Student Government

ASI Student Government collaborates with campus and community groups in order to improve student life. Students interested in shaping the ultimate college experience are encouraged to get involved.

 


2015 - 15 Student Government

Universitywide Committees

Cal Poly students have the unique opportunity to be involved in the campus decision-making process. Throughout the academic year, students are appointed to committees and task forces that decide the direction of the University. Students interested in serving on a campus wide committee should contact the ASI Student Government Office.

Academic Assessment Council

Description

The purpose of assessment is to improve student learning. The assessment process should include the collection, the analysis, and the distribution of data at the student level, the program level, and the university level. Likewise, the work ofassessment should be shared equitably, both within and between levels (faculty, programs, colleges, and university). Ideally, assessment will generate useful information about student learning while adding only minimally to faculty and administrative workloads. One primary method of achieving that goal is to coordinate existing assessment efforts and make future efforts more predictable, by identifying which activities occur in a given year. The main mission of the AAC is to carry out those coordinating and planning activities.

 

Academic Assessment Council

Student Members:

*Vacant 2014-2015

Ad Hoc Mustang Committee

Description

We are pleased and excited to have a living embodiment of our mascot; however, ownership of a mustang is a great responsibility. With that in mind, the Mustang Committee was formed. The Committee is charged with: developing the recommendations regarding the initial rollout event (who, when, what, where and how); developing an external and internal communications plan; developing the protocols for campus events with an emphasis on protecting the health and welfare of the Mustang, the handlers, and audiences; and identifying the lead person or division for ongoing consultation and information regarding the Mustang. The Committee may submit any funding requests, plans, issues, etc., but please do not spend committee time on possible funding sources as this issue will be handled collaboratively by the Vice Presidents.

 

Student Members:

Tina Li 2013-2014

Ad Hoc Poly Royal Explatory Committee

Description

For Cal Poly's comprehensive campaign to succeed, we need to identify additional ways to engage alumni, specifically to entice more alumni to come back for campus visits throughout the year. At this time, our three most notable efforts targeting alumni are Homecoming Weekend, the Hall of Fame Weekend, and our two-year-old Poly Days summer program. I would like to explore the possibility of encouraging enhanced alumni participation during Open House.

Since Open House evolved from Poly Royal, it is my desire to maintain this linkage. It is clear that the name "Poly Royal" remains fondly fixed in many alumni’s memories. Indeed, it remains in use. For example, "Open House 2015" will also be the 75th anniversary year for the "Poly Royal Rodeo." Consequently, the intent is for Open House to transition back to Poly Royal. I am open to other viewpoints; however, first I want the pros and cons of this approach to be explored in depth by the committee.

The Poly Royal Exploratory Committee’s overall responsibility is to examine how to take the best of what Poly Royal was and develop a plan for reinvigorating this important Cal Poly tradition in ways that will build stronger relationships with our alumni, current students, prospective students, the campus community, and the greater San Luis Obispo community. It is vitally important that we take into consideration the strong feelings among all stakeholders about what Poly Royal was, and how a re-imagined Poly Royal can benefit all. At an appropriate time, it will be crucial that the committee consult openly with a broader set of stakeholders, including city and regional leaders.

 

Student Members:

Jason Colombini 2013-2014

Advisory Committee on Workplace Violence

Description

The Advisory Committee on Workplace Violence is responsible for implementing and coordinating the Workplace Violence Prevention Program.

 

Advisory Committee on Workplace Violence

Student Members:

Michelle Wong 2014-2015

Athletics Governing Board

Description

The Athletics Governing Board serves as an advisory body to the President, who has ultimate responsibility and final authority for the conduct of the intercollegiate athletics program. The Board will function as an oversight committee for athletics establishing policy and setting direction for such issues as the addition or elimination of sports, academic standards, gender equality and financial integrity.

 

Athletics Governing Board

Student Members:

David Cornella 2014-2015
Brady Hiob 2014-2015
Kevin Londerholm 2014-2015
Joi Sullivan 2014-2015

Brand Governance Committee

Description

The Brand Governance Committee develops standards and recommends policy for campus marketing and communication tools including, but not limited to, websites, mobile applications, social media, publications, merchandise, and campus signage.

