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.

2006

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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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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Humboldt State University Energy Independence

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

Adopted April 4, 2005

Whereas, the Associated Students of Humboldt State University wish to make our campus independent from external energy suppliers by using energy sources that do not deplete our natural resources or degrade the natural environment; and

Whereas, the official vision statement of Humboldt State University defines the University as, "…a premier institution that is dedicated to the study and preservation of the environment and its natural resources"; and

Whereas, during the 2004 Associated Students General Elections HSU students passed with 85% of the vote the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) Fee ballot initiative, calling for a student fee which would allow students to fund, design, and implement sustainable energy projects; and

Whereas, the Associated Students believe that prompt implementation of the HEIF fee will cement HSU's reputation for environmental responsibility; and

Whereas, the projects initiated by the HEIF will provide students with a unique curriculum unavailable at any other educational institution in the country; and

Whereas, implementing the HEIF will save Humboldt State University money at a time when energy costs continue to rise; and

Whereas, despite overwhelming student support, CSU Chancellor Reed refused to approve the HEIF fee because of a promise not to impose any new fees on the students under the current economic conditions; and

Whereas, the students of Humboldt State University acknowledge and accept these conditions, yet still chose to tax themselves, feeling the benefits of moving towards energy independence outweigh the detrimental effects of the fee; and

Whereas, HSU President Rollin Richmond has offered his full support for the
HEIF by means of a voluntary fee, and therefore be it

Resolved, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University reiterate our plan to free our campus from dependence on external energy by means of the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund Fee as voted on an passed by the student body; and further be it

Resolved, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University call upon CSU Chancellor Reed to allow HSU to implement the HEIF fee and in doing so remain consistent with the University's official vision statement; and be it further

Resolved, that should the Chancellor refuse, the HSU Associated Students support the implementation of a waiveable "opt-out" HEIF fee, allowing students not to
participate if they so choose; and be it further

Resolved, that copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to the following:
CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, the CSU Board of Trustees, Senator Wesley Chesbro, Assemblywoman Patty Berg, the Arcata City Council, HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice President of Administrative Affairs
Carl Coffey, Facilities Management Director Bob Schulz, the HSU Academic Senate, the California State Student Association,
The Lumberjack newspaper, and members of the local media.

Authored by:
Nicole Alvarado
Matt Clinton
Misty Hailstone
T. Cole Newton
Pearl Podgorniak

_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________

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

Signatures on file at the Associated Students.

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2004-2005 Humboldt State University Men

Resolution in Recognition of the 2004-2005 Humboldt State University
Men's Rugby Team Accomplishments

Approved 09/26/05

Whereas, the mission of Humboldt State University Associated Students is to "provide services and programs deemed necessary… to meet the needs of the student and campus community: and to stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community,"
and,

Whereas, Humboldt State University Associated Students uphold a commitment to granting recognition to certain groups of students on campus that display outstanding achievement and foster a sense of school pride and unity; and,

Whereas, the 2004-2005 Humboldt State University Men's Rugby team is a Sports Club team sponsored by the Associated Students and individual team fund-raising and contributions; and,

Whereas, the 2004-05 Men's Rugby team achieved a league season record of 7 wins and 0 losses in which they outscored opponents 316 - 54; and,

Whereas, the 2004-05 Men's Rugby team then qualified for the playoffs, finishing the season with an overall record of 11 wins and 1 loss; and,

Whereas, the 2004-05 Men's Rugby team was the first ever Humboldt State Rugby team to advance the Final Four or National Title game in school history since the formation of the team in 1973; and,

Whereas, the 2004-05 Humboldt State Men's Rugby team finished the year as the National Champion Runner-up; therefore be it

Resolved, that the Associated Students of Humboldt Sate University officially recognize the accomplishments of the 2004-05 Men's Rugby team for an outstanding year; and further be it

Resolved, that the copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited too, HSU President Dr. Rollin Richmond, Vice-President of Student Affairs
Dr. Steven Butler, Clubs Coordinator Mike Kittredge, the HSU Men's Rugby Team, the Field's Oversight Committee, and the local media.

