Victoria (Tori) Gabelman

Roosevelt AS Senator


Weekly Reports

Week Summary
10-14-2020

Outreach Hour

  • I worked with the other ERC Senator, Nicole Thompson, to schedule a combined Virtual Office Hour. We then posted it to the roosevelt Senators FB Page and created a post on Canva to help advertise. This will allow students to come in and meet with us to ask any questions, provide conerns/ feedback, and to just chat!

  • These office hours will be held on Thursdays,1-2pm PST via Zoom.

Senator Project Updates

 

  • I met with John Weng to get some inspiration for my project idea. My project will be to create a landmark in ERC.
  • I will start this process off by contacting the ERC Provost, Student Affairs, and consulting Student Council of ERC to ensre there is a want for this landmark. Then I will contact the Stewart Art Comission Advisory Board. I hope to have these things complete by the end of Fall Quarter.
  • Talked with my partner, Nicole Thompson, and we will be collaborating together on this project.

Internal Committee

  • I am not currently on an internal committee.

 

External Committee

  • Student Council of ERC
    • Approved Student Affairs budget request for a Speaker Event for ERC students. They will speak on the issues regarding racism, sexism, and civic engagement. More details to be released soon.
    • Approved to remove the MMW Liason position from Standing Rules. This is because there is not much for this position to do.
    • Discussed "Nightmare on Pangea Drive" event, to be voted on next week.

 

Summary

  • Right now, the ball is rolling. We have established office hours in hopes to be able to talk to students about our positions on AS and take any feedback or questions they may have. My Senator Project is also going to be started soon and I am excited to see how this will turn out. I am excited to see what this quarter will hold!

 

10-21-2020

Outreach Hour

  • Held Virtual Office Hours with Co-Senator Nicole Thompson on Thursday 1-2pm. No students showed up, but we discussed how we can advertise our hours better, will work with Ellie's Weekly Newsletter to advertise our hours. Plan on taking the Weekly Meeting IG posts and posting them onto our Roosevelt FB Page so maybe that will initiate conversation with constiuents.
    • Join us! https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/99963330181 Meeting ID: 999 6333 0181
  • Attended Meet SCERC on Thursday from 4:30-5:30, an event for students who may be interested in joining SCERC. 

Senator Project Updates

  • ERC Landmark:
    • Worked with CoSenator, Nicole, to draft a rough outline of our project (linked above).
    • Sent emails to select ERC Staff to get feedback.
  • Student Leader Time Management Series:
    • In short, I want to create a program/ workshop to work on time-management skills because I know some student eladers are not equipped with these skills and it can become overwhelming. Reached out to AVP Health and Well-Being, Isaac Lara to initiate a collaboration with his office.
    • Drafted a rough outline of this project (linked above).
  • Black History Month Social Media Campaign:
    • In short, want to create a series of posts to highlight members of the Black Commnity who are not often talked about in history classes.
    • Reached out to fellow Assembly members to see who would like to collaborate.
    • Drafted a rough outline of this project (linked above).

Internal Committee

  • Legislative Commitee: Approved appointments and discharged "Cancellation of AS Senate Meeting on November 4th" to the Senate.
    • Approved: To provide a mental health rest due to the results of the election, therefore no Senate meeting Week 5.

External Committee

  • SCERC:
    • Approved budget for Nightmare on Pangea Drive Event.
      • Netflix movie night with costume party on October 30th.
    • I am working to change current standing rules to require Housing Representatives (such as Apartment Rep, Res-Hall Rep, Village Rep, and Overflow Rep) to attend the quarterly HDH Forums. Discussed with Chair of Rules Commitee of SCERC, updates to come.

Summary

 

10-28-2020

Outreach Hour

  • Held office hours with co-senator Nicole Thompson. Thursday from 1-2pm. We submitted an advertisement for Ellie's Weekly Newsletter in hopes to get more students to join us for office hours.

 

Senator Project Updates

  • No updates yet, hopefully next week we will make some breakthroughs.

 

 

Internal Committee

  • During Legislative Committee, we approved some appointments and tabled Senator's Bradtt's proposal to add manatory Senator Swaps in the language indefinitely. This is because this is a language change that needs to occur at each of the councils.

 

 

External Committee

 

  • SCERC
    • We are working on several language changes in our Standing Rules. For example, we are looking at reordering the Standing Rules to include External Positions along with the rest of the postions. Additionally, we are working on creating a position that sits on both SHMAC and SHWAB, a Health and Wellness advocate, just need to finalize some Language. Lastly, we are in the process of requiring housing representatives, such as Apartment Rep, Res Hall Rep, Vilalge Rep, and Overflow Rep to attend the quarterly HDH Forums.

