Additional Student Governance Positions

Additional Student Governance Positions

Selection of Student Member of Booth UC Board of Trustees

BUCSC Constitution

3.5.2 Member of the BUC Board of Trustees
The BUC Board of the Trustees is appointed by the Governing Council of The Salvation Army in Canada and acts as an independent body with responsibility for the governance of the university college.1 In September 2017, the Board of Trustees passed a motion to appoint a BUC student to the board. This position is a one-year term, and is voted upon by the BUCSC and recommended by the Dean of Students to the BUC President. Following an in-person interview, the BUC President will decide whether to recommend the student to the Board of Trustees, who will provide a recommendation to the Governing Council of The Salvation Army in Canada for final approval. In the event that a member of the BUCSC wishes to apply for the position, they shall relinquish their right to vote on the matter. The member may or may not be an active member of the BUCSC. In addition to the qualifications for Member of the BUC Senate as outlined in 3.5.1 above, the student who is appointed as Member of the BUC Board of Trustees must:

(ii) be a dedicated Christian.
(iii) freely subscribe to the Statement of Faith, believing without reservation the authority of the Scriptures.
(iv) be in agreement of the objectives of BUC and show an active interest in its operations.
(v) be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
(vii) attend all meetings of the BUC Board of Trustees, either in person or via conference call.

Students wishing to be considered for the BUC Board of Trustees position must submit a statement outlining the reasons they would like to be a member of the BUC Board of Trustees, the contributions they believe they can make to the Board and the qualifications they bring to this position. This statement shall be submitted to the BUCSC President or VP Operations prior to the end of the winter term of the previous academic year at a date established by the current BUCSC Executive.

Proposed Selection Process

The BUC Student Council will communicate their readiness to receive applications from the Student Body at least 6 weeks prior to the end of term for student members of the Board of Trustees who will serve between August and May of the following academic year. This communication will include the eligibility criteria noted above as well instructions for student statements.

All applications will be reviewed by the Student Council Executive, who will forward their recommendation to the Student Council as a whole for final selection. The review process may include the current sitting Student Board Trustee, as long as this individual is not seeking reappointment to this position. The Dean of Students will be part of the selection process and must approve the candidate before moving to the next stage.

The selected student will be asked to meet with the Booth UC President. Pending the President’s approval, the student will then be recommended to the Booth UC Board of Trustees, who will forward their recommendation to the Governing Council of The Salvation Army in Canada for final approval of the appointment. Should the nominated student not be approved, the President will notify the Dean of Students, who will return to the Student Council Executive to make a new selection from the applications submitted. Should no suitable application be among the pool of applications received, the Student Council will put out a second call for Student Board member applications and may choose to delay the selection process to the start of the fall term.

Student Board Trustee Applications

Booth UC students who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to submit a personal statement concerning their desire to serve on the Booth UC Board of Trustees. The statement should address the following questions:

  1. How well do you work within a diverse team of people, particularly one that includes differing levels of authority? Please describe one strength and one weakness that you have noticed about yourself when working and communicating with people.
  2. Why does this position interest you? Describe your motivation for becoming a Board of Trustees member.
  3. What qualifications do you have that make you the best candidate for this position? Please describe the contributions you will make to Booth UC as a Board of Trustees member.

The personal statement should not be longer than two pages, or 500 words in length. For application form, please click here. Deadline for application is April 1, 2018

 

Selection of Student Member of Booth UC Senate

BUCSC Constitution

3.5.1 Member of the BUC Senate
The BUCSC shall recommend a student to the BUC Senate. This position is a one-year term, and is voted upon by the BUCSC, recommended by the Dean of Students and approved by the BUC President. In the event that a member of the BUCSC wishes to apply for the position, they shall relinquish their right to vote on the matter. The member may or may not be an active member of the BUCSC. The student who is appointed as Member of the BUC Senate must:

(i) be a campus based student enrolled in at least nine (9) credit hours per semester.
(ii) be taking courses at BUC’s Winnipeg campus.
(iii) maintain a minimum course load of 9 credit hours per semester.
(iv) agree with and support the mission and ethos of BUC.
(v) be available for Senate meetings from late August to May.

Students wishing to be considered for the BUC Senate position must submit a statement outlining the reasons they would like to be a member of the BUC Senate, the contributions they believe they can make to the Senate and the qualifications they bring to this position. This statement shall be submitted to the BUCSC President or VP Operations prior to the end of the winter term of the previous academic year at a date established by the current BUCSC Executive.

Proposed Selection Process

The BUC Student Council will communicate their readiness to receive applications from the Student Body at least 6 weeks prior to the end of term for Student Senators who will serve between August and May of the following academic year. This communication will include the eligibility criteria noted above as well instructions for student statements.

All applications will be reviewed by the Student Council Executive, who will forward their recommendation to the Student Council as a whole for final selection. The review process may include the current sitting Student Senator, as long as this individual is not seeking reappointment to this position. The Dean of Students will be part of the selection process and must approve the candidate before moving to the next stage.

The selected student will be asked to meet with the Booth UC President. Pending the President’s approval, the student will then be named to the Booth UC Senate. Should the nominated student not be approved, the President will notify the Dean of Students, who will return to the Student Council Executive to make a new selection from the applications submitted. Should no suitable application be among the pool of applications received, the Student Council will put out a second call for Student Senator applications and may choose to delay the selection process to the start of the fall term.

Student Senator Applications

Booth UC students who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to submit a personal statement concerning their desire to serve on the Booth UC Senate. The statement should address the following questions:

  1. How well do you work within a diverse team of people, particularly one that includes differing levels of authority? Please describe one strength and one weakness that you have noticed about yourself when working and communicating with people.
  2. Why does this position interest you? Describe your motivation for becoming a member of Senate.
  3. What qualifications do you have that make you the best candidate for this position? Please describe the contributions you will make to Booth UC as a Student Senator.

The personal statement should not be longer than two pages, or 500 words in length. For application form, please click hereDeadline for application is April 1, 2018