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List of Funds

Fund Status Fund Name Description Fund Establishment
Active Diversity Fund Request Diversity Request Fund is for events promoting Diversity in the Graduate Student Population at UCSD. 2010-10-04
Active Academic & Professional Fund The Academic Fund is designed to fund intradepartmental academic colloquia. Funding proposals may include requests for honoraria or travel for speakers, and/or refreshments for events. 2010-02-10
Active Department Per-Capita Fund Department Per Capita funds are intended to be used in a way beneficial to the graduate students of the respective department. These funds have spent in the past on events such as quarterly parties, speaker series, or lounge improvements. Unlike the General Request Fund which focuses on funding interdepartmental events, the per capita funds can be used for intradepartmental functions. Usually the DPCs are transferred to the department and the department representative/students shall have complete access to these funds to conduct events benefitting their department as a whole. The expenditure of these funds must be in compliance with the GSA financial bylaws and UCSD policy on expenditure of student fees. Please refer to our funding tips and guidelines for additional information. Reimbursements for money from this fund must be turned in by October 15th Noon (PST). Late applications will not be considered and the reimbursement will come from next year's DPC allocations. (Eg: DPC for 2014-2015 academic year is available from November 1st 2014 to October 15th 2015, if the request for DPC of 2014-2015 is submitted after the aforementioned deadline (i.e October 15th 2015 Noon (PST)), The allocations shall be deduced from the 2015-2016 DPC. If you have questions regarding DPC, Kindly contact your department's Fund manager/Graduate coordinator. 2010-02-10
Active Early Request Fund Early Request Funds are available during the summer months (July - September). 2010-02-10
Active Family Friendly Fund

The Family Friendly Fund is designed to provide funding for family-oriented graduate student events.

The Grad Parents Network is an organization that meets monthly and organizes events for the grad parent community and is generally funded from this fund.

Any graduate student can request funding.

Active General Request Fund

This money is for interdepartmental social, cultural, academic, and professional events as well as other activities of interest to graduate or professional students.

    • Any graduate or professional student organization registered with CSI may request money from this fund.
    • Events funded with GRF funds must be open and free to all graduate and professional students.
Active Lounge Improvement Fund What kind of requests are sponsored by the Lounge Improvement Fund?
The Lounge Improvement Fund is intended to provide graduate students with funds for one-time purchases beneficial to the graduate students of the department requesting. Recent purchases have included lamps, couches, refrigerators, and computers. Consumable items and improvements to buildings (paint, electrical outlets/fixtures, carpet, and etc.) will not be funded. Monies are limited and requests will be funded in the order first come, first served. The Lounge Improvement Fund is available to departments in a loose rotation and departments that have received LIF funds during the fiscal year should not reapply the next year. All hardware, furniture, and appliances which are purchased remain the property of the GSA.

Who may request funding?
Requests for monies from the Lounge Fund must be submitted by at least one of the department's regular representatives to the Council.

When are requests due? When is money from this fund available?
Monies from this fund can be requested between the first finance committee meeting of the year and the second to last finance committee meeting (TBD). Any requests for reimbursement regarding money allocated from this fund must be turned in by May 30th.
Expired $10 TICKETS AVAILABLE for Symphony Exposed until 11/4/10!

Fellow Graduate Students,

Below is a NON-GSA sponsored cultural opportunity that GSA Cultural is passing on.
If you would like to attend please call the number provided in the advertisement.
I hope UCSD shows some support.

Dan Kagan
GSA Cultural Coordinator

Expired 2008-2009 Budget Report Committee: Associated Residential & Community Housing Advisory Committee (ARCHAC)
Report date: Tue, 02/23/2010

Recommended budget for 2008-2009, received 20100223 from Leo Trottier.

Leo points out that this budget contains considerably more detail than the 2009-2010 budget we have.
Expired UCAB Secretary Job Description

UCAB Secretary

Classification: UCAB/ Meeting Note Taker Assistant III
Pay Rate: 9.50/Hour
Work Location: Price Center

