Applications for Executive Board Positions
The Constitution of the Political Science Forum provides for an executive board in the form of the Committees which are under the direct control and supervision of the President. With the consent of the Policy Board, he/she has the power to appoint committee chairs and their assistants, and to form or dissolve committees (except those directly established by the Constitution). The Constitution establishes four (4) committees: the Secretariat, Programs committee, Research and Publications, and Finance. The rest are established by the President with the authorization of the Policy Board, which the latter grants by issuing a resolution.
POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS
TPSF's Constitution provides the following powers and functions of committee chairs:
Applications for the positions of committee chair and assistant chair are currently on-going. You may download the application form below, and submit the same via email to:
The Committees and their Respective Functions
Provides administrative staff to the President, keeps the records, membership rolls, and minutes of the meetings of the organization; takes charge of the press releases of the organization and the promotion and the dissemination of its activities (with the aid of the Committee on Public Relations) and is also charged with the submission of accomplishment reports to the President.
Committee on Finance
In charge of preparing the budget and governing the finances of the association; also in charge of collecting membership fees and dues, undertaking fund-generating projects, safe-keeping of the funds of the association, disbursement of funds with the approval of the President and in accordance with the approved budget; and prepares and submits financial reports to the President.
Committee on Programs
In-charge of formulating, planning and conducting programs and projects in accordance with the purposes of the association. The committee's programs are not limited to events, and the usual target audience are the members (as opposed to the Committee on University-wide Programs and Advocacies whose target audience is the entire Thomasian community.)
Committee on Audit
In-charge of scrutinizing financial statements, making sure all funds are properly disbursed, liquidated, and well accounted.
Committee on Community Development
The Political Science Forum extends a helping hand to our fellow men and women in need, through this Committee. TPSF sends it volunteers to outreach programs organized by partner organizations and institutions, and also conducts its own Community Development programs.
Committee on Research and Publications
Conducts researches and studies on matters of interest to the association and the membership; and takes charge of the Journal of the Association: its editing and publication, and solicitation of articles from the membership. It is the committee in charge of The Polis, TPSF's official student newsletter, and The Assemblea, the organization's student journal.
Committee on Communications
In-charge of information dissemination, communications, and promotion of the TPSF activities. Its services are internal to the members of the Political Science Forum.
Committee on External and Alumni Affairs
In-charge of maintaining relations with organizations, institutions and partners outside the University for exposure expansions. Also, TPSF values its alumni who once were members and officers of the association. Through this Committee, TPSF coordinates with the alumni the activities and projects in which they may be invited to participate. The Committee also maintains constant communication with the alumni.
Committee on University-wide Programs and Advocacies
The committee and its programs serve as a mechanism by which TPSF fulfills its commitment to raise political awareness in the Thomasian community.
Committee on Visual Arts
The Visual Arts committee’s function is to promote appreciation of docile information by rendering the aesthetical pleasure and imaginative abilities of every student through the showcasing of artworks, videos, infographics, exhibits, etc. These artistic ventures created by the committee are not limited to only depicting events promotions but as well as providing light to matters and issues that concerns the whole student body.
Committee on Interest Guilds
An umbrella committee intended to focus on the needs of its sub-bodies, i.e. Logika (The Political Science Debate Team), Critical (The Political Science Official Dance Troupe), and Himig (The Political Science Official Chorale). It also serves as the guilds' representative to the TPSF Executive Board. Guilds operate under the Committee's supervision.