ASC Minutes: 04-19-2016

ASC CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

291  CALL TO ORDER: 4:21 PM

29.2 ROLL CALL: All are present including: Z. Keimig, J. Kang, C. Burchett, E. Russell, A. Meyer, A. Hansen

29.3 PRAYER: S. St. Cyr

DISCUSSION

  • Stipends
    • Tried to move away from bracket system of stipends, but ended up using that system anyways
    • Increased stipend for graphic designers, campus reps, and directors
    • All the reps should be paid the same amount of money
      • Campus reps do less work?
      • Campus reps have required hours for going to meet students
      • Commuter lunch & culture corner should be considered hours for student engagement
        • The event takes a lot of time with planning and everything
    • Commuter reps & multicultural reps are hired before the preceding year
    • Commuter reps & multicultural reps have to go to rep meeting and their own rep meetings
    • Do we need to increase the job description for campus reps?
      • They already put in a lot of work with events in their area
      • Each rep is different depending on their personality and their area
    • Don’t think we can justify increasing stipend for people who commute from home, or upper classmen who have more schoolwork
      • The difference between the campus reps and their commuter is very big
        • Commuter reps have to go to much more extent than on campus reps
    • Do we value multicultural & commuter reps more than campus reps?
      • It’s not a matter of value, it’s a different nature of work
    • We need to step away from placing value in the amount of money each position has
      • If they work more hours, they get paid more
    • At other schools, there are entire departments for multicultural and commuter life
      • And we’re trying to represent them, not just support them
    • Having some reps work different amounts of hours than others has potential to create a divide between the whole group of reps
    • Hard to compare all of the reps
    • Reputation for reps is increasing and growing
    • Actually…
      • Campus reps do a lot of extra work that doesn’t always get factored in.
      • Meeting with AC’s
      • Posters
      • Meeting with people from their area
    • There is a huge margin between Central and everyone else
    • We don’t have money being spent
      • Should we be increasing all the stipends?
      • We don’t have control that so much money is left over at the end of the year
        • Failed Student Project Funds
        • Receipts that aren’t turned in from CLF, SRF, ANF
      • Putting it into stipends would be very tight hold, and not flexible for years we need extra money on certain projects
    • There’s no way to guarantee we get better people if we increase money
      • And fair wage won’t be possible anytime soon
    • We should not abandon this idea of stipend increase, our designers are very specialized and important- and we should value them
      • Design team is doing a lot more work then their bracket includes
      • Is our marcomm team specialized this year or will this continue?
        • It will continue, we had great applicants for next year
    • This vote is for the 2016-2017 team, the point of this discussion was to see what the people who aren’t returning think of the new budget
      • They can make changes as they see necessary and vote before the next year
      • Any concerns the current team has should be forwarded onto the new team

29.4  Budget: Propsal: D. Bogert

Proposal: Budget proposal for 2016-2017 year

Discussion:

-          Outcomes 

  • Current team needs to vote on this recommendation for the next years team budget

-          Decisions

  • Late night in the Den
    • Would be in the new space
    • Create president of what the space is used for
    • Hard to justify students paying more for a café when they could go to McDonalds
    • On campus students have a meal plan so paying more to the same place is difficult
    • Meal plan is the same as the previous years
      • Flex points can be used during
      • The hope is that this will make a place where students are always late night
      • FoxHole model; if ASC is paying for food, students are paying a lot of money for their items
      • Limited loss
      • If we are going to do this, we need to make awareness even higher than previously
      • So many people living around new dining hall
      • Decisions needs to be made ASAP because The Bon needs to know their budget
      • Student Collective
        • Increase advertisement
        • Change printing?
        • Crescent
          • Will not fund conference in the budget, will vote on it when it comes through Academic Pursuit Fund
          • Printing increase because they print two times a week now
          • Needs to have more ads
          • It would be valuable to know how much each edition costs
          • Should lower the number of printing
          • VP Commuters
            • Remove FoxHole budget because the space is already finished
            • VP Finance
              • Cleaning fee needs to go to Plant Services $100
              • VP Multicultural
                • Still need to look into SCORR scholarship
                • SPIL transfer
                  • Account titles are impossible to change
                  • Flat rate instead of percentage
                    • Keeps in line with how we do our budgets
                    • Helpful to SPIL
                    • Money we are taking from Social Responsibility Fund
                      • Putting it into Multicultural life
                      • All the other money we give to SPIL goes to outreach ministries
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-          Actions

