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									The Student Senate of the
 Associated Students of the University of Washington
established 1994                                                                             Session XV

Student Senate
March 31, 2009
HUB 310

Chaired by Jon Solomon.
Minutes by and respectfully submitted by Samantha Kraft.

I. Call to Order (5:00pm)
        Jon calls the meeting to order at 5:03pm. He welcomes everyone back to spring quarter and
says hello to Rene. He apologizes for not e-mailing out the agenda sooner. We do have an agenda
now. Senate Steering will meet at 1:30 on Wednesday in the ASUW office until we get a room
reservation. It’s the meeting where leadership sets the agenda. It’s the time where you can speak to
Senate leadership. He says more details will follow. He asks everyone to look at the agenda. He
reads through the agenda. He says there are no committee meetings today.

II. Approval of the Agenda
       There is a motion to approve.

        Jon asks if there is a motion to reinstate committee meetings.

        There is a second.

III. Chair’s Report: Jon Solomon
        Jon says this is the agenda. He says next is the Chair’s report. He welcomes everyone
back. He says this is the last group of meetings for the year. There are a few pieces of legislation to
look at. If there is any more legislation that people are writing that need to be looked at, talk to the
Senate officers or committee chairs. We have one of the ASUW candidate forums. He says filing
has opened if you are interested in running for one of the positions. If you are interested in helping
with the elections, we have additional information from William who is helping as a volunteer.
You can contact him or Shauna. There are a couple of public forums but not as many as last
quarter. There are requests from the Student Regent and Provost Wise. More details will follow.
He reminds everyone that Steering is at 1:30 on Wednesday. He asks if there are any questions.

        Everett asks Jon what he did for spring break.

IV. Board of Directors Report: Gerald Corporal, Phuong Nguyen, Lydia Bylsma
       Jon says he gave tours to prospective students and those newly accepted. Next is the Board
Report with Gerald, Phuong, and Lydia.

        Phuong says if you didn’t know, the House and Senate budget came out. You can check it
out on ogr.asuw.org and read up on that in the Seattle Times about what’s in store for us. You can
read that and take that in.

       Gerald says at the end of last quarter, the Board approved the Crime Prevention committee.
He says he is the chair of that. There are spots for ASUW, Senate, ECC, RHSA, and at-large


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members. There is no time set. They will meet whenever time is open. He says he has class until
5:20 every Tuesday, so he will be late to Senate.

        Lydia says on April 8th Rob McKenna will be around for a forum. It’s a good opportunity
to find out more about the budget. It’s another thing to be aware of.

        Phuong asks if there are any questions about the budget.

        Jon asks if there are any questions.

        Ashley asks if the House and Senate budgets that came out are set in stone. She asks what
the state is giving us and what is being cut.

       Phuong says the House and Senate have their own budgets, and now they have to work
together to find a medium ground.

        Matt asks if they know where to find the budget for this session.

        Phuong says it should be on the page. She says she will find out.

V. GPSS Report: Yutaka Jono
      Jon says thank you. He says next is the GPSS report with Yutaka.

         Yutaka says good evening. The first Senate meeting will be next Wednesday at 4:30 in this
room. He says they will be having an executive committee meeting at 4:30 in the GPSS office. If
you are thinking of running for a Board position, you can show up and find out what they do. There
is a link for the Student Regent website. The GPSS treasurer and Mike Snowden are planning a
spring concert. He asks if there are any questions.

        Laine asks if they have talked about who they are getting for the concert.

        Yutaka says he is looking into that. It’s not too late to suggest things. They are starting to
look, and there is nothing in stone yet.

VI. ASUW Presidential Privilege: Anttimo Bennett
       Jon says thank you. Next is Presidential Privilege, but he’s not here. Jon says he saw
Anttimo at the ECC yesterday, and he seemed to have a restful break. We will table that. Next is
the announcement from Drew.

VII. Announcement of New Senators
        Drew says we have a new Senator, but she’s not in the computer yet. You can come talk to
her, and she will give you the paper, and you’ll be in.

       Neil asks if he can make a motion to add committee check-in, placard distribution, and
attendance.


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        Jon says he will take that as a motion.

        There is a second.

VIII. Committee Meetings
       Jon says we will do that immediately. He asks the committee chairs to come get the folders
and committee members to find their chair and get their placard.

