Evaluation of 30th Student Council CIDER
Evaluation of 30th Student Council CIDER
  • Reporter Park Geun-woo
  • 승인 2017.01.01 16:57
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On the 30th student council presidential election, candidate team CIDER set two things as the most imminent complications; student members questioning what work the council was doing, and the council working members pondering over why the members did not show interest in their work. CIDER promised to reach Postechians with formulas that will correctly suit POSTECH’s environment, and emphasized the weight of importance the team had for communications in inside and outside. CIDER declared, “We will make communications pleasant and student council stress-relieving.”  
Facing the end of the 30th student council CIDER, The Postech Times assesses CIDER’s performance based on implementation rates for their pledges in sections of communication, welfare and services. This assessment references Student Council Talk from 2016 October Student Council Day.
CIDER’s original commitment was divided into three sections: Communications, Student Welfare, and Service Projects. In addition to the election pledges, CIDER had made remarkable contributions both internally and externally. As a result, the elements we are going to give marks for will be on these four  sections, including the internal/external activity contributions.
CIDER originally planned for 10 pledges, out of total of 22, only in this section. Communication with Postechians was unquestionably CIDER’s priority, and CIDER was able to harvest satisfying responses. CIDER’s most prominent promises in Communications was “Active Council: cooperate with school offices,” “Bora: report results of council’s ongoing plans in offline” and “continual and revising of the Student Council Day.” “Council’s Visit,” where the executives of the student council came out to Student Hall and Jigok Community Center and heard student’s opinions, earned 70% positive answers out of 20 participants. The feedbacks included very strong affirmatives on Bora, which earned 100% positive answers out of 18 participants. Student Council Day proceeded on March, April, May, October and November of 2016. The first three events’ affirmation rate ranged from 53.3%(15 participants) to 64.7%(17 participants).
CIDER’s welfare plans were daring. Taxi carpool sign installation at Pohang Train Station is undeniably at the top. CIDER believed this would be the solution to overwhelming transportation cost from Pohang Station to the school. From the start, it was clear that it required indefinite number of meetings and permissions from the city of Pohang and Pohang Station. Progress had been literally all-stopped from the end of first semester in 2016. Many Postechians showed disappointment; the project earned 65% dissatisfaction answer out of 20 participants. However, CIDER’s other welfare plans, including “Postechian’s Restaurants”, “Major Book Market”, “Contract with Liquor Manufacturers: lower-cost liquor for Postechians” and “Print at Student Council” had received much satisfactions.
CIDER dealt with Postechians’ interest in their future career and outside relationships in this section. In several cases including mentoring, volunteer work and even to POSTECH festival in May, CIDER proposed linking the events more closely with the city of Pohang for support. Once, CIDER tried making a website that would display Korea’s major universities’ researches in vain. (Dissatisfaction rate of 55% out of 20 answers) However, CIDER carried out career briefing session with alumni quite well, and strongly demanded Student Council’s voice for student-related policies being planned from school.  
External Affairs and Maneuvers
CIDER’s real strength came through dealing with the affairs inside and outside the school. CIDER participated and dealt with Youth Community Action, Pohang Youth Council and Abolition of Enrolled Technical Research Personnel. By getting affiliated with the outside groups, CIDER was able to grasp information in various categories, and gave enough knowledge to cope with the controversy of abolition of Enrolled Technical Research Personnel. In addition, CIDER successfully carried out POP with Sunlin University and Handong University, this time with support from city of Pohang.
CIDER’s original pledges included its own solutions to solve the two problems it had in mind. It was quite clear, from CIDER’s fast responses and very active and frequent communications, that CIDER fulfilled its wish of “enlarging offline communications” outstandingly. CIDER’s constant revisions and new projects gave Postechians feeling that the Council is working hard, and the inherited plans stood firm as the characteristic of the Council well. CIDER has worked hard, and it is sufficient to say that it will be remembered as the most active student council ever.