Resolutions, Legislation & Proclamations

Resolutions are statements of position on a particular issue by the Associated Students Board, acting as representatives of the students of Humboldt State University. The resolutions are listed by the date on which they were passed.

2007

Resolution to in Support of Student Elections

Resolution to in Support of Student Elections

Adopted May 7th, 2007

Whereas, the mission of Associated Students is to provide a means for responsible and effective participation in the governance of the campus, to provide an official voice through which students' opinions may be expressed, and to assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body, and.

Whereas, President Rollin Richmond has proposed a $202 increase in the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fee per semester, and

Whereas, the Associated Students held their annual elections on April 24, 25, 26 2007

Whereas, the Associated Students demanded that the proposed Instructionally Related Activities fee increase be brought to a student vote, that the fee was either earmarked or managed by students,

Whereas, according to the US Census Bureau, the estimated voter turnout in California of 18-24 year olds in the 2004 election was 30-34%

Whereas, 2216 of the eligible 7146 student population, or 31% of eligible students, voted in the Associated Student Elections on 2007-2008

Whereas, the results of the elections were as follows:

Question:

1. Do you support the consultative process used by the administration to propose a $202 I.R.A. fee increase to students instead of using a referendum?
YES - 180 NO - 1814

2. Do you support separating the Jack Pass and the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) fees from the proposed $202 I.R.A. fee increase by the administration?
YES - 1361 NO - 563

2a. If YES, do you support the Jack Pass?
YES - 1279 NO - 420

3. Do you support the $202 I.R.A. fee increase?
YES - 210 NO - 1742

4. Do you support student fees being attached to a pricing index (Higher Education Price Index, Consumer Price Index, etc.)?
YES - 327 NO - 1486

5. Do you have any additional comments on the I.R. A. fee Increase?
632 Individual Responses need to be analyzed

Whereas, President Rollin Richmond refused to acknowledge the student referendum and to comply with the recommendations noted above on the Instructionally Related Activities fee increase, and therefore be it

Resolved, as the student body's immense voter turnout clearly states their opinion, we implore President Richmond to listen to his constituents, and be it further:

Resolved, the Associated Students of Humboldt State University requests the President Richmond to rollback student fees; and be it finally: Resolved, that copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to the following: HSU President Rollin Richmond, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, the CSU Board of Trustees, the Arcata City Council, Senator Mike Thompson, State Senator Pat Wiggins, Assemblywoman Patty Berg, Vice President of Administrative Affairs Carl Coffey, Vice President of Academic Affairs Richard Vrem, Vice President of Advancement Robert Gonzales, Vice President of Student Affairs Steven Butler, the HSU Academic Senate, the California Faculty Association, The Lumberjack newspaper, and members of the local media.

Written by Colleen Roberts — AS Elections Commissioner 2007

Original student signatures are on file at the Associated Students Office.

________________________________ _________________________________
Alan Chesbro Crystal Chaney
A.S. Legislative Vice President A.S. President

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Parent's Pledge for Support of State Higher Education

Resolution in Support of the Humboldt State University Parent's Pledge for Support of State Higher Education

Approved: October 8, 2007

Whereas, Associated Students (HSUAS) mission is to "provide a means for responsible and effective participation in the governance of the campus; provide an official voice through which students' opinions may be expressed; foster awareness of these opinions both on and off campus; assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body;… and to stimulate the educational, social, physical and cultural well-being of the University community;" and

Whereas, the Parent's Pledge establishes that both Humboldt State University (HSU) students and parents of HSU students are official stakeholders and investors in higher education both here in Humboldt County and statewide; and

Whereas, the level of financial and political investment of parents of HSU students grants them both the right and responsibility to be informed and take action in regards to the quality, sustainability, accessibility, and affordability of their students education; and

Whereas the HSU Parent Pledge increases parental activism on campus and higher education issues through the use of but not limited to, an information pamphlet a membership card and a list-serve; therefore be it;

Resolved, that HSUAS supports the Humboldt State University Parent's Pledge to ensure a quality education for their student and all students in the California State University System, and let it be further

Resolved, that HSUAS will maintain an active HSU Concerned Parents list serve to actively inform participating parents about events affecting the quality and accessibility of their students' education and the actions they can take to ensure a positive outcome; and let it be finally

Resolved, that copies of this resolution be sent to the following parties: Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Steven Butler; Interim Provost, Dr. Robert Snyder; President Rollin Richmond; the HSU Academic Senate; and the Lumberjack and other local media.

___________________________________ ___________________________________
Tyler Smith Ryan Guy
College of Natural Resources and Sciences College of Arts, Humanities, and Social
Representative Sciences

___________________________________ ___________________________________
Jason Robo Terra Rentz
AS Legislative Vice President AS President

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Support of Focus the Nation

Resolution in Support of Focus the Nation at Humboldt State University

Approved: October 8, 2007

Whereas, the Associated Students is the official voice of the students of Humboldt State University (HSU); and

Whereas, policy decisions made today concerning global warming will impact future generations for years to come; and

Whereas, a lack of focus in the nation on this critical issues has led us on a path where the causes of global warming have yet to be addressed; and

Whereas the nation wide organization known as Focus the Nation, works in conjunction with colleges, universities, and high schools across the country to increase public awareness and collaboration on critical issues; and

Whereas A nation wide symposium is currently being organized by Focus the Nation that will bring together a nation wide coalition of students, faculty and administrators to focus their efforts on implementing solution based application to global warming; and therefore be it

Resolved, that HSU Associated Students support the efforts of Focus the Nation in increasing awareness on the solution to global warming; and let it be further

Resolved, that it is the responsibility of our generation to increase effective communication on this important issue at all levels of social, cultural, political and economic realms; and let it finally be

Resolved, that copies of this resolution be sent to the following parties: all HSU College Deans, HSU President Rollin Richmond, all HSU Vice Presidents, the HSU Academic Senate, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, CSU Board of Trustees, the Arcata City Council, House Representative Mike Thompson, State Senator Pat Wiggins, Assemblywoman Patty Berg, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

___________________________________ ___________________________________
Tyler Smith Ryan Guy
College of Natural Resources and Sciences College of Arts, Humanities, and Social
Representative Sciences

___________________________________ ___________________________________
Jason Robo Terra Rentz
AS Legislative Vice President AS President

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Resolution in Support of the 2007 Leadership Conference

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ESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE
2007 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Adopted February 5th, 2007

Whereas, The purpose of the Humboldt State University 2007 Leadership Conference, "Ignite: Lighting the Passion Within," is to host a meeting of current and future leaders both locally and abroad in a quest to educate and build personal skills and awareness of Social and Environmental Responsibility and;

Whereas, the Associated Students of Humboldt State University are in support of the 2007 Leadership Conference in association with the Graduation Pledge Alliance (GPA) and;

Whereas, the GPA was founded at Humboldt State University in 1987 by students and is to this day a student-led, Associated Students program and;

Whereas, the Graduate Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility has since been spread around the world and;

Whereas, it is stated in the Universityäó¢íó_í_Œés Strategic Plan that, äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_We believe that individuals must be environmentally, economically and socially responsible in the quest for viable and sustainable communities,äó¢íó_í_Œ and;

Whereas, the international GPA organization requests our assistance in supporting the further development of campus pledge programs around the world and;

Whereas, the 2007 Leadership Conference will be celebrating 20 years of graduation pledges taken around the world and will draw members of the global community including pledged and non-pledged graduates, students, staff and faculty bringing greater prestige to Humboldt State University, therefore be it;

Resolved, Associated Students will show their support by reviewing a special line item in GPAäó¢íó_í_Œés budget for 2007-08 in consideration of the conference, committing toward conference publicity on the campus of Humboldt State University, sponsoring Associated Student council and executive members in conference attendance, leading and/or organizing one, or more, workshops at the conference and inviting ASIäó¢íó_í_Œés from the California State University system, and be it further;

Resolved, that Associated Students support the 2007 Leadership Conference and be it finally,

Resolved, that this document will be forwarded to President Rollin Richmond, and his executive committee: Richard C. Vrem Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs; Steven Butler; Vice President for Student Affairs; Carl Coffey, Vice President for Administrative Affairs; Robert Gunsalus, Vice President for University Advancement; Saeed Mortazavi, Chair, Academic Senate; and in addition: Carol Terry, University Budget, Associate Vice President; Jenäó¢íó_äó¢íó_ Burgess, Vice-Provost; office of Extended Education; and the international GPA organization Executive Committee.