        Committee check-in, placard distribution, and attendance

IX. Orders of the Day
       A. Nominations and Elections
                1. Personnel Committee
       Jon calls the meeting back to order at 5:19pm. He thanks everyone for their patience with
placard distribution. He invites Mahesh, the Personnel Director, to talk about ASUW and jobs.

        Mahesh says this is a busy time for the Personnel committee. We are hiring all hired
positions for ASUW. It ranges from Arts and Entertainment to the Bike Shop and Rainy Dawg
Radio to office staff. We have the committee to help brainstorm ways and help to do it. We work
on recognition and awarding employees and the good work they’ve done. They work on coming up
with fun ways to do that. It’s busy and fun. They meet from 12:30 to 1:30 on Thursday. He says
we are hiring. Job applications went up today. They will be open until April 16th. It’s a lot of fun
to work for ASUW. There are flexible hours, and you meet a lot of people and do a lot of good
work. He asks if there are any questions.

       Jon says the reason we are having Mahesh present is because jobs are open, and we are
looking for people to apply. We are also looking for a Personnel representative. Before
nominations, he asks if there are any questions about Personnel. They meet on Thursday from
12:30 to 1:30. There is one position open.

        Jono nominates Matt Zemek.

        Matt respectfully declines.

        Everett nominates Michelle.

        Michelle accepts.

        Yutaka nominates Mike Weiler.

        Mike respectfully declines.

        B. Old Business
               1. R-15-7: A Resolution in Support of Changing UW Baccalaureate Honors
               Policy
               2. R-15-15: In Support of Need-Based Financial Aid
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        Jon says nominations will be open next week as well. Nominations are closed and will open
next week. He asks Mahesh to write his contact information on the board. The next item is R-15-7
A Resolution in Support of Changing the UW's baccalaureate honours policy. He invites up the
sponsor. This is 2nd readings. After reading the legislation, argumentative statements are allowed
as well as statements for and against.

        Everett reads the legislation

        Jon says thank you.

       Everett makes a motion to add a forwarding clause to the President, the Provost, Dean of
colleges, and Chairs of academic departments.

       Jon says there is a motion to forward this to the President, Provost Wise, and Deans and
Chairs of departments.

        There is a second.

      Jon says that will be added. At this point, it is 2nd readings. Arguments for or against, can
be made.

        Laine says while she likes the idea of narrowing it down, she thinks that based on degree
could be slightly broader than department. On a degree basis, it might diminish how prestigious
Latin Honors is. Instead of having it on a department level, we could have it more competitive on a
larger scale.

        Jon says he is making a speakers list.

       Holland moves to change the word “degree” to “department” in the THAT clauses and from
“programs” to “departments.”

        Jon reads the new statements to include the word “departments.”

        There is a second and an objection.

       Holland says he thinks doing it by degree is too narrow. He says he has roommates in a
degree with 10 people. One person would get all three. There are other degree programs in UW. If
we do it by department, it would narrow it down, but it wouldn’t be too narrow.

        Everett says you don’t get all three. If there was a degree program, the one person would
receive the highest. He says he understands the concerns. The idea is that you are competing
against those that are closest to you. On the raw numbers, if there are 8,000 undergraduates you
would have 800 with Latin Honors. The math works out the same. If you do it the way he
proposes, you would compete against those you are most closely matched with. He says he can
speak for two major as an undergraduate. One had five different degree programs in the major.


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The point is to have math teaching students against math teaching students. That is the idea behind
it.

       Gareth says he wanted to note the case that some departments span multiple colleges. It
would constitute multiple restructuring.

        Matt says he is not certain how broad department is.

        Yutaka says GPSS has not had an official discussion on this. The executive committee had
a discussion on this. The whole point of Latin Honors is to compare different degrees. He says
why we would fix something that is not broken.

        Alex yields.

       Everett says the case is computer science and engineering which is Arts and Sciences and
Engineering. It’s still the same department. There are differences in what the requirements entail
which is why this is degree program and why he wrote it the way he did.

        Ashley says she would agree with Yutaka. We do have departmental honors. The Latin
Honors system is the only way to compare students on a Washington wide school basis. It would
put it down to say we award Latin Honors on each department. There would not be different levels,
and it wouldn’t have that fluidity.