Authored by:

______________________________ _________________________________
Fred Robinson, All University Representative Carl Shoemaker, Graduate Studies Representative

____________________________________ ________________________________________
David Backues, Legislative Vice President Nicole Alvarado, President

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Opposing House Resolution 609

Resolution Opposing House Resolution 609

Approved 09/26/05

Whereas, According to the California Student Public Interest Group (CALPIRG), House Bill HR609, containing the Higher Education Reauthorization Act, will be voted upon in the House within the month, cutting nearly $9 billion from student loan programs, increasing the typical studentäó¢íó_í_Œés debt load by $5,800; and,

Whereas, The proposal to cut student aid is embedded in a budget process called "budget reconciliation" which makes cuts to programs like student aid and Medicaid in order to reduce federal spending; and,

Whereas, The majority of higher education institutions are currently raising fees and costs imposed on students to offset the budget cuts currently occurring nationwide; and,

Whereas, According to CALPIRG, over the last year, costs have risen at an average of 10.5 percent in four-year institutions and 8.7 percent at community colleges; and,

Whereas, According to CALPIRG, the average maximum Pell Grant is worth only half of what it was twenty years ago; and ,

Whereas, According to the United States Student Association (USSA), eighty percent (80%) of federal aid was once in the form of grants as opposed to loans: today that number is reversed, with twenty (20%) of federal aid coming from grants and 80 percent coming from loans, leaving the average undergraduate in a debt of $17,500 after graduation; and,

Whereas, Almost 200,000 qualified high-school graduates do not attend college each year due to cost; and,

Whereas, According to CALPIRG, sixty-three (63%) percent of undergraduates report that they would not be able to attend college if they did not work, and one in five undergraduates work thirty-five (35) hours per week (robbing them of valuable time to study and become involved in campus activities); and,

Whereas, The California State University system alone is expected to grow to over 500,000 students as early as 2010, along with Humboldt State expecting a growth of students to 12,000 by 2025; and,

Whereas, The economic condition of California's budget is resulting in massive reductions to all segments of education, with severe cuts to the two systems of higher education that serve over 611,000 students; and,

Whereas, Humboldt University students will face direct, adverse affects from this bill, therefore be it

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially oppose House Bill HR609; be it further

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University urges the Academic Senate of Humboldt State University, President Rollin Richmond, the CSU Board of Trustees, and Chancellor Reed to take similar actions to oppose HR609; be it further

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourage all students to contact their respective senators and Congress members regarding HR609; further be it further

Resolved, That copies of this Resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond, the HSU Academic Senate, US Congressman Mike Thompson, US Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, Dean of Enrollment Management Jean Butler, The California State Student Association, The Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by:

_____________________________________
Perry Brubaker, Student-At-Large

Approved by:

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

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Resolution In Opposition of Proposition 74

RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITON OF PROPOSITION 74

Approved October 10, 2005

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;… 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." (2/01); and,

Whereas, Proposition 74 increases the probationary period for K-12 teachers from two years to five years ranking California with only two other states with the highest probationary period for K-12 teachers; and,

Whereas, Proposition 74 proposes to take away a measure of job security for new K-12 teachers by denying them the right to have a fair hearing before dismissal during their first five years; and,

Whereas, Proposition 74 unfairly singles out teachers as the problem in our public school system without further addressing students' learning environment; and,

Whereas, Proposition 74 threatens to deflect and prevent retention of high-quality teachers in the California public school system; and,

Whereas, 781 students (11% of the student body) at Humboldt State University in the 2004-05 Academic year were involved in either the Elementary Education Program or the Humboldt State University Teaching Credential Program; and,

Whereas, Humboldt State University students completing the credential program will be directly affected by the outcome of Proposition 74 when entering the workforce. Therefore be it

Resolved, that the Associated Students formally oppose Proposition 74 and will assist in the efforts of CSSA (California State Student Association) and students at large to register voters, educate the student body on electoral issues, and activate the student vote; therefore 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, the California Teachers Association, the California Faculty Association, Governor Schwarzenegger's California Recovery Team with Proponent Bonnie Garcia, and local media.

Authored by: Terra Rentz and Diana Campos

__________________________________ ___________________________
Brandon Hemenway, Representative Fredrick Robinson, Representative
College of Professional Studies All-University

__________________________________ ____________________________
David Backues, Legislative Vice President Nicole Alvarado, President

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Resolution In Opposition of Proposition 76

RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION OF PROPOSITION 76

Approved October 10, 2005

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;…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." (2/01); and,

Whereas, Proposition 76 allows the Governor new authority to unilaterally reduce state spending during fiscal situations; and eliminates the minimum school funding requirements from Proposition 98; and ,

Whereas, Proposition 76 would also have a new spending cap, which would limit spending based on revenue growth in the past three years- preventing the state from restoring spending cuts to the CSU made during slow or negative growth periods; and,

Whereas, this act would prohibit the state from using revenues generated by student fees for their intended purpose in the CSU system and other state funded programs; and,

Whereas, as a result, the fees paid by students within the CSU would not necessarily be used for their intended programs which were cut during previous state budget crises; and,

Whereas, by allowing the Governor new fiscal powers without legislative approval, the fiscal impact of Proposition 76 will be detrimental to higher education; therefore be it

Resolved, that the Associated Students formally opposes Proposition 76 and will assist in the efforts with CSSA (California State Student Association) and students at large to register voters, educate the study body on electoral issues, and active the student vote; therefore 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, the California Faculty Association, Governor Schwarzenegger's California Recovery Team with Proponents William Hauck and Allan Zaromberg, and the local media.