Authored by: Brandon Hemenway, Johnathan Wu, and Noelle Perlmutter

Signed by: _____________________________
Saqib Keval, Representative
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

_____________________________
Tyler Smith, Representative
College of Natural Resources and Sciences

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Resolution in Opposition of the Governor

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esolution in Opposition of the Governoräó¢íó_í_Œés Proposed 10 % CSU Student Fee Increase for 2007-2008

Adopted February 19th, 2007

WHEREAS, the Associated Students of Humboldt State University is the official recognized voice of over 7,000 students in the California State University (CSU) system and assists in the protection of rights and interests of the student body as well as the student body; and

WHEREAS, the California Master Plan guarantees access to affordable, quality higher education; and

WHEREAS, according to the California Post Secondary Education Commission special report in Keeping College Affordable, äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_support for higher education has slipped from 17% of the state general fund budget in 1976 to 11% in 2006, resulting in students paying greater share of higher education costs, causing an increase in student related debtäó¢íó_í_Œ; and

WHEREAS, federal and state financial aid do not meet the need of the increasing college student population; and

WHEREAS, student services have been the first to be cut causing limited access to the CSU system for first generation students as well as state residents; and

WHEREAS, Academic Preparation and Outreach Programs, such as Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), have assisted 1 in 5 first generation college students with a successful plan for graduation; and

WHEREAS, this fee increase will be the sixth since 2001 and student fees have been raised 76% for undergraduate and 100% for graduate students since that time; and be it

WHEREAS, this fee increase would cost students and families $202.5 million of which $97.8 million is in the CSU and $104.7 million is in the UC

RESOLVED, the Associated Students of Humboldt State University calls on the California Board of Trustees to take a formal opposing stance on the Governoräó¢íó_í_Œés proposed student fee increase and advocate with students of the CSU; and be it further

RESOLVED, the Associated Students of Humboldt State University strongly urge the Legislature and the Governor to make higher education a priority and fund the $65 million dollars needed to safeguard the accessibility and affordability of the CSU; and be it further

RESOLVED, the Associated Students of Humboldt State University requests the Governor and the Legislature to rollback student fees; and be it finally

RESOLVED, that copies be distributed to but not limited to; President Rollin Richmond, The Lumberjack Newspaper, the Times Standard, University Announcements, California Faculty Association, Assemblywomen Patty Berg, Senator Patricia Wiggins, HSU Academic Senate, CSU Academic Senate, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, CSU Associated Students, CSU Budget Advisory Committee, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Authored by: Amrit Dhadli

__________________________________ ___________________________________
Tyler Smith, Representative Lladira Baez, Representative
College of Natural Resources and Sciences College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

__________________________________ ___________________________________
Alan Chesbro Crystal Chaney
Legislative Vice President Associated Students President

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Importance of Settling the Contract Between the CSU and CFA

Resolution Emphasizing the Importance of Settling the Contract Between the CSU and CFA

Adopted February 19th, 2007

Whereas, The Associated Students is the representative body and official voice of the students on Humboldt State Universityäó¢íó_í_Œés Campus; and

Whereas, it is a part of the mission to represent, serve, and protect the collective interests of students on this campus; and

Whereas, the climate that currently exists in the contract negotiation process undermines morale at all levels, compromises the efforts to provide quality instruction to students and damages the ability to recruit and retain current the students, quality faculty, staff and administrators; and

Whereas, Rapid resolution of the issues and adoption of a fair and equitable contract with the CSU will allow for this concerning climate to dissipate, and for students to continue to benefit from a superior education at HSU; therefore be it

Resolved, That the Associated Students recognizes that it is neither the role nor the responsibility of the students of HSU to participate in contract bargaining between the CFA and CSU; rather it is the role of the Associated Students to advocate for actions and policies that produce a quality educational system; and be it further

Resolved, That the Associated Students urges negotiators for the CSU and CFA to use the fact-finding process as a means to reach a reasonable solution that addresses the critical campus issues without resorting to imposition or job actions; and be it further

Resolved, That the Associated Students any tactics that divide, conquer and manipulates the student voice and interest; and be it further

Resolved, That Associated Students considers student access to higher education in the CSU system a top priority and calls upon the State legislature and governor to adequately invest in student educational needs while strongly recommending that CFA and the CSU join student advocacy efforts; and finally be it

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University forwards this resolution of endorsement to the CSU board of Trustees, the CFA, President Richmond, CSSA, and on campus and local media sources.

Authored by: Crystal Chaney

Supported by*:

Melissa Nickell
Veronica Chand
Erin Delisigne
Justin Boyle
Brendan Oäó¢íó_í_ŒéLoughlin
Tali Koushmaro
Eva Sherertz
Steven Dimon
Gladys Esturban
Marisa Castaneda

*Original with signatures on file in the Associated Students office.

Signed by:

_________________________________
Alan Chesbro
Legislative Vice President

__________________________________
Crystal Chaney
Associated Students Vice President

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support of CSU Faculty during Contract Negotiations

Resolution in support of CSU Faculty
during Contract Negotiations

Adopted March 5th, 2007

Whereas, The Associated Students Inc. of Humboldt State University (HSUAS) is the official voice of the students of Humboldt State University (HSU); and

Whereas, In the last 5 years, faculty members have been given a significantly higher workload of increased class sizes without adequate support, causing a decline in the quality of education for students; and

Whereas, The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees (BOT) has accepted an agreement to increase student fees by ten percent annually until 2010 (1); and

Whereas, Student fees have already been increased by 76% for undergraduate and by 100% for graduate students since the 2001-2002 school year (2); and

Whereas The CSU administration has been unsuccessful in advocating for more funding from the California State Legislature to address unmet needs at the CSU; and

Whereas, CSU administrators have been given increases in salary and perks, which total to 23% since 2004, compared to a faculty increase of 3.5% since 2003 (3); and

Whereas, The only CSU faculty union, CFA, has consistently held a pro-student stance for the last 4 years, arguing against fee increases through resolutions and lobbying (4); and

Whereas, HSUAS and CFA share a common vision of the Master Plan of Higher Education and work to maintain and defend the quality, affordability, and accessibility of äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_The Peopleäó¢íó_í_Œés Universityäó¢íó_í_Œ (5); and

Whereas, The CSU administration has neglected to bargain a contract with the only faculty union recognized in the CSU (6) which would allow for the increase in costs of living in California which have been 10% since 2003; and

Whereas, The current contract bargaining between CFA and the CSU has negatively impacted students and the education they receive; and

Whereas, The CSU salary offer to CFA in the current collective bargaining does not address the lag between CSU faculty compensation at comparable institutions (7); and

Whereas, HSUAS recognizes student learning conditions are greatly impacted by faculty working conditions; therefore be it

Resolved, That HSUAS supports the dedication of their professors by supporting a fair contract without raising student fees; and be it further

Resolved, That HSUAS chooses to stand in solidarity with CSU faculty along with the AS boards of CSU East Bay, CSU San Francisco, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Los Angeles, and CSU Maritime and urges other CSUASäó¢íó_í_Œés to follow suit; and be it further

Resolved, That HSUAS demands that President Rollin Richmond and the other HSU administrators seek a solution that is equally beneficial for administrators, students, faculty, and staff; and be it further

Resolved, That HSUAS calls upon Chancellor Charles Reed and the CSUBOT to seek additional funding from the California State Legislature to meet the unmet needs of the CSU; and be it finally

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to (but not limited to) CFA HSU chapter president, President Rollin Richmond, CSU BOT members, Chancellor Charles Reed, CSSA chair Nadir Vissanjy, and members of the local media including but not limited to: The Times Standard, The Lumberjack, The Eureka Reporter.

