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Senate Meeting Agenda: April 18, 2011

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Florida International University • Student Government Council • Modesto A. Maidique Campus

MEETING AGENDA
April 18, 2011

I. Welcome & Call to Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Roll Call

IV. Approval of Minutes

V. Speaker Report

VI. Speaker Pro Tempore Report

VII. Comptroller Report

VIII. Executive Report

IX. Senate Reports

X. Committee Reports

XI. Unfinished Business

XII. New Business

a.  SR 11105 – To Establish the University Wide Statutes (SGC-BBC Amendments)

b. SR 11100 – To Establish the University Wide Finance Code of the Student Government Association (SGC-BBC Amendments)

c. SR 11106 – Graduate and Professional Student Committee Policies

d. SR 11107 – In Support of the AMSA Ecuador Medical Mission*

e. SR 11108 – In Support of the FCC Statewide Job Fair*

f. SR 11109 – In Support of the FIU Alternative Theatre Body and Sold Production*

g. SR 11110 – In Support of the SAE Aero Design East Competition*

h.SR 11111 – In Support of the Socially Sustainable Projects Trip to Peru*

i. SR 11112 – In Support of the StudentsWRITE Banners*

*Pending 2/3 Senate Approval to be Added to Agenda

XIII. Announcements

XIV. Adjournment

Senate Meeting Agenda: April 11, 2011

April 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Florida International University • Student Government Council • Modesto A. Maidique Campus

MEETING AGENDA
April 11, 2011

I. Welcome & Call to Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Roll Call

IV. Approval of Minutes

V. Speaker Report

VI. Speaker Pro Tempore Report

VII. Comptroller Report

VIII. Executive Report

a. Elections Report (15 Minutes)

IX. Senate Reports

X. Committee Reports

XI. Unfinished Business

a. SR 11100 – To Establish the University Wide Finance Code of the Student Government Association

b. SR 11103 – Resolution in Support of Professor Abdolrahim Javadzadeh

XII. New Business

a.  SR 11105 – To Establish the University Wide Statutes

b. SR 11102 – In Support of Improving the Timeliness of the Panther Alert System

XIII. Announcements

XIV. Adjournment

Senate Meeting Agenda: March 28, 2011

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Florida International University • Student Government Council • Modesto A. Maidique Campus

MEETING AGENDA
March 28, 2011

I. Welcome & Call to Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Roll Call

IV. Approval of Minutes

V. Speaker Report

VI. Speaker Pro Tempore Report

VII. Comptroller Report

VIII. Executive Report

IX. Senate Reports

X. Committee Reports

XI. Unfinished Business

a. SR 1179 – To reform the Finance Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

b. Modesto A. Maidique Campus Specific Budget Approval

c. SR 1194 – In Support of the University Wide Budget Committee Furnishing Budget Requests, Meeting Minutes and Voting Records from the 2011 University Wide Budget Deliberations

d. SR 1195 – In Support of the Executive Branch of SGC-MMC Releasing Any and ALL Records as It Pertains To the Agreement between the Athletics Department and SGA

e. SR 1196 – In Support of the SGC-MMC Budget Committee Furnishing Budget Requests, Meeting Minutes and Voting Records from the 2011 SGC-MMC Budget Deliberations

f. SR 1197 – In Support of the University-Wide Budget Committee and the SGC-MMC Budget Committee Releasing the Official University-Wide and SGC-MMC Budgets, Respectively, on or Before 25 March 2011

g. SR 1198 – In Support of the University Wide Council Releasing Records Pertaining to the Progress of the Accumulated Cash Balance Account

XII. New Business

a.  SR 1199 – To reform the Elections Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

b. SR 11100 – To Establish the University Wide Finance Code of the Student Government Association

XIII. Announcements

XIV. Adjournment

 

Senate Meeting Agenda: March 21, 2011

March 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Florida International University • Student Government Council • Modesto A. Maidique Campus

MEETING AGENDA
March 21, 2011

I. Welcome & Call to Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Roll Call

IV. Approval of Minutes

V. Speaker Report

VI. Speaker Pro Tempore Report

VII. Comptroller Report

VIII. Executive Report

IX. Senate Reports

X. Committee Reports

XI. Unfinished Business

a. SR 1179 – To reform the Finance Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

b. SR 1182 – To reform the Organization of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Statutes

c. SR 1183 – To establish the General Statutes of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

d. SR 1184 – To Create the College Councils Structure at SGC-MMC

XII. New Business

a. Graduate Student Funding Committee Appeal of David Tooch

b. SR 1193 – In Support of Early Check-In and Late Check-Out for International Students at FIU

c. SR 1194 – In Support of the University Wide Budget Committee Furnishing Budget Requests, Meeting Minutes and Voting Records from the 2011 University Wide Budget Deliberations

d. SR 1195 – In Support of the Executive Branch of SGC-MMC Releasing Any and ALL Records as It Pertains To the Agreement between the Athletics Department and SGA

c. SR 1196 – In Support of the SGC-MMC Budget Committee Furnishing Budget Requests, Meeting Minutes and Voting Records from the 2011 SGC-MMC Budget Deliberations

d. SR 1197 – In Support of the University-Wide Budget Committee and the SGC-MMC Budget Committee Releasing the Official University-Wide and SGC-MMC Budgets, Respectively, on or Before 25 March 2011

e. SR 1198 – In Support of the University Wide Council Releasing Records Pertaining to the Progress of the Accumulated Cash Balance Account

XIII. Announcements

XIV. Adjournment

 

Housing, Lower Division and Engineering and Computing Senate Seats Available

February 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Senate has seats open for the following colleges:

*1 for Housing
*1 for Engineering and Computer Science
*1 for Lower Division

As a Senator, you would work with students, faculty, administration, and members of the local community to provide the best services possible to the student body.

