051315-138 A Bill to Establish Mandatory Training on Understanding Unconscious Bias and the Roots of Anti-Semitism for Associated Students Senators and Executives – May 12, 2015
Bill #1520
by Michelle Moreh & Second: Jonathan Rothschild

Student Sponsor:
Bill Liaison:

Result: No Status by a vote of: on

To Establish Mandatory Training on Understanding Unconscious Bias and the Roots Anti-Semitism for Associated Students Senators and Executives

 

Whereas: The Associated Students Senate passed a Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism, which directed the current Senate to ensure, before the completion of its term, diversity training for future Senators and Executives that pertains to the history of anti-Semitism and how it manifests today;

 

Whereas: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) conducts training on the roots of anti-Semitism as well as training on general unconscious bias; and

 

Whereas: The ADL has previously trained University administration and is qualified to conduct specialized training that pertains to elected students serving in the Association.

 

Whereas: the ADL has offered to administer this free of charge.

 

 

Therefore let it be enacted by the Associated Students in the Senate assembled: that training on understanding unconscious bias and the roots of anti-Semitism shall be established as a requirement for all Senators and Executives.

 

Let if further be enacted that: the Internal Vice President shall be responsible for coordinating this training by contacting the regional director of the Santa Barbara chapter of the Anti-Defamation League by week six (6) of fall quarter.

 

Let it finally be enacted that:

 

 

 

SECTION 3: ADDITIONAL DUTIES & POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT  

  1. A) Supervises the Executive Director and conducts necessary or required personnel evaluations.
  2. B)  The A.S. President shall sit as the undergraduate representative and attend all meetings of the following A.S. or University Committees and affiliated groups:
    • 1)  Alumni Association
    • 2)  Senate Finance and Business Committee

3)  Campus Planning Committee

4)  Chancellor’s Coordinating Committee on Budget and Strategy

5)  Events Center Governance Board (Ex-Officio Member)

6)  Faculty Legislature

7)  Getman and Villa Selection Awards Committee

8)  Intercollegiate Athletics Policy Board

9)  UCEN Governance Board (Ex-Officio Member)

10)  UCSB Foundation

11)  Recreation Center Governance Board (Ex-Officio Member)

12)  Student Fee Advisory Committee (Advisor)

13)  Should the A.S. President wish to sit on any additional university administration, faculty, 
staff, or other advisory bodies for the year, she/he must nominate her/himself and be approved by a majority vote (50% + 1) of the Senate.

  1. C)  The A.S. President shall sit as an advisor on the following A.S. Senate Standing Committees: Finance and Budget, University Affairs, External Affairs.
  2. D)  Attend at least three ASUCSB Workgroups as well as the quarterly A.S. Assembly.
  3. E)  The A.S. President shall be responsible for, with thorough consultation with all of Associated Students, setting the vision for the Association every academic year.

1) The A.S. President shall facilitate the annual update to the A.S. Strategic Plan and, in years applicable, champion the creation of a new A.S. Strategic Plan.

  1. F) The President is empowered to veto legislation of the Senate within two (2) business days of its adoption. The President is then responsible for submitting a statement explaining the reason(s) for the veto within three (3) business days of the passed legislation.

1) Distribution of the statement shall be as follows:

a) One (1) copy to each member of the Senate, twenty-four (24) copies total.

  1. b)  One (1) copy to each Executive Officer and the Executive Director, six (6) copies total.
  2. c)  One (1) copy to the Daily Nexus.
  3. d)  One (1) copy to be placed in the minutes of the next Senate meeting.
  4. e)  The President shall have the option of charging the secretary(ies) to inform all of the aforementioned persons via e-mail regarding the availability of the hardcopy that states the reason(s) for the veto.

2)  The vetoed legislation shall automatically be placed on the next Senate agenda, under Old Business.

3)  Senate may override a veto by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the voting membership.

  1. G)  Appoint the chair people of all Associated Students Boards and Commissions, Senate Ad-Hoc Committees, and ASUCSB Units, as well as all representatives to university administration, faculty, staff, or other advisory bodies.
  2. H)  Shall Attend the Safe Zone/Queer 101 training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter.
  3. I)  Shall attend a sexual harassment training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Office of Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance.
  4. J)  Shall attend a sexual violence training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity.

K ) Shall attend a training on understanding unconscious bias and the roots of anti-Semitism by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Anti-Defamation League.

  1. L)  Shall hold a minimum of eight (8) office hours per week.
  2. M)  Shall report to the Senate no less than five (5) times per quarter on their actions.