List of original supporters and signatures on file in the Associated Students Office.

______________________________ ______________________________
Alan Chesbro Crystal Chaney
Legislative Vice President Associated Students President

CITATIONS A.S. RESOLUTION

1. http://www.calstate.edu/pa/news/2007/GovBudget.shtml

Governoräó¢íó_í_Œés Budget Provides $4.3 Billion for California State University
January 10, 2007
äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_The 2007-08 Governoräó¢íó_í_Œés budget also assumes nearly $123 million in student fee revenue based on a 10 percent increase in student fees and fee revenue associated with the 2.5 percent enrollment growth.äó¢íó_í_Œ

2. http://www.calstate.edu/budget/2006_07budindex/2006-07_budget_revised.pdf

Presentation to the Board of Trustees, Committee on Finance October 27, 2005
Page 20 (included)

3. http://www.calfac.org/allpdf/Infopicket/Chronarticle.pdf

äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_
The across-the-board 4 percent pay raise would apply to 28 of the CSU's key executives -- the presidents of its 23 campuses as well as Chancellor Charles Reed and four of his top deputies. If approved, the pay raise will come with what amounts to a New Year's bonus for the administrators because the higher salary would be retroactive to July 1 -- presumably meaning a fat catch-up paycheck.
Reed's annual salary of $362,500 would grow to $377,000 under his proposal.Since becoming chancellor in 1998, Reed also has been provided with a state-owned residence as well as a $30,000-a-year retirement supplement from the CSU Foundation.
In October 2005, the CSU's top executives received an average 14 percent pay hike plus increased allowances for cars and housing. That pay raise was made retroactive to July 1, 2005.

äó¢íó_äó¢íó__The faculty received a 3.5 percent raise in 2005.
äó¢íó_í_Œ
This passed.

4. http://www.calfac.org/
Click on äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_Resolution on Student feesäó¢íó_í_Œ (most recent support)

5. http://www.calstate.edu/pa/clips2007/February/20Feb/squeeze.shtml
AND the Master Plan of Higher Education

äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_
A report last year by the California Postsecondary Education Commission found CSU fees were lower than those at 15 comparable public universities. At the UC system, fees were lower than at three of four similar public institutions, the report stated.

But the report also noted that the rate of fee and tuition hikes has far outpaced income gains in California.
Middle-class students who don't qualify for financial aid often work or take on thousands of dollars in debt to finance their futures, Vissanjy said.
äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_The goal of the CSU was to be the people's university," he said. "But we're not seeing that fulfilled when the people can't afford to go.äó¢íó_í_Œé
äó¢íó_í_Œ

6. http://www.calstate.edu/PA/news/2006/cfunegotiation06.shtml
*= äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_fairäó¢íó_í_Œ meaning a salary that can keep up with the cost of living.
Cost if living has gone up almost 10% in California since 2003.
Salaries for teachers have gone up 3.5% since 2003.

7. http://www.humboldt.edu/~hsupres/CFABargaining.html

äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_Salaries of CSU faculty currently lag behind those at comparable institutions by approximately 14 percent. After increases for cost-of-living, the current salary
offer would provide an additional 12.5 percent toward closing this lag.äó¢íó_í_Œ

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Resolution to Censure President Rollin Richmond

Resolution to Censure President Rollin Richmond
Approved April 18, 2007

Whereas, the mission of Associated Students is to provide a means for responsible and effective participation in the governance of the campus, to provide an official voice through which students' opinions may be expressed, and to assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body, and

Whereas, President Rollin Richmond is proposing a $202 increase in the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fee per semester, and

Whereas, the Student Fee Advisory Committee recommended to not approve the new IRA fee and recommended a student referendum and that the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) and JackPass were removed, for the proposed Instructionally Related Activities fee increase on March 2, and

Whereas, the Associated Students demanded that the proposed Instructionally Related Activities fee increase be brought to a student vote, that the fee was either earmarked or managed by students, and that the HEPI was removed on April 2, and

Whereas, the eight student consultative committee created by President Rollin Richmond recommended a student referendum, that the fee was either earmarked or managed by students, and that the HEPI was removed on the Instructionally Related Activities fee increase during their two meetings, and

Whereas, the Instructionally Related Activities recommended to president Richmond that the fee increase be voted upon, benefit all IRA programs, and be administrated by the IRA committee, and

Whereas, President Rollin Richmond refused to have a student referendum and to comply with the recommendations noted above on the Instructionally Related Activities fee increase, and

Whereas, President Rollin Richmondäó¢íó_í_Œés continued refusal to provide a student referendum on the Instructionally Related Activities fee increase prevents open lines of communication and marginalizes the suggestions of students, and

Whereas, under the California State University Criteria for Presidential Assessment, the President is required to show evidence of open lines of communication; that work is effectively accomplished with others; and that the suggestions of others are solicited and considered in good faith; therefore be it

Resolved, that the Associated Students censure President Rollin Richmond for his inability to accept the recommendations of three consultative bodies about the Instructionally Related Activities fee increase; therefore be it further

Resolved, that the Associated Students begin a work group to create a resolution pertaining to a vote of no confidence against President Rollin Richmond for his past and present failed leadership; therefore be it finally
Resolved, that copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to the following:
HSU President Rollin Richmond, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, the CSU Board of Trustees, the Arcata City Council, Senator Mike Thompson, State Senator Pat Wiggins, Assemblywoman Patty Berg, Vice President of Administrative Affairs Carl Coffey, Vice President of Academic Affairs Richard Vrem, Vice President of Advancement Robert Gonzales, Vice President of Student Affairs Steven Butler, the HSU Academic Senate, the California Faculty Association, The Lumberjack newspaper, and members of the local media.

___________________________________
Brandon Hemenway
College of Professional Studies Representative

___________________________________
Tyler Smith
College of Natural Resources and Science
Representative

___________________________________
Lladira Baez
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Representative

____________________________________
Saqib Keval
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Representative

____________________________________
Tara Holloway
College of Natural Resources and Science Representative

____________________________________
Alan Chesbro
A.S. Legislative Vice President

____________________________________
Crystal Chaney
A.S. President

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2011 Resolution No. 2010-11-1: Resolution in Support of Affordable Education and the Student Re

Resolution In Recognition of the Value of HSUäó¢íó_í_Œés SCUBA Program for Current and Future HSU Student Enrollment

Adopted April 30th, 2007

Whereas, the HSU SCUBA Program is renown throughout the world-wide dive community and is responsible for contributing high caliber divers to the dive industry, and

Whereas, a SCUBA certification achieved at HSU enhances the probability of working in the dive industry within the first year of graduation, and

Whereas, HSU SCUBA attracts students from around the country to come here based on the reputation of the HSU SCUBA Program, and

Whereas, the HSU SCUBA Program is recognized as the highest caliber training in comparison to other dive training facilities, and

Whereas, the HSU SCUBA Program impacts multiple majors; currently this semester alone, twenty-four plus majors are represented by over 70 enrolled students, and

Whereas, HSU SCUBA Program brings together a diverse group of students who strive to achieve a collective goal of safe diving, which requires trust confidence and self-esteem, and