The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students registered with the college who meet the following criteria:

FOR UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS
* Maintain no less than a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 term grade point average.
* Shall maintain a minimum of nine (9) undergraduate credit hours; in their semester of graduation these Senators are exempt from these requirements, but shall maintain a minimum of three (3) credit hours.

FOR GRADUATE APPLICANTS:
*Maintain no less than a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average and a 2.5 term grade point average.
*Maintain, during Fall and Spring semesters, a minimum of six (6) graduate credit hours; in their semester of graduation, these Senators are exempt these requirements,
but shall maintain a minimum of three (3) credit hours.

FOR ALL APPLICANTS
* Be able to attend the Senate meetings every Monday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
* Be registered, during Fall and Spring semesters, for no less than fifty (50) percent of his/her classes at the campus he/she represents.
* Be under no academic or disciplinary sanctions as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct.

Fill out the application and turn it in to GC 211 no later than February 18, 2011 at 5:00pm

The Senate will select and confirm the candidates for the positions on February 21, 2011 at 4:00pm in RBD 1000.

If you have any questions, comments and/or concerns as it pertains to the open application period to fill the vacant senate seats, please contact SGC-MMC Senate Speaker Hector Mujica at hmuji001@fiu.edu or call 305-348-2121.

 

Be Part of the Difference

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment

SGA Elections 2011

Student Government Candidate Applications will be available starting February 4 at 12:00pm online or at the SGA Office in GC 211.

Applications are due February 18, 2011 at 5:00pm in the SGA Office, GC 211.

For more information contact the Elections Board Commissioner Andrea Alhadari at aalha002@fiu.edu.

Download

President/Vice President Application

Senator Application

Press Release: Resignation of SGC-MMC Senate Speaker William-Jose Velez

February 2, 2011 Leave a comment

PRESS RELEASE

TO: SGC-MMC Senate

SGC-MMC Executive Branch

SGC-MMC Supreme Court

SGA University Wide Council

FIU Student Media

FROM: Hector Mujica, Senate Speaker

DATE: February 2, 2011

SUBJECT: Resignation of SGC-MMC Senate Speaker William-Jose Velez

On February 1, 2011, SGC-MMC Senate Speaker and Senator for the College of Engineeringand Computing William-Jose Velez submitted his resignation to both offices to focus on hisacademic work for the Spring 2011 semester.
“I have had to make the difficult decision to step down from my positions in order to be able tofully focus on my academics,” said Velez. “I do so confident that Senator Hector Mujica will doan extraordinary job as Speaker and that the Senate will continue its work on the many reformswe began this year.”

As per the line of succession detailed in the SGC-MMC Statutes and the SGA Constitution,Speaker Pro Tempore Hector Mujica will now assume the position of Senate Speaker effectiveimmediately, while Finance Committee Chairwoman Cristina Loreto will assume the role ofSenate Speaker Pro Tempore.

Velez added that “it was a great honor and the highest privilege to be able to serve the studentsof the College of Engineering and Computing for the last two years and as Senate Speaker sincesummer 2010, and I want to thank the students for giving me this great opportunity, as well asthe Senate for allowing me to represent them until now.”

The Senate thanks Mr. Velez for his endless and passionate service to this organization. He hasbeen a great asset and has contributed in countless ways to assure that the student body andcampus life continues to improve and be Worlds Ahead.

The time and date for the selection of the new Finance Committee Chair as well as the newSenator for the College of Engineering and Computing will be announced shortly. All future official business and inquiries regarding the SGC-MMC Senate should be directed to SenatorMujica at hmuji001@fiu.edu.

Additional Information
For additional Information, visit our websites at fiu.edu/~sga, fiusga.wordpress.com and facebook.com/fiusga. Youmay also call our office in Graham Center, Room 211, at +1.305.348.2121.
About Florida International University
Florida International University is Miami’s 1st and only public research institution of higher learning. Serving nearly40,000 students, FIU is amongst the 15 largest Universities in the nation, boasting 12 Colleges and Schools thatoffer in excess of 200 Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and Professional degrees. With over 100,000 Alumni living andworking in South Florida, the impact that FIU has had on the local community is incalculable.
About the Student Government Association at FIU
The Student Government Association at FIU affords students the opportunity to cultivate their leadership skillsby serving as liaisons of the student body to the University Administration, hence gaining valuable experiencein governance and stewardship. With over 30 senators, 20 cabinet members, 10 committees and 20 interns, SGAprovides a challenging yet sustainable environment in which students can contribute to student life and in turn, theuniversity community.