ASPC

Associated Students of Pomona College

Senate Minutes

The ASPC Senate meets weekly during the year to conduct the business of student government and meet with the administration. These meetings are open to the public (with the exception of certain meetings covering sensitive legal or budget issues), and covered by The Student Life.

For the 2012-13 academic year, meetings are being held every Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Smith Campus Center room #217 (above the Coop Fountain).

Minutes for recent meetings:

  1. Senators discussed increasing off campus transportation for student organizations.
  2. The Coop Fountain made a presentation, senators approved 3 separate motions and discussed ASPC elections, and Dean Feldblum came in to talk about the Board of Trustees.
  3. Dean Townes and Dean Feldblum came in to answer questions concerning the security cameras, Tasha and Jenn presented a proposal for eliminating plastic water bottles, and senators discussed Pomona Promise Day as well as a new resolution taking action to prevent sexual violence on campus.
  4. Senators planned 4/7 day and discussed goals to achieve in the last 50+ days of the semester, and Dean Jan came in to talk about the Mental Health Working Group.
  5. The Budget committee discussed the organizational review, and Bob Robinson & Margie Mckenna of campus services came in to discuss improving Pomona's dining halls.
  6. Senators discussed upcoming elections, new security cameras, and the new wellness machine.
  7. Senators discussed elections, and Dean Townes came in to talk about additional security cameras on campus.
  8. Adrianna from QRC came into talk about gender identity, and a representative from the Presidential Youth Council gave a pitch to the senators about its program.
  9. Harwood Halloween recap and potential redesign, fundraiser for typhoon in the Philippines, weekly parties at Pomona, the need for more security funds.
  10. New senator positions, north campus parking project, finance report.
  11. Look at how other 5c's run their senates, representation at Pomona, north campus parking presentation.
  12. Updates on projects: PEC, parking structure, hydration stations, Campus Safety, stipend regulations, revamp website.
  13. Election commissioner's report, north campus parking issues, reflection on last meeting's conversation with Campus Safety, sundry fund, senator stipends.
  14. Campus Safety visits Senate to talk about their role on campus, ways to communicate student need, security at events, how to create a system of accountability.
  15. Committees approved, wellness machine, security funds, north campus parking situation, water fountains on campus
  16. Tiombe Preston, Senate Tanks, Meeting time Next Semester, Funding Request, VP of Campus Activities Name Change, Spring Semester Retreat
  17. Senator Updates, Lena on Sustainability Update, Conchita Serri, Sarah asks Senate if non-issue Senate guests are a good idea, Possible future Senate meetings, Trevor wants to approve Senate minutes over email
  18. Kara Murphy from the Alumni Office, “Open Door Policy”, Bike Theft, Campus Safety Presentation, RIOC (Reserves Investment Oversight Committee) Update
  19. Plant Sale Update, OCL Update. Bike Locks Education Campaign, Mobile Charging Stations, Possible Senate Google Hangouts, Food Committee Update, Snack Survey Update, Sports Committee Update
  20. Metate Update, Craig Johnson from Advancement, Commissioner of Commutations Nominations, Public-Private spaces discussion
  21. Senate published a list of goals for the year as well as talked about a new Draper Center van extensively.
  22. Student Trustee Follow-Up, Plant Sale, Commissioner of Communication Applications, Snack Update, Re-Hiring Resolution, Election Code Change, Draper Center Van
  23. Pomona College Re-Hiring Process Discussion, Plant Sale, Senate Goals
  24. TurboVote, Snack Meeting with Administrators, Snack Town Hall Meeting, Elections Report, Committee Nominations
  25. Student-Trustee Retreat, Wheelz, Funding Requests, Snack Updates, Committee Nominations,
  26. At the last ASPC meeting of the year, the Senate approved the Budget Committee bylaw changes and heard Dean Feldblum talk about the new Board of Trustee committees.
  27. Joseph Long presented his work on the ASPC online presence and the senators discussed next year's budget.
  28. The senators discussed the College's free trade status and the proposed changes to the ASPC elections code.
  29. Dean Felbum came to talk about the change in the meal plan options and the Senators discussed the possibility of Senate-wide stipends.
  30. Career Development Office Director Mary Raymond updated the Senate on the CDO's work this year.
  31. The senators discussed the possibility of allowing credit for ROTC courses.
  32. Bob Robinson presented about the Emergency Management Plan and the Trustee Task Force presented their recommendations.
  33. Chris Waugh talked to the senators about the frequent theft of golf carts on campus.
  34. Bob Robinson talked about construction projects on campus and several senators gave updates about their committees.
  35. Several Senators gave updates about what their committees have done so far this semester.
  36. The Director of Campus Safety talked to the Senators about security at the Claremont Colleges.
  37. The Senate discussed the renovation of the Coop Store and the presence of cigarettes in the Coop Store.
  38. The Senate discussed the meeting between Pomona students and Board of Trustee members and continued thinking about the Coop Store renovation.
  39. The Senate discussed the possibility of expanding the Coop Store and thought about what role it should play in the future in terms of interaction with the Board of Trustees and with the fired workers.
  40. Senators presented updates about the plans and activities of their subcommittees.
  41. The Senators discussed the appropriate response to the document check controversy and passed and released a statement.
  42. Pomona President David Oxtoby gave a summary of the document check issue and answered senators' questions. Senate discussed what role ASPC should play in this situation.
  43. Various committee heads presented updates on their activities. Dean Feldblum discussed the proposed bike policy change. Will suggests adding Studio47 to the description of the Student Media Committee in the bylaws.
  44. Julie Journitz and Pat Flannery of Pomona ITS updated the Senate on their efforts to improve WiFi coverage in response to the article in The Student Life. The motion to put a summary of the Senate budget online is passed. Leslie and theory reported on Harwood Halloween, and Sarah reported on the Committee for Campus Climate and Diversity.
  45. Craig Artiaga-Johnson (Director of Annual Giving), Nancy Treser-Osgood (Alumni Relations Office), and Bob Robinson (Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Campus Services) updated the Senate on what their offices were doing. Drew passed around a proposed budget graphic for the website. Reggae Fest funding was approved.
  46. Pomona President David Oxtoby presented on the college's latest capital campaign, residence hall dedications, CDO changes, and answered questions about staff employment. Rishi reported on ideas generated in a meeting with Mary Raymond of the CDO. theory moved to rename CCLA to PEC, for Pomona Events Committee, which was approved.
  47. Senate discussed ways to address the administration's concerns about Harwood Halloween and alcohol culture at Pomona. President Nate Brown and Commissioner of Communications Will Mullaney led a discussion about the ASPC web presence, including transparency and a possible suggestion box.
  48. Mary Raymond, the new director of the Career Development Office presented her vision for improving the CDO. Aerienne, Elections Commissioner, reported on the election turnout. Several committee appointments were approved.
  49. Election tabling was arranged, many committee appointments were approved, and the repurposing of Walker Lounge was discussed.
  50. Dean Feldblum leads a conversation about security at Pomona. ASPC decides to bring a vote to the student body regarding gendered language in the Constitution. ASPC decides to limit the use of flyers in campaigns by students running for Senate.
  51. The Senate approved nominations to Study Abroad Committee, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Position Advisory Committee, and Academic Procedures committee. Changes to bylaws and elections code were discussed. ASPC officially announced the loan of $75,000 to the college for installation of a new LED lighting system in Bridges Auditorium.
  52. Dean Feldblum spoke to the Senate about the Student-Trustee retreat, revisions to gendered language in the ASPC's bylaws were discussed, and job appointments for Public Events Committee and Elections Commissioner were made.