Saturday, March 23

The 2018 Undergraduate Students Association Council’s spring election features 39 candidates, the highest in recent history. Among the contested positions, there are nine candidates running for USAC president, four for USAC external vice president and eight for USAC general representative. What do you think about this?
  • The large number of candidates is a promising sign of democracy and civic engagement at UCLA. (39%, 47 Votes)
  • The large number of candidates should not be interpreted as an evaluation the council. (24%, 28 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (21%, 25 Votes)
  • The large number of candidates is troubling, as it means more individuals who are not prepared for office are running for USAC. (16%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 119

Start Date: April 10, 2018 @ 6:29 pm
End Date: No Expiry

UCLA College Academic Counseling told graduate students College Academic Mentors, who provide academic counseling to undergraduate students, will no longer be eligible for tuition waivers and healthcare benefits they currently receive. Instead, they will only continue to receive an hourly wage. What do you think about this?
  • The university’s decision is detrimental to graduate students, as it makes it more difficult for them to take part as CAMs. (72%, 93 Votes)
  • This is a necessary move to reduce academic expenditures and be consistent with the university’s policies regarding benefits for student employees. (21%, 27 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this that are not expressed in the options above. (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Changing CAM benefits will not greatly affect graduate students or the caliber of the CAM program. (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 130

Start Date: April 3, 2018 @ 1:15 pm
End Date: No Expiry

UCLA will soon require that all students enroll in a multifactor authentication system for MyUCLA. This system was made mandatory for all campus employees and graduate students in October. In addition to providing the password to log into MyUCLA, it requires users to choose a second authentication factor in the form of a cellphone application, a text message or a phone call. What do you think about this?
  • The new requirement is a hassle to students and employees, and poses more problems than benefits. (57%, 151 Votes)
  • Multifactor authentication is a necessary tool to ensure students’ accounts are safe in the event of another university data breach. (32%, 84 Votes)
  • The new requirement won’t have a noticeable impact on the safety of MyUCLA accounts. (7%, 18 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (4%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 263

Start Date: March 19, 2018 @ 7:05 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The National Science Foundation, a government organization that funds research in science and engineering, announced it will require universities and other foundations it funds to report complaints of sexual harassment against award recipients. What do you think about this?
  • This is a welcome policy change that will help to address sexual harassment in university research labs. (76%, 240 Votes)
  • This policy change will have no effect on sexual harassment in university research labs. (11%, 36 Votes)
  • This policy change unnecessarily antagonizes researchers and would discourage them from applying for NSF grants. (9%, 29 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are expressed in the options above. (4%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 314

Start Date: March 1, 2018 @ 9:09 am
End Date: No Expiry

The University of California Office of the President commissioned a report on how to reduce the office’s costs. UCOP provides resources for UC-wide initiatives such as carbon reduction and cyber security efforts. The report follows pressure from state legislators for the office to cut unnecessary expenses. What do you think about this?
  • The proposals would eliminate unecessary programs and are a praiseworthy attempt by UCOP to streamine its operations. (35%, 46 Votes)
  • The proposals merely transfer funding to UC campuses and are a see-through attempt by UCOP to improve its image in the eyes of the state government. (34%, 44 Votes)
  • The proposals are harmful as they would cut out 110 jobs at UCOP and eliminate programs that help students. (26%, 34 Votes)
  • I have feelings about this issue that are not expressed in the options above. (5%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 131

Start Date: February 8, 2018 @ 1:10 pm
End Date: No Expiry