 

SECTION 4. ADDITIONAL DUTIES & POWERS OF THE INTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT

  1. A)  The A.S. Internal Vice President shall sit as the undergraduate representative and attend all meetings of the following A.S. or University Committees and affiliated groups:
  • 1)  Senate Finance and Business Committee
  • 2)  Calendar Committee
  • 3)  Campus Elections Committee

4)  UCEN Governance Board (Advisor)

5)  A.S. Commission on Public Safety

6)  Parking Ratepayers Board

7)  Transportation Alternatives Board

8)  Student Fee Advisory Committee (advisor)

  1. B)  Coordinates Committee applications and screening process in conjunction with the President.
  2. C)  Serves as the supervisor of the Committee on Committees Chair and Vice Chair.
  3. D)  Serves as the supervisor of the Tech and Media Services Committee.
  4. E)  Shall hold a minimum of six (6) office hours per week.
  5. F)  Coordinate and facilitate the completion of Senate Group Projects.
  6. G)  Shall preside as the Chair of the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Honoraria.
  7. H)  Shall nominate a First and Second presiding Representative Pro-Tempore after an application and interview process has been duly conducted under the following outlined responsibilities:

1)  Shall inform the Senate-Elect of the duties, powers, and application/interview process of the First and Second Pro-Tempores by the eighth (8) week of Spring quarter, (the Inaugural Senate Meeting).

2)  Shall determine the logistics of the application/interview process in consensus with the A.S. President.

3)  Shall initiate an application and interview process for the First and Second Pro-Tempore positions in accordance with the A.S. Constitution.

4)  Shall consider the Candidate’s familiarity with the A.S. Legal Code and Roberts’s Rules of Order.

5)  Shall consider the Candidate’s dedication, enthusiasm, and time commitment.

6)  Shall keep and update a file of the application and interview process for future Internal Vice Presidents to review for transition purposes.

  1. I)  Shall nominate a parliamentarian after an application and interview process has been duly conducted under the following outlined responsibilities:
  • 1)  Shall initiate an application and interview process for the Parliamentarian by the second (2nd) regular meeting following the installation of officers.

2)  Shall select a Parliamentarian by the fourth (4) regular meeting following the installation of officers.

3)  Shall strongly consider the Candidate’s familiarity with the A. S. Legal Code and Robert’s Rules of Order.

4)  Shall consider the Candidate’s dedication, enthusiasm, and time commitment.

5)  Shall keep and update a file of the application and interview process for future Internal Vice Presidents to review for transition purposes.

  1. J)  The Internal Vice President shall make themselves available following every Senate meeting for the purposes of clarification and discussion of the minutes and actions of the Senate with any media in attendance.
  2. K)  Shall coordinate the orientation of incoming and outgoing Senate members. Re-elected representatives continuing in their positions shall take the place of outgoing members when they are not available to meet with newly elected members.
  3. L)  Shall plan and attend the Safe Zone/Queer 101 training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter.
  4. M)  Shall attend a sexual harassment training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Office of Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance.
  5. N)  Shall attend a sexual violence training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity.
  6. O) Shall coordinate and attend a training on understanding unconscious bias and the roots of anti-Semitism by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Anti-Defamation League.

 

SECTION 5. ADDITIONAL DUTIES & POWERS OF THE EXTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT FOR LOCAL AFFAIRS

  1. A) The External Vice President for Local Affairs acts as liaison and official Associated Students’ representative to Isla Vista governmental agencies and the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors.
  2. B) Meet a minimum of once (1) a quarter with the following entities:

1) A.S. Isla Vista Community Relations Committee Chairperson

2)  A.S. Community Affairs Board Chairperson

 

3)  A.S. Environmental Affairs Board Chairperson

 

4)  Third District Supervisor and/or Aide

 

5)  Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU)

 

  1. C) Shall hold a minimum of six (6) office hours per week to be distributed between the A.S. and the A.S. Pardall Center.
  2. D)  Shall attend the Safe Zone/Queer 101 training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter.
  3. E)  Shall attend a sexual harassment training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Office of Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance.
  4. F) Shall attend a training on understanding unconscious bias and the roots of anti-Semitism by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Anti-Defamation League.
  5. G)  Shall attend (or designate a proxy to attend) the following meetings regularly:

1)  Isla Vista Recreation and Park District

2)  Isla Vista Property Owners Association

3)  Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors (when issues affect students)

4)  Isla Vista Community Network

5)  Goleta Water District (when issues affect students)

6)  UCSB Major Events Committee when needed

7)  Environmental Affairs Board

8)  Isla Vista Community Relations Committee

9)  Isla Vista Tenants Union

10)  Senate External Affairs Committee

  1. H)  Shall report to the Senate a minimum of five (5) times per quarter regarding their actions.
  2. I)  Shall work with the OSL Voter Registration Intern and the External Vice President for Statewide Affairs to coordinate voter registration on campus and in Isla Vista.
  3. J)  Shall be a liaison to BCC’s and the community regarding space.
  4. K)  Shall serve on the Isla Vista Food Cooperative board until 2018.

