Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) Representative Election
THE ELECTION CYCLE WILL RUN 3/14-3/31
WE ENCOURAGE ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE TO SUBMIT THEIR NAME FOR THE COUNCIL BALLOT
The Council works to assure that interests of graduate students are represented to university administration and continuously work to make your graduate education even better.
ADVOCACY We advise the Vice-Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and the Dean of the Graduate School on issues faced by graduate students.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT We develop next generation of leaders. Additionally, we work closely with the Graduate School to develop workshops and certificate programs to aid in the success of graduate students to support their academic and professional careers.
PROGRAMMING We tirelessly work to bring you the best and the most exciting programming ranging from social events to professional and academic development workshops.
WELL-BEING & SUPPORT We are here to make sure you always have someone to turn to for help. We will always listen and always try to connect you with the “right people” (aka those who can help you). We work to support your well-being through events and services we provide or support.
HOW DO I BECOME A GSAC REPRESENTATIVE?
Running for a seat on the council is a simple process. You need to tell us that you plan to run, and then you need to tell us what is your plan. There are no fees (ever) or paperwork, just two simple and short online forms:
2. BALLOT ENTRY
Please use these instructions to write 100-200 words about yourself and your purpose for running for 2018 GSAC Representative. What do you want to achieve in GSAC? How will you benefit graduate students?
What is GSAC?
The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) is a council of graduate students elected by their peers to be a voice in support of the graduate student body and to advise the Dean of the Graduate School on issues of importance to the graduate student population. The Executive Board of GSAC provides a forum for grievances and serves as an external representative body of the Texas Tech University Graduate School. Each Executive Board member is a graduate student elected for a one-year term, but who may be re-elected for multiple and/or consecutive terms.
Who can run in the 2018 GSAC Elections?
All graduate students who are enrolled in the Spring 2018 semester may submit their names for the Graduate Student Advisory Council ballot.
How long will the ballot remain open?
Submissions will be due by the next GSAC general meeting, March 25th, 2018 5pm. Voting will be live within 24 hours of submission of ballot entry and complete statement of intent. Voting will continue through the end of March, but we invite all interested to attend our next General Meeting on March 25th, 2018, 5-7pm. We will also feature entries on our Facebook page to help promote voting among council members and graduate students.
Can I run for President (or Vice President) of GSAC?
Yes you can! Once you receive notification of elected status, you can email the current GSAC President, Winter Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest or nominate a fellow GSAC elected graduate student. GSAC Representatives select their executive officers in the general council meeting on April 15th from 5-7pm.
What are the GSAC’s responsibilities?
GSAC Representatives strive to enhance the condition of graduate student life through the work of the council itself, its commissions dedicated to specific issues of concern, and through the representation of graduate students to the university administration.
If you choose to run and get elected you will work with your peers who most likely face similar time constraints to yours. Graduate students are inherently busy and we do take this into consideration! Representative attend a monthly mandatory 2 hour meeting during the regular school year and typically support 3-4 events per month; typically GSAC Representatives will volunteer between 10-15 hours per month.