Wednesday, Dec. 12
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Just as finals are kicking into gear, the semester is coming to a sudden close. The accomplishments that we have collectively made this year are indescribable, but we will try our best with the space we have.

Some of the most ambitious and meaningful contributions of ASI were the efforts of our Lobby Corps and student body to promote civic engagement through voter registration and political involvement. In tandem with Secretary of State Alex Padilla, we were able to secure a voice for hundreds of students, providing hope for the future of our local and national government.

As your student representatives and advocates, we have made it a priority to improve our connection with our constituencies and increase transparency in general. That is why, in addition to live streaming every student government senate meeting on our Facebook page, we have also hosted three Take a Sec with the Execs events in which we received amazing student input that has been carefully incorporated into our agenda. We are looking forward to hosting similar events in the future, and we will continue to work diligently to remove systemic barriers faced by underrepresented groups across our campus community.

One final act of progress is the Support Creation of Sustainable Course Evaluations resolution, which the A.S. Senate will vote on today. This bill will urge the university to create digital course evaluations and remove the need for over a million sheets of paper per semester, helping to make the operations of Long Beach State more sustainable.

As we barge into finals with the holidays and our loved ones on our minds, we also look forward to another semester of student outreach and progress. Thank you all for an amazing semester, and as always, Go Beach!
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
The President's Cabinet held a working meeting last Monday. Updates from future meetings will be provided in the next editions of Inside Student Government.

For more information on the Cabinet, check out their web page here .
Tuesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Tuesday, the Board of Control (BOC) awarded funds to:
  • Mitchel Hickman - Religious Studies Student Association - 2nd Annual CSULB Religious Studies Symposium
  • Grupo Folklorico Mexica - CSU Folklorica Showcase 2018
  • Angela Rodriguez - Please Don't Go: An Examination of Teacher Retention in High Needs
  • Dale Lendrum - 2019 Western States Communications Association Conference

The body voted on the following Action Items:
  • Policy on Investment - Proposed Revisions (1st Reading) - PASSED
  • Policy on Accounts Payable - Proposed Revisions (1st Reading) - PASSED

The following reports were heard:
  • ASI Treasurer Jesse Luna reported on spring grant allocations
  • ASI Executive Director Richard Haller reported on the success of the Isabel Paterson Child Development Center audit.

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes here .
Thursdays - 2:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Thursday, the Lobby Corps met to hear reports from various student representatives regarding campus planning, finance, meetings and other work they have completed since their last meeting.

The body also discussed the Cal State Student Association's (CSSA) undocumented students resolutions and postponed a vote that would approve the Debt Free College Act & College for All Act until CSSA releases their stance on the bills.

To learn more about the Lobby Corps, click here .
USU Board of Trustees
1st Friday of Each Month - 1 p.m. (USU 234)

The USU BOT met last Friday to hear reports regarding the various divisions and facilities of ASI. The body amended and passed updates to the facilities signage policy pertaining to semantics and scheduling. They also reviewed fees of various ASI programs and program evaluations in order to improve future events and programs.

To learn more, check out the USUBOT's web page here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Wednesday, the Senate met to vote on the following:

  • SR #2019-07: Support Creation of Sustainable Course Evaluations (1st Reading) - PASSED
  • This resolution will support the creation of an electronic course-evaluation system that will replace the current model which requires over 1 million sheets of paper every semester. It represents a continuing effort from ASI to create sustainable programs and processes at Long Beach State. The resolution was updated to include printed course evaluations for students with accessibility issues, as well as mandating evaluations for all faculty, whether or not they are tenured. The body amended the resolution to remove two clauses and will vote on the final draft at their next meeting.

The following reports were heard:
  • ASI President Genesis Jara – provided updates regarding the events and meetings she has attended, such as the Beach Team holiday mixer and the Circle of Change Conference where she advocated on behalf of Long Beach State students. Reported on the success of the Take a Sec with the Execs events throughout the semester. Discussed future events and goals for the end of the semester, including the State of the AS Address.
  • ASI Treasurer Jesse Luna – discussed various meetings such as the 49er Shops Board Retreat. Provided additional details into the discussions held at the Take a Sec with the Execs events. Reported on the allocation of funds within the Board of Control as well as the current status of their remaining funds.
  • ASI College Senators – reported on continuing advocacy for their constituents, updates on projects, programs, meetings and events.

The following public comment was heard:
  • ASI Assistant Director of Programs Taylor Buhler-Scott – Introduced a fellow from Americorps, an organization that is collaborating with ASI for their volunteer program. The volunteer program will allow for students to contribute to ASI and receive professional training and experience in the process.

To learn more about the Senate, visit their web page here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
  • CSULB Special Assistant to the Vice President Anthony Saucedo

Action Items:
  • SR #2019-07: Support Creation of Sustainable Course Evaluations (3rd and Final Reading)

  • State of the A.S. - ASI President Genesis Jara - Time Certain 3:45 p.m.
  • ASI Beach Team Resolution - Time Certain 3:50 p.m.
  • ASI At-Large Senators
ASGV Senate Chambers USU