Authored by: Terra Rentz and Diana Campos

_________________________________ _____________________________________
Brandon Hemenway, Representative Fredrick Robinson, Representative
College of Professional Studies All University

__________________________________ ____________________________________
David Backues, Legislative Vice President Nicole Alvarado, President

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Opposition Of 8% Student Fee Increase

RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION OF 8% STUDENT FEE INCREASE

Approved October 24, 2005

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;…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 California State University Board of Trustees is considering a budget with an 8% student fee increase for the 2006-2007 school year that will roughly equal $220.00 per student; and,

Whereas, public higher education has not been the fiscal priority of the State of California
for the last four years; and,

Whereas, total student fee increases have equaled 81% over the last four years; and,

Whereas, the California State University's mission statement is "To encourage and provide access to an excellent education to all who are prepared for and wish to participate in collegiate study"; and,

Whereas, the increasing student fees creates a barrier for qualified and prepared students to enroll in the California State University, and contradicts the mission statement of the CSU system; therefore be it,

Resolved, that the Associated Students formally oppose the proposed State University Fee increase for students contained in the 2006-2007 CSU budget; therefore be it further,

Resolved, that copies of this Resolution be sent, but not limited to The Board of Trustees of the California State Student Association, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, State Senator Wes Chesbro, State Assemblymember Patty Berg, HSU President Rollin Richmond, HSU Academic Senate, the California State Student Association, the HSU Lumberjack News, and the local media.

Authored by: Robert W. Christensen, HSU Representative
California State Student Association

__________________________________ ___________________________________
Noah Schillo, CNRS Representative Brandon Hemenway, COPS Representative

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

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Funding for Sustainable Community Agriculture Education

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF UNIVERSITY FUNDING FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE EDUCATION

Approved November 7, 2005

Whereas, the Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states that "The Associated Students…[shall] provide an official voice through which students' opinions may be expressed;" and,

Whereas, the Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states that "The specific purpose of this corporation is to…stimulate the educational…well-being of the University community;" and,

Whereas, Humboldt State University's Vision Statement states that Humboldt State University is "a premier institution that is devoted to the study and preservation of the environment and its natural resources;" and,

Whereas, Humboldt State University draws students for their interest in sustainable communities and development; and,

Whereas, sustainable and community agriculture is considered one of the single most influential choices in reducing human's ecological footprint/impact on the environment; and,

Whereas, Humboldt State University has offered hands-on courses such as Engineering (ENGR) 380: Community Agriculture, which utilizes the Arcata Educational Farm as a laboratory and educational forum; and,

Whereas, ENGR 380, Community Agriculture, had funding discontinued in 2003; and,

Whereas, no other courses regarding community and sustainable agriculture are currently offered through Humboldt State University; and,

Whereas, ENGR 380 is not being offered at Humboldt State University after the Fall of 2005 because the volunteers who have lectured ENGR 380 since 2003 are unavailable to teach without pay; and,

Whereas, previous attempts to secure the future survival of sustainable and community agriculture curriculum have failed; and

Whereas, no supplemental courses or programs to this course and curriculum are planned to be offered in the future at Humboldt State University; and,

Whereas, the Environmental Science degree concentration "Soils
and Alternative Agriculture" does not have a complete curriculum without a course regarding sustainable agriculture; therefore be it,

Resolved, the Associated Students of Humboldt State University support an administrative decision to fund a course or courses teaching community and sustainable agriculture; therefore be it further,

Resolved, that copies of this resolution shall be sent, but not limited to; HSU President Rollin Richmond, Rick Vrem, Provost, James Howard, Dean of the College of Natural Resources & Sciences, Sayeed Mortazavi, Chair of the Academic Senate, Beth Eschenbauch Chair of Environmental Resource Engineering Department, all campus clubs and organizations, all A.S. Programs, the Lumberjack News, and the local media.

