Ewha 16th Presidential Election: Introducing the candidates
Ewha 16th Presidential Election: Introducing the candidates
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  • 승인 2017.05.08 20:36
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Ewha’s 16th presidential election period has now begun. As of May 2, eight candidates have come forward with their written oaths and election pledges. Based on each candidate’s self-introduction and pledges Ewha Voice received from the Election Commission, we have independantly selected and translated pledges that regard undergraduate students to publish on this issue. For more information on the running candidates, please reference the official election website of Ewha.

*Election Schedule*
May 8: Election pledge videos uploaded online  
May 10-19: Policy debates
May 22: Early voting
May 24: First-round voting
May 25: Final voting

“New Ewha, Shining World Together”

1. An Ewha that is transparent and fair.
- Build a predictable functioning system through improved transparency in human resource systems.
2. An Ewha where all members are respected.
- Build an exciting campus community that nurture and respects individuals.
3. An Ewha that realizes the true value of an university.
- Strengthen the unique research environment and infrastructure as a woman’s university

“Back to Basics_Ewha Again”

1. Direction of change: To a cooperative community
2. Practical measures: Restoring university value
- Increase absolute evaluation systems and S/U evaluation courses
- Assign professional advisors for bachelors in each college
- Establish Ewha Talent Development Center (name not confirmed)
3 Era of transition: A university that leads the future
- Fostering analog value oriented academics for a human-induced intelligence age.


“Recovering True Ewha, Towards a New Ewha”

1.Ewha together: Democratic and fair governance
 - A university where members voluntarily participate and communicate
 - Reestablishment of democratic foundation and future-oriented relationship
2.Opening the future: A university that moves society
 - Fostering female talents that lead social changes: Education
 - Presentation of nation’s future vision and creation of knowledge that leads the world: Research
3.Healthy Ewha: Efficient administration platform and solid finance
 - Establishment of efficient administration system
 - Welfare as investment for future
 - Securement of sustainable finances and project-based Ewha development fund

“Ewha Again”

1. Brand Management: Strengthening brand management through internal introspection and recreation of Ewha’s image 
- Strengthening of internal and external communication and publicity of Ewha’s new image through budget increase 
- Expanding infrastructure and systems for the strengthening of capability of research, education, and administration 
- Devising measures for student welfare and safety 
2. Finance Management: Achieving external development through strengthening of finance management 
- Creating “Ewha health care technology cluster” including College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Natural Sciences, and so on, and excavating business through national and global networking, thereby becoming the leading university in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- Seeking diversification of profit through improving startup environment


“New Start, New Ewha!”

1. “University where everyone is respected” (communication) 
- Establishing and invigorating an organization where every representative group of Ewha can confer and communicate with each other
- Encouraging a bottom-up, rational decision making method
2. “University where intelligence breathes” (effectiveness) 
- Establishing an education system for nurturing talent with creative thinking and empathic ability
- Reinforcing creativity-enhancing lecture methods such as in-class discussions and practical training
- Establishing new need-based scholarships to aid students with financial difficulties 
3. “Happy university with pride” (empathy) 
- Modifying welfare system to ensure that professors, faculty, and students feel proud of receiving appropriate treatment


“Creation of New Era, New Justice”

1. Advancing and innovating university administration and board of directors in adaptation to the new era
- Achieving a better governance by establishing a survey system of all Ewha members’ opinions  
2. Nurturing talented personnel with creativity and humaneness for the Fourth Industrial society
- Establishing Education Reform Policy Institute for innovatively improving the quality of Ewha’s lectures
3. Establishing career sustainment-community center corresponding to each college’s characteristics
- Running an organization that helps students prepare for stepping out into society, and helps professors to demonstrate their competence 


“Upright Ewha Loyal to Principle, Forward Ewha Leading Change, Warm Ewha Valuing People”

1. Democratic decision making and communication despite the slow process
- Implementation of democratic decision making system through direct online voting, after thoroughly reviewing major policies and projects
2. Construct the basis for nurturing major talent required by the Fourth Industrial society through linking Ewha’s outstanding research capacity to education
- Actively push forward self-designing education and convergence education, especially by implementing a Pass/Fail evaluation system when taking non-major courses out of major
3. Become the most reliable sponsor helping each and every student unfold their valuable dreams
- Strengthen mentoring for freshmen and develop and introduce artificial intelligence that helps school affairs support


“Establishing Happiness At C-ollective Ewha”

1. Change from centralized to autonomic decentralized system
- Concentrate on securing various organization, systems, and necessary resources for successful operation and enable each unit organizations (major/department, college, etc.) to exert autonomous power and responsibility based on their mission and role
2. Change from austere financial base to active profiting financial base
- Strengthen competence of external fund-raising, expand active income creation base, and secure sustainability
3. Support of education environment for nurturing future talent
- innovate relative evaluation, strengthen study-employment-business opening capabilities, create Ewha Valley, expand scholarship benefits, etc.

Reporters: Hong Ki-yeon, Kim Jee-min, Shin Hyo-jae, Son Young-chai


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