ASUSF Senate Meetings

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The ASUSF Senate holds meetings every Wednesday from 5–7 p.m. via Zoom. This is the perfect opportunity to hear your senators address their latest work. Get involved with your USF community and be heard!

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  • As the first gathering of ASUSF Senate, the team discussed communication guidelines, responsibilities, and protocol to follow throughout the year. One the expectations were made clear, the team commenced the break period. The Senate continued to provide their availability and were asked to attend Involvement Fair. The executive board informed the senators of the current tasks being addressed as individuals and within the committees. They also announced the recruitment period for Magis.  August 25 Agenda | August 25 Minutes
  • Provost Chinyere came to discuss the changes she would like to see on campus. The Senate then discussed the logistics of Involvement Fair, such as, the location for marketing ASUSF Senate and items that will be given to students. Afterwards, the team discussed office hours and the weekly presidential updates. September 1 Agenda | September 1 Minutes
  • Guest speakers from the Culturally-Focused Clubs Council (CFCC), Metyia Phillips and Jada Commodore, spoke of the resources CFCC offers. They shared their values, themes, and idea of how CFCC and ASUSF Senate could work together. Senator Zuri announced the date for the event she organizing for SDS students. The Senate spoke of the progress in elections and then began a break period. ASUSF Senate welcomed the guest speakers from SLE: Marci Nuñez, César Delgadillo, and Jessica Alva. They spoke of the goals, current programs and clubs, resources for students, and future events for this academic year. The Referendum to Add 4 At-Large Representative Position and the Referendum to Add 2 UBAC Representative Positions  were approved by ASUSF Senate. The ASUSF Senate also discussed the SOHNP Position Description Amendments, the Truman Scholarship for Public Service, and Angelo's Speaker Series. Senators are required to submit a professional headshot and turn in their contracts. September 8 Agenda | September 8 Minutes
  • Guest Speaker, Dan Lawson, spoke on behalf of the Department of Public Safety. He informed the Senate of current plans to increase campus safety and how the Department of Public Safety is addressing the community's concerns. Then AFUSF Senate discussed, voted, and approved Model United Nations' funding request. The Freshman Representative applicants introduced themselves to the team and Jasleen Dhillon, the At-Large applicant, came in to speak to the Senators. ASUSF Senate discussed expectations for Senator Reports, elections marketing, the theme for the fall town hall, Senator of the Month nominations, weekly emails, and the date for mid-semester training. September 15 Agenda | September 15 Minutes
  • Katrina Garry from Title IX and Lisa Quach from CAPS provided an update of current programs, initiatives, resources, and processes available from both the Title IX and CAPS offices. ASUSF then talked about the voter turnout for this fall's election. Each senator then had the opportunity to provide an update on the tasks they are working on. Both Angelo and Miles were voted as September's Senators of the Month. The Senators also approved Jasleen Dhillon as the new At-Large Representative: Sikh Student Representative. Then the student organization accounts for Hockey Club and Taiwanese Club were discussed, voted on, and approved. The meeting ended with a requirement for all senators to have at least one hour of office hours in person. September 22 Agenda | September 22 Minutes
  • September 29 Agenda
  • Father Fitzgerald introduces himself as the guest speaker to the senate members. He then comments or answers any questions concerning the University of San Francisco.  October 6 Agenda | October 6 Minutes
  • Pamela Organista, the Senior Vice Provost for Equity Inclusion and Faculty Excellence, Psychology Professor, and the Co-leader of the USF Strategic Plan, was invited to ASUSF's General Senate Meeting. She spoke about the future goals and the vision of the USF Strategic Plan. Afterwards, the senate members discussed and approved American Medical Women's Association's financial account. ASUSF Senate then discussed the plan for Town Hall and proceeded to enter into a closed session. The Executive board then gave an announcement about the LME Incident and promoted the open positions on the team. October 13 Agenda | October 13 Minutes 
  • October 20 Agenda 
  • Sarah Chavez was inducted as the new College of Arts and Sciences Representative. The General Senate was briefed for the plans of upcoming events, reviewed training, and updated on the decision making process for the new provost. The Senate then voted to approve a new account for Immigration Reform and the Title IX Bylaws. January 27th Agenda | January 27th Minutes
  • The Senate attended a closed session for "Mental Health 101: Speaking Our Minds". They then later discussed the anti-racist initiative with guest speaker, Dr. Wardell. Dr. Wardell identified the key details on the initiatives that will be implemented over the course of several semesters. The Senate later approved the addition of a new committee chair for IA Committee. Lester Deanes then presented the idea to send out a care package to all students. February 3rd Agenda | February 3rd Minutes
  • The Senate discussed and voted on the care package request that was presented by Lester Deanes. The executive board then informed the Senate of the interview process for the VPA position and the topic for the Spring Town Hall. The meeting then entered a closed session for Valentine's Family Feud. February 10th Agenda | February 10th Minutes
  • Guest Speakers, Erin Echols & Jinni Pradhan, presented the development, process, formatting, and goals of the CDI workshops. After further discussion, Sarah Chavez became the Senator of the Month. The Senate then discussed a potential tuition increase, voted Ethan Lee-Bellows as the new VPA, and discussed further actions the senators must take before the end of the semester. February 17th Agenda | February 17th Minutes
  • Guest Speaker, Angelica Quinonez, came to speak on behalf of the University Ministry. Quinonez spoke of the changes in the University Ministry to provide increased access to programs and resources. The Senate approved applicants: Lauren Diaz, Ava Albert, and Miles Goodman. The Senate was then informed of upcoming events and other important dates. February 24th Agenda | February 24th Minutes
  • Lauren Diaz was inducted as the Gender & Sexuality Diversity Representative, Ava Albert was inducted as the Students with Disabilities Representative, and Miles Goodman was inducted as the Transfer Students Representative. The Senate approved the committee codes and Bianca Mantovani for Sophomore Class Representative. The Senate went over updates for upcoming events, dates, and accomplished goals of this semester. The meeting then entered a closed session for March Bonding. March 3rd Agenda | March 3rd Minutes
  • The Spring Town Hall was a space to discuss the Title IX Report. This event was not recorded and took place on March 10th.
