Undergraduate Student Government Eighth Legislature

24 August 2010 & 7 September 2010 – First and Second Regular Sessions Report – CLAS Senator Judd

CLAS College Council & CLAS Students:
Welcome back to ASU! I hope those of you who participated in the Welcome Week festivities had a great time and that you are ready for a fast-paced and exciting semester. The content of this report covers the first and second regular sessions of the ASU USG Eighth Legislature. These meetings took place on 24 August 2010 and 7 September 2010, respectively. Let me begin by briefly summarizing what is contained within this report: • Announcements o Information regarding general campus events and happenings • Senate Bills o Summaries of the bills that have come before the Senate and explanations of my voting record • Contact Info & Availability o Details regarding my personal contact information and my commitments to CLAS students and the CLAS College Council for the Fall Semester

ANNOUNCEMENTS • Appropriations Deadline Extended
• The submission deadline for the Fall appropriations cycle has been extended to Friday, September 10, at 5 pm. Application materials are available on Orgsync (go to your orgs page, click “Files” 6th menu items on the left). Clubs must submit their budget, application, and sign up for a hearing time above by September 10th at 5 pm.  • Late or incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. • If you have any questions concerning any aspect of appropriations email Appropriations Committee Chair Kumuda Pradhan at kkpradha@asu.edu. • You can view an updated appropriations timeline at http://wp.me/pQvxJ-47 • College Council Funding • College councils should prepare their semester budgets and submit them to Ryan Henderson, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee ASAP. • Each council should designate one to two representatives to meet with members of the Finance Committee next week to discuss budgets and funding. • Contact Ryan Henderson with questions at rdhender@asu.edu • New Humanities Dean • As many of you probably already know, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has a new dean of Humanities. Neal A. Lester, former chair of the English department, has replaced Deborah Losse, who will be retiring. •Read the official news release here: http://asunews.asu.edu/20100830_humanitiesdean

Undergraduate Student Government Eighth Legislature
24 August 2010 & 7 September 2010 – First and Second Regular Sessions Report – CLAS Senator Judd

SENATE BILLS • SB 01 - Appropriations Process: An act to approve the Associated Students of Arizona State

University Student Activity Fee Appropriations Packet • This bill made its way to the Senate floor through the Appropriations Committee. The purpose of this bill was to approve revisions to the club appropriations process. The Appropriations Committee has put in a lot of work to revise the process, and I had no trouble voting to support these revisions. Hundreds of student organizations rely on funding from appropriations, and hopefully the changes instituted will benefit students while simultaneously streamlining the process. SB 02 - 2010-2011 Fee Budget: An act to approve the Student Fee Budget for the 2010-2011 • fiscal school year • This bill was introduced to the Senate floor by Ryan Henderson, Chair of the Finance Committee. The USG Executives worked hard on this budget, and I voted to support it. I did have some questions regarding USG oversight of the funds going to the PABand the SCA, but those concerns were adequately addressed by USG President Goulding and VP of Policy Wong. • You can find these remarks in the official minutes of the first Senate meeting. • SB 03 & SB 04 Ad Hoc Committee Approval: Two acts confirming Zach Fort and Andrea Montes to the Facilities Fee Board. • These two bills were brought before the Senate to seek approval of USG President Goulding’s appointments to the Facilities Fee Board. • As someone who has both opposed the implementation of the Facilities Fee, as well as sat in on meetings of the Tempe Campus Facilities Fee Steering Committee, I have held a particular interest in making sure that the student(s) appointed to this board have the best interests of ASU-Tempe students at heart. • These two individuals will be updating Senators regarding facilities expansion on a regular basis. I voted to support the appointment of both Ms Montes and Mr Fort. • SB 05 - SB 19 USG Executive Staff Confirmations • These bills pertain to the confirmation of the staff members hired by the USG Executives. • Positions filled include Athletic Liaison Director, Public Relations Director, Design Director(s), Intern Director, Voter Outreach Director, State/National Affairs Director, ASA Director, Local Affairs Director, University Affairs Director, Bike Co-Op Director, Director of SES, and Campus Outreach Director • I voted in favor of confirming each individual with the knowledge that they would be held accountable by the USG Executives to do their jobs. • SB 20 - Class Registration Reform: A resolution to endorse the Executive Policy for Class Registration Reform • The passage of this bill should be heralded as a big win for students. USG VP of Policy Wong and the USG Policy department have put a lot of time and effort into drafting a proposal that is both practical and beneficial to students. • The proposal includes plans to extend the add/drop deadline for students, requirements for professors to disclose whether they will be using a +/- grading system, and the creation of a database of course syllabi accessible to students prior to enrolling.

Undergraduate Student Government Eighth Legislature
24 August 2010 & 7 September 2010 – First and Second Regular Sessions Report – CLAS Senator Judd

CONTACT INFO AND AVAILABILITY • Office Hours
• The USG Senate Contract states that Senators are to “sign in and fulfill respective required office hours (6 hours per week for Senators, 2 for Interns).” • I have already begun holding office hours on the third floor of the Memorial Union, and I am committed to continually fulfilling this requirement throughout the semester. • Office hours are the most convenient time for me to meet in-person with College Council members and CLAS students, so if you would like to meet in-person, scheduling an appointment during those times would be easiest for me. That said, I will always do my best to accommodate the schedules of others. I ran for this office with Availability as one of my guiding values and I have not forgotten that. • You can always find my office hours posted at http://JuddForCLAS.com • Conventional Contact Info • I am not only available to meet in-person during office hours; I make an effort to be available to CLAS College Council members and CLAS students through the use of other mediums as well. • Reach me via email at Joshua.Judd@asu.edu or Joshua@JuddForCLAS.com. I check each of these accounts on a regular basis--usually several times per day. • Please also feel free to give me a call at 480.382.2460 if something urgent arises. • Online Updates • Social Networks • I constantly post updates regarding ASU, USG, and CLAS events on twitter. The account @JuddForCLAS is dedicated to this sort of information, so be sure to follow it if you’re on twitter. Contacting me on twitter is not only quick and easy, but I also check it several times a day. • I also regularly post updates and information to the dedicated Judd For CLAS Facebook group. This group currently has a membership of 202 people and can be found here: http://bit.ly/cLxNHM or search for Joshua Judd: 2010-2011 CLAS Senator • Website • The personal Senate website that I started during my campaign is still active. I have turned it into an outlet for news about ASU, USG, and the CLAS College Council. I also post my office hours, Senate reports, and Senate bills here. • JuddForCLAS.com I hope you find this report to meet your expectations. Please let me know if I can improve it in any way for the future. Good luck with your semester. --Joshua Judd Undergraduate Student Government Senator Vice-Chair, Senate Finance Committee

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