 

SECTION6. ADDITIONAL DUTIES & POWERS OF THE EXTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT FOR STATEWIDE AFFAIRS

  1. A)  The External Vice President for Statewide Affairs acts as liaison and official Associated Students’ representative to the Federal Government, State Government, UC Regents, System-wide Administration, the UC Student Association, US Students Association, and state and national student coalitions.
  2. B)  Take into consideration the actions of UCSA and USSA along with the recommendations of their staff to advocate for UCSB undergraduates on a statewide and national level.
  3. C)  Shall attend the Safe Zone/Queer 101 training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter.
  4. D)  Shall attend a sexual harassment training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Office of Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance.
  5. E)  Shall attend a sexual violence training by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity.
  6. F) Shall attend a training on understanding unconscious bias and the roots of anti-Semitism by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Anti-Defamation League.
  7. G)  Hold a minimum of five (5) office hours per week.
  8. H)  Report to Senate a minimum of five (5) times per quarter regarding their actions and those of their office.
  9. I)  Meet a minimum of once per quarter with the:

1)  A.S. Lobby Corps

2)  A.S. Student Initiated Retention and Recruitment Committee Chair(s)

3)  A.S. Student Commission on Racial Equality Chair(s)

4)  A.S. Commission on Disability Access Chair(s)

5)  A.S. Women’s Commission Chair(s)

6)  A.S. Queer Commission Chair (s)

  1. J)  Make a reasonable effort to attend all UCSA and UC Regents meetings as funds permit.
  2. K)  Manage the activities of the EVPSA office for the express purposes of providing support and fostering leadership development.
  3. L)  Work in coordination with the Senators to formulate resolutions in response to state and national issues.
  4. M)  Direct all EVPSA office staff.
  5. N)  Attend all meetings of the Senate External Affairs Committee

 

SECTION 7. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE STUDENT ADVOCATE GENERAL

  1. A)  Provide oversight and direction to the Office of the Student Advocate.
  2. B)  Hold the main fiscal responsibility and monetary oversight of the OSA.
  3. C)  Educate the student body about student’s rights, University and Associated Students policies, laws, regulations, procedures, and promote awareness of the availability of support and assistance services offered both by the OSA, Associated Students, and the University at large.
  4. D)  Be available to provide assistance and support to any student, student group or student organization involved in disciplinary actions with the University of California, Santa Barbara and be empowered to challenge University policies on their behalf.
  5. E)  Present the position of the Associated Students to the University’s administration concerning student’s rights, campus rules, and other areas of student conduct.
  6. F)  Shall be trained in conflict resolution or mediation by UCSB Office of the Ombuds.
  7. G) Shall attend a training on understanding unconscious bias and the roots of anti-Semitism by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Anti-Defamation League.
  8. H)  Be a non-partisan representative of all undergraduate students at the University.
  9. I)  Act as the official liaison between the OSA and all other entities.
  10. J)  Shall direct all OSA publicity and outreach efforts.
  11. K)  Shall create, conduct, and implement specialized projects relating to the agenda of the OSA for the given year.
  12. L)  Shall be responsible for conducting weekly office meetings and sending meeting agendas.
  13. M)  Must hold a minimum of eight (8) office hours per week.
  14. N)  Attend all meetings of the Senate University Affairs Committee.
  15. O)  Shall draft the Advocacy Agenda.

1) The Advocacy Agenda shall:

  1. a) Be developed at the beginning of the academic year and completed no later than week fall (5) of Fall quarter.
  2. b)  Consist of a series of student concerns to be advocated for by the OSA for the remainder of the year.
  3. c)  Include an item or items for each division to work for or towards.
  4. d)  Include a series of short, medium, and long-term goals, as well as potential strategies employed.

 

SECTION 1. SENATE MEMBERS’ DUTIES

Senate Members shall:

  1. A)  Agree to the condition that Associated Students’ responsibilities take precedence over any other extracurricular activity.
  2. B)  Attend all regularly scheduled Senate meetings.
  3. C) Agree to hold a minimum of three (3) regularly scheduled office hours per week:

1)  All representatives shall hold at least two (2) of these office hours every week in any of the following locations:

Associated Students Main Office

Arbor

Campbell Hall area

Chem Lawn

SRB Lawn

UCen

AS Annex

2)  Off-Campus Senators are required to hold one (1) office hour in the A.S. Pardall Center every week.

3)  On-Campus Senators are required to hold one (1) office hour in the San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, or De Anza RHA office every week.

4)  The University Owned Housing Senators are required to hold one (1) office hour in Santa Ynez Jameson Center, or any suitable university-owned housing location with heavy pedestrian traffic every week.

5)  Collegiate Senators are required to hold one (1) office hour in any of the aforementioned places every week.