Whereas, 501 enrolled students at HSU signed a petition in support of the preservation of the HSU SCUBA Program, and

Whereas, 35 Students participating in the HSU SCUBA Program have documented the importance of the program to their major and their future career paths, and

Whereas, the leadership certification within the HSU SCUBA Program is an integral part of program dynamics and allows for its standard of excellence to be maintained, and

Whereas, the HSU SCUBA program is currently being considered for budget cuts that will negatively impact the opportunities the program offers, such as; reduction of leadership and recreation minors and relocating several SCUBA courses to extended education which makes them much more expensive and less attractive for future students, and let it be

Resolved, that HSU AS supports the continued integrity of the HSU SCUBA Program and recognizes that each class is a vital part of the programäó¢íó_í_Œés overall excellence, and further recognizes that removing the leadership minor would discourage new and continuing students from joining the SCUBA Program, and let it be further

Resolved, that the AS strongly urges the College of Professional Studies to seek out and implement strategies for coping with the budget cuts that do not diminish the integrity of the HSU SCUBA Program, and let it be finally

Resolved, that copies of this resolution be sent to the following parties: all HSU college Deans, the University Budget Committee, HSU President Rollin Richmond, all HSU Vice Presidents, the HSU Academic Senate, and local media.

________________________________ ______________________________
Tyler Smith Lladira Baez
College of Natural Resources and College of Arts, Humanities, and
Sciences Social Sciences

________________________________ ______________________________
Alan Chesbro Crystal Chaney
A.S. Legislative Vice President A.S. President

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2006

Current University Forgiveness Policy

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF CURRENT UNIVERSITY FORGIVENESS POLICY

Approved February 6, 2006

Whereas, the mission statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State
University states, äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_The specific purpose of (Associated Students) is toäó¢íó_äó¢íó__
provide an official voice through which studentsäó¢íó_í_Œé opinions may be
expressed;äó¢íó_äó¢íó__assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the
individual student and the student body...äó¢íó_í_Œ; and,

Whereas, The Academic Senate of the CSU passed Resolution AS-2718-05/AA:
Support for Campus-specific Policies for Repeating Courses to Improve
Grades on November 3, 2005; and,

Whereas, The resolution calls for campuses to consider new policies to put in place
that may limit äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_The maximum grade earned in the original course to qualify
for grade forgiveness and the number of times an individual course can be
repeated for grade forgivenessäó¢íó_í_Œ; and,

Whereas, The resolution also calls for policies that could limit the enrollment
priorities for students who are repeating a course and could also count a
äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_Withdrawaläó¢íó_í_Œ as a reason to decrease enrollment priorities for students;
and,

Whereas, The State resolution does not give any restrictions based on students with
learning disabilities or those students who withdraw from a class with
serious or compelling reason; and,

Whereas, The implementation of these policies at this University would dramatically
and negatively affect the students of Humboldt State University; therefore
be it,

Resolved That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University believe that
implementation of the proposed changes will detrimentally effect those
students who are looking towards furthering their education past a
bachelors degree; and be it further,

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University formally
support the current forgiveness policy and that any changes proposed by
the University as stated in Senate Resolution AS-2718-05/AA would be
considered unnecessary; and be it further,

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to HSU President
Rollin Richmond, the HSU Academic Senate, The California State Student
Association, the Lumberjack Newspaper, and the local media.

Authored by: David Backues, Legislative Vice President, Associated Students
Zacharias Miller, Student At Large
Amanda Skipworth, Student At Large
Mia Spasowska, Student At Large

Approved by:
Elisabeth Gerstacker, Representative--College of Professional Studies
Jena Miyata, Representative--Residence Halls Association
David Backues, Legislative Vice President
Nicole Alvarado, President

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Opposition to Priority or Specialized Registration for HSU Student-Athletes

RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO PRIORITY OR SPECIALIZED REGISTRATION FOR HSU STUDENT-ATHLETES

Approved February 20, 2006

Whereas, The Associated Students serve as the official voice of the students at Humboldt State University; and

Whereas, The Associated Students recognize that all students, regardless of involvement in student activities are first, and foremost, students; and

Whereas, Granting priority registration to one group of students, without offering the same privilege to other groups would lead to tension and conflict between organizations in the student community; and

Whereas, Many other students on this campus would feel that their activities should qualify them to have priority or specialized registration including but not limited to, students in Marching Lumberjacks, CCAT, Sports Clubs, YES house, Service Learning, Campus Recycling, Student Access Gallery, CenterArts, AS Presents, or any other AS or campus program, also Student-Parents, full and part time working students, students active in clubs, students on campus committees, students who are participating even further as program directors/ co-directors of programs on campus; therefore be it

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University do formally oppose priority or specialized registration for student athletes; be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice President of Student Affairs Steve Butler, Provost Richard Vrem, HSU Alumni Association, HSU Athletic Director Dan Collen, HSU Faculty Athletic Representative Jeff Borgeld, HSU Academic Senate Chair Saeed Mortazavi, HSU College Deans, the Lumberjack Newspaper, and members of the local media.

Authored by: David Backues, Legislative Vice President

Submitted by:

_________________________________ ______________________________
Colleen Roberts, Representative Jena Miyata, Representative
All University Residence Halls Association

_________________________________ ______________________________
David Backues, Legislative Vice President Nicole Alvarado, President

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Honor of Books Building Bridges

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF BOOKS BUILDING BRIDGES

Approved February 20 , 2006

Whereas, The Associated Students are committed to honoring the work of dedicated student leaders who go above and beyond the "Call of duty" to help others; and

Whereas, The Books Building Bridges mission is: "To facilitate the distribution of literary materials to classrooms and libraries in those areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and to strive to foster communication and educational exchange between Humboldt County schools and schools affected"; and

Whereas, Books Building Bridges has shown a great amount of initiative during the time after Hurricane Katrina, raising over $5500.00 to deliver over 500 pounds of books in an effort to rebuild an elementary school library wrecked by the storms and further outreach into their devastated community; and

Whereas, The individuals in Books Building Bridges, have shown selflessness taking time away from their studies and their social lives; and

Whereas, In the accomplishment of their goals, Books Building Bridges has taken the ideals of Humboldt State University way beyond the redwood curtain and shown what Humboldt State is all about; therefore be it

Resolved, That the Associated Students Council congratulate Books Building Bridges on a job well done and wish them success in their future endeavors; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to: All members of Books Building Bridges, Melanie Williams- advisor for Books Building Bridges, HSU President Rollin Richmond, Student Affairs Vice President Steve Butler, Provost Rick Vrem, Dean Sharmon Kenyon, The Lumberjack newspaper, and members of the local media.

Authored by: David Backues, Legislative Vice President
Associated Students

Submitted by:
Elisabeth Gerstacker, Representative
College of Professional Studies
Jena Miyata, Representative
Residence Halls Association
Approved by:
David Backues, Legislative Vice President
Nicole Alvarado, President

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Resolution in Support of Prop 1D

Resolution in Support of Prop 1D

Approved October 23rd, 2006

Whereas, The Associated Students is the official voice of the students of Humboldt State University (HSU); and

Whereas, Proposition 1D: Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2006 is an investment in our schools, our children and the future of California; and

Whereas, Providing a quality institution for students is a priority; and

Whereas, One of the best ways to help our economy and create good-paying jobs is to create world-class public schools that have adequate educational facilities and that give our students the skills they need to succeed in the workforce; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D provides over $7 billion for K-12 grades and an additional $3 billion for higher education; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D allocates funds to retrofit and upgrade our University to ensure it can withstand the impact of natural disasters like earthquakes; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D also includes funding for finishing the Behavioral and Social Sciences building and the Physical Education Complex which will provide classrooms for future students of HSU; and

Whereas, more than 60% of our buildings on campus are 30 years of age or older and require major repairs; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D will fund 15.4% of HSU capital need for the next five years (2006/07-2010/11); and

Whereas, for every dollar California invests to get students in and through college, the state's economy receives $3 net return on that investment; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D provides accountability to ensure funds are allocated properly which include being subjected to independent audits and that misuse of Prop 1d funds is a crime, punishable by time in jail; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D is vital to California's future that both candidates for Governor, as well as bipartisan majority of legislature, support the measure; and

Whereas, Proposition 1d is also supported by the California State Student Association (CSSA), the academic senate CSU and HSU, and the Board of Trustees; therefore be it

Resolved, Associated Students of HSU pledge their support for Proposition 1D; therefore be it further

Resolved, that copies of this resolution shall be sent to but not limited to: President Rollin Richmond, Provost Richard Vrem, University Announcements, the local and campus media, all campus clubs, all A.S. programs, the Academic Senate HSU, and California Faculty Association.