  • Bianca Mantovani was inducted as the Sophomore Class Representative. The Senate then discussed the BOT event, transition documents, the referendum presented by Senator Berkelee and important dates. Lovepreet became the Senator of the Month and three resolutions were presented to the Senate: Land Recognition Resolution, The Disarmament and Reform of the Department of Public Safety Officers, and the Zoom Fatigue Resolution. March 24th Agenda | March 24th Minutes
  • The Board of Trustees were invited to have a discussion with ASUSF Senate on March 31st. March 31st Minutes
  • The Senate met with Colette Hayes and Nicky Andrews to discuss the available resources and events hosted by the Gleeson Library. Guest speaker, Karyn Schell, presented the attempts that are being made to accommodate students with disabilities in foreign language classes. The Senate also discussed, voted, and approved the UBAC Referendum, the Referendum to add 4 At-Large seats on Senate, Land Recognition Resolution, The Disarmament and Reform of the Department of Public Safety Officers, and the Zoom Fatigue Resolution.  April 7th Agenda | April 7th Minutes
  • ASUSF Senate hosted a campaigning event to get to know all of the running candidates. April 14 Agenda | April 14 Minutes
  • Guest Speakers, Jada Commodore and Metyia Phillips, discussed with Senate about opportunities for CFCC and Senate to work together. VPA Lee-Bellows informed Senate on sustainability efforts. The Senate pledges to minimize paper use in the future. The Senate held a closed bonding time session. Senator Chavez is the last Senator of the Month and the Senate Graduate Intern, Manny, accepted a job in Oregon. April 21 Agenda | April 21 Minutes
  • ASUSF Elections had a 15% voter turnout. ASUSF Senators must complete transition documents before the end of their term. Guest Speaker Katrina Garry is the new Deputy Title IX Coordinator and led a conversation on what her current goals are for USF. Vice President Ali presented the ASUSF budget to the Senate. The Resolution for Supporting Muslim Students, Exam Fund Resolution, Inclusion of Resident Ministers in Student Residence Halls, Suicide Prevention Hotline & Domestic Violence Hotline was presented to the Senate. April 28 Agenda | April 28 Minutes
  • The CSO's annual budget and the APAS resolution was approved by the Senate. The Resolution for Supporting Muslim Students, Exam Fund Resolution, Inclusion of Resident Ministers in Student Residence Halls, Suicide Prevention Hotline & Domestic Violence Hotline was approved by the Senate. May 5 Agenda | May 5 Minutes
  • Induction of the Senate team was followed by an announcement of the 2020 fall election. The  Senators discussed the current communication between organizations, the senate, and the administration. The discussion came to a halt when guest speaker, Anna Jaeger, arrived. Jaeger presented the usefulness of the updated version of the USFMobile app and the benefits of Student Hub. August 19th Agenda | August 19th Minutes
  • Senators signed-up to be involved in the Involvement Fair, reviewed and signed ISA's Statement of Empathy, and went over the Title IX task force plan before introducing guest speaker, Jess Varga. Varga informed the Senate of the process a student or employee must go through when a claim is made. She then announced the plans the Title IX office are making to meet the demands of the students and how the office implemented the new demands under federal law. The meeting ended with the Executives informing all Senators of the Instagram posts being made and an open opportunity for Senators to work as a Health Ambassador.  August 26th Agenda | August 26th Minutes
  • Senate reviewed the policies and finances for SLE and approved various USO accounts. Senators also approved the amendments to the bylaws and committee codes made by the IA committee. Becca Muñoz is the senator of the month and guest speaker, Angeline Vuong, was introduced to the Senate. Vuong spoke of the importance of voting and explained why all USF students should vote.  September 2nd Agenda | September 2nd Minutes
  • Three resolution were presented to the senate: Regulation of the Public Safety Rounds in Residence Halls, Board of Trustees Advisory Committee, and Increase Support for the Dean's Emergency Fund. Guest speaker, Michael Tadesse-Bell, spoke of the BASE program and how it has been beneficial to USF. Following Tadesse-Bell, another guest speaker, Dan Lawson, answered various questions concerning the Department of Public Safety. The meeting concluded with updates of the financial discussion based on the Fall 2020 Census. September 9th Agenda | September 9th Minutes