        Everett says now he should point out departmental honors as they exist. Latin Honors and
College Honors is one things. Departmental Honors is another. Departments usually require a
thesis or project. Latin Honors is based on GPA. In Arts and Sciences, you have many people and
degrees. Math majors are not just compared with physics and chemistry but with English and
drama that they have no classes in common with. He is concerned that making it by department
makes it not that big of a deal. As far as leaving it, to address Yutaka’s point, departmental honors
is one thing, and Latin Honors is different.

        Holland says going back to the amendment, he wanted to say that departmental honors is
different from Latin Honors. It’s a focus on department from degree. If you get smaller programs
and give it to people, you would inflate it. In a program with 10 people, you give the top 10
percent, you do inflate it. He says it’s not the top 6 percent you are giving but the top 10 percent.
In a sense, you could see inflation in the top amount if you do it on the top narrow basis.

        Mario asks if there is a response afterwards.

        Jon says yes.

       Tiffany asks if it is just responding to the amendment. She asks if she can be added after
the amendment is done.

       Adam says he recommends against the amendment because if you make it department, form
his understanding, you have separate degree programs like a BA and BS. It could be an issue.
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        Everett says there are 8 departments that offer both a BA and BS. He gives a few examples
of the departments. He says that is arguably where the concept of just doing it within the degree
program. The BA has different requirements than the BS. You run into different problems. Out of
8,000 undergraduates, 800 would get Latin Honors. So theoretically, yes, you might see inflation in
one over another.

        Patrick says he thinks that this is too specific. It should allow for more of a fluid
interpretation. It should allow for department and degrees to keep it together.

        Yutaka says in regards to his own department in the School of Music, the situation is more
complicated. There are undergraduate programs in music and performance. The distinction is
specific. He is not sure whether to determine by program or degree. It’s apples to apples in some
ways and some not. He says he should think about. He entertains a motion to vote and move on.

        Jon says there is a motion to close debate.

        There is a second.

       Jon says debate is closed on this amendment. The amendment would change “degree” to
“department” and change “program” to “department.” He asks those in favor to say “aye.” He asks
those opposed to say “nay.” The “nays” have it, and the amendment fails.

        Drew yields.

        Ashley yields.

        Matt yields.

        Mario yields.

        Adam yields.

       Tiffany says she understands the problems with the current system. The whole thing is to
compare apples to oranges. There are differences in the major. You are not comparing an
individual in the exact same thing. Departmental honors is very different. If you want to compete
and show you are involved in the major, she says she doesn’t see replacing some problems with a
semi-solution of more problems.

       Jon says he apologizes for not letting everyone know that you need to direct comments to
the Chair. He says we will continue that way.

        Dylan says he wanted to say that this resolution was in the FAA committee. Two of the
changes they made were striking the fourth WHEREAS clause and the words “being based” are
struck. He says wanted to put that up there.


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          Mike says he submitted changes, but they were lost over spring break.

          Jon says those changes will have to be re-proposed.

       Igor says that considering this bill with the previous legislation that it would seem as if
Andrew is trying to reduce the amount of competition at UW. He says he realizes he is trying to
equalize the playing field for students, but this bill goes too far for making the competition.

         Everett says these are separate proposals. Even if Senate votes yes, it is student opinion.
The deans and department chairs can disregard it, and they can like the one or like both or neither.
The purpose is you’re assuming that Senate resolutions have force of weight behind them. Student
opinion does matter, but it is limited. He says he was a student here for five years, and it impacts
him in no way. His concern is to make the system more fair. His view is from having spoken to
people and making it more equitable for students. Doing it by degree program is too specific and
department is better. The College of Arts and Science has better than half of all graduates. It has a
wide range of majors from women studies to astronomy. He wants to try and make it fair. He
wants to have astronomy students compete against astronomy students. He says he should have
printed a table to show degree programs and colleges. This is just a resolution of student opinion.
He says he is seeking student opinion on this matter, and the university administration can choose to
take it and accept it or disregard it.

          Jason moves to strike the words from “especially” to the end of the third WHEREAS
clause.

       Jon reads through what the new clause would be. It would end with the words “same
degree.”

          There is a second and an objection.

       Jason says he’s got two majors. One is in the hard sciences, and one is in humanities. He
says he sees both sides. Sometimes, there is the idea where sciences are impossibly hard, and
humanities are a walk in the park. He says we don’t need to single it out.

        Chris G. says her concern of striking the College of Arts and Sciences would be that she is
not sure of how it would affect it. She says the focus should be more on the College of Arts and
Sciences because of the diversity of majors.

