Vice President Academic: Harrison Boyd
Contact: vpacademic [at] casg.ca
About the office of the Vice President Academic:
The Vice President Academic (VPA) is responsible for the academic wing of Carleton Academic Student Government. It is their responsibility to provide academic support services to students and facilitate student input in academic planning. They are also responsible for ensuring that student input is represented in curriculum changes and for assisting students with academic issues.
The VPA maintains regular correspondences with a number of university officers including Deans, members of the Senior Administration, and student support centres which include the Student Affairs Office, the Paul Menton Centre, the Student Academic Success Centre, and Ombuds Services. The Vice President Academic is also mandated to keep in touch with student representatives on Senate and CASG to ensure that all academic issues can be accounted for in the wider picture of student representation.
The Vice President Academic provides regular reports to CASG council on the progress of academic campaigns, changes in curricula, and any academic issues that concern students. As such, the VPA is knowledgeable about the university’s academic policies and in that light is able to assist students in any way possible.
About the 2012/2013 Vice President Academic
Howdy! My name’s Harrison Boyd, and I am CASG’s Vice-President Academic for the 2012-2013 academic year. I’m in my second year here at Carleton with a double major in Journalism and Law. Outside of my studies I am the Outreach Coordinator for Journalism for Human Rights, a member of the Senate’s Academic Integrity Committee, as well as a varsity water polo player.
This year I plan on looking at streamlining and enhancing the scholarship fund, hosting town halls to examine faculty-based academic issues (such as the effects of a Fall Reading Week), and I plan to work with administration on a respectful dialogue policy within the academic environment here at Carleton.
If you are experiencing academic issues or are just looking to talk feel free to email me or drop by 127B. I hope you’re as excited for this year as I am!