Authored by: Michaela Neumann & Jennifer Fusaro

__________________________________ ________________________________
Michaela Neumann Jennifer Fusaro

___________________________ _________________________
Noah Schillo, Representative Carl Shoemaker, Representative
College of Natural Resources & Sciences Graduate Studies

__________________________________ ________________________________
David Backues, Nicole Alvarado
Legislative Vice President President

Original signatures on file with the Associated Students

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2004

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE HSU DIVERSITY ACTION PLAN

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE HSU DIVERSITY ACTION PLAN

Approved 10/25/04

Whereas, the Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states, "he Associated Students…[shall] assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body; provide services and programs as deemed necessary by the corporation to meet the needs of the students and campus community; and to stimulate the educational, social physical, and cultural well-being of the University community;" and,

Whereas, the Associated Students of Humboldt State University supports and values diversity while upholding a commitment to commend and partake in acts of social justice that educate the campus and community on issues of diversity,
and

Whereas, HSU President Rollin Richmond said in his inauguration address, "Multicultural views of disciplines, including some scientific disciplines, have brought the realization that most of us teach and learn within cultural settings that may influence and sometimes badly distort our perceptions. Moreover, a diverse set of cultural perspectives has demonstrated clearly that students learn in different ways, and if we wish to help students learn well, we need to be well aware of these differences in learning styles;" and,

Whereas, President Richmond has further stated, "My goals for Humboldt State
University is that it: Be student-centered; Promote diversity of people
and perspectives; Practice social and environmental responsibility; Be a
role model for community involvement;" and

Whereas, President Richmond said, "We owe it to our students to prepare them for the inevitable world they will face as they pursue their careers. If they do not come to understand and respect a variety of people and cultures, they will not fair well…Diversity is an issue of social responsibility. We owe it to ourselves and our community to work together to make a faster and fairer progress in our efforts to diversify this campus;" and,

Whereas, the proposed HSU Diversity Action Plan has been well thought out,
thoroughly researched, and all encompassing of issues that have continued
be ignored in past years; therefore be it,

Resolved, that The Associated Students support the implementation of the Humboldt
State University Diversity Action Plan and be it further,

Resolved, that The Associated Students call upon the HSU campus community to take
action in the implementation of the Diversity Action Plan, and be it further,

Resolved, that this resolution be sent, but not limited to the following: HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice President Richard Vrem, Vice President Steven Butler, Vice President Carl Coffey, Interim Vice President Burt Nordstrom, Dean Donna Schafer, Dean Susan Higgins, Dean Karen Carlton, Interim Dean Robert Snyder, Dean James Howard, Dean Val Phillips, Interim Dean Jean Butler, Director of Diversity and Compliance Helen Jones, Director of Student Life Rees Hughes, The HSU Academic Senate, The California State Student
Association, The Lumberjack Newspaper, and members of the local media.

Authored by:

Samantha Williams-Gray
President, Associated Students

Approved by:

Kyle Zeck
A.S. Legislative Vice President

Samantha Williams-Gray
A.S. President

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Resolution supporting a CSU Sustainability Policy

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A CSU SUSTAINABILITY POLICY Adopted 9/22/03

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

Whereas, Humboldt State University has a long history of advocating environmental and sustainable responsibility; and,

Whereas, the Humboldt State University's Strategic Plan states its vision for the future is to "provide a socially and environmentally responsible education"; and,

Whereas, Humboldt State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as being "environmentally and socially responsible"; and,

Whereas, the current budget climate in California has a strong connection to the state's recent energy crisis; and,

Whereas, the Associated Students General Election of 2003 saw students pass a ballot initiate regarding HSU Green Building by an overwhelming majority of 91%; and,

Whereas, the US Green Building council developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System as a voluntary, consensus-based, market-drive building rating system based on existing technology that evaluates environmental performance from a "whole building" perspective; and,

Whereas, LEED Silver-rated buildings cost no more than non-LEED buildings when the appropriate design concepts, technologies, and materials are incorporated at the beginning of the design process; and,

Whereas, one year ago, the University of California (UC) used no clean energy and had no standards for green buildings, yet the UC Board of Regents passed a sustainability policy in July 2003 committing the installation of 10 megawatts (equivalent to power used by 5,000 homes) of renewable energy across the 10 campuses, the purchase of 10% of the university's utility purchased energy from clean energy sources immediately and ramping up to 20% by 2017, and the reduction of systemwide energy use to 10% below 2000 levels by 2017, with a commitment to build all future UC construction projects to LEED equivalent standards; and,

Whereas, the CSU is the largest system of public Higher Education in the world and is a driving force in every sector of the California economy, exerting a tremendous influence over environmental, economic, and social policies; and,

Whereas, it is the duty of the CSU Board of Trustees to work with students, staff, faculty and administration within the CSU system to address the pressing issues facing our state, nation, and world by directing our environmental, economic and social policies into a responsible strategy that ensures the well-being of current and future generations; and,

Whereas, the CSU Chancellor's Office has already begun to call together a committee on environmental standards for all CSU buildings: therefore, be it

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially call upon the CSU Board of Trustees to adopt a policy that all new and renovated buildings at CSU campuses be designed and built to a LEED Silver rating or higher (without binding the CSU to actually pursue LEED certifications); and be it further

Resolved, that The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially call upon the HSU Administration to design and construct the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building to a LEED Silver rating or higher.

