Paper 4

Core Meeting

Documented by Varquez, Alvin Christopher Galang
Audio recording by Saraswati, Batari


Venue:Ishikawadai4, B08
Time Started: 7:15 PM
Time Finished: 9:18 PM

  • Review of Previous Discussions
  • Discussion of the Angles
  • Upcoming Projects


Name Position
Ishio, Junichiro President 3G
Hong, William President 2G
Varquez, Alvin Christopher VP Documentations
Saraswati, Batari Core 2G Internal Affairs Head
Odchimar, Anita II Project Head

1. Review of Previous Discussions

a. All members agreed to write their experiences with the Mondialogo Project and Nepal Project.

b. In the previous meeting, we discussed about the review of related literature which can give us the approach of how the paper should be written.

c. The result shows that we have four angles:

i. Education – Advantage of the members regardless of the project

ii. Student-led organization – The paper should focus on the organization.

iii. Comparison with other organizations – The p

iv. The case study approach – to be prepared by Ishio-kun

d. For today’s meeting the result of the compilation of the paper will be criticized.

2. Discussion of the Angles

A. Reports

i. William made an abstract

ii. The essence is that many actors of social development projects have emerged. Among them are the student organizations. They deserved to be noticed and to be studied intensively to maximize its full potential to global scale development.

iii. He drafted the objectives of the paper. He wants to emphasize on two general parts: the organization, and the projects being implemented. After which, keywords which build up the framework is the structure, functions, work flows and success measurements.

iv. The parts of the paper are the following:

1. Introduction - General

2. Backgroun about student-led organization – Define it based on the existing types (e.g. project development, or education). Outline them based on their objectives. Identify the problems they are encountering.

3. The IDAcademy Case – Specific backgrounf of IDA. The scope, projects and approaches. It should be argued that the situation that organizational management is different from a project development. Today, IDA is being managed as a group at the same time the members are also trying to implement projects. Organizational management would deal about approach while project development deals about the approach. Its more of just a hint of the two spheres.

4. Uniqueness, challenges and solutions

a. Comparing IDAcademy as an organization to a “regular” development organization.

b. Comparing IDAcademy project development approach to a regular development project approach.

i. How is a regular development project done

ii. Compare people, funding, approach, time element, scope, strategies, etc.

5. Organization and Project Framework

a. The focus are on the structure, function, workflows, and success measures (how can we measure the success in the organization). Then we compare the organization and project approach.

b. William wants to focus on the student-led organization. No longer on the general organization.

6. Conclusion

v. Comments:

1. Is there an idea of a framework? – Batari

2. William suggests we define the aspects to have a sound and clear framework of a student-led organization.

B. Consolidation of Outlines

  • The consolidated outline will be checked by Ben

i. Introduction

1. William want it brief and specific.
2. Contents:
a. Start with the definition of Social Development. Description and example of social development.
b. Student-led being a new player in the social development landscape. Student-led organization means established with the support the university.
c. The apparent challenges these organizations have (student-led organizations). Problem setting. 1. SLO’s are not properly recognized. 2. Less studies on how to handle it with less professional guidance.
d. Significance of this paper – filling the gap.
e. Objectives are pointed out.
f. Link IDA in the significance of the paper to bridge with chapter two.

ii. Backgrounds of Student-led Organizations and Social Development

1. SLO and NSLO

a. Definition of SLO and NSLO

b. Examples of both SLO and NSLO

2. IDAcademy Case

iii. SLO vs. NSLO: International Development Academy (IDA) Case Study

1. 1: Organization (focus on sustainability)

a. Structure

b. Behavior

c. Operation

i. Issues (funds)

ii. Sustainability of projects

iii. Impacts of projects (expected and unexpected)

2. 2: Organization

a. People

i. Structure and Behavior

b. Purpose

c. Operation

i. Work flow

ii. Funding

d. Recognition/Value

i. Impacts

e. Sustainability

i. Organization

ii. Projection

f. Project

3. Project Approach (focus on sustainability) <-doubtful

a. Success Factors

4. Should we find a means to describe how an organization is really successful.

5. Ishio-kun wants to contribute to next generation students by writing our experience.

6. We need to look for a book that defines organizations.

iv. Road to better Information

1. Proposed Framework

2. Recommendation for the better implementation

v. Conclusion

1. Conclusion and Future works

3. Tasks for the future

a. Chapter 2 and chapter 3 for the next homework.

b. William would like to define organizations.

c. Know more about the content of chapter 2 and chapter 3 in terms of references.

d. Batari will do what other existing NSLO’s and draft a definition of NSLO.

e. Anita will be on Chapter 2.

f. Alvin will build up on what he has.

g. Ishio-kun will finish his paper.

h. Proposed Objective:

i. Identify unique aspects of students led groups ….

Next Meeting

Date: February 29, 2012
Venue: I4-B08
Attendance request: All contributors for the paper