Cusps of Change
Platform of Kevin Calderon; Candidate for Vice President of Documentation & Publication
In the pivotal year of ACOMM 9, it was said that we were at the very cusps of change. Wehad achieved levels of professionalism and quality work that a real organization shouldhave despite looming doubts for our EB-Core. With ACOMM transitioning into its 10
yearas an accredited organization, there are definitely higher expectations for the next Executive Board.One could say that Projects & Human Resources were the organization’s strongest departments this year, but we cannot maximize the full potential of ACOMM if we cannot bring the other departments to the same level of performance. Thus, I believe that withconsistency, grounded ambition, and most importantly, love for what we do, I can helpbring Documentation & Publication above the clutter. In lieu with that, I present my plansfor the next year.
Adapting to the New Structure of Documentation & Publication
Roles and ResponsibilitiesThis year, the duties of the Secretary General would fall under the Vice President of Documentation & Publication. In order to alleviate the workload of the VicePresident, the department will have two AVP positions:- Associate Vice President for Publication- Associate Vice President for DocumentationIn line with the new structure of the department, I plan to sit down with the team todistinguish the roles and responsibilities of each position as well as acknowledgingthat we have to reroute SecGen tasks originally absorbed by other departments inACOMM to us. The purpose of this is to ensure that everybody recognizes theirboundaries, preventing overstepping between officers.Centralized DatabaseLast year, important documents were scattered and isolated amongst the different departments. The difficulty in this lied in having to contact various point people inorder to compile the necessary documents for the YES reports, not to mention that not everything had been readily transcribed.With regard to departmental meetings, I will make it a requirement to appoint oneperson to be responsible for taking minutes in every meeting after which that person will not only store a hard copy in the ACOMM room, but also send me a soft copy (readily transcribed if necessary) no long than a day later.In order to centralize our documents, an online database will be created, organizedper department. Another important part of centralizing our documents is create a