Authored by: Amrit Dhadli, California State Student Association

_________________________________ __________________________________
Tara Holloway, Representative Sarah Wood
College of Natural Resources and Sciences College of Natural Resources and Sciences

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Support of Childcare Availability for HSU Student Parents

Resolution in Support of Childcare Availability for HSU Student Parents

Approved April 10, 2006

Whereas, The mission statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states, "The specific purpose of (Associated Students) is to ... provide an official voice through which students' opinions may be expressed..."; and,

Whereas, Humboldt State University does not offer many general education classes in non-traditional formats (online, distance learning) that increase the availability of higher education to student parents,

Whereas, The Child Care Center at Humboldt State University estimates that there are approximately one hundred children of students currently on their waiting list to receive child care; and,

Whereas, Many student parents are forced to bring their children to class, are unable to take many classes at the times available, or end up postponing their educational plans due to lack of child care; and,

Whereas, The lack of child care at Humboldt State University dramatically and negatively affects student parents and, potentially the entire campus community; and,

Whereas, Student parents generally have a greater financial burden in order to provide for child care; therefore be it

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University formally supports the availability of adequate, low cost or subsidized child care for all students and urges the administration to solve this issue immediately; and be it further,

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University believe that either child care should be provided to all student parents on campus or that child care grants be provided for student parents to obtain outside sources of child care; and be it further,

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to HSU President Rollin Richmond, the HSU Academic Senate, The California State Student Association, the HSU Child Care Center, the Child Development Lab, the Lumberjack Newspaper, and the local media.

Authored by: Colleen Roberts, All University Representative, Associated Students

_________________________________ _________________________________
Colleen Roberts, Representative Jennifer Gordon, Representative
All University College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

___________________________________ _____________________________________
David Backues, Legislative Vice President Nicole Alvarado, President

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Creating a Full-Time Sustainability Administrator at HSU

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF CREATING A FULL TIME
SUSTAINABILITY ADMINISTRATER AT HSU

Approved May 8, 2006

Whereas, The Associated Students is the official student voice of Humboldt State University, and;

Whereas, Many California Universities are reevaluating the way they function and work towards sustainability in areas of energy, waste, water, transportation, and building design to lessen the ecological footprints of their institutions, and

Whereas, HSUäó¢íó_í_Œés recently drafted Master Plan states that HSU will be äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_the campus of choice for individuals who seek, above all else, to improve the human condition and our environmentäó¢íó_í_Œ and that äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_individuals must be environmentally, economically and socially responsible in the quest for viable and sustainable communities,äó¢íó_í_Œ and

Whereas, National and global environmental issues are becoming more grave and there is a growing interest in sustainability efforts within curricula of higher education and K-12, and

Whereas, Humboldt State has long been considered a leader in the study and practice of sustainability and environmental stewardship, and

Whereas, Physical Services staff have expressed and demonstrated that they would be willing to incorporate appropriate student and faculty projects into campus design, but there is no permanent formal liaison between Physical Services staff, faculty and students to facilitate or document such activity, and

Whereas, There are several faculty with extensive experience and expertise in sustainability topics with students who conduct high quality research and create feasible proposals for practical sustainability projects each semester in a myriad of classes across campus, and

Whereas, Humboldt State has an impressive history of student involvement in the pursuit of a healthier and more sustainable campus and community, and

Whereas, There are many students eager for experiential, hands-on learning opportunities with real benefit and utility,

Whereas, There are no current concentrated efforts or effective environmental education programs during orientation to educate incoming students about their personal responsibility regarding environmental issues, and

Whereas, There is no one on the campus who is focusing on PR and Enrollment Management campaigns to recruit potential student leaders in this field or market HSUäó¢íó_í_Œés reputation as a leader in sustainable practices, and

Whereas, Humboldt State staff have little or no extra time to research and coordinate the myriad of projects, programs and funding opportunities available to implement sustainability projects that would save money and reduce environmental impacts of the campus, and

Whereas, Several universities across the state and the nation have already created and have successful sustainability coordinator staff positions to coordinate between students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members, and improve the campusäó¢íó_í_Œés environmental stewardship

Whereas, The creation of a Sustainability Administrator position would increase student awareness of personal environmental responsibility and would aid in making HSU the sustainable institution that it aspires to be, and

Whereas, The creation of a Sustainability Administrator will help increase enrollment, produce financial savings for the University, improve the reputation of HSU as a leader in Sustainability, improve relationships between the city of Arcata and HSU, and improve collaboration between administration, staff, faculty, and students, therefore be it

Resolved, The Associated Students endorses the proposal written to create a full-time staff Sustainability Administrator position, therefore be it further

Resolved, The Associate students of HSU call upon the President and administration of HSU to create a full-time staff position dedicated to sustainability and to seek funding to create such a position, therefore be it further

Resolved, The Associated Students urge the administration to take advantage of HSUäó¢íó_í_Œés historic strength in the area of sustainability by aggressively pursuing a Public Relations and Enrollment Management campaign that highlights Humboldtäó¢íó_í_Œés strengths and successes in environmental stewardship with the help of the Sustainability Administrator; and be it further

Resolved, that copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to the following:
HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice President of Administrative Affairs Carl Coffey, Vice President of Facilities Management Bob Schulz, Vice President of Academic Affairs Richard Vrem, Vice President of Advancement Burt Nordstrom, the HSU Academic Senate, the HSU Budget Committee, Deans, Office of Enrollment Management, Office of Economic and Community Development, The Director of Housing, the California State Student Association, the Arcata City Council, HSU Online News, The Environmental and Social Justice Coalition, The Lumberjack newspaper, and members of the local media.

Authored by:
The Environmental and Social Justice Clubs Coalition

Submitted by:
Krystal Rogers, Green Campus Coordinator

original signatures on file with Associated Students
David Backues
Nicole Alvarado
Legislative Vice President
President

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Support the Development of a Universal Bus Pass Program for HSU Students

Resolution to Support the Development of a Universal Bus Pass Program for HSU Students

Whereas, The Associated Students Council of Humboldt State University (HSUAS) includes in its mission to äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_provide services and programs as deemed necessary by the corporation to meet the needs of the student and campus community,äó¢íó_í_Œ and

Whereas, HSUAS has the mission to äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community,äó¢íó_í_Œ and

Whereas, Humboldt State University (HSU) has a provision in its mission statement to promote environmental sustainability, and

Whereas, driving to HSU is rapidly becoming unaffordable for many students, with gas prices doubling in the last three years, and parking permit prices scheduled to more than double, from $67.50 per semester in 2004 to $157.50 in 2008, and

Whereas, students who live in Arcata or on the HSU campus and do not own automobiles have limited mobility to activities and jobs outside Arcata, and

Whereas, reducing single occupant vehicle use will reduce major impacts on the environment and our society, by reducing the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions in Arcata, by helping to limit the increase in pavement which currently adds up to an area the size of Ohio in the United States, and by helping to reduce the number of Americans killed every year in accidents (currently 42,000), and

Whereas, obtaining housing in Arcata is becoming more competitive with increasing student and city populations, and it is impossible to house all of HSUäó¢íó_í_Œés student, faculty, and staff in Arcata, this program would create financial incentive for students to seek alternative housing in locations north and south of Arcata where the RTS and ETS serve, but A&MRTS does not; and

Whereas, Jack Pass is a proposed program to provide all students with a universal bus pass for riding Arcata Mad River Transit Service (AMRTS), Redwood Transit Service (RTS) and Eureka Transit Service (ETS) with additional services to be added as the budget allows, for a low mandatory student fee of approximately $15, and

Whereas, the program would provide more universal access to HSU, provide low-income students who cannot afford a car with inexpensive mobility, and improve the social and physical environment around HSU by reducing single occupant vehicle use, therefore be it,

Resolved, The Associated Students Council of Humboldt State University supports the attached proposal for development of a Jack Pass program; and therefore be it further,

Resolved, that copies of this resolution should be sent to, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond and CSU Chancellor Reed.

