The Carleton Academic Student Government, CASG, is the official body representing undergraduate students at Carleton on academic issues. CASG is fully independent from CUSA, the student union, and its main role comes at faculty board meetings, where CASG councillors sit as voting members alongside professors from the faculty. In this role, the councillors represent the student voice on important issues such as changes to courses (including adding, modifying, or deleting the courses), changing requirements for a certain degree, and even have the power to discuss and vote on creating or ending an entire degree program.
The Public Affairs and Policy Management program has two CASG councillors. One of these seats is filled by the AKCESS Vice-President (Policy & Academic), while the other one is elected directly from the PAPM student body. Apart from attending meetings for the Faculty of Public Affairs, PAPM’s councillors can also attend the Kroeger College Council, which oversees and proposes changes to the PAPM program.
For more information on the Carleton Academic Student Government, please visit the CASG website. PAPM’s 2014-2015 CASG councillor is Matt Pelletier, the VP Policy/Academic, with the second seat to be filled at a later date.
For a bio on Matt, visit his VP Policy/Academic page.