 

Brand Governance Committee

Student Members:

Joi Sullivan 2013-2014

Cal Poly Plan Steering Committee

Description

The Cal Poly Plan Steering Committee is the university oversight committee that oversees the allocation of the academic fees (Cal Poly Plan and College-Based fee revenues) students are paying.

The Cal Poly Plan is an initiative, which was originally approved during the 1995-96 Academic Year, and that is funded by a campus-wide academic fee. This financial model is intended to help Cal Poly meet future demand for public higher education in a time of dramatic enrollment growth, rising public expectations for quality and efficiency, and limited public resources. The Plan supports new ways of educating and supporting students, including creative approaches to teaching and learning, curriculum design and scheduling, and the application of information technology to instruction. These efforts require multi-year investments in human resources as well as in equipment. Cal Poly's campus academic fee is designed to support these improvements.

 

Student Members:

Jason Colombini 2013-2014

Campus Climate & University Concerns

Description

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Student Members:

Zach Antoyan 2012-2013
Ashlee Evonc 2012-2013

Campus Dining Advisory Committee

Description

The Campus Dinning Advisory Committee is to assist in evaluating the effectiveness of Campus Dining operations and to make recommendations on policy and major procedures for Campus Dining operations.

 

Campus Dining Advisory Committee

Student Members:

Madison Albiani 2014-2015
George Will 2014-2015

Campus Fee Advisory Committee

Description

The Campus Fee Advisory Committee’s primary role is to provide advice to the president regarding proposals to adjust, eliminate or consolidate existing fees or establish new fees, all such advice to be consistent with existing statutes and provisions of bond indentures. Representative is the Academic Senate Chair or designee.

 

Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC)

Student Members:

Annalee Akin 2014-2015
Cyrus Ebadat 2014-2015
John Herrero 2014-2015
Joi Sullivan (Co-Chair) 2014-2015

Campus Planning Committee

Description

The Campus Planning Committee's primary function is to assist the President in the coordination, development, and control of a long-range plan for the physical development of the campus, within a framework of policy established by the Trustees of The California State University.

 

Campus Planning Committee

Student Members:

Joi Sullivan 2014-2015

Campus Safety and Risk Management Committee

Description

The primary function of this committee is to provide advice on policy matters to render the campus a safer place.

 

Campus Safety and Risk Management Committee

Student Members:

Samantha Foster 2013-2015

Commencement Operations Committee

Description

The Commencement Operations Committee is responsible for all operations and logistics related to the universitywide ceremonies, including marketing, communications, ticketing, facilities, publications, scripts, parking, and other campus-based logistics.

 

 

Commencement

 

Student Members:

Lexie Bonestroo 2014-2015

Commencement Policy Committee

Description

The Commencement Policy Committee recommends procedures related to Cal Poly’s commencement activities and accomplishes various functions for commencement, including line-up of candidates and faculty, processional, and college marshals.  The Commencement Policy Committee advises the President on policy related to commencement, including official academic regalia, ceremony structure, invited speakers, student fees, and guest accommodations.

 

 

Commencement

Student Members:

Cyrust Ebadat 2014-2015
Emilie Morse 2014-2015

Committee on University Citizenship (CUCIT)

Description

An ad hoc council whose members are appointed by the University President and charged with exploring issues and making policy recommendations on university citizenship at Cal Poly.

 

Committee on University Citizenship (CUCIT)

Student Members:

Joi Sullivan 2013-2014

Coordinating Committee on AIDS and HIV Infection (CCAH)

Description

Charged with planning and coordinating a comprehensive educational program on AIDS and HIV related issues.

Established in response to the CSU AIDS Policy and Guidelines (AAES 88-27), the Cal Poly Coordinating Committee on AIDS and HIV Infection is advisory to the President, reporting via the Vice President for Student Affairs. The committee is charged with planning and coordinating a comprehensive educational program; developing and reviewing administrative procedures related to AIDS and HIV Infection; and monitoring and ensuring compliance with campus, system, state, and federal policies.

