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ASI adds more SPOTs: Re-evaluating teacher evaluations

Mindy Lockhart, contributing writer

May 7, 2015

Filed under ASI, Campus, News, Today

One teacher evaluation during a semester at California State University, Long Beach is not enough, according to Associated Students, Inc. senate.   The ASI senate passed a resolution Wednesday to introduce new online professor and instructor evaluations that will be conducted throughout a semester.   The online Student Evaluations of Teaching will allow students to provide feedback for their professors...

ASI resolution protects transgender students

Mindy Lockhart, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2015

Filed under ASI, Campus, News, Today

Students will now be able to register under a preferred name. The Associated Students Inc. Senate passed a resolution Wednesday to allow students to use a preferred name in California State University, Long Beach class roster sheets, Beach Board and student ID cards. The original intent of the resolution was to shield transgender students from being “outed” when professors or lecturers call their legal names during...

ASI senate urges for new teacher evaluations

Mindy Lockhart, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2015

Filed under ASI, News

The Associated Students, Inc. Senate passed a resolution on Wednesday for a first reading that would encourage evaluations of professors to be conducted throughout the entire semester. The resolution states that in order to address conflicts with students during the semester, the professor would have the option of using a third party program to be evaluated throughout the whole semester. “The purpose of a formative...

ASI senate continues work in support of a preferred-name policy

Mindy Lockhart, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2015

Filed under ASI, News

After a second reading, the Associated Students Inc. Senate approved a bylaw amendment on Wednesday to become more inclusive in cabinet titles. The amendment introduced last week proposes that the titles of the Secretary of Women’s Affairs and Secretary for LGBTIQ Affairs to become Secretary of Women’s and Gender Equity Affairs and Secretary for LGBTIQ+ Affairs. “We are opening up the gender spectrum,” Chief...

Finding a seat at the table

Finding a seat at the table

April 9, 2015

Eight — nights in jail, one for every time they caught him at the border. Six — students sitting at “the table for outcasts” back when he couldn’t speak much English. Three — younger si...

ASI senate introduces preferred name option for transgender students

Mindy Lockhart, contributing writer

April 9, 2015

Filed under ASI, News

The Associated Students, Inc. senate introduced a resolution to allow transgender students to use a preferred first name in California State University, Long Beach records. According to the resolution, the Office of Equity and Diversity is developing a model that ensures transgender students preferred name appear on class rosters, Beach Board and student ID cards to eliminate the fear of being “outed.” “We wanted...

ASI Senate to recognize the Armenian Genocide

Mindy Lockhart, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2015

Filed under ASI, News

Associated Students Inc. read a resolution on Wednesday to recognize the Armenian Genocide and commemorate its 100th anniversary. The resolution called for California State University, Long Beach to memorialize April 24, 2015 as a day dedicated to remembering the Armenian Genocide. ASI Vice President Nayiri Baghdassarian wrote the resolution herself since she is of Armenian descent. “This is something really impo...