  • Next years team will need to approve this budget before it goes into fruition

Call to Question: Z. Larsen

Seconded: M. Peterson

Motion Passes: 6-0-1

Exit L. Pekkola

29.5 Intercultural Life: Proposal: Z. Larsen

Proposal: $2552.36 to cover the cost of cultural ambassadors to attend SCORR conference

Discussion:

-          Outcomes

  • This is the things that SPIL could not cover from this year
  • $380/student

-          Decisions

  • Why was money spent that didn’t exist?
  • We have the money…
    • Fire place already comes out of reserve fund
    • MLK Serve Day, Colored White Panel, World’s Got Talent
      • We turned those down under false pretenses
      • Because we thought the ASC tithe was going to all of SPIL instead of just Outreach Ministries
      • We would put money towards this, but not to the SCORR conference; not a bail out

-          Actions

  • Next year, Intercultural Life will only receive $5000 from ASC and proposals outside of that will not be accepted
  • Communicate clearly where this money will go (MLK Serve Day, Colored White Panel, World’s Got Talent) instead of making up for money that shouldn’t have been spent
  • Amend to $2811.27

Call to Amend: M. Peterson

Seconded: C. Gray

Amendment Passes: 6-0-0

 

Call to Question: E. Lopez

Seconded: D. Bogert

Motion Passes: 6-0-0

 

29.6 Organizational: Positions: Z. Keimig

Proposal: Making two station managers of KFOX instead of two

Discussion:

-          Outcomes

  • $100 decrease towards KFOX
  • One director, two people under them

-          Decisions

-          Actions

Call to Question: M. Peterson

Seconded: E. Lopez

Motion Passes: 6-0-0

 

29.7 Organizational: Positions: Z. Keimig

Proposal: Adding another designer: one to focus on clubs, one to focus on campus events

Discussion:

            -Outcomes

  • To focus on clubs will be a great communication line
  • Under $800 (level 3)
    • For now
    • Contingent on budget vote

            -Decisions

            -Actions

  • Need to think of some strategic ways to market clubs
    • 2x4 poster of weekly club events

Call to Question: C. Gray

Second: D. Bogert

Motion Passes: 6-0-0

 

29.8 Executive VP: Proposal: Z. Larsen

Proposal: Student Organizations Director position

Discussion:

-Outcomes

  • Already hired…
  • Bail out! Just kidding.

-Decisions

-Actions

Call to Question: M. Peterson

Seconded: Z. Larsen

Motion Passes: 5-0-1

29.9 Residence Life: Proposal: K. Webster

Proposal: $600-800 for a Res Life BBQ

Discussion:

-          Outcomes

  • Current money given to Res Life is very helpful and they are thankful but Res Life BBQ is something they value
  • Would be included into next year

-          Decisions

  • We don’t know a cost breakdown of their budget from this year
  • Is it just for Res Life?
    • Yes, only for RAs
    • There is so much bonding in their department
    • Poor rational! We are not in a place to tell them how to run their organization
  • Where is the funding from this year coming from?
    • Is it surplus or in the budget?
  • Needs to be set aside at the beginning of each year
    • $10,000 is such a nice number for their budget

-          Actions

  • Call to question for next years team! WOAH!
  • $70

Call to Question: C. Gray

Seconded: M. Peterson

Exit M. Peterson

Motion Fails: 1-3-1

29.10 MEETING ADJOURNED: 6:40 PM