 

Coordinating Committee on AIDS and HIV Infection

Student Members:

*Vacant 2014-2015

Disability Access and Compliance Committee

Description

The mission of the committee is to discuss, monitor, and evaluate campus-specific issues relating to compliance" with California State University Executive Order 926 (http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-926.html) and can be expected to produce Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance-related reports to the Chancellor's Office as requested

 

Disability Access and Compliance Committee

Student Members:

Matthew Austin 2014-2015

Graduate Studies Committee (Graduate Students Only)

Description

The coordination of graduate programs, recommendation of campus guidelines towards admission to graduate programs, and awarding graduate degrees will be accomplished by this committee.

Administrative direction and control of authorized master's degree programs will be through normal college and department line channels. Coordination of graduate programs among colleges and departments, and recommendation of campus guidelines for curricula and courses, for admission to graduate programs, and for awarding of graduate degrees will be accomplished by this committee.

 

Graduate Studies Committee

Student Members:

Joey Mancino 2013-2014
Sheila Mann 2014-2015

Inclusive Excellence Council

Description

The Inclusive Excellence Council is charged with moving initiatives forward to enhance the campus climate through embedding diversity and educational equity in all aspects of the university.)

 

Inclusive Excellence Council

Student Members:

Ly Ho 2014-2015
Yashar Moayedian 2014-2015

Instructionally Related Activites Advisory Committee

Description

The primary function of the Instructionally Related Activities Advisory Committee is to advise the President regarding the allocation of the Instructionally Related Activities Fee revenues. Representative is the Academic Senate Curriculum Committee Chair or designee.

 

Instructionally Related Activities Advisory Committee

Student Members:

Annalee Akin (CLA) 2014-2015
Seth Borges (CAFES) 2014-2015
Sydney Johnson (OCOB) 2014-2015
Joi Sullivan (ASI President) 2014-2015

Intellectual Property Review Committee

Description

Function This committee is mandated under the University's Intellectual Property Policy. The committee is appointed by the President and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The function of the Committee is to review and monitor University activities on matters relating to the administration of this policy, to review proposed changes to the policy, and to participate in the future development of the policy. The Committee also administers a review process for the allocation of the University's net proceeds from intellectual property. When necessary, the Committee reviews invention disclosures and other information to evaluate the University's contribution to the development of particular intellectual properties, In the event of disagreement among interested parties concerning interpretation or application of the Intellectual Property Policy, the Committee serves as the appellate body, advisory to the University President.President.

 

Intellectual Property Review Committee

Student Members:

Owen Schwaegerle 2014-2015

International Education and Programs Council

Description

The International Education and Programs Council provides advice to the Provost via the Vice Provost for Academic Programs regarding the establishment of priorities and procedures for international endeavors.

 

International Education and Programs Council

Student Members:

McGuire Gillan 2013-2014

International Initiatives Action Group

Description

Recommend a process for evaluation of international opportunities, evaluate a self-support model for international students studying at Cal Poly and recommend a pilot project action plan.

Cal Poly's focus on excellence and student success through the Learn by Doing approach of our comprehensive polytechnic university. An important strategic imperative to bolster these principles is fostering diversity and cultural competency in a global context. There are many opportunities for Cal Poly to engage in a global context. Some examples include encouraging more students to study abroad in ever greater numbers through Cal Poly and partner international programs. We could also support more international students at our campus in a variety of programs. These opportunities give our students access to additional learning styles, diverse experiences, and techniques to think about solving issues from multifaceted approaches.

 

Student Members:

Jaymee McInerney 2013-2014

Landscape Advisory Committee

Description

Charged with the ongoing assessment of the landscape of the campus and reporting to the Campus Planning Committee.

