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Postby Castle Federation » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:12 am

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    Supporting and Valuing the Humanities
    Category: Education and Creativity | Area of Effect: Educational


    The World Assembly,

    UNDERSTANDING the importance of education in all forms and particularly the humanities, and

    APPLAUDING all people who work and give their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and education in this unique area of study, and

    NOTING the historical heritage, importance, and influence of every field in the humanities on the development, understanding, and revolutionizing of ideas over time, and

    RECOGNIZING the importance of the humanities in the development of critical thinking skills, argumentation skills, and perspective taking, hereby enacts the following:

    1. The following subjects are defined as areas of the humanities: History, Visual and Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Language Studies, Linguistics, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Political Studies, Literature, and any other sociocultural area of study that works towards a better understanding of the cultural condition, and

    2. All educational institutions within member nations must offer at least one area of the humanities as a subject of study per year if a primary or secondary curriculum of education is offered.​

    3. The World Humanities Fund (WHF) is established under the management of the WA General Accounting Office.​ The WHF is an opt in service to which both national governments and non profit organizations which operate within member nations may submit applications.​ The WHF shall exist to provide funding to constituent nations and non profit organizations within them to accomplish either in part or in full the following objectives:​

      1. aid local communities in funding humanities courses for free or at a low fee to allow for greater accessibility outside of formal academic institutions,

      2. develop programs and initiatives that aid workers in finding secure jobs focused on the humanities,

      3. fund government initiatives that seek to further the research and development in various areas of the humanities nationally,

      4. support university degree programs that fall within the definition of the humanities,​

      5. strengthen the academic enrichment of courses and create electives at the secondary level of education on subjects within the humanities,​

      6. increase the offerings of exposure to the foundations of areas in the humanities at the primary level of education, and​

      7. hold nationwide symposiums to put on exposition works and advancements in the various areas of the humanities.​
    4. Within the WA General Accounting Office, the Department of External Auditors (DEA) is established with the following tasks:​

      1. ensuring that money accepted by nations or organizations from the WHF is used for the above established purpose and

      2. informing the GAO of incorrect use of funding.​
    5. If incorrect use of funds is reported, the GAO will cease the allowance of funds to the transgressing nation or organization.​ The decisions to cease funding by the GAO can be appealed by the nation or organization to the Independent Adjudicative Office.


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    Supporting and Valuing Humanities in Education
    Category: Education and Creativity | Area of Effect: Educational


    The World Assembly,

    UNDERSTANDING the importance of education in all forms and particularly the humanities.

    APPLAUDING all people who work and give their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and education in this unique area of study.

    HEREBY defines the following learning areas as included in the humanities: History, Visual and Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Language Studies, Linguistics, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Political Studies, and Literature.

    NOTING the historical heritage, importance, and influence of every field in the humanities on the development, understandings, and revolutionizing of ideas overtime.

    SEEING the humanities' importance in the development of critical thinking skills, argumentation skills, and perspective taking

    ENCOURAGES the following:

    a. Local communities offer classes in the humanities to the public for free or at a low fee to allow for greater accessibility.

    b. Programs and initiatives begun to find secure jobs for those who hold degrees of higher education in the humanities.

    c. Government initiatives that seek to further the research and development in the nation.

    MANDATES the following:

    a. University degree programs are available for each area of the humanities in each constituent nation.

    b. If not all then at least five areas are offered as electives or as core subjects at the secondary level of education.

    c. If not all then at least three areas are offered as electives or as core subjects at the primary level of education.

    TASKS the Global Initiative for Basic Education Division within the WA General Accounting Office (GAO) to create and update on an ongoing basis a register of member nations who are unable to satisfy the mandates of this resolution due to financial restraints.

    HOLDS that the GAO will allocate funds to those nations listed on the previously mentioned register so long that such funds are used to help bring the constituent nation into compliance with this resolution.

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    Supporting and Valuing the Humanities
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    The World Assembly,

    HEREBY defines the following learning areas as included in the humanities: History, Visual and Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Language Studies, Linguistics, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Political Studies, and Literature.

    UNDERSTANDING the importance of education in all forms and particularly the humanities.

    APPLAUDING all people who work and give their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and education in this unique area of study.

    NOTING the historical heritage, importance, and influence of every field in the humanities on the development, understandings, and revolutionizing of ideas overtime.

    SEEING the humanities' importance in the development of critical thinking skills, argumentation skills, and perspective taking.

    ENACTS the following:

    a. The World Humanities Fund (WHF) is hereby and established under the management of the WA General Accounting Office.

    b. The WHF shall exist to provide funding to constituent nations and non profit organizations within them to accomplish either in part or