  • Drew Love was inducted as the Freshman Representative. Senate then voted and approved all the resolutions presented the previous week. Senate also discussed the Pass/Fail policies the university is considering. Senate signed the "Time to Vote" letter and Senator Ethan provides updates for his work as a Health Ambassador. Guest speaker, Julie Orio, spoke on the decisions that led to remote learning and how it has affected USF. Orio provided additional feedback on the discussion for the educational format that will be taking place in the spring. ASUSF President John, then led the discussion for the search of a new Provost. September 16th Agenda | September 16th Minutes
  • Senate plans to attend a leadership conference for mid-semester training, the Academic Integrity Committee requests undergraduate student representation on the committee, and Berkelee is the Senator of the Month for September. All senators informed each other of the different tasks they have been taking on and the progress they have made on these tasks. Guest speaker, Jeff Hamrick, provided insight on the University's budget and how COVID-19 affected USF financially. September 23rd Agenda | September 23rd Minutes
  • Fiza Shaikh presented a need for Muslim representation within USF. Senate discussed the interview with Shaikh and voted to accept Shaikh as a Muslim Student At-Large Representative. Senate was informed of the Mental Health Training, discussed email etiquette towards administration, and attending the GO Team Bingo Space. Guest speakers Michael Beseda and Angelika Williams answered questions surrounding USF attendance and student financial services. The meeting ended with executives updating the senate of the different tasks the team is working on.  September 30th Agenda | September 30th Minutes
  • Fiza Shaikh was inducted into the Senate as a Muslim Student Representative. Father Paul attended the meeting to update the Senate of the decisions made and the tasks administration is working on. Then the senators reviewed the Resolution process and were tasked with creating a calendar for time management purposes. October 7th Agenda | October 7th Minutes
  • The Senate voted on the amendments and bylaws for the President's Advisory Committee on the Board of Trustees. The Senators were asked to make a tik tok video of their activities as a Senator. The Senators were also invited to attend the Executive Meeting to meet with Trustee Del Santo. The Senate then attended a QPR training. October 14th Agenda | October 14th Minutes
  • The Sexual Conduct Prevention and Education Committee & the More Transparent Process for Student Nominations on the Board of Trustees Resolutions were presented to the Senate. The Senate members updated each other of the various tasks they are working on. October 21st Agenda | October 21st Minutes
  • October 28th Fall Town Hall Recording
  • The Senate approved the Sexual Conduct Prevention and Education Committee resolution, the More Transparent Process for Student Nominations on the Board of Trustees resolutions, the funding account for ASUSF Travel, and the funding account for the School of Management Honors Society. The Senate also discussed the Town Hall, social media platforms, and the search for a Deputy Coordinator. Guest Speaker, Alex Hochman, spoke on behalf of Career Services and provided great ways to build the opportunities for employment. November 4th Agenda | November 4th Minutes
  • The Senate discussed the Increased Commitment to Student, Staff, and Faculty resolution and the student experience of remote learning. Guest speakers, Shona Milazo and Sara Solloway, gave a presentation of the CASA department and shared the feedback they received from the student survey. The Senate then approved Shelly Anne Aquino for the SONHP Representative. November 11th Agenda | November 11th Minutes
  • At-Large applicants presented to the Senate and Shelly Anne Aquino was inducted into the Senate as the new SONHP Representative. Increased Commitment to Student, Staff, and Faculty resolution and the Increased Accessibility for External Mental Health Issues resolution was discussed and voted on. November 18th Agenda | November 18th Minutes
  • Olivia Williams and Dallas Williams were inducted as new At-Large member of the ASUSF Senate and Sarah Chavez was approved to be the new College of Arts and Sciences Representative. The Increased Accessibility for External Mental Health Resources Resolution was approved by the Senate. Berkelee Jimenez became senator of the month and the Executives reported the current and upcoming changes happening in both the Jesuit community and the USF community. December 2nd Agenda | December 2nd Minutes