Authored by: Christopher J. Rall, student at large

__________________________________ __________________________________
Jacqueline Lee , Representative Brandon Hemenway, Representative
College of Natural Resources and Sciences College of Professional Studies

__________________________________ __________________________________
David Backues Tony Snow
Associated Students Legislative VP Associated Students President

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Support of HSU Energy Independence Fund (HEIF)

Resolution In Support of Humboldt State University Energy Independence Fund (HEIF)

Whereas: The Associated Students is the official voice of students at Humboldt State University (HSU), and

Whereas: Executive order 987 issued by Chancellor Reed on August 2, 2006 explicitly stated, "The CSU shall develop a strategic plan for energy procurement and production to reduce energy capacity requirements from the electricity grid and to promote energy independence using available economically feasible technology (solar, wind, biomass) and for on-site generation," and shall "actively seek all available sources of funding for implementing energy efficiency improvement and utilities infrastructure renewal projects."; and,

Whereas: implementation of the HEIF will allow HSU to meet and exceed the Chancellor's own Energy Conservation Goal of reducing energy consumption by 15% by the end of the fiscal year 2009/2010, the Energy Independence Goal of increasing the self generated energy from 26 to 50 megawatts (MW) by 2014, and the Renewable Energy Procurement Goals of procuring 20% of the University's electrical needs from renewable resources by 2010 as stated in Executive Order 987; and,

Whereas: the official Vision Statement of HSU states that the University "will be the campus of choice for individuals who seek above all else to improve the human condition and our environment," and that the University "will be renowned for social and environmental responsibility and action."; and

Whereas: the successful implementation of HEIF will enhance and support the status of Humboldt State University as a pioneer in environmental conservation, which is a leading driver of enrollment for the University ; and

Whereas: during the 2004 Associated Students General Elections HSU students passed, with an overwhelming and unprecedented 86% majority vote the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) Fee ballot initiative, calling for a mandatory student fee which would allow students to design, fund, and implement sustainable energy projects; and

Whereas: the current students of HSU aspire to create a university that is independent from the use of external energy, nonrenewable resources, and other energy sources that cause environmental degradation and social injustice; and therefore be it,

Resolved: the HSU Associated Students demand that Chancellor Reed liberate HSU from the use of external energy sources by allowing it to implement the mandatory fee, approved by students, to fund the HEIF, and be it further

Resolved: the HSU Associated Students demand that Chancellor Reed comply with his own set goals of energy conservation, as well as Executive Order 987, and be it further

Resolved: the HSU Associated Students reiterate our plan to free our campus from dependence on external energy by means of the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund Fee; and be it further

Resolved: that copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, the CSU Board of Trustees, Senator Wesley Chesbro, Assembly Woman Patty Berg, HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice President of Administrative Affairs Carl Coffey, the Academic Senate, and the California State Students Association

Authored by the Codirectors and members of the HSU AS Special Project Humboldt Energy Independence Program

_____________________________________ ____________________________________
Brandon Hemenway, Representative Saqib Keval, Representative
College of Professional Studies College of Arts Humanities & Social Sciences

_____________________________________ ____________________________________
Crystal Chaney David Backues
Associated Students President Legislative Vice President

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Resolution in Support of Prop 1D

Resolution in Support of Prop 1D Approved October 23rd, 2006

Whereas, The Associated Students is the official voice of the students of Humboldt State University (HSU); and

Whereas, Proposition 1D: Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2006 is an investment in our schools, our children and the future of California; and

Whereas, Providing a quality institution for students is a priority; and

Whereas, One of the best ways to help our economy and create good-paying jobs is to create world-class public schools that have adequate educational facilities and that give our students the skills they need to succeed in the workforce; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D provides over $7 billion for K-12 grades and an additional $3 billion for higher education; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D allocates funds to retrofit and upgrade our University to ensure it can withstand the impact of natural disasters like earthquakes; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D also includes funding for finishing the Behavioral and Social Sciences building and the Physical Education Complex which will provide classrooms for future students of HSU; and

Whereas, more than 60% of our buildings on campus are 30 years of age or older and require major repairs; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D will fund 15.4% of HSU capital need for the next five years (2006/07-2010/11); and

Whereas, for every dollar California invests to get students in and through college, the state's economy receives $3 net return on that investment; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D provides accountability to ensure funds are allocated properly which include being subjected to independent audits and that misuse of Prop 1d funds is a crime, punishable by time in jail; and

Whereas, Proposition 1D is vital to California's future that both candidates for Governor, as well as bipartisan majority of legislature, support the measure; and

Whereas, Proposition 1d is also supported by the California State Student Association (CSSA), the academic senate CSU and HSU, and the Board of Trustees; therefore be it

Resolved, Associated Students of HSU pledge their support for Proposition 1D; therefore be it further

Resolved, that copies of this resolution shall be sent to but not limited to: President Rollin Richmond, Provost Richard Vrem, University Announcements, the local and campus media, all campus clubs, all A.S. programs, the Academic Senate HSU, and California Faculty Association.

Authored by: Amrit Dhadli, California State Student Association

_________________________________ __________________________________
Tara Holloway, Representative Sarah Wood
College of Natural Resources and Sciences College of Natural Resources and Sciences

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A Resolution Supporting National Coming Out Day

A Resolution Supporting National Coming Out Day

Approved October 23rd, 2006

Whereas, the Associated Students are the official voice of the students Humboldt State University, and

Whereas, all people should be allowed the freedom to express their sexual and gender identity, and

Whereas, President Richmond publicly supports the need for diversity at HSU

Whereas, the HSU Strategic Plan states that "our future hinges on our ability to support and to enhance diversity"

Whereas, the safety of the people of Humboldt State University is integral for their academic success, and

Whereas, students and faculty from Women's Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Government and Politics, Ethnic Studies, English, and Education came together to form the Multicultural Queer Studies Minor, the first of its kind in the nation to foreground the study of sex, gender and sexuality as they intersect race, ethnicity and class, and

Whereas, The County of Humboldt is home to many queer-friendly and supportive organizations and businesses, including Wildberries, Spectrum at College of the Redwoods, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Redwood Curtain Theatre, the Raven Project, Queer Humboldt, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, North Coast Rape Crisis Team, North Coast AIDS Project, Marriage Equality USA, Legal Services of Northern California, the L-Word, Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Humboldt Pride Parents, Humboldt Pride, Humboldt Gender Support, Humboldt Domestic Violence Services, Humboldt Community Breast Health Project, the Humboldt Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Humboldt Brews, HIV Kids, the Fruits of Sobriety, First Congregational Church, Evangelical Concerned with Reconciliation, Indigo Nightclub, Arcata Zen Group, the Alibi, and AIDS Drugs Access Program, and