Resolved, that the CSU Board of Trustees direct that 50 percent or more of the system's energy be derived from clean, renewable sources, with at least 25 percent generated onsite by solar, wind, fuel cell, and or other clean, renewable sources; and be it further

Resolved, that copies of this Resolution be sent, but not limited to, Board of Trustees Chair Debra S. Farar, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, HSU President Rollin Richmond, HSU Vice-President of Administrative Affairs, HSU Director of Physical Services Bob Schulz, the HSU Academic Senate, the California State Student Association, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, the HSU Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by:
Manolo Platin, HSU Representative
California State Student Association

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GRENADA RELIEF EFFORTS

MEMORANDUM

DATE: October 25, 2004 (approved)

TO: Humboldt State University Campus Community

FROM: Samantha Williams-Gray
President, Associated Students

SUBJECT: The Grenada Relief Effort at Humboldt State University

On behalf of the Associated Students Council, I wish to express support for the Grenada Relief Effort at Humboldt State University. The mission statement of the Associated Students affirms that the purpose of Associated Students is to:

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; provide services and programs as
deemed necessary by the corporation to meet the needs of the student
and campus community; and to stimulate the educational, social,
physical and cultural well-being of the University community.

The Associated Students recognize that during the years of 2000, 2001, and 2003, fifty Humboldt State University students participated in the Grenada Anthropological Field Schools. In Grenada, these students were able to study the Mona Monkey in its natural environment; thus enriching their studies that directly pertains to their major at Humboldt State University.

The Associated Students also recognize that Dr. Mary Glenn, Professor in the Anthropology Department, organized the Grenada Disaster Relief Fund in order to assist the families that have befriended our Humboldt State University students. When Hurricane Ivan hit the small island of Grenada, it left massive destruction and devastation in its tracks. The residents, including the families that have supported our Humboldt State University students, are left without food, shelter, and clean water. These families assisted our Humboldt State University students adapt to and learn from their new environment, and they ensure that students leave Grenada having an overall positive experience.

The Associated Students furthermore acknowledge and value the important efforts of students, faculty and staff to help the residents of Grenada in their recovery efforts after Hurricane Ivan.

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Optical Scanning Web Eval Memo

M E M O R A N D U M

DATE: November 13, 2003

TO: HSU Provost's Council

FROM: Gretchen Newsom for

The Associated Students

SUBJECT: Review and Commentary on Optical Scanning of Course
Evaluations and Grade Reports

On behalf of the Associated Students Council, I wish to convey that the Associated Students is supportive of the recommendations within the report on the Future of Optical Scanning of Course Evaluations and Grade Reports. The switch to online course evaluations yields many positive aspects including, but not limited to, saving money, reducing our environmental impact by decreasing paper usage, and increasing accessibility to course evaluations. The concept of online course evaluations does generate some negative aspects as outlined in the recommendations from the ad-hoc committee. However, after carefully considering this matter we are affirmed in our belief that grade reporting and course/instructor evaluations should be conducted online.

Associated Students strongly opposes a coercive approach in yielding a fair sample of online faculty/course evaluations. We acknowledge that in order to convince students of the importance of RTP evaluations, an education campaign must be conducted. We will actively support this campaign if the online faculty evaluations are combined with the Associated Students Webevals via the optional dual survey instrument.

The A.S. WebEval system is meant to aid students in the selection of classes by providing a means to see the opinions of fellow students concerning our faculty, including but not limited to teaching style, subject matter, grading, etc. This program was implemented two years ago, and has generated over 1600 anonymous evaluations. Of the 1600 evaluations, only one was censored due to unsavory commentary. The majority of comments are positive in nature, but in order to protect the interest of faculty members while also serving the greater needs of students, we have closed the viewing of these evaluations from beyond the immediate campus. We feel that this is a successful forum for student commentary on our education while also providing an important tool for our academic pathway. For questions or concerns about the Associated Students Webevals program, please contact me or visit www.humboldt.edu/~aseval.

Furthermore, the Associated Students feels that students should not be presented with a list of outstanding on-line course evaluations as part of the registration process. This action seems to be counter to the effort of yielding a fair and accurate evaluation. However, we are supportive offering a reminder during the registration process of the importance of these evaluations. We are also in strong agreement that questions within the course evaluations should have uniformity within the college, or at the very least by each department. The scale of evaluation should be uniform throughout the entire University.

