Presentation on theme: "Constitution Review For a better Ware Tomorrow!. Major Points and Goals Change the structure of the Parliament to best suit the needs of the House Election."— Presentation transcript:
Major Points and Goals Change the structure of the Parliament to best suit the needs of the House Election of “cabinet” members comes from those who know best Emphasize the importance of involvement among Parliament members Increase the number of Voting members on Parliament Better define the roles of the Parliament Members Fix Elections process Define term limits/ election cycles Iron out inconsistencies Make our Constitution the model the best that the College House system has to offer Create a system that works for us, and for the House system at the same time
Review Timeline DateObjective October 2010 Reviewed our own Constitution for what we do well/ what could be done better November/ December Visited Brooks, Bonchek, Schnader House meetings to see what worked/ didn’t work for them December Selection of Review Committee Members/ Creation of Houses Comparison Chart January Preliminary Constitution Review (reading over, answering question sheet) February Compiling ideas, submitting questions, writing amendments
Parliament 2010- 2011 House Members Presid ent Treasu rer Social Chair Secret ary Chair House Life Chair Operatio ns Chair Freshma n Rep Sophom ore Rep Junior Rep Senior Rep Elect Soci al Operat ions Hous e Life Volunteer Parliament (18) Justices (7) House Directors (3) Constables (8-9) Approves Don/Prefect Nominate
We Want To Prevent This... Examples of emails from people applying for chair positions, without ever having sat on the committees themselves/ never having any experience with the group they are applying to be in charge of.
Parliament Plan House Members Prime Minister Deputy Prime Minister Social Chair Secret ary Chair House Life Chair Operatio ns Chair Freshma n Rep Sophom ore Rep Jr/Sr Rep Elect Soci al Operat ions Hous e Life Volunteer Parliament (20) Freshma n Rep Sophom ore Rep Jr/Sr Rep Elect Chairs from So, Jr, Sr reps Treasu rer Chair Executive Board Elect Committee Chairs Chair Freshma n Rep Sophom ore Rep Jr/Sr Rep Cabinet Justices (7) House Directors (3) Constables (7) Approve Elect Nominate Prefect & Don
Reasons for Changes Elect ChangeReason(s) -3 Reps Per Class-->5 reps per class -More opportunities to for House Members to be involved -Gives more manpower to Parliament -Creation of Jr/Sr Rep seats -Ensures a full Parliament regardless of upperclassman involvement -”Cabinet” positions (Committee Chairs, PM, DPM, Treasurer, Secretary) elected by Parliament -Parliament knows who is most qualified -No longer a “popularity contest” -Not based upon who is the best campaigner -PM Election Cycle Spring/ Fall (from Fall/Spring) -Allows period of transition between old/ new PM -Allows for better coordination with other House election cycles -Increased qualifications for “Cabinet Positions” -Means the best people will be elected to the highest positions - Directorate term until graduation -Prevents from re-training of Directorate Members -Prevents having to re-appoint members every year/ allows for continuity - Increased requirement for level of involvement among members -Requires Parliament members to do their best work for the House -Recognition of Ware in the World/ Sustainability/ Other Subcommittees -Rewards creativity/ initiative taken by House Members -House Court Responsible for Elections -Impartial/ Responsible House members prevent election disputes
President v. Prime Minister President n. The chief executive or head of state of a republic. Republic: A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president, rather than a monarch. Prime Minister n. abbr. PM The head of the cabinet and most often the executive of a parliamentary democracy. Ex: Westminster System.