6)  Any Senator may sign in at the AS Front Desk and check out the Senate sign and banner and serve one of their AS Main Office or AS Pardall Center office hours outside by tabling in front of the building should they choose.

  1. D) All Senators shall sit on one (1) Senate Standing Committee, one (1) Academic Senate or Administrative Advisory Committee, and do one (1) of the following:

1) Sit on a Senate Ad-Hoc Committee: Committee on Honoraria one (1) Senator, Investments Advisory Committee one (1) Senator, Elections Committee two (2) Senators, Technology and Media Services Committees one (1) Senator, Committee on Committees one (1) Senator.

2)  Act as a liaison to one of the following groups:

  1. a)  Greek Councils: One (1) Senator for Inter-Fraternity Council, Collegiate Pan- Hellenic Council, United Fraternity and Sorority Council, and National Pan- Hellenic Council.
  2. b)  Residence Halls Association: one (1) On Campus Senator
  3. c)  Single Apartment Community Council: one (1) University-Owned Housing 
Senator
  4. d)  College of Engineering Student Council: one (1) Engineering Senator
  5. e)  College of Creative Studies Student Council: one (1) CCS Senator
  6. f)  Associated Students Boards and Commissions: nine (9) Senators

3)  Serve as the First Representative Pro Tempore: one (1) Senator

4)  Serve as the Second Representative Pro Tempore: one (1) Senator

5)  Chair a Senate Standing Committee: three (3)

6)  Each Senator has the responsibility within the first two (2) weeks of an academic quarter to obtain the information pertaining to their appointed meeting time and place, and to be in attendance at the aforementioned meetings. Hence, any unexcused absences that happen during this two-week grace period will not affect the total number of unexcused absences that a Senate representative may acquire.

7)  A Senator may submit a request to be removed and reassigned to an alternative board, Committee, or commission to the Internal Vice President if either of the following criteria occurs: 
a) If the appointed groups of a Senator conflict with Article V, Section 1, I-J of The By-Laws of the Associated Students of UCSB. 
b) A valid academic reason that must be pre-approved by the Internal Vice President.

8)  Any excused absence from groups must be approved by the head of that board, Committee, or commission, as well as the Internal Vice President of Associated Students.

9)  The academic or administrative advisory Committee requirement may be substituted for any year round university or community planning commission at the discretion of the Internal Vice President. Associated Students entities as well as Office of Student Life student groups are not eligible substitutes.

  1. E) Unit Adoption: Each ASUCSB Unit must be adopted by at least one (1) Senator, but not more than three (3) Senators. Senators must adopt at least two (2) Units.

1)  The Internal Vice President shall inform all Senators whenever there is an unadopted unit, and shall provide Senators with the corresponding unit director’s contact information.

2)  Senators shall list at least three (3) units, one (1) unadopted units and units that have fewer two (2) Senators, of interest to them and follow the procedures outlined below for each of these units.

3)  Internal Vice President shall collect all applications for a specific unit and submit them to the unit director.

4)  The unit director shall select from among the applications and/or conduct interviews from among the applicants at the discretion of the unit director.

5)  After the application process has concluded, the unit director shall select from among the applicants but have no more than three (3) Senators. The unit director shall notify the Internal Vice President of their decision.

6)  In the event an unadopted unit remains, the Senate President Pro Tempore shall assign the unit to a Senator(s) which have not adopted two (2) units

7)  The Internal Vice President shall ensure all units are adopted.

8)  Unit Tours: It is the responsibility of a given unit’s adoptive senator(s) to schedule and organize tours for their unit.

  1. a)  An adoptive senator shall contact their unit’s director and schedule a unit tour.
  2. b)  Upon confirmation of the tour the senator shall extend invitations to all voting and members of the ASUCD Senate as well as to the Executive Officers and Controller.
  3. c)  Each unit must be toured at least once per fiscal year.
  4. d)  The tour shall include, but is not limited to, an explanation of the units’ daily and long term operations, business practices, current deficiencies, and long-term goals.

9)  The adoptive Senator(s) shall serve as a resource in navigating ASUCSB for the Unit as well as introduce needed legislation on behalf of the Unit.

  1. F)  Serve as an active member of Senate Temporary Committees as needed.
  2. G)  Shall complete the following requirements:
  • 1)  Attend the Safe Zone/Queer 101 Training by the sixth (6th) week of Fall Quarter.
  • 2)  Shall attend a sexual harassment training by the sixth (6th) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Office of Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance.
  • 3)  Shall attend a sexual violence training by the sixth (6th) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity.
  • 4) Shall attend a training on understanding unconscious bias and the roots of anti-Semitism by the sixth (6) week of Fall Quarter facilitated by a representative from the Anti-Defamation League.

Fiscal Impact: $0 from the account.

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