Whereas, Humboldt State University is home to a number of queer-friendly and supportive clubs and organizations, including the Women's Resource Center, the Residents of Culture Council, the Multicultural Center, Housing and Dining Services, and Health and Counseling Services, and

Whereas, Humboldt State University has been home to a queer community club or organization, such as the Queer Student Union, the Family, or GLBTSA, for over thirty years, therefore be it

Resolved, Humboldt State University recognizes October 11 as National Coming Out Day, and therefore be it further

Resolved, Humboldt State University will celebrate this day as an opportunity to celebrate people who have come out, share coming out experiences, and work to make it a safer place for anyone to come out, and therefore be it further

Resolved, Humboldt State University comes out as a queer-friendly and supportive campus, and therefore be it further

Resolved, that copies of this resolution be sent to: President Rollin Richmond, Provost Rick Vrem, Vice Provost Jena' Burges, Vice President Steve Butler, Vice President Carl Coffey, Vice President Robert Gunsalus, Associate Vice President Mike Reilly, Associate Vice President Colleen Mullery, Academic Senate Chair Saeed Mortazavi, General Faculty President Lou Ann Wieand, Director of Housing John Capaccio, Director of Athletics Dan Collen, Academic Support Program Director Randi Darnall Burke, Human Resources Director Mary Fischer, Dean Susan Higgins, Dean Jim Howard, Dean Sharmon Kenyon, Dean Robert Snyder, Interim Dean Chris Hopper, Director of Student Life Rees Hughes, Center for Indian Community Development Director Lois Risling, Public Affairs Director Jane Rogers, Statewide Academic Senator Marshelle Thobaben, and members of campus and the local media.

Authors: Patrick Malloy, Isaac Lopez, Christina Accomando, and Kim Berry

______________________________ _________________________________
Sarah Wood, Representative Stephanie Riddle, Representative
College of Natural Resources and Sciences College of Professional Studies

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Creation of an Institutional Review Board Vetted Survey Tool

Resolution in Support of the Creation of an Institutional Review Board Vetted Survey Tool

Approved November 6th, 2006

Whereas, The Associated Students is the official voice of the Humboldt State University student community; and

Whereas, HSU is in a budget crisis with a deficit of over 7 million dollars by spring 2008, as stated by President Richmond at his Town Hall meeting on Monday October 30, 2006; and

Whereas, Losing this funding will lead to a loss of academic and cultural integrity, as represented by the University's programs and service offerings; and

Whereas, The program and service offerings of the University will impact future admissions and retention; numbers that will both affect our future solvency and liquidity; and

Whereas, There has been no systemic quantitative effort to obtain a publicly visible representative scientifically valid and reliable assessment of student needs and desires for programs and services; and

Whereas, Scientific documentation of student needs and desires for programs and service offerings will empower the A.S. voice, and thus the student voice, now and in the future; therefore be it

Whereas, Survey tools approved by Institutional Review Boards (I.R.B.) are known as valid and reliable scientific measuring tools; and

Whereas, Such an I.R.B. approved survey tool could be used by A.S. and to the university as a whole to document the specific, actual, and current needs and desires for programs and service offerings based on survey data; and therefore be it

Resolved, By the members of the Associated Students Council that A.S. supports the creation of such an I.R.B. approved survey tool; therefore be it further

Resolved, A.S. will review the final analysis of such a survey; therefore be it further

Resolved, A.S. supports that this survey is a gift from Sociology graduate students enrolled in Sociology 583 to the students of HSU, in order to empower student needs and desires now and into the future; and be it finally

Resolved, that copies of this resolution be sent but not limited to: Chancellor Reed, President Richmond, California State Student Association, CSU Board of Trustees, Provost Verm, Vice President of Student Affair, Steve Butler, LJNP, local media, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Psychology Dept., Sociology Dept., Dean Howard, Dean Higgins, Dean Snyder, Vice President for Advancement, Admissions Director, Scott Hagg.

Authored by K. Scott Perry, Sarah Wood, Brandon Hemenway and Lladira Baez

__________________________________ ____________________________________
Sarah Wood, Representative Lladira Baez, Representative
College of Natural Resources and Sciences College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

__________________________________ ____________________________________
Crystal Chaney David Backues
Associated Students President Associated Students Legislative Vice President

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Formation of a Campus Task Force on Committees

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE FORMATION
OF A CAMPUS TASK FORCE ON COMMITTEES

Approved February 6, 2006

Whereas, The Associated Students is the official voice of the students of Humboldt
State University, and;

Whereas, The University President, the HSU Academic Senate, various campus
auxiliary boards, and the student body of HSU entrusts the Associated
Students Council to nominate qualified and competent student leaders to
serve as student representatives, and;

Whereas, The Associated Students Council reciprocates this trust by a mutual
agreement with the university that appointed students will be utilized
as representatives of the student body, and;

Whereas. The Associated Students Council is held to the expectation of fulfilling
over 105 student representative seats on committees annually, and;

Whereas, It has been brought to the attention of the Associated Students Council that
the following committees have not met this academic year 2005-2006: and;
Educational Equity Committee
Enrollment Management Advisory Committee
Committee for Equal Rights and Diversity
Fields Oversight Committee
HSU Scholarship and Fee Grant Committee
Instructional Communications Advisory Committee
Joint Assessment Committee
Committee on Public Art
Services to Students Coordinating Committee
Services to Students with Disabilities Committee
Student Grievance Committee

Whereas, Appointing students to campus committees that are inactive is a waste of
fiscal and human resources, and;

Whereas, The Associated Students is reliant upon the initiative and cultivation of
student leaders, and its reputation as an efficient governmental body, and;

Whereas, It has been requested of the University President by the Chair of the
Academic Senate that the University in coalition with faculty, staff, and
students, that there be an evaluation and assessment of all campus
committees in regards to their efficiency, necessity, and composition,
and therefore be it further;

Resolved, That the Associated Students is committed to shared governance on
the HSU campus through the means of student representation, and
be it further;

Resolved, That the Associated Students formally request of the University
President Dr. Rollin Richmond the formation of a representative
campus community task force to assess and evaluate all campus
committees by the end of the Spring 2006 semester, therefore
be it further;

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to President
Rollin Richmond, all members of the HSU Academic Senate,
Vice President and Provost Rick Vrem, Vice President Steven
Butler, Vice President Coffey, and the Lumberjack News.

Authored by:
Nicole Alvarado
Jacque Lee
Brandon Hemenway

Submitted by:
Jacque Lee, Representative—College of Natural Resources & Sciences
Brandon Hemenway, Representative—College of Professional Studies
David Backues, Legislative Vice President
Nicole Alvarado, President

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Support of Current University Forgiveness Policy

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF CURRENT UNIVERSITY FORGIVENESS POLICY

Approved February 6, 2006

Whereas, the mission statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states, "The specific purpose of (Associated Students) is… provide an official voice through which students' opinions may be expressed;… assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body..."; and,

Whereas, The Academic Senate of the CSU passed Resolution AS-2718-05/AA: Support for Campus-specific Policies for Repeating Courses to Improve Grades on November 3, 2005; and,

Whereas, The resolution calls for campuses to consider new policies to put in place that may limit "The maximum grade earned in the original course to qualify for grade forgiveness and the number of times an individual course can be repeated for grade forgiveness"; and,

Whereas, The resolution also calls for policies that could limit the enrollment priorities for students who are repeating a course and could also count a "Withdrawal" as a reason to decrease enrollment priorities for students; and,

Whereas, The State resolution does not give any restrictions based on students with learning disabilities or those students who withdraw from a class with serious or compelling reason; and,

Whereas, The implementation of these policies at this University would dramatically and negatively affect the students of Humboldt State University; therefore be it,

Resolved That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University believe that implementation of the proposed changes will detrimentally effect those students who are looking towards furthering their education past a bachelors degree; and be it further,

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University formally support the current forgiveness policy and that any changes proposed by the University as stated in Senate Resolution AS-2718-05/AA would be considered unnecessary; and be it further,

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to HSU President Rollin Richmond, the HSU Academic Senate, The California State Student Association, the Lumberjack Newspaper, and the local media.