The Landscape Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Campus Planning Committee. The committee is charged with the ongoing assessment of the landscape of the campus and in particular how the landscape treatment can serve an educational role while still recognizing such aspects as appearance, function, budget, maintenance, and safety. The committee will make recommendations for landscaping of new projects and replacement plantings. Recommendations may be concerning species to be planted but may also include landscape plans in concert with the Trustee-appointed professional. The committee is further charged to develop a master plan for campus landscaping formulated to ensure that in the years ahead the campus will continue to be of academic value and provide an aesthetic and functional environment. For operating effectiveness, the committee is advisory and reports to the Vice President of Administration and Finance.

 

Landscape Advisory Committee

Student Members:

Young Choi 2014-2015

Liberal Studies Committee

Description

Provide guidance to the Liberal Studies Program and personnel.

The committee is appointed by the President reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Functions: To discuss changes in subject matter preparation required by the state credentialing commission, or the chancellor's office. To monitor how students fare in their California Subject Examinations for Teachers (now required for entrance into credential programs) and discuss areas of strength and weakness. To identify and support perceived needs of the Liberal Studies Department, and to serve as outside committee members on departmental personnel reviews as needed.

 

Liberal Studies Committee

Student Members:

*Vacant 2014-2015

Registration and Scheduling Committee

Description

Evaluate present procedures, policies, and guidelines used in registration and scheduling of classes.

The committee is appointed by the President and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee. The committee elects its own chair. Functions: To evaluate present procedures, policies, and guidelines used in registration and scheduling of classes and to recommend changes in existing procedures. To evaluate and recommend new concepts in registration and scheduling.

 

Registration & Scheduling Committee

Student Members:

Alexander Horncliff 2014-2015
Mallika Potter 2014-2015

Status of Women Committee

Description

Address issues that concern women on campus.

The Status of Women Committee shall address issues that concern women students, faculty, and staff on campus, including but not limited to: employment and educational equity and campus safety and climate. It will assist in the review of the University's Sexual Assault, Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Programs. The committee chair will meet annually with the Academic Deans' Council and with the Student Affairs directors to discuss issues related to the campus climate for women. Deans and Student Affairs supervisors will be expected to disseminate this information to department chairs, faculty, and staff.

 

Status of Women Committee

Student Members:

Anna Black-Hogins 2014-2015
Kylie Bush 2014-2015

Student Campus Computing Committee (SC3)

Description

To provide students with a reliable means for advocating and identifying their needs with respect to information technology.

The Student Campus Computing Committee (SC3) was established to provide students with a reliable means for advocating and identifying their needs and requirements with respect to the efficient use of information technology, both academically and in student life. SC3 is responsible for providing input from student users of information technologies to the Information Resources Management Policy and Planning Committee (IRMPPC) and to the Vice Provost/Chief Information Officer (VP/CIO) for Information Technology Services (ITS) and for communicating information about information technologies to their constituents. Recommendations will be studied by the VP/CIO who will determine the impact, benefits, costs and other factors involved in implementing the recommendation and forward that analysis to the IRMPPC for appropriate action.

 

Student Campus Computing Committee (SC3)

Student Members:

Vacant 2013-2014
Vacant 2013-2014
Vacant 2013-2014
Vacant 2013-2014
*Vacant (CAFES) 2010-2011
*Vacant (CENG) 2010-2011
*Vacant (COSAM) 2010-2011
Vacant (OCOB) 2013-2014
Will Blumhardt 2014-2015
*Vacant Technical Clubs 2010-2011

Student Orientation Advising & Resources Committee

Description

Student Orientation Advising & Resources Committee is responsible for, but not limited to: Coordinating and implementing the Summer Advising Program Managing the budget for the Summer Advising Program Acting as an advisory group on issues related to advising across campus

 

Student Members:

Emily Mallett 2013-2014

Student Success Fee Allocation Advisory Committee (SSFAAC)

Description

This committee is responsible for creating a recommendation to the President regarding Student Success Fee allocations. Allocations will be decided by the committee based on what they prioritize as most important for student success. The committee is made up of 11 members, 7 of which are students. Committee members include the ASI President (co-chair) and one member from the ASI Board of Directors from each academic college. For more information, visit the official committee website: http://afd.calpoly.edu/fees/ssf-index.asp

