Before the end of last semester, Cau V was elected as this year’s student by winning votes among three other teams including Pong-dang, Choice and Focus, and Real University. On February 2012, Chung-Ang Herald visited their office to have an interview to ask some questions that students would be curious about.
CAH: What would be a plan for the new school term?
CAU V: Our plan for the next school term is to make all the promises we claimed possible. Our promises can mainly be divided into four parts – education, culture, welfare, and communication.
We will start regarding education. From this year, the number of classes has reduced, especially the classes of liberal arts. Until now, all the decisions about creating and abolishing liberal arts classes were made by a committee for liberal arts, with no opportunities for student representatives to participation. However, we demanded them to allow us to participate as well so that we can also give some feedback and show how students think. Fortunately, they were positive about our demand. They said that they would try to listen to the students from the second semester. We will solve problems regarding education by communicating with students as much as possible.
Next, regarding culture, we are planning to have festival, Long March over the country, and Marathon race. Plus, we will conduct late-night snack business and keep parcel service for the students who live apart from their families. We also plan to install soundproof equipment at open-air theater. We are done with making deal with the installing company, so the only duty left is to make agreement with CAU.
I heard that Tous les jours bakery at Seoul National University provide students with over 60% of discount, while 10% at CAU. Hence, we plan to make students can get as much discount as possible from many stores near CAU. Until now, free mock TOEIC test was practiced three times a year, but we increased the number by five. Unfortunately, many students do not know about this information, so we will find more ways to advertise about the information. What students liked the most among our promises was supporting students with a fare for returning home on Korean Thanksgiving Day. We will work this program with a commission on human rights and welfare. These students should leave very far from Seoul and would be selected by passing through the documentation. Next, for the birthday students, we plan to give them free meal ticket if they visit our office on their birthdays. Lastly, we push forward a plan of building another dormitory behind the original one simultaneously with building business economics building. The construction would be completed in October or November.
We currently created new Facebook account in order to make communication with students flow well. We are answering each question students ask on Facebook and posting some of the information students must know. We also let students know school news by CAU In. I heard about ‘F1 Campus’ which is an association program that make alliance between student council and Apple Company. By students accessing CAU In, we will make it possible for students to get discount for computer related products at Apple Company. Moreover, we plan to progress a talk show program with UBS starting from April or May. We believe that this can increase communicating time with students and give them more opportunities to ask questions.
Cau V has succeeded to keep one of their promises, which is to lower tuition fee. Although tuition fee has lowered, many students worry about the fact that the number of professors has reduced. Regarding this, Cau V stated that even so, the quality of classes would improve because the number of professors who take full charge of their classes has actually increased. CAH is also looking forward to see how Cau V would make their promises possible just like other students.
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