Judicial Committee has had an exciting past few weeks, working to increase our transparency and accessibility. Here are a few things we have done:
1) Created a website- judicial.asuw.org
At the moment, the website is under construction, but some notable features to look out for are a template for submitting judicial requests, all the governing documents (EPP, Constitution, and Bylaws) with hyperlinks if you want to jump to specific section, and an archive of past Judicial recommendations and judgments.
2) Obtained an email address specifically for the Judicial Committee.
If you would like to request a judgement or a review, you will now need to send your request through firstname.lastname@example.org. Although seemingly small, I believe this change will be a tremendous step towards distinguishing the Judicial Committee from Board a little further (since all previous requests had to go through a member of the Board’s email), as well as ease the transition between the Director of Policy and Procedures as the Chair of the committee, and the Secretary of Judgments as the Chair of the committee during ASUW elections season.
3) Created a mission statement.
We felt that a mission statement would be the best way to demonstrate the function we serve to the rest of ASUW, and would clarify our responsibilities.
“To provide the Board of Directors, Student Senate, and all ASUW members with impartial advice and interpretation on internal governing documents and issues relevant to the governance of the ASUW”.
I am also excited to announce that I have selected two interns to assist me in the Wiki-revamp project, Kyle Libra and Sarah Lee. Expect to see a brand new format for the wiki in the upcoming months, which will have up-to-date information, as well a more expansive portrayal of the functions and structure of the ASUW.
Until next time,