AMS Assembly reports missing key members

Representatives of faculty societies and student body fail submit reports to the AMS assembly in 2021-22 school year

Faculty societies and AMS said they will do better.

Certain faculty societies did not submit monthly reports to AMS Assembly last year outlining the work done by their executive leadership.

Different faculty societies failed to submit reports each month of the 2021-22 academic year. Among these societies, the Dan School Undergraduate Society (DSUS), the Physical Health Education and Kinesiology Student Association (PHEKSA), the Residence Society (ResSoc), and the Commerce Society (ComSoc) missed most report submissions.

Additionally, the Student Senate Caucus Chair missed almost all their report submissions.

In a statement to The Journal, AMS executive team ETC said they could not speak on behalf of previous faculty society leaders or previous AMS executive team RTZ regarding AMS Assembly. ETC promises future initiatives will continue to engage Faculty Societies.

“We are committed to ensuring consistent and open lines of communication with our Faculty Societies through initiatives such as Weekly Presidents Caucus,” ETC said.

“We hope to ensure all Assembly-related materials will be available to the public in a timely manner after each Assembly meeting this upcoming year.”

In an email to The Journal, Noelle Sinkic, DSUS president, said the former co-presidents failed to provide assembly reports “due to internal disfunction and conflict.”

Sinkic said DSUS would “prioritize” sending reports to the AMS assembly in the 2022-23 year.

“To promote accountability and transparency, the Society has created a new structure to which a number of members contribute to writing reports,” Sinkic said. “This will allow for reports to be more comprehensive, and the new multifaceted system will ensure timeliness.”

In an email to The Journal, Emily Yueng, ResSoc president, said ResSoc should be recognized as separate and working in parallel with the AMS and faculty societies. ResSoc submitted reports to the ResSoc General Assembly and AMS President’s Caucus consistently last year.

“ResSoc’s goal is to ensure transparency to students through making it aware that ResSoc General Assembly is open to the public for students to listen and engage in open discussion about topics related to residence and the dining hall,” Yueng said.

ComSoc’s 2022-23 team is making transparency a “key priority,” learning from last year’s missed reports.

“Ultimately it comes down to capacity management, and as a team, we have instituted additional measures to ensure this does not slip through the cracks as we begin the academic year,” Tara Rezvan, ComSoc president, said in a statement to The Journal.

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