  • Knowledge of standard written English language including the proper use of grammar, vocabulary, and spelling.
  • Ability to communicate abstract concepts of discussion into clear, concise written form.
  • Must be available to attend University Centers Advisory Board (UCAB) meetings which occur every week during the academic year; typically ten (10) meetings per quarter. Working knowledge of computers and various software programs including MS Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to accurately type meeting minutes and correspondence.
  • Must be efficient, organized and able to work between eight and twelve hours per week.
  • Previous clerical and student government experience helpful.
  • Must pay registration fees each quarter working.
  • Attend University Centers Advisory Board (UCAB) meetings.
  • Before the meetings
    • Ensure notice of meeting is give, and that suitable accommodations are arranged and confirmed
    • Ensure copied of the agenda are prepared and send to member electronically before meeting.
    • Ensure minutes of previous meeting are distributed
    • Make available any reports and/or information that was requested at last meeting
    • Attend executive board meetings to assist with agenda
  • At meeting
    • Arrive in good time before the meeting with minutes and all relevant correspondence and business matters
    • Record names of those who are present and record those who are absent noting excuses
    • Highlight minutes, especially actions taken, motions, and major board decisions
    • Takes notes of the meeting, recording the key points and making sure that all decisions and proposals are recorded including names(s) and group(s) responsible for carrying them out. Make sure action points are clear.
    • Record the status of initiatives noting details such as date, who is responsible, ongoing status, follow up status, etc.
    • Disseminate information to members via email, written correspondence, or telephone.
  • After the meetings
    • Prepare a draft of the notes taken which shall become draft minutes and consult with Chair, Vice-Chair, and Director as needed.
    • Send reminder notice for upcoming meetings
    • Track member attendance and alert Chair when a member has two unexcused absences in a row, or three in one quarter.
  • Performance will be evaluated at the end of each quarter via a meeting with the Chair, Vice-Chair, and University Centers Director. Annual pay rate increases will be based on these performance evaluations.
Expired 2009 GSA Rep Retreat GSA is holding its annual Rep Retreat in Temecula, California this year! New and old departmental reps are invited to join us on 24 October for an informative and fun event. Not only will you be given resources for your department (such as available funds for socials and events), but you can enjoy the company of other reps in Southern California's wine country! If you cannot go to the entire event, we encourage you to attend the morning session at UCSD. [Schedule below]

9:00a "What's this all about?" GSA Lounge, Old Student Center Breakfast and General Session
10:00a "What happened last year?" Bus Pickup and on route to Temecula Yearly Recap and Overview
11:00a "What does GSA do?" Wilson Creek Winery GSA Structure and Services
12:00p Gardenview Terrace Lunch and Break
1:00p "We have committees?" Wilson Creek Winery Committee Workshop and Strategies
2:00p "How do I survive those meetings?" Wilson Creek Winery Parliamentary Procedure Workshop
3:00p "Show me the money!" Bus pickup and on route to UCSD Funding requests and events
4:00p GSA Lounge, Old Student Center Drop Off

We still have some spaces available, so register now! Contact John [] for registration or questions.
Expired 2009-2010 PRC Meeting Schedule Attached

Program Review Committee 2009/10 (announcement)

Meeting Schedule

All meetings are scheduled to take place in the 111A conference room.

Thursday, October 22 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 19 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 17 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 14 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 18 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 18 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 15 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 20 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Expired 2009 Sept. 24 UC System Wide Walkout Discussion of the systemwide faculty, staff, and student walkout. More info can be found at:
Expired 2009-2010 UCSD Budget Distributed! We received a copy of the 2009-2010 UCSD Budget, but were told "I wouldn't put it on the internet" so if you'd like a copy please contact us and we'll send one to you! 2009-09-11
Expired 2009 Graduate & Professional Student Experience & Satisfaction Survey Date: Monday, June 1, 2009 - Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Location: Email survey

Check your email on June 1st and be on the lookout for a subject line Graduate Student Survey. Don't erase the email, rather read it, follow the link, and fill out the survey. Make your voice heard!
Expired "Democratization in Iraq, China and the World" Student Event, Public Lecture Date: Wednesday, APril 15, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Robinson Building Complex Auditorium

Larry Diamond helps us understand why and how democracy actually progresses in his new book The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies throughout the World. The desire for democracy runs deep, he shows, even in very poor countries and in the turbulent Middle East. And through expanding economic freedom, civic mobilization, and the development of "liberation technology,"even seemingly entrenched regimes like those in Iran and China could well become democracies within a generation.

For more information:
Expired 'Common Sense' Self-Defense Workshop Date: Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: TBA

Free and open to graduate students and their significant others. Workshop led by staff from SARC. A brief workshop that takes a holistic approach to self-defense. This workshop teaches you the basics of self-defense, including: learning to become more assertive, staying aware of your surroundings, as well as very basic physical self-defense tips. This workshop also covers how to find the best self-defense course that suits your needs. Finally, we share campus and community resources that offer victim support services.

Space is limited, so email to reserve your spot.