WELCOME TO THE 2023 NCSAC ELECTIONS
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Below are some FAQs that might help!
What is the deadline to nominate myself for the elections?
Answer: The deadline to nominate yourself for the NCSAC board or the NC BOG is February 9th, 2024 @4pm est.
Am I eligible to run in the 2024 NCSAC Elections?
Answer: As long as you're a registered student at Niagara College during the election period, and have intentions of returning for at least 1 semester from May 1st, 2024 - April 30th, 2025, you are eligible to run in the elections
How do I vote?
Answer: On March 11th, at 12am you will receive an email from Your NCSAC directly into your @NCStudents email. So whether you’re checking from your laptop, tablet, or phone – you’ll be just a couple clicks away from very easily casting your vote! You'll have until 4pm on March 14th to cast your vote.
How do I know who to vote for?
Answer: One of the best parts about the voting system Your NCSAC uses is that it shares candidate profiles with your ballot. Furthermore, this website will have full candidate profiles as well! So you’ll have plenty of time to research and make an educated decision before March 11th rolls around
Why does my vote matter?
Answer: Sure. It is 1 vote. But that one vote is your voice. It is you saying YES! I support this candidate to be the representative of my school of study. To be my voice at the board table. To make change on my behalf. This one vote you.. YOU are casting could be the difference between one candidate or another.
What is in it for me to become a Board Director?
Answer: You’ll be at the helm of not only representing the students of NC, but shaping the vision and direction of the entire organization. This position will teach you – in depth – the practice of good governance, an amazing transferable skill into any workplace you go to. Furthermore, this is a paid position and not simply a volunteer. There will also be numerous opportunities for personal professional development.
I want to run for President, how does that work?
Answer: All individuals interested in running for President must meet the criteria set out in the Elections policy to be eligible to run for the position. In order to run in the election as a presidential candidate, a member of the corporation must be currently enrolled as a student in their graduating year, be at least 18 years of age or older; and have the ability to serve a 1-year employment term in a full-time capacity with a minimum of 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday, commencing May 1st of 2024, and ending April 30th 2025
NC Board of Governors Student Representative
What does the Niagara College Board of Governors do?
Answer: The NC BOG is responsible for defining the role and mission of the college and, thereby, setting the strategic directions for the college to achieve. The BOG also has a responsibility for fiduciary oversight and institutional performance. In short, they're responsible for all the tremendously important decisions that affect the educational experience of students of Niagara College. Other responsibilities include:
- Establishing governance structures to enable the achievement of expected institutional outcomes with clear lines of communication and internal accountability
- Setting the college vision, strategic directions, and overall goals and outcomes within the context of appropriate laws, government policy, and local need.
- Approving the college's annual business plan, budget, and annual report.
- Assessing periodically the effectiveness of the board with respect to governance and the attainment of corporate goals and outcomes
- Ensuring that appropriate corrective action is taken where expected outcomes or quality of performance is not being achieved.
Ok, that sounds really important! I'd love to be involved, but what are the duties of a BOG Student Representative?
Answer: Attending approximately six (6) evening meetings throughout the academic year with the expectation of July and August. Other meetings as scheduled from time to time (IE: board retreat usually held Friday and Saturday of the Fall Campus Open House in November). Orientation Sessions (Niagara College - 2 hour meeting scheduled for September) (Colleges Ontario Orientation for New Governors Fall 2024). And, occasionally Governors are also requested/ invited to represent the Board at College functions (convocation ceremonies, ground breaking ceremonies, etc)