutes)
    2. Student Interest Committee: Brandon and Justin (2 minutes)
      1. Communication: Waylon and Jacques
      2. IDEA: Asher and Arne
  • Emergency Prep: Adam
  1. Sustainability: Paul and Rebecca
  1. Finance Committee: Alex, Waylon, and Devin (2 minutes)
  2. Legislative Committee: Charles, Kai-Ave (2 minutes)
  3. Constitutional Review Committee: Devin (2 minutes)
  4. Rules Committee: Bethany, John (2 minutes)
    1. Forum Schedule (2 mins)
  5. Motion to Decide GSU Body Size with John, Richelle, and Beth. (15 mins)
  6. Adjourn 3:00PM

 

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