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The School Committee Appointment Act of 2011

Authored by:
Mark Andrew G. Copuyoc, President

Whereas, students have the right to participate in the governance of the school by
having a fair and effective representation in its policy-making bodies with voting power
coming from their ranks. The student body should be able to participate in the
formation and application of regulations affecting them,1

Whereas, the Magna Carta of Undergraduate Students Rights of 2005 states the
following school committees and the number of seats that are given to students:2

a) School Council – 2 representatives


b) School Forum – 2 representatives
c) Administrative Council – 2 representatives
d) Standards Committee – 2 representatives
e) Curriculum Committee – 1 representative
f) Discipline Committee – 2 representatives
g) Budget Committee – 2 representatives
h) Committee on Social involvement – 2 representatives
i) Agenda Setting Committee – 2 representatives
j) Dormitory Committee – 2 representatives
k) Cafeteria Committee – 2 representatives

Whereas, a school committee is a group composed of members of the Loyola Schools


community appointed by the Vice President for the Loyola Schools for a specific period
to handle issues related to the nature of their committee. The following are the
respective functions of each committee:

a) School Council is the highest policy making body of the Loyola Schools composed of
the Vice President for the Loyola Schools, the four Deans, and nominated faculty
members appointed for a fixed term.

b) School Forum is the group of all faculty members of the Loyola Schools. A faculty
member is assigned as the School Forum Chair for a fixed term and will be responsible
for calling the forum on issues for discussion by the faculty.

c) Administrative Council is the group of all heads of administrative offices and chairs of
departments of the Loyola Schools. It is convened by the Vice President for Loyola
Schools as a forum for discussion and dissemination of policy changes affecting staff,
professionals and faculty.

1
2005 Constitution of the undergraduate Students of the Ateneo de Manila Loyola Schools, Article II, Section 13
2
Magna Carta of Undergraduate Student Rights 2005, Article V, Section 2
d) Standards Committee is a committee composed of faculty and the Associate Dean
for Academic Affairs that handles issues related to the academic standards of the
Loyola Schools. These include but are not limited to changes in grades, decisions on the
grading system and syllabi, and recommendations for valedictorian and program
awardees.

e) Curriculum Committee is a committee composed of faculty and the Associate Dean


for Academic Affairs that handles issues related to the curriculum of any of the
programs and courses offered by the Loyola Schools. These include but are not limited
to curriculum reviews and proposals for new courses.

f) Discipline Committee is a committee composed of faculty and the Associate dean


for Student Affairs that handles issues on discipline. This body recommends sanctions to
students who commit major offenses.

g) Budget Committee is a committee composed of the Vice President for the Loyola
Schools, the four Deans, duly appointed faculty members and heads of administrative
offices that is tasked to craft the budget of the Loyola Schools for the next school year
for approval by the Board of Trustees of the Ateneo de Manila University.

h) Committee on Social involvement is a committee composed of faculty members


that coodinates the work of different units for institutional social involvement. These
include but are not limited to discussions on service learning initiatives and the
deliberations for the ASCEND Awards.

i) Agenda Setting Committee is the committee that crafts the agenda for the School
Forum.

j) Dormitory Committee is the committee that handles the accreditation of off-campus


dormitories and matters related to the Residence Halls.

k) Cafeteria Committee is the committee that recommends policies that affect all food
providers of the Loyola Schools.

Whereas, student representatives are expected to pursue the interests of the student
body in their work in the school committee and keep the administrative work of the
Loyola Schools responsibly transparent and accountable to its main stakeholders,
Representatives will be required to submit a report after each school committee
meeting.
Whereas, the appointment of School Committee representatives are part of the powers
and responsibilities of the Central Board3

Wherefore, be it resolved that, after initial deliberation considering aptitudes of


nominees and their desired representation positions, the following are appointed as
representatives to the following school committees:

a) School Council – Mark Andrew Copuyoc and Gabriel Ignacio Alejo


b) School Forum – Gabriel Ignacio Alejo and Francis Ian Agatep
c) Administrative Council – Stephanie Anne Gumaru and Cheth Neciemie Mundin
d) Standards Committee – Nicole Marie Reyes and Daniel Antonio Remo
e) Curriculum Committee – Catherine Therese Sison
f) Discipline Committee – Cheth Necienie Mundin and Alwyn John Hendric Chua
g) Budget Committee – Stephanie Anne Gumaru and Joben Mariz Odulio
h) Committee on Social Involvement – Moses Mijkhael Albiento and Joben Mariz Odulio
i) Agenda Setting Committee – Mark Andrew Copuyoc
j) Cafeteria Committee – Charmaine Kaye Chan and Alvin Jonathan Yllana
k) Off-Campus Housing – Alwyn John Hendric Chua, Kaira Monique Osmeña (ARSA),
David Bryan Lozada (COA), and Alyssa Denise Agagon (DSWS)

Wherefore, be it further resolved that, all representatives study their responsibilities


carefully as listed in the Code of Internal Procedures (CIP) and the Magna Carta of
Undegraduate Student Rights,

Wherefore, be it further resolved that, the Secretary-General shall provide a template


and schedules for reporting of current business regarding the representation to the
school committees,

Wherefore, be it further resolved that, the Department of Internal Affairs be directed to


provide appropriate and specialized training for representatives before their first official
meeting,

Wherefore, be it further resolved that, the Secretary-General shall formally inform in


writing the Vice President of the Loyola Schools of the appointments,

Wherefore, be it further resolved that, the Sanggunian, as a whole, conduct an


information campaign to explain the existence of the school committees and how they
affect student life to the student body before the beginning of the 1st semester,

Wherefore, be it finally resolved that, this resolution take effect upon approval of the
Central Board via a two-thirds vote.

3
2005 Constitution of the undergraduate Students of the Ateneo de Manila Loyola Schools, Article VII, Section 1
Sponsored by:

Gabriel Ignacio P. Alejo, Vice-President

Francis Ian L. Agatep, Secretary-General

Stephanie Anne M. Gumaru, Finance Officer

Approved by:

Mark Andrew G. Copuyoc, President

April 13, 2011