Look closely: a check on CMC local parties’ GPOAs

The Interdependent Student-Centered Activism (ISA) and Student Alliance for Democratic Rights in UP (Stand-UP) have released their General Program of Actions (GPOA) for the upcoming elections. Find the similarities and differences in terms of their proposed projects.

Compiled by Ernica de Guzman
Tinig ng Plaridel / UPJourn.net

The Interdependent Student-Centered Activism (ISA) and Student Alliance for Democratic Rights in UP (Stand-UP) have released their General Program of Actions (GPOA) for the upcoming elections. Find the similarities and differences in terms of their proposed projects.

Legend:
(check) = Party mentions item in their GPOA/SPOA
(blank) = GPOA/SPOA does not include it

Project idea

ISA

STAND-UP

Consultation with students and administration regarding college issues

“push for transparency, compromise, and dialogue for issues regarding laboratory fees, open consultation with administration and regularize talks between administration and CMC-SC”

“No To XOXO: a campaign to push for a moratorium on pending laboratory and rental fees hike and the scrapping of imposed exorbitant fees”

Empowerment of Council of Representatives (COR)

organizations will host COR meetings

regularize dialogues between organizations and student council

open COR meetings

EnCORe: “energize the council of representatives. Letting organizations to host meetings and set agenda”

Strengthening / empowerment of department teams by including them in CMC-SC constitution

(check)

Strengthening ties with alliances such as KASAMA SA UP, SHOUT NOW!, UMAKSYON, Youth Act Now, etc.

(check)

Suggestions for improvement of DZUP

DZUP Nandito Ako “coordinate with other colleges to widen the reach and increase listeners of DZUP”

Push for repair of speakers under skywalk

Tapping other colleges and students to work for DZUP

Expanding of coverage within the university

Coordination with / Empowerment of Graduate Students Association

Push for inclusion of GSA representative to SC under the SC constitution

Coordinate and collaborate with graduate students for college activities

FGD (Forge Ties, Get Together, Disseminate)”a set of programs that aims to give graduate students a sense of belongingness in the college”

Student council website

post regular announcements on COR decisions and activities

CMC Interactive: posting of student works on a section of the site

Go maskom.com: uploaded minutes of the SC meetings are, posted statements and directories

Creation of web helpdesk and forums board

Store that sell items that students need (tapes, medicine, pens)

(Check)

Printing services

(free)

(low-cost)

Electricity for SC office

(check)

College drinking fountain

(check)

Space utilization

(idle spaces for organization activities)

(free use of SC office for meetings)

Push for open use of computer labs

(check)

Conversion of readings to PDF format

(check)

Boost wireless signal in college

(check)

Utilization of existing means of communication

Utilize mailing lists such as masocista yahoo group, verycmc.multiply.com

CMCentral: “threading existing communication platforms with new to effectively inform and serve the students”

Text hotline for feedback

(check)

Empowerment of student-interest groups such as Wildcats, Himig Maskom, Mass Commotion

(check)

(check)

Lobbying for organization representative in Faculty-Student Relations Committee

(check)

Basic masses integration

(check)

Tie-up with professors for photo visits, docu making, news writing and participative research

(check)

Tie-up with NGOs, mainstream companies and foundations

(check)

Video exhibit during Mass Media Awareness month

(check)

Freshmen orientation

Project Headstart: Plaridel 101 (orientation assembly), FreSHTr directory (database of contact details), La Solodarity Night (acquaintance party)

Awareness campaign on 2010 election

Best Ad and PSA, SWS surveys and reports, awareness SAA, bills passed online

Bring registration to CMC

Fund raising

Selling CMC shirt and CMC planner

Christmas tree dedication

Workshops

CMC Learn (resume writing, video editing, audio editing, marketing workshop, experimental photography, software workshops)

(integrated in department SPOAs)

SPOA for Broadcast Communication Department

Project idea

ISA

STAND-UP

Orientation and special projects for BC freshies, shiftees and transferees

(check)

Information dissemination on curriculum matters

“in preparation for pre-advising week”

“constructing a concrete schedule of the professor’s consultation hours:

Dialogue with alumni

Focusing on “success stories”

“give inspiring talks and provide students with information and insights into field”

Production workshops

Focuses on make-up and dress

Probing of exorbitant and questionable BD fees

(check)

Asserting of transparent student-faculty consultations

Open dialogues on new curriculum and individual thesis-making policy

Fund raising

Creation of “recycling bin” where students could donate their productions (proceeds will go to ScripTOfolio

Creation of portfolios

ScripTOfolio: automatic portfolios of production at end of semesters

Community immersions

(documentaries and PSA as outputs)

College-wide airings and evaluations of productions

(check)

Media tours

(check)

Intersection of college department

“exchange of knowledge and equipments among students of different departments”

SPOA for Communication Research Department

Projects

ISA

STAND-UP

Promotion of Communication Research as a course

(to high school students)

Forums on job opportunities

(check)

Solicitation of funds from alumni and donors

(check)

Semestral pay for electric socket usage

(check)

Compilation of research works

(online; password protected)

Online database of sources for literature

(check)

Push for more democratic departmental decision-making system on DERP topic, etc.

(check)

Promotion of grassroots research as alternative

(grassroots community paper presentation, connecting to institutions, organization and publication)

Dissemination of studies to high school campuses, colleges, universities, etc.

(check)

Solidarity night of Comm Res students

(where participation against commercialization will be encouraged)

SPOA for Film Department

Projects

ISA

STAND-UP

Film festival

(revival of UP film festival)

(each film organization will produce films, it will be open to the university

Casting fair

(check)

Film workshops

(check)

Donation of films to AV library

(check)

Creation of online database on film matters

(list of available films in AV library, inventory of equipment available, schedule of borrowing of equipment, films featured at Cine Adarna, database of contacts for location, cast, equipment rentals, etc)

Start tradition of featuring a filmmaker per semester

(check)

Gallery of film-related materials during Mass Media Awareness Month

(check)

Consultations between film students and faculty, student council, and among the students

(check)

Community immersion

(docus and PSA to be shown at Cine Adarna as trailers and will be featured at MMAM)

SPOA for Journalism Department

Projects

ISA

STAND-UP

Journalism Workshops

Called The Pen dialogues

Called Coffee Write Up

Empowering freshies, shiftees and transferees

Called Journalism Primer: an orientation about the basics of journalism profession, its perks, challenges and career opportunities

Called Kalayaan Express: include a series of activities including a talent night

Creation of beat directory

(check)

Assisting Tinig ng Plaridel and UPJourn.net

(increase the popularity, aid in recruitment

Community immersion

(teaching of basic journalism to community)

Regularize department assemblies

(check)

Solidarity night

Called Journ us

(check)

Author: TNP

The Official Student Publication of the UP College of Mass Communication.

  • Rupert Francis Mangilit

    Good day!

    I would like to make it clear that the idea of forging ties with alliances such as KASAMA SA UP, SHOUT NOW!, UMAKSYON, Youth Act Now, and the like, is a project under STAND UP’s General Program of Action. This is to ensure that our interests and concerns as a college are addressed more effectively in the spirit of collective action.

    Thanks. 🙂