          Matt says WHEREAS clauses should be fact and not opinion. It should be based on it.

        Jason asks if he could amend the motion to include the College of Arts and Sciences and
strike the rest.

       Jon says there is a motion to reinstate “especially in the College of Arts and Sciences.”
There is a motion to amend the amendment.

          There is a second.
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        Jon says this is now our amendment: to remove everything past Arts and Sciences. He says
we will now vote. He asks all those in favor of striking “where” to the end of the clause to say
“aye.” He asks those opposed to say “nay.” He calls division. He asks everyone to get out their
placards. He asks those in favor to raise their placards. He asks those opposed to raise their
placards and then those abstaining. With a vote of 56 to 4 to 9, the amendment passes, and this is
struck.

         Mike moves to strike the 4th WHEREAS clause.

         There is a second.

         Jon says that WHEREAS clause is struck.

         Neil moves to exhaust the speakers list.

         Jon says there are five speakers.

         There is a second.

         Yutaka asks Jon if he could read the names.

         Jon says no. He says the list will be exhausted.

         Chris G. says as far as the legislation goes, she thinks that a big issue for us is that we don’t
want to close the competition between students. The College of Arts and Sciences has so many
majors that there are requirements that some have to do and others don’t. We want to equal that
playing field based on performance, but then again, we don’t want to lose that competitive edge.
There are general requirements. Some of them may have to be for the majors, and others may just
fill the general ones. She thinks that we still want to keep that competitive edge regardless of the
difficulty to make it more rewarding.

        Michelle says she agrees with Chris and Everett. It’s so much easier to get a higher GPA
within the College of Arts and Sciences than others. If you are getting honors based on those, to
specify it more to make sure those getting honors are the best within the program makes it easier to
get higher grades.

         Neil yields.

        Adam says he would like to say that within the resolution, where you think UW should be
competitive, we should focus on the issue of how this affects the concept of honors and how this
affects students and honors. That is more of an issue on how it makes UW great. He asks if this
best represents what honors should be about and how other people in Senate will vote the same
way.



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        Everett asks everyone to pardon his bad drawing. The top two percent represented blue
lines. It works out the same regardless of how you subdivide within it. He says it looks like this.
The point is he’s all about competition. He’s not trying to turn this into a participation award.

        Yutaka moves to table indefinitely.

        Jon says there is a motion to table indefinitely.

        There is a second and an objection.

       Jon says normally a motion to table is debatable, but the speakers list is closed, so we will
vote. He asks those in favor to say “aye” and those opposed to say “nay.” He says the “nays” have
it.

        Yutaka calls division.

        Jon asks those in favor to raise their placards. He asks those opposed to raise their placards.
He asks those abstaining to raise their placards. With a vote of 11 to 33 to 6, the motion fails.
Because the speakers list is closed, we will move to a vote. He asks those in favor of passing the
resolution to raise their placards. He asks those opposing to raise their placards and then those
abstaining to raise their placards. With a vote of 18 to 18 to 14, the vote is tied. He says this piece
of legislation is tabled for one week, and we will vote immediately next week as the first item of old
business. Next is R-15-15 In Support of Need Based Financial Aid. He invites Chris up to the
front. He entertains a motion to table for one week.

        There is a motion and a second.

        C. New Business
               1. R-15-16: Improving the Course Catalog
               2. R-15-18: Creation of Taskforce for ASUW Newsletter/Blog
               3. R-15-20: A Resolution in Support of Photo Class List
               4. R-15-23: A Resolution Designating November 25th as Queer Community
               Awareness Day
               5. R-15-25: A Resolution to Provide Students with Sufficient Short Term
               Parking at the University of Washington
        Jon says we will table it for one week. Next is R-15-16 Improving the Course Catalog. He
invites Holland up front.

        Holland reads the legislation.

       Holland says that changes were made in committee. This came up when we wrote on the
board things that could be improved at UW, and the committee had Mr. Winslow speak at the
committee and asked a lot of question at the committee and came up with ideas. They were in the
process of almost completely revamping the course catalog over the next five years. Other major
substantial changes could be made later. Having student opinion would be valuable to go to the
boss with.
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        Jon says no arguments.

       Chris G. asks if the general catalog is where you click on instructors’ names on the time
schedule.

        Holland says the catalog is the general list. ICD is the professor description.