 

11-04-2020

Outreach Hour

  • Virtual Office Hour with Senator Nicole Thompson and Senator James Terzian. Thursdays from 1-2pm.
  • Attended SCERC Election Watch-Party where we discussed the election. Tuesday November 3rd, 9pm-12am.

Senator Project Updates

 

  • Met with Max Gruber from the Office of Health and Wellbeing to discuss the Student Leader Mental Health series. Just brainstorming ideas

Internal Committee

 

  • No AS meeting due to the Election

External Committee

  • SCERC Retreat on Saturday 11/07 from 1-3pm. Met the newly appointed members!
  • Approved new language for our standing rules. Refer to last week's report for those changes. All of those were approved.

 

 

Summary

AS was cancelled this week due to the Election, therefore there is not much to report. 

 

11-11-2020

Outreach Hour

  • Office Hours with Nicole Thompson and James Terzian on Thursdays at 1pm via Zoom.
  • Attended the HDH Forum Friday 11/15 @3pm.

Senator Project Updates

  • No updates yet, hoping to kick things off after the Fall Break. 

Internal Committee

  • Legislative Committee: No meeting due to Veteran's Day.

External Committee

  • Student Council of ERC:
    • Passed 2020-21 SCERC Budget
    • Recently appointed SCERCies are all coming up with event/ project ideas! Love the energy and enthusiasm of this new group!

 

11-25-2020

Outreach Hour

  • Office Hours were cancelled due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

Senator Project Updates

  • Scheduled meetings for Week 9 for both the Student Leader Mental Health Series and for the Black History Social Media Campaign.

 

 

Internal Committee

 

  • AS did not meet this week, same with the Legislative Committee

External Committee

 

  • SCERC met via Google Form. The main topic was Muir Musical Funding.Hope to go in more depth at the next SCERC Meeting.

Summary

  • Due to the holiday, everything sort of took a pause, but next week I am looking forward to getting back into the groove of things!

 

12-02-2020

Outreach Hour

  • Virtual Office Hours with Senator Thompson and Senator Terzian Thursday at 1.

Senator Project Updates

 

  • Black History Social Media Campaign
    • met with Senator Fransico and Senator Blackshire to discuss the game plan for our project.
    • delegated departments for each of us to contact for research guidance for the people we should high light, also offering incentive for students in their class to participate in our weekly discussion space.
  • Student Leader Mental Health Workshop
    • met with Max Gruber to discuss what we learned
    • also met with Senator Fransciso to ask about her mental health for student leader event to compare notes.
    • worked on a survey to send to the college councils to get their input on time 

Internal Committee

 

  • Legislation:
    • (L4) Resolution to Extend Academic Accommodations for Winter/Spring: approved
    • (L8) Amendment to Standing Rules from COSTAR: COSTAR (oversees internal reform within AS), aiming to establish “cabinet” meetings to include AVPs, biweekly Assembly and Cabinet meetings
    • Approved appointments

External Committee

  • Student Council of ERC
    • Discussed the funding request of Muir Musical
    • On the fence, we tabled it to this week for additional information about their recording practicies to ensure health regulations are being followed.

 

 

12-16-2020

Outreach Hour

  • Virtual Office Hours with Nicole Thomspon and James Terzian Thursday at 1pm.

Senator Project Updates

 

  • Sent out a survey to all the college councils in regards to our Mental Health for Student Leader's Series.

Internal Committee

Legislation Committee:

  • No legislative items.

 

External Committee

 

  • SCERC did not meet live, instead, it was a Google Form meeting. No important updates.

Summary

Things sorta slowed down before finals. I am excited for Winter Quarter and for my projects to start getting completed!  :D

 

01-13-2021

Outreach Hour

  • Virtual Office Hours with Nicole Thomspon and James Terzian Thursday at 1pm.

Senator Project Updates

  • Mental Health for Student Leaders Series
    • Have decided to do a series of three events based on three of the topics that the College Councils provided in the survey sent out before Finals week.
    • Topics are Proactive Wellness; Stress/ Anxiety Management; avoiding burnout.
    • We are reaching out to sources to help present at these events on Week 4, Week 6, Week 8 respectively.
  • "Not Your Average History Lesson" Black History Month Social Media Presentation
    • Submitted event details to UCSD BHM Calendar.
    • Continued research on highlighted folks.
    • Reached out to professors for presentations/ extra credit for attendees.
    • Discussed with Assistant Director John Weng about opportunity drawings.

 

Internal Committee

  • Legislative Committee: 
    • Passed resolution to increase transparency in the appointment process of AVPs and other positions.

 

External Committee

 

  • SCERC:
    • Signed Resolution acknowledging, defining, and condemning anti-Semitism
    • Working on new ERC Merch designs

Summary

  • Great start to the quarter! Both of my projects are working fullsend!

 

12-30-2020

Summary:

  • Winter Break