11/28/12 EBoard Meeting

  • End of semester survey:
    • President will complete and format, VP Admin will print 100 copies for next class.
  • Status of MUN/NATO placards:
    • Will be done within the next week
  • Status of travel arrangements and payment:
    • VP Events is on top of everything
      • Flights and hotels all set impending confirmation.
  • Anything for JCC this weekend?
    • VP Events will work with VP Finance to project costs of food etc. on the day of.
    • Printer? We should make sure that it is available
  • Elections: clarification of policy on deliberation
    • Regarding BOD consensus on not being allowed to be in the room during deliberation
      • Discussion of constitution and BOD decision
  • Plan for course wrap-up next week
    • Discussion of food, and ordering from Rebecca’s Cafe (snack food)
    • Awards this semester? No, defer to Spring semester.
    • Schedule:
      • Start with awards for JCC (ask Noreen to bring camera)
      • “Thank you” speeches
      • Surveys/Evaluations
      • General debriefing of the semester – announcement of Spring “Head Delegates”
      • Relaxation & Evening enjoyment
  • Pedagogy and Philosophy of teaching
    • Assertion that Executive VP (incumbent and new) should meet with Phil to discuss teaching, topic guides, and information guides etc
    • Counter-argument: Need active participation from all E-Board members
    • Follow-up argument: Want new E-Board to also participate
    • What are central questions the E-Board and BOD need to clarify?
      • Info sessions: Whether they should exist, structure, format, should only be EVP or others too?
      • Topic guides: Content, structure, how much to include
      • Source of debate topics: Who should choose or develop them? Crisis/Traditional? Ongoing/Current?
    • Info sessions:
      • Should they exist? Vote: 4 yes, 2 maybe
      • Structure/content:
        • Not too in depth, just enough information to provide a basic understanding
        • Give background on solutions or possibilities, what has been attempted etc (e.g. who’s involved, what’s been tried) – Clarification: What is trying to be solved? Current state of affairs etc.
          • There is confusion as to who is in charge, who is the professor?
            • Professor needs to be more present/visible in the eyes of class/club members; EVP should act as a TA; EVP would prep Professor.
            • Issue isn’t if they aren’t providing enough info, but where is the direction? The issue in international context.
              • Should not be a foray to an international problem, it should be: “Now that you have your information, how do you go from point A to point B?”
          • Need to answer this in three stages:
            • Step 1: E-Board needs to identify a student, EVP works with them to write a topic guide containing 2-3 pages of evolution of subject (timeline; current situation): passed out, not emailed (week before information session).
            • Step 2: EVP and person chosen needs to write “how do we think about this in a resolution”
            • Step 3: Professor developing the readings and international laws that are relevant
    • Discussion of necessity of AVP’s for EVP to assist in all aspects of topic guide creation, formatting and structure.
      • Need consistency in the formatting and structure
        • History/Evolution
        • Timeline
        • Current situation
        • (Similar to MAL topic guide for NUMAL)
        • History of the topic/progression of the issue, statement of current situation, statement of question, questions you should consider during your research, questions a resolution should answer
        • Roles:
          • Professor: Introduction/Opens class/Introduces EVP
          • EVP: General overview
          • Professor: Provide wide frame on international law, theory, treaties, touching on broader issues that can talk about in debate
          • Outstanding question: Do we agree that there should be two AVP’s for EVP?
            • E-Board strongly recommends that Fall EVP add two AVP’s responsible for support and assistance in each class.
          • Once the syllabus is finished the EVP needs to establish the schedule of when the topic guide is due, passed out, presented. EVP needs to report to the E-Board who is going to complete these tasks.
    • Sources of debate topics:
      • E-Board decision, with recommendations or comments from the BOD in the beginning of the semester
    • Developing class format/schedule and philosophy.
  • Possible collaboration with BU/UMass Boston
    • Great ideas but lack of follow-through; can invite them informally to meet with the E-Board; and should be inviting them the any of our conferences.
  • Throwdown 2013: Do we want to do it?
    • Needs to be treated more seriously than the last “Throwdown,” and need to ask BOD members on their opinion of this option.
      • If are going to ask BOD, need to come up with some scheduling parameters.
    • Quick questions:
      • What are we simulating?
        • NATO
        • What topic?
          • Cyber security
          • Energy security
          • Internet Control, Sovereignty, and Liberty
          • When?
            • January 26, 2013 or February 2, 2013
This entry was posted in E-Board Minutes. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.