I encourage your consideration and support of the above requests and recommendations. I would be pleased to discuss this matter with you in detail and answer any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

cc: President Rollin Richmond
Provost, Rick Vrem
Vice President of Student Affairs, Steven Butler

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MEMORANDUM SUPPORTING HSU SMOKING POLICY

MEMORANDUM

DATE: November 8, 2004

TO: Dr. Rollin C. Richmond
HSU President

FROM: Samantha Williams-Gray
Associated Students President

SUBJECT: Campus Smoking Policy

On behalf of the Associated Students Council, I wish to convey the following views on the new HSU Smoking Policy. Considering that most of the recommendations that were made in the "Resolution Regarding the Revised HSU Campus Smoking Policy," adopted in the spring semester of 2003, have been met, the Associated Students Council is satisfied with the new Smoking Policy.

The Associated Students recognize that it is impossible to create a Smoking Policy that will ensure that all people on campus will be content. However, the Associated Students feel that the process for identifying designated smoking areas would have been better served with a greater and more diverse representation, including but not limited to people with disabilities, smokers and a larger sampling of students. The Associated Students feel that because the new Smoking Policy is entirely contingent upon community enforcement, the majority of which will be students, we should have been given more of a voice in the process. The Associated Students also believe that it is necessary to provide covered shelters in the designated smoking areas, which we feel will help with enforcement.

cc: Academic Senate
Dr. Steven Butler, Student Affairs Vice President

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Resolution Transgender Day

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Adopted 11/03/03

Whereas, The Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State
University states that "The Associated Students…[shall] assist in the
protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the
student body; provide services and programs as deemed necessary by the
corporation to meet the needs of the student and campus community; and
to stimulate the educational, social physical, and cultural well-being of
the University community," and

Whereas, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University supports and
values diversity (which is not limited to different ethnicities and cultures,
but also includes gender and sexual orientation) and upholds a
commitment to commend and partake in acts of social justice that
educate the community on issues of diversity, and

Whereas, November 20th 2003 is the the Fith annual Transgender Day of
Remembrance, a day commemorated world wide to remember those that
were killed because of bias towards transgender people, and

Whereas, Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to
transgender-based hate or prejudice; this trend shows no sign of abating,
and (www.remembering our dead.org)

Whereas, This year we remember over 20 individual killed because of anti-
transgender hatred in the USA and over 30 people worldwide, and

Whereas, Humboldt State University has not been immune to anti-transgender
prejudice as anti-transgender hate crimes are reported to law enforcement
and recorded with the state autourney general's office in recent years, and

Whereas, The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several university
community members and raises public awareness of hate crimes against
transgendered people, and

Whereas, Compassion and respect for transgender people is promoted through a
vigil and other events and, the Day of Remembrance reminds non-
transgendered epople that transgender people are sons, daughters,
parents, friends and lovers, and

Whereas, The Day of Remembrance gives community members a chance to step
forward with transgender people and stand in vigil, memorializing those
who have died by anti-transgender violence. Therefore, be it

Resolved, November 20, 2003 be the Transgender Day of Remembrance at
Humboldt State University, and be it

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourages
active participation in this event amongst our students, staff ad faculty;
participation includes attending events, workshops, trainings, movie
screenings, and/or the Day of Remembrance Vigil on November 20,
2003; be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU
President Rollin Richmond, Vice President of Student Affairs,
Steven Butler, Academic Provost Richard Vrem, HSU Department chairs,
The HSU Academic Senate, HSU's MultiCultural Center, the California
State Student Association, the HSU Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by:
Anne Serene and Gretchen Kinney Newsom

___________________________________ __________________________________

Original signatures on file at The Associated Students

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RENEWAL OF HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY'S COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

RESOLUTION ON THE RENEWAL OF HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITYäó¢íó_í_ŒéS COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Adopted 11/08/04

Whereas, Humboldt State University has long been renowned for its commitment
to excellence in undergraduate education;

Whereas, The number one goal of the Academic Excellence chapter of the Strategic
Plan seeks to amend Appendix J of the Faculty Handbook to place faculty
research efforts as the number one criteria for promotion;

Whereas, Compulsory faculty research efforts may weaken the quality of education,
as tenure-track faculty may increasingly be replaced with part-time
lecturers;

Whereas, Both students and faculty come to Humboldt State for its quality
classroom environment; therefore be it

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State voice its concern towards
elements of the Strategic Plan which have the potential to erode the quality
of education at the undergraduate level; and be it further;

Resolved, That the Associated Students commends both faculty members who are
able to successfully conduct research under the current system of
promotion, as well as all members of the faculty, whose dedication to the
education of their students cannot be easily matched at most universities;
and be it further

Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State asks both the Academic
Senate, as well as HSU President Rollin Richmond to renew this
Universityäó¢íó_í_Œés commitment to excellence in undergraduate classroom
education; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be distributed, but not limited to: CSU
Chancellor Charles Reed, HSU President Rollin Richmond, Provost
Richard Vrem, the six University Deans, the HSU Academic Senate,
Dr. Steven Carlson, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, William
Wood, Chair of the HSU Faculty Personnel Committee, the California
State Student Association, Associated Students of the College of the
Redwoods, the Lumberjack newspaper, and other local media.