 

Student Success Fee Allocation Advisory Committee (SSFAAC)

Student Members:

Annalee Akin (CLA) 2014-2015
Young Choi (CAED) 2014-2015
Alexander Horncliff (COSAM) 2014-2015
Sydney Johnson (OCOB) 2014-2015
Myra Lukens (CENG) 2014-2015
Owen Shwaegerle (CAFES) 2014-2015
Joi Sullivan (ASI President) 2014-2015

Substance Use and Abuse Advisory Committee

Description

An advisory committee to the President on campus substance use and abuse issues.

Established in response to the CSU Action Plan for Substance Abuse (AAES 90-93; January, 1990), the Substance Use and Abuse Advisory Committee (SUAAC) is advisory to the President on campus substance use and abuse issues. The committee shall plan and coordinate a comprehensive educational program; develop and review administrative procedures related to alcohol and drug use and abuse; coordinate campus efforts to reduce substance use and abuse and its effects; monitor and ensure compliance with campus, system, state, and federal policies; and facilitate collaborative community partnerships.

 

Substance Use and Abuse Advisory Committee

Student Members:

Andrew Robinson 2014-2015

Sustainability Advisory Committee

Description

The primary function of the Sustainability Advisory Committee is to review and recommend measures related to University sustainability policies and practices dealing with natural resource utilization, land use, and physical projects. The committee is advisory and reports to the vice president of Administration & Finance. The committee is to consider issues related to environmentally responsible planning, design, and construction, as articulated in the Campus Master Plan. In addition, it will provide advice on the continuing efforts to construct environmentally sustainable projects. In its advisory capacity, the committee needs to consider the goals of sustainable development, which are balancing environmental protection, programmatic needs, and financial viability.

 

Sustainability Advisory Committee

Student Members:

Samantha Kin 2014-2015
Nelson Lin 2014-2015

University Committee on Committees

Description

To oversee the operations, functions, and membership of all campuswide standing committees which are appointed by the University President or a designee, and to recommend any needed changes therein. To review and recommend on the establishment of additional campuswide standing committees, or on the deletion or combination of existing campuswide standing committees. Upon request of the University President, to formulate recommendations on the establishment, functions, and membership of ad hoc campuswide special committees. The University Committee on Committees is advisory to the President.

 

University Committee on Committees

Student Members:

Jason Colombini-ASI President 2013-2014

University Diversity Enhancement Council

Description

Advisory to the President on the general development and implementation of diversity enhancing policies.

The University Diversity Enhancement Council is advisory to the President on the general development and implementation of diversity enhancing policies, practices and initiatives as they affect employees and students. The Council shall develop and recommend comprehensive goals and objectives for the campus regarding diversity enhancing strategies; develop, recommend and review campus projects, policies, practices and initiatives related to diversity enhancing strategies and monitor and evaluate the progress and success of campus diversity enhancing initiatives.

 

University Diversity Enhancement Council

Student Members:

University Planning and Budget Advisory Committee

Description

Provides advice to the President on the relationship between long-range planning and budget development and the implications for academic programs, enrollment, facilities, operating budget and other resources.

The University Planning and Budget Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice to the President on the relationship between long-range planning and budget development for the University and the implications for academic programs, enrollment, facilities, operating budget and other resources. The Committee considers and provides advice about broad University planning and budget principles, policies, premises and priorities, and about the effects of external developments on the University. The President sets the annual agenda for the University Planning and Budget Advisory Committee in consultation with the vice presidents, vice provosts, and deans. The agenda may include review of preliminary positions or draft proposals regarding planning and budget issues for which the President seeks constituent advice. The Committee coordinates with more focused planning committees, including the Information Resource Management Policy and Planning Committee (IRMPPC), Campus Planning Committee (physical planning), and the Cal Poly Plan Steering Committee.

 

University Planning and Budget Advisory Committee

Student Members:

*Vacant 2014-2015