Student government committee to perform 'annual' self-evaluation
For the first known time in years, student government plans to adhere to their constitutional requirements by completing an internal self-evaluation to assess their performance.
Student government is currently in the process of forming the Government Evaluation Committee (GEC) to perform the required annual self-audit. The group is to be comprised of five students, who will attend each student government meeting and examine and critique the efforts of each branch.
"The committee will be looking at way student government operates and relationship between different branches," student government president and senior Charles Pierre said. "We want them to look at how student government operates holistically along with how effective it is in implementing our agenda."
Senior parliamentarian Roy Leaf is set to chair the GEC. They are currently in the process of accepting applications from interested students, which they will review at their executive meeting on Sunday. The group will primarily consist of student government members, but one or two outside students may be selected to participate.
"The group will likely be comprised of a variety of students that are active in student government, with people from different branches," Leaf said. "There may be one outsider, but it is a huge learning curve to get up to speed with what the processes of student government."
Student government is still accepting applications for the GEC. Committee members are to be selected and finalized sometime next week.
"It is not going to be executive members comprising the committee," Pierre said. "It will likely be representatives or assembly members who can serve as an outside eye looking in."
Despite the fact that this annual self-evaluation is a constitutional requirement, Pierre is unaware of whether it happened last year or how long it has been since it last occurred.
"It might have happened last year, but I'm assuming that since I didn't hear about it, it didn't happen," Pierre said. "I think the issue is that student government didn't do a good enough job of broadcasting the results."
Student government hopes that the self-evaluation will help them to continue to improve and to make students better informed of what they are and what their objectives are.
"They haven't necessarily followed through with it in years past," Pierre said. "This year we have two objectives for the committee. This year we're planning to, one, stick to the constitution and two, let students, administrators and the community know what findings of this committee were."
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