Authored by:

Kyle Brossard, Representative
College of Natural Resources and Sciences

Kyle Zeck
Legislative Vice President

Approved:

Samantha Williams-Gray
President

Kyle Zeck

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Resolution Regarding the Revised HSU Campus Smoking Policy

Resolution Regarding the Revised HSU Campus Smoking Policy

Adopted 10/06/03

WHEREAS: The general student election of Spring 2003 yielded the
following results concerning the ballot question on the
campus smoking policy (students were asked to select the
policy that they most supported):

Should HSU maintain present policy of no smoking
within 15 feet of all campus buildings?
YES 357 39%

Should HSU ban smoking entirely?
YES 312 34%

Should HSU only allow smoking in certain
designated areas?
YES 244 27%

WHEREAS: The Spring 2003 ballot question concerning the campus
smoking policy did not yield a declared majority preference
for any of the proposed policies,

WHEREAS: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University have
extensively facilitated discussion between a variety of
students to vainly attempt to bring consensus on the smoking
policy,

WHEREAS: Governor Davis signed into effect Assembly Bill 846 which
prohibits smoking within 20 feet of all public buildings,
including CSU campus buildings, and therefore be it

RESOLVED: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University
recommend a revised campus smoking policy that
incorporates the 20 foot restriction as specified within AB
846, but encourages (not necessitates) smoking to occur in
designated smoking areas across campus, and furthermore,
be it

RESOLVED: That the location of designated smoking areas not be located
within any campus parking lot, and that the actual location
of these designated smoking areas will come as a result from
collaboration between the Department of HSU Physical
Services, students, faculty and staff, with specific emphasis
on the desired conduction of a campus walk through, and
furthermore, be it

RESOLVED: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University,
encourage a thorough evaluation of enforcement practices
concerning the campus smoking policy with a prioritized
emphasis on community enforcement and respect rather than
official police enforcement; and furthermore, be it

RESOLVED: That copies of the results of this ballot question will be sent
to, but not limited to, President Rollin Richmond, the
Academic Provost, Dr. Steven Butler, Vice-President of
Student Affairs, the Academic Senate, the California State
Student Association, the Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse
Prevention Committee, the Student Health Center, the
Lumberjack and the local media.

Authored by: Gretchen Kinney

Original signatures on file at the Associated Students' Office

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FUNDING FOR CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAMMING

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF UNIVERSITY FUNDING FOR CONTINOUS ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAMMING

Adopted 11/08/04

Whereas, Humboldt State University Division of Student Affairs is committed
to the academic and personal well being of the students and,

Whereas, The current mission statement of the Division of Student Affairs states,
"Student Affairs facilitates academic success and personal development
by promoting leadership and providing services and programs for students
and the University community" and;

Whereas, The HSU Alcohol and Drug Policy states, "The faculty, staff, and
administration of Humboldt State University are dedicated to creating
an environment that allows students to achieve their educational goals.
Humboldt State University believes that an awareness through education
is necessary to promote a healthy lifestyle on campus" and;

Whereas, President Richmond stated in his fall 2004 convocation address,
"I ask that every faculty member and every staff member help to educate
students about the consequences of drug use, and that they make a point
of discussing drug use in their classes" and;

Whereas, According to the Student Affairs Annual Judicial Report 2003-2004,
214 students were referred to the Student Affairs Vice Presidentäó¢íó_í_Œés
Office for alcohol and/or drug offenses and;

Whereas, Approximately 65% of those students were freshmen living in the
Residence Halls and;

Whereas, The University Budget Committee recently allocated in the 2004-2005
budget an additional $62,000 towards Alcohol and other Drug Education
Programs as a one time allocation and;

Whereas, The majority of this funding went toward sanctioning of students who
have already been found in violation the HSU Drug and Alcohol Policy
and not toward education efforts;

Whereas, It would benefit the HSU community to expand this allocation as continuous funding for subsequent years so that the Division of Student Affairs may hire a full time Alcohol and other Drug Education Program Coordinator to facilitate student education and student counseling and therefore be it;

Resolved, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourage and support the allocation of continuous funding by the University Budget Committee for the sole purpose of hiring an Alcohol and Drug Education
Program Coordinator by the Division of Student Affairs and further be it,

Resolved, This resolution shall be sent, but not limited to, President Rollin
Richmond, Provost,Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chair
of the University Budget Committee Richard Vrem, Chair of the HSU
Academic Senate and Co-Chair University Budget Committee, Ken
Fulgham, Vice President Steven Butler, Director of the Student Health
Center Dr. Rebecca Stauffer, Director of Humboldt State University
Residence Halls John Capaccio, Chief of University Police Tom Dewey
and members of the local media.

