Vice President Academic: Maddy Porter
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 2013/2014 Vice President Academic
Maddy Porter is a fourth year student at Carleton University, studying Criminology and Criminology Justice with a concentration in Law. Currently she is an elected member of the Carleton Board of Governors as well as the universities Senate. Maddy also represents undergraduate students as Vice President Academic on the Carleton Academic Student Government (CASG).
Last year Maddy was elected to be the Student Representative for the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department. During this time she worked with the Crown Attorney as an assistant in Mental Health Court where she gained real world experience.
Over the past few years at Carleton Maddy has remained involved in various aspects of university life. Last year Maddy was Co-President of the Carleton Equal Voice Chapter, that advocates for increased participation of women in politics and leadership roles. She continues to be a strong believer in encouraging young women to become leaders in their communities.