        Jason says he wonders what the office currently does to instruct instructors.

         Holland says a lot of instructors don’t know about ICDs or how to fill them out. That’s why
it’s included.

        Joseph asks for the general schedule if you want times or what quarter.

        Holland says it’s more of what quarter. In the math department, they tell you when classes
are offered. We only offer this course in the fall, and it’s not listed in the general catalog is one
example.

       Gareth asks if he knows how far in advance of registration departments are required to
submit information.

        Holland says it’s about two week before.

       Laine asks if the general course description is the date or the description and if the fourth
THAT clause is the solution. She says she is wondering if the class was offered for fall or spring or
another issue and if the fourth THAT clause was supposed to fix it.

       Holland says there are course that haven’t been offered for many years and are likely to
never be offered again. That is an issue. They are two separate issues.

        Jed entertains a motion to move to 2nd readings.

        Yutaka makes a motion to move to 2nd readings.

        There is a second and an objection.

       Jon says we will move to a vote. He asks all those in favor of suspending the rules and
moving to 2nd readings to say “aye.” He asks those opposed to say “nay.” The “ayes” have it. We
have the 2/3 necessary, and we are on 2nd readings. We will finish the current speakers list.

        Yutaka says in regards to the entire course catalog, as far as the graduate seminars go,
instructors pick it for each quarter. He asks how that would go.

        Holland says every quarter they can fill out an ICD. He says he’s had classes where there is
only a three sentence statement.
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       Everett asks what departments he is referring to. He asks how many departments are not
being cool about it.

        Holland says he has only seen the math department say what quarters the classes are taught.

        Igor asks if by ICDs you are talking about the other sections like requirements and grades.

        Holland says yeah. They are given the option to fill that out every quarter.

        Lindsay says that she as a TA, they are not told to do that at all. She has taught several
classes and has never been told about it.

        Matt asks if it would be in-line to say which departments are good and which are not.

        Jon says to give the highlights.

       Matt says most sciences and engineering are good at that. LSJ and political science are
worst at it.

        Chris G. says in the fourth THAT clause, where it says a general schedule, she asks if that
will be in the general course catalog or separate.

       Holland says it’s just a recommendation. It’s however they want to provide that. He says
the math department has a separate catalog.

       Jon says if you look on the course name, you can click on it. If you see ASWSp, it’s not
accurate across all departments.

        Sarah says one of her constituents has one more class to take and has to come back for fall
quarter to take that one class.

        Gareth makes a motion to vote.

        There is a second and an objection.

        Gareth withdraws his motion.

        Neil says it seems like we are pretty resolved, and there is not a lot of strong debate.

        Jason says he was about to make an amendment.

        Kayla says she is going to make an amendment.

    Yutaka says he would like to objection to voting on this because looking at some of the
WHEREAS clauses, more amendments are needed.
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        Jon asks all those in favor to say “aye.” He asks those opposed to say “nay.” The “nays”
have it, and there will be no vote yet.

      Jason moves to a THAT clause that states that the ASUW encourages the office to do
comprehensive information.

       Jon asks him to come up and help Sarah type the amendment. He says he will take
additional speakers while they are typing. He says there has been a motion to add a THAT clause.
He reads out the new amendment. He asks if there is a second.

        There is a second.

        Jon says this THAT clause is now included.

        Kayla moves to amend that third THAT clause to read “be updated every five years” and
strike the rest.

        Jon says there is a motion to amend the now fourth THAT clause to read “every five years.”

        There is a second and an objection.

       Kayla says she thought that it was trying to say that. Removing it every five years was
complicated, and updating it was more effective.

       Holland says in order to update it, they would need to update the information. It’s not a
complicated process to update it. They just e-mail the department and ask if they want to get rid of
them. The purpose of getting rid of them every five years is because there are courses offered every
four years.

        Andrea asks if the intent of that was to remove not all things every five years but all things
not offered every five years.

        Holland says the intent is to remove when no things have been changed every five years.

        Jed says something more like updated would be a better approach.

       Everett says his concern with removing classes is that his first quarter here, he took an
economics of information class which is no longer offered because the professor is no longer here.
He says that what happens when only one professor teaches a class, and there is no course
description, is that anybody who is looking at it doesn’t know what it’s about. They won’t see it.
He says he can see having a list up-to-date. He says others reference them to see what students
have taken. There is value to retaining them.