Authored by: David Backues, Legislative Vice President, Associated Students
Zacharias Miller, Student At Large
Amanda Skipworth, Student At Large
Mia Spasowska, Student At Large

Approved by:
Elisabeth Gerstacker, Representative--College of Professional Studies
Jena Miyata, Representative--Residence Halls Association
David Backues, Legislative Vice President
Nicole Alvarado, President

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2005

Resolution in Support of Affordable Textbooks

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS

Adopted March 7, 2005

Whereas, according to a survey by the California Student Public Interest Research
Group (CALPIRG), students spent an average of $898 per year on textbooks
in the 2003-04 school year, or almost 20 percent of the cost of in-state fees,
and

Whereas, in contrast, a 1997 University of California survey found that students spent
an average of $642 on textbooks in 1996-97, and

Whereas, textbook publishers "bundle" textbooks with CD-ROMs and workbooks that
over 65% of faculty surveyed say they "rarely" or "never" use, and

Whereas, textbook publishers put new editions on the market frequently —often with
few content changes—making the less expensive used editions obsolete and
unavailable, and

Whereas, textbook publishers charge American students more than students overseas
for the same textbooks, and

Whereas, these new editions make it difficult for students to sell back their textbooks to
the Humboldt State University Bookstore, and

Whereas, textbook publishers are unfairly charging students at a time when tuition and
other college costs are rising, therefore be it

Resolved, by the members of The Associated Students call upon college textbook
publishers to adopt the following practices:

• To keep the cost of producing textbooks as low as possible without
sacrificing educational content;
• To give faculty and students the option of buying textbooks separately;
• To keep textbook editions on the market as long as possible without
sacrificing the educational content;
• To give preference to paper or on-line supplements to current editions
over producing entirely new editions;
• To disclose to faculty members all of the different products they sell -
including both bundled and unbundled options, list how much each of
those products cost, the length of time they intend to produce the current
edition, and how the newest edition is different from the previous edition;
and be it further

Resolved, that The Associated Students call upon faculty to give preference to the least
cost textbook option when the educational content is equal and to press
publishers to adopt the above practices, and be it further

Resolved, that The Associated Students call upon the University to encourage as many
opportunities for students to purchase used books as possible, including the
Associated Students Book Exchange and the Humboldt State University
Bookstore, and be it further

Resolved, that the HSU Bookstore negotiate with publishers for a complimentary
University Access Copy to be placed in the HSU Library, and be it further

Resolved, that The Associated Students will forward a copy of this resolution to the
following parties: the Association of American Publishers, HSU President
Rollin Richmond, Provost Richard Vrem, All HSU College Deans, Sharmon Kenyon, Dean of the Library, the HSU Academic Senate, the California
Faculty Association, the California State Student Association, the HSU
University Center, the HSU Bookstore, CALPIRG and the Lumberjack
News and local media.

Drafted by: CALPIRG
Revised and authored by: Michelle Woo
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Approved:
Kyle Zeck, Legislative Vice President
Samantha William-Gray, President

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"Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act" Bill (H.R. 233/S. 128)

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE "NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL WILD HERITAGE WILDERNESS ACT"BILL (H.R. 233/ S. 128)

Adopted March 7, 2005

Whereas, the designation of wilderness permanently preserves our Nationäó¢íó_í_Œés remaining
untrammeled federal land; and

Whereas, the "Wild and Scenic River" designation strictly protects our Nation's
outstanding free flowing rivers; and

Whereas, Humboldt State University students and faculty utilize the Act's proposed
wilderness areas for recreational opportunities; and

Whereas, HSU students and faculty of numerous departments engage in study and
conduct research in these proposed wilderness areas; and

Whereas, with the continued urban expansion and population growth on the North
Coast, it is increasingly important to preserve our remaining wild areas; and

Whereas, as student representatives, it is our responsibility to ensure future students
are able to have the experiences in this area that we have been able to; and

Whereas, HSU prides itself on its commitment to natural resource conservation
efforts; therefore be it

Resolved, that the Associated Students formally support the "Northern California
Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act"; and be it further

Resolved, that the Associated Students urge the U.S. Congress to act on this Bill
without delay; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this Resolution be sent to, but not limited to: U.S.
Representative and House Resources Committee Chair Richard Pombo,
U.S. Representative Mike Thompson, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,
President George W. Bush, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, HSU President
Rollin C. Richmond, California State Student Association, The Lumberjack
newspaper, and other local media.

Authored by:

Noah Schillo, Representative
College of Natural Resources & Sciences

Approved by:
Kyle Zeck, Legislative Vice President

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Converting Blackboard to Moodle

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY CONVERTING BLACKBOARD, THE CURRENT ONLINE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) TO MOODLE

Adopted March 21, 2005

Whereas, Online teaching and learning tools are essential in higher education; and,

Whereas, In the recently adopted Strategic Plan, HSU claims to be committed to developing and supporting information technology to enhance effective
teaching and learning environments that promote academic excellence; and,

Whereas, The HSU 2004 Master Plan proposed an enrollment ceiling of 12,000
full-time equivalent students and must plan to accommodate future students;
and,

Whereas, Blackboard Basic, the current Learning Management Software is licensed to
Humboldt State University for approximately $8,600 annually; and,

Whereas, Blackboard Basic is licensed to educational institutions with less than 7,000
Students, while Blackboard Enterprise is licensed to educational institutions with more than 7,000 students; and,

Whereas, A Blackboard Enterprise license would entail one-time costs of about
$150,000 and on-going costs of about $60,000 annually; and,

Whereas, CSU spends over $1 million each year just on Blackboard licenses; and,

Whereas, CSU students are encountering a time when the CSU budget is being
reduced and fees for students are rising; and,

Whereas, Moodle is a free, open-source Learning Management System software
supported by programmers world-wide; and,

Whereas, Moodle is able to customize its system to meet HSU's specific needs
in order to better serve HSU students, and courses currently on
Blackboard can be converted to Moodle; and

Whereas, In a comparison analysis of Moodle and Blackboard by Dr. Kathy D.
Munoz, Professor and Joan Van Duzer, Instructional Technologist in
Spring 2005, 35.7% of the HSU students preferred Moodle over the
21.4% who preferred Blackboard, while 42.9% had no preference;
therefore be it

Resolved, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourage
faculty to convert the Blackboard Online Learning Management System
to Moodle in their courses; and be it further

Resolved, that the Associated Students call upon the HSU administration to assume a
leadership role in the CSU system by allocating required resources to
implement this conversion and to take the necessary measures to terminate
the contract with Blackboard; and be it further

Resolved, that the Associated Students of HSU encourage the California State
Student Association (CSSA) and the California Faculty Association (CFA)
to promote the use of Moodle throughout the CSU system and to eventually
stop payment of licensing fees; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU President
Rollin Richmond, Provost Richard Vrem, Vice President of Administrative
Services Carl Coffey, Deans of the Colleges, Graduate Studies, and Library,
the HSU Academic Senate, University Budget Committee, the California
State Student Association, the California Faculty Association, Chancellor
Charles Reed, the CSU Board of Trustees, Dr. Kathy D. Munoz,
Joan Van Duzer, Bill Cannon, The Lumberjack newspaper and
members of the local media.

Authored by:

Michelle Woo, Representative
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Kyle Zeck, Legislative Vice President
Samantha Williams-Gray, President

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