There are a number of positions open with the Wesleyan Student Assembly for which we would like to offer you the opportunity to apply. There are currently five (5) open positions for full voting membership on the Assembly, as well additional positions with two subcommittees of the Assembly. These positions are as follows: Three (3) positions for membership on the Academic Affairs Committee These positions include full voting membership on the WSA.
Academic Affairs is made up of 6 students and is charged with representing the student perspective on all academic issues, including reviews of programs and departments, academic regulations, library policy, student-professor relations, as well as general academic procedures. The Chair and Vice-Chair vote alongside six faculty members on the Wesleyan Educational Policy Committee (EPC), the forum through which all changes to academic regulations at Wesleyan are debated and voted on. The Educational Policy Committee (EPC) has both the responsibility and the right to review proposed changes in the curriculum. Although there are no specific criteria specifying which proposals concerning major programs must be approved by the EPC, precedent and common sense suggest that proposals with the following impact be presented to the EPC for its approval. Areas that AAC has worked on include: the Honor Code, the academic calendar, advising, Drop/Add regulations, the Art Library move, the formation of Winter Session, and much more.
One (1) position for membership on the Sustainability, Finance, and Facilities Committee. This position includes full voting membership on the WSA.
Composed of seven members, the Sustainability, Finance and Facilities Committee (SuFFaC) is responsible for monitoring and recommending changes to Wesleyan’s facilities and finances. The committee’s chair, Ellen Paik ’16, co-chairs the Committee for Investor Responsibility, holds the student seat on the Major Maintenance Committee and sits on the Budget PrioritiesCommittee. SuFFaC members also influence decisions regarding sustainability, the Freeman Athletic Center, and Financial Aid at Wesleyan.
One (1) position for membership on the Student Affairs Committee.
This position includes full voting membership on the WSA.
Composed of seven students, the Student Affairs Committee works with members of the administration to help set policy and make other important decisions to improve student life on campus across a wide range of student life issues at Wes. The broad focus of the SAC includes issues of residential life, public safety, student health and services, alcohol and other drugs, fire safety, relations with the Student Judicial Board, and general campus climate.Each SAC member sits on a variety of sub-committees with administrators, faculty, and other students. The SAC serves an important role on the Student Life Committee and the Undergraduate Residential Life Committee, both critical policy-making bodies.
Five (5) general positions and one (1) chair position available on the Committee for Inclusion and Diversity.
The Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) aims to increase productive dialogue within the student body about issues of diversity and inclusion as well as to take action to cultivate a Wesleyan community that is more inclusive to all students, regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, disability, etc. It will focus on bringing together the campus as a whole and promote inclusion through diversity throughout campus through discussion, administrative outreach, and campaigns designed to make individual constituency groups feel more included in the broader campus dialogue. CID had a successful start last year, and looks to expand collaboration with student groups and other members of our community.
Four (4) general positions and (1) chair position available on the Middletown Relations Committee.
On both individual and community levels, MidWes aims to promote meaningful interactions between Middletown and Wesleyan through a long-lasting, student-based institutional body. Since its founding, the committee has met with numerous members of university and Middletown leadership to discuss, initiate and incentivize more interactions between members of both town and university so as to strengthen ties between both communities. In particular, the subcommittee believes a stronger relationship between Wesleyan and Middletown can be achieved primarily through increasing / facilitating personal and ongoing interactions between members of the university and the town. Furthermore, the committee strongly believes that such efforts must be done in a collaborative and, more importantly, a mutually beneficial manner. Lastly, these efforts must be done with an understanding of the history and present situation of Wesleyan-Middletown relationships.
Please submit a 300 word statement of interest to email@example.com. Please be sure to include your name, class year, and the position for which you are applying. If you wish to apply for multiple positions, please submit separate statements. The deadline is Friday, October 3rd, by 5pm.
The best candidates will be contacted for an interview. All candidates will receive receipt of their application and a notice of their status by Sunday, October 5.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to your applications.
Thank you, Sadasia McCutchen, Coordinator, Wesleyan Student Assembly