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        Matt says if the description was removed, it would be easier for students who are taking
classes especially when the details of when it’s being offered are not provided instead of trying to
guess their schedules.

       Holland says that for most universities when you go to the website you can look at catalogs
from previous years. This is to get things removed from the current catalog, so current students
won’t see things that haven’t been offered. He saw things that he was excited to take, and they are
not being offered again. If they are removed, we won’t have that problem. He would entertain a
motion to change the fourth THAT clause to add “from the last time the course was offered.”

        Yutaka moves to add “move from the catalog to an accessible archive.”

        Jon says there has been an amendment. He reads the new statement.

        There is a second and an objection.

       Yutaka says he believes that there is a point in retaining the information for graduate
schools and employees, but it does clutter the catalog. An archive would help to have the best of
both worlds.

        Chris G. says her concern would be the last part. She says she is not sure if this is right.

        Yutaka says if a department or instructor would want to retain it, the course is recurring,
and it would not be a problem.

       Matt says he believes that this is good because you could tell what the most up-to-date
version is, and the previous version is marked with the time they were changed.

         Everett says he thinks this is a decent solution. Other schools still use paper catalogs. The
only catalog that UW uses is online. It would be a problem to delete it offline and have it say that
this is something we used to teach. He says he thinks Yutaka’s solution would actually provide
something better than striking it entirely.

       Jon says there are no further speakers. He says we will vote now. He asks all those in favor
of adding “removing to a database” to say “aye.” He asks all those opposed to say “nay.” He says
the “ayes” have it, and now this is the amendment.

        Conor says there are a lot of professors, and if we change it to every five years where they
are scrapped, they still might not pay attention. It might hurt students.

        Yutaka yields.

      Matt says he believes that the threat of having no description on an active class would be
enough to have a department to keep it up-to-date.



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        Jason says he would like to amend the amendment. He would like it to say “be marked not
currently offered.”

        There is a second and an objection.

      Jason says this seemed like a compromise between the two options, and if you don’t like it,
we don’t need it.

        Andrea says it sort of missed the point of de-cluttering the catalog.

        Jon says we will now vote. He asks those in favor of the amendment stating “be marked
not currently offered” to say “aye.” He asks those opposed to say “nay.” The “nays” have it, and
the amendment does not pass. We will now vote on the amendment. The THAT clause currently
states “be removed,” and it would be changed to “be removed to an accessible database.” He asks
those in favor of the amendment to say “aye.” He asks those opposed to say “nay.” The “ayes”
have it, and the amendment passes.

       Phuong moves to add a forwarding clause to have the resolution send to the Academic
Chair on Academic Standards and Instructional Quality. The name will be provided later.

        Jon says the motion is entertained.

        Jono moves to add a forwarding clause.

        There is a second.

        Jon says that motion is adopted.

       Yutaka moves to add to the first and second to last WHEREAS clauses the words “ASUW
believes” and move them to the THAT clause section.

      Jon says there is a motion to change the WHEREAS clauses to read “ASUW believes” and
move them to the THAT clause section.

        There is a second and an objection.

        Yutaka says they are statements of opinion and belong in the THAT section.

       Matt says he thinks that saying that the course catalog is invaluable to the entire student
body is as close to fact without having math involved. Without having that information, it would be
impossible.

       Jon says we will put it to a vote. He asks all those in favor of changing those WHEREAS
clauses to THAT clauses to say “aye.” He asks those opposed to say “nay.” The “nays” have it,
and the motion fails.


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         Chris G. says she doesn’t know where it is, but it’s in the department clause. She would
like to amend it to specify that the departments provide a general schedule of classes.

          Jon says it’s in the THAT clause that reads “all departments…”

          Andrea moves to add in the general course catalog as an amendment.

          Jon says there is a motion to add “that all departments provide a general course catalog.”

          There is a second.

          Jon says that motion is adopted.

          Yutaka motions to move to a vote.

          There is a second.

       Jon says we will now vote. He asks all those in favor of R-15-16 Improving the Course
Catalog to say “aye.” He asks those opposed to say “nay.” The “ayes” have it. He says
congratulations. The next item is R-15-18 A resolution in support of an electronic ASUW
newsletter and the creation of a task force to develop it. He invites Tunny Vann up to the front.

          Tunny says he never thought he would see this day.

          Tunny reads the legislation.

