The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Associated Students Program Board (AS Program Board or ASPB) was created in the Spring of 1978. By The Legal Code of the Associated Students of the University of California Santa Barbara within the By-Laws of Section 7, Article XI, Section 23, A.S. Program Board Charge is:
The Associated Students Program Board is a student-funded, student-run campus organization dedicated to producing and supporting entertainment and culturally diverse events for the UCSB campus and surrounding community. The Board also provides an opportunity for students to gain a wide range of experience in planning and producing university activities and entertainment.
The Program Board Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner, and each voting member shall be selected and recommended by a committee of out-going Program Board members, nominated by the A.S. President, and final approval being given by Legislative Council for a term of one academic year.
The two Legislative Council Representatives shall be nominated by the Internal Vice President and approved by the Legislative Council for the term of one year.
Duties and Responsibilities of Program Board
Hold regularly scheduled public meeting with public agenda approximately every week during periods of regular school instruction, excluding Dead Week.
Plan and produce a diverse schedule of entertaining and cultural events.
Encourage and foster creativity and diversity in entertainment programming.
Maximize student input into the entertainment programming area.
Continually improve the quality of student activities.
Encourage student growth and development of new skills and expertise in the area of program planning and production.
Solicit student input for all programming areas, recruit Committee and Board Members, provide avenues for student participation at the Committee and Board level, and delegate authority to committee members for completion of specific tasks.
Establish and constantly update a set of operating policies and codes which are subject to Legislative Council approval.
Prepare and present Finance Board, in conjunction with the Commissioner, the annual Program Board budget.
Select and nominate new Board members (with the exception of Leg. Council Reps) to the incoming A.S. President and Legislative Council for approval.
Report weekly to Legislative Council (by way of Program Board minutes and Legislative Council Representatives), and twice per quarter by a report from the Commissioner.
Each Coordinator must hold at least five (5) regularly scheduled office hours per week so as to be available for clients, students, and A.S. staff.
Each Assistant Coordinator must hold at least three (3) regularly scheduled office hours per week so as to be available for clients, students, and A.S. staff.
Act as primarily board of approval for all Program Board events and expenditures.
Abide by Robert's Rules of Order in order to facilitate orderly meetings; however, informal meeting procedures may be used at the discretion of the Chair.
A quorum shall consist of a majority (50%+1) of the voting membership of Program Board.
All proxies for Program Board must Be approved by a two-thirds (2/3s) vote of Program Board.
All Program Board Meetings shall be facilitated by the Program Board Commissioner, or in her/his absence, by the Deputy Commissioner. In the event that the Deputy Commissioner is not able to chair the meeting, the Commissioner shall appoint a qualified replacement as chair.
Program Board Selection Committee may give preferences, if it chooses, to candidates with previous or present Program Board or other A.S. experience for the position of Program Board Commissioner.
All financial expenditures must be approved by a majority of (50%+1) of the voting membership of Program Board.
No group shall use the name of Program Board for sponsorship of other purpose without the express approval of a majority (50%+1) of Program Board.
In the Spring of 1978 UCSB's Associated Students Legislative Council combined the original A.S. Concerts and A.S. Films in effort to bring more student involvement and improve programming on campus. On October 5, 1978 the NEXUS announced the birth of AS Program Board, entailing its endeavors and its 11 members plus adviser Carolyn Buford. Since then ASPB as it has been nicknamed has expanded from just films and concerts to include lectures/cultural events and its end of the year music festival Extravaganza (Music Festival).