This year, the Council of Representatives (COR) has been replaced by the SWE Senate.
The Senate is the strategic body of the society. It consists of:
- Two professional Senators from each region
- One collegiate Senator from each region
- The Board of Directors
- The Deputy Speaker of the Senate
- The Deputy Director of Regions
In comparison, the COR allotted representatives based on the size of the section. Each professional section was guaranteed at least one representative. The problem was, collegiate sections received only one representative per region–the Region Collegiate Representative. COR representation was unfairly balanced towards professional members, even though collegiate members make up about 50% of SWE membership.
This change is a very good thing for us college students because it means we get more even representation.