       Tunny says if you haven’t seen the newsletter, it’s on the website and has been forwarded to
all employees. It’s on a volunteer basis. So far, he says he would like to think it’s been a success.
He would like to see it continue, but he can only continue doing it by himself for so long.

       Jon says this is 1st readings. Arguments are not allowed. Only clarifying questions and
questions of intent are allowed.

          Everett motions to move to 2nd readings.

          There is a second.

       Jon says there is a motion to move to 2nd readings. Seeing no objections, this is on 2nd
readings.

          Mike yields.

          Jed yields.

          Chris G. says she wanted to know if you could elaborate on the previous attempts that
failed.
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        Tunny says he doesn’t know about the previous attempts, but there have been attempts.
From what he’s heard, it was a paper copy, and it ended up stopping. He put it in there as an
electronic copy. He’s been sending it through listservs to put pressure it send it out. He’s been
sending it to the webmaster.

       Sarah says she has a suggestion for Senate for their constituents to print it and post it on
walls. She would entertain a motion to strike “blog.”

        Mike asks what the hardest thing is besides getting people to turn in articles on time.

        Tunny says there’s not much to it. He needs different liaisons to different groups to send
out stuff. He says the Facebook group has been unsuccessful. Hopefully with a taskforce, it will
have regular meetings and have tangible things.

       Chris says in the past, what was done was the ASUW Voice as part of The Daily. It was
discontinued because rates went up, and it cost too much.

        Laine says she was wondering, having read all the newsletters, if all the articles fall under a
social calendar of events. She is not sure if you consider those articles under that or not.

        Tunny says he sees where she is going with that. The calendar of events will be in addition
to that. The next issue has an article about budget proposals from the House and the Senate.

        Drew moves to strike “blog.”

        There is a second.

        Jon says it would be in the title and THAT clauses.

        There is an objection.

        Drew says that Tunny said there wasn’t going to be a blog.

        Chris withdraws objection.

        Cynthia asks if “entities” includes RSOs.

        Everett moves to exhaust the speakers list.

       Jon says that motion passes. There is a motion to exhaust the speakers list. There are five
speakers on the list. Everyone has spoken at least once.

        There is a second.

        Jon asks if there are any objections. Hearing none, the list is exhausted.
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        Matt moves to amend the second THAT clause to insert the word “articles and” in front of
social calendar.

       Jon says there has been a motion to insert the words “articles and” in front of social
calendar.

        There is a second.

        Jon says that motion passes.

       Chris G. says she would move to amend the last WHEREAS clause to say “WHEREAS
previous attempts in coordinated use with The Daily failed due to inefficient use of resources.”

       Jon says there has been a motion to add “WHEREAS previous attempts in coordinated use
with The Daily failed due to inefficient use of resources.”

        There is a second.

        Jon says that motion passes.

        Yutaka says he has a question. He says he is putting on his Board hat. As a Board member,
he says he is curious as to where Tunny wants this to be. He asks if he wants it to be fun like an
entity or under the Publications Board.

        Tunny says he sees this as an official ASUW thing. He wants official support and needs
help creating it. Volunteers would help. It’s in the beginning stages. We will see where it goes.

       Jon says we will move to a vote. He asks those in favor to say “aye” and those opposed to
say “nay.” The “ayes” have it unanimously. He congratulates Tunny.

        Jono moves to adjourn.

        Jon says there is a motion to move to announcements.

      There is a second.
X. Requests for Information
      [none]

XI. Announcements
      Jon says we will move to announcements.

        Mario says he is actually looking for a replacement for every Monday at 1:30pm for Senate
for Planning and Budgeting. He is a liaison for the student body and Anttimo. It’s important for
us, as students, to know about what’s going on with the budget. He would like someone from


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Senate to take his stead because he has classes. It’s every Monday at 1:30pm. You can talk to him
or Anttimo.

       Michelle says on behalf of the EAC, you can pick up candidate packets in HUB 207. They
must be filled out and filed by April 10th. Volunteers are needed too.

       Everett says he is the representative to the Student Regent selection committee. The
application is up and will be up until next Thursday at 5pm. They’ve met twice, but he can’t say
much.

       Maggie says if you want t-shirts, she has a bunch to give you. There is one from Ally Week
from 2007 and another one. They are both black. She has different varieties and sizes.

XII. Adjournment
      Jon says Steering is tomorrow at 1:30pm. He says the meeting is adjourned at 6:57pm.




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