Authored by:

Nicole Alvarado
Student Affairs Vice President

Approved by:

Samantha Williams-Gray
President

Kyle Zeck
Legislative Vice President

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Resolution Ballot Initiative Smoking Policy

Resolution for Ballot Initiative Regarding
The HSU Campus Smoking Policy

Adopted 4/7/03

WHEREAS: The general student election is forthcoming on the 22nd,
23rd, and 24th of April, 2003; and,

WHEREAS: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University
believe students have a right to a democratic process
which allows us to make decisions about issues that
govern our lives,

WHEREAS: The CSU Board of Trustees have issued a decree giving
each campus president the ability to revise the campus
smoking policy; and,

WHEREAS: In accordance with the A.S. Resolution Regarding the
Smoking Policy (adopted October 7th), the Associated
Students of Humboldt State University has
collaborated with the Alcohol and Other Drug
Prevention Committee, and conducted two A.S.
Symposiums on the campus smoking policy to gather
insight and perspective on possible alternatives to the
current smoking policy; and therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the following question be placed on the Student
General Election Ballot for the election taking place on
the 22d, 23rd, and 24th of April, 2003:

1) Which HSU Smoking Policy option do you most
support?
äó¢íó_äó¢íó_ Designated smoking areas
(no transitory smoking)
äó¢íó_äó¢íó_ Ban smoking on campus
and furthermore, be it

RESOLVED: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University,
ask that the issue of enforcing the smoking policy be
brought before the Associated Students Council, the
Academic Senate, and the Alcohol and Other Drug
Abuse Prevention Committee, in collaboration with
the University Police Department; and furthermore,
be it

RESOLVED: That the Associated Students of Humboldt State
University recommend that the HSU Department of
Housing formulate their own policy with guided
consultation of Residence Halls Association, be it

RESOLVED: That copies of the results of this ballot question will be
sent to, but not limited to, President Rollin Richmond,
the Academic Provost, Dr. Steven Butler,
Vice-President of Student Affairs, the Academic
Senate, the California State Student Association,
the Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Prevention
Committee, the Student Health Center, the
Lumberjack and the local media.

Authored by: Gretchen Kinney & Manolo Platin

Original signatures on file with the Associated Students' Office.

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Resolution in Opposition to Student-Fee Increases

RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO STUDENT-FEE INCREASES

ADOPTED DECEMBER 13, 2002

WHEREAS: Governor Davis has recommended a $59.6 million dollar reduction
from the California State University (CSU) Budget; and

WHEREAS: The CSU Chancellor's Office has recommended to the CSU Board
of Trustees that state university fees be increased by a minimum 10%
for undergraduate students and a minimum of 15% for graduate
students for Spring 2003; and

WHEREAS: The current CSU Board of Trustees is considering the recommended
increase, which it previously committed to opposing, during special
session on Monday, December 16, 2002; and

WHEREAS: Governor Davis has stated, "And I know that every time we raise
fees, we freeze our students, we deny them the opportunity for
an unparalleled education" (October 25, 2002); and

WHEREAS: A fee increase will increase barriers to education, a point of
paramount importance in the CSU mission ("To encourage and
provide access to an excellent education to all who are prepared
for and wish to participate in college study"); and

WHEREAS: Humboldt State University students will have already paid their
Spring 2003 fees and will then be retroactively billed an additional
$72 dollars for undergraduates and $114 for graduate students; and

WHEREAS: The impact of retroactive billing will cause additional strain on the
University's already limited resources and will be costly as well; and

WHEREAS: 61% of the HSU student population receives financial aid, an
increase in the State University Fee will tax the students' already
limited financial resources; and

WHEREAS: An increase in State University Fees will decrease the diversity
of HSU student population; therefore be it

RESOLVED: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University oppose
the proposed State University Fee increase for Spring 2003; and
therefore be it further

RESOLVED: That the Associated Students encourages HSU students to lobby
against the fee increase via communication with legislators and
the CSU Board of Trustees; and therefore be it

RESOLVED: That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to
HSU President Rollin Richmond, HSU Academic Senate,
California State Student Association, the CSU Board of Trustees,
and CSU Chancellor Charles Reed.

Adopted from Sonoma State University ASI Board of Directors Resolution of 12/02.

Submitted by: David Risenfeld

Original signatures on file at the Associated Students' Office.

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