Article XV—Definition of Terms
Achieving the Dream: Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. Umpqua Community College is a participating institution in this initiative.
Advisor: Person employed by the college who has agreed to provide support to an ASUCC Student Organization, ASUCC Student Club or ASUCC Student Interest Group.
ASUCC Board: A group of students authorized by the Umpqua Community College (UCC) Vice President for Student Development and the ASUCC Student Leadership Team to resolve an issue. Any decisions rendered by the board are final and are not subject to approval by the ASUCC Student Leadership Team, although in certain circumstances the decision may be appealed to the UCC President.
ASUCC Committee: A group of students authorized by the ASUCC Student Leadership Team to work on specific projects. Any decisions rendered by the committee must be approved by the ASUCC Student Leadership Team with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote.
ASUCC Task Force: A group of students authorized by the ASUCC Student Leadership Team to work on projects that are presented to the ASUCC Student Leadership Team for approval.
Board of Education: The governing body of Umpqua Community College (UCC); the board members are elected by the voters of Douglas County and serve the educational needs of the UCC district.
CSSA: The Oregon Council of Student Services Administrators. The council is comprised of the lead student service administrators from Oregon community colleges.
ASUCC Advisor: The ASUCC Advisor, also known as the Director for Student Life, is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive program of co-curricular and extra-curricular student activities that enhance the educational experience and development of all students. The Director for Student Life can serve as the advisor to the ASUCC Student Leadership Team and its related functions.
Initiative: The procedure by which students can propose an addition or change to an existing ASUCC policy or procedure by petition and ensure its submission to the student body for a vote.
OCCSA: The Oregon Community College Student Association advocates for students at the Oregon Legislature, meets monthly to provide ideas to other campuses to better community colleges and help meet their mission and visions.
Office Hours: Time spent in the office doing work and remaining available to the students.
Parliamentarian: One who is expert in parliamentary procedures, rules, or debate. When in need of a parliamentarian, the ASUCC Advisor can serve the ASUCC Student Leadership Team in this capacity.
Project CANS: The ASUCC supplemental food program for eligible students.
Referendum: The procedure by which a member of the ASUCC Student Leadership Team can propose an addition or change to an existing ASUCC policy which, once passed with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the ASUCC Student Leadership Team, will be referred to the ASUCC in a general or special election.
Student Activity Fee: Monies paid by students, in the form of a fee, that are set aside for services and activities to benefit the student body. Use of the fees is governed by the ASUCC Student Leadership Team.
SOLID Program: Funding incentive program for ASUCC Student Organizations and ASUCC Student Clubs.
Substantive Business: Business to be voted on by the ASUCC Student Leadership Team that will change any ASUCC documents or which proposes the allocation of student activity fee funds.
The Mainstream: Umpqua Community College’s student newspaper and related website.
UCC Finance Office: The administrative department of Umpqua Community College which provides financial services including accounts receivable and accounts payable.
Vice President for Student Development: The lead student service administrator for Umpqua Community College; supervises the Director for Student Life and provides oversight for ASUCC boards and committees when necessary.
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