REPORT ON FIRST SEMESTER REGISTRATION AY 2012-2013I. CONTEXT
Last February, during the Student Faculty Dialogue, the Administration and thestudent representatives did not reach a resolution on whether the bidding systemwould be retained or not. The body decided that the LSG would conduct a survey todetermine the advantages and disadvantages of bidding from the perspective of thestudents and their preferences. The survey results, which were submitted to theAdministration, showed that the students still prefer the bidding system. Towards the end of the Second Semester of AY 2011-2012, the Administrationcommunicated its intent to abolish the bidding system. In April, during the LSGCentral Board courtesy call with the Dean, when the bidding system was brought up,the CB was told that the bidding system would be retained for the then incoming juniors and seniors and only the incoming freshmen and sophomores would beblocked. The Central Board then, during its Semester Planning, created proposals tobe submitted to the administration to improve certain aspects of the biddingprocedure.Before the proposals were presented, the Administration finally decided toabolish the bidding system and, instead, employ block enlistment for 1
yearand manual enlistment for the seniors. The LSG CB, then met with the CollegeSecretary to iron out the details of the new registration procedure, put in safeguardsand try to make the manual enlistment as efficient and less taxing on the seniors aspossible.However, despite all plans made to assure that registration would go assmoothly as possible, last minute changes and lack of experience in handling themanual enlistment, all contributed to a chaotic first day.After registration, the LSG CB constantly met with the Administration to ensurethat the manual system will no longer be employed and to find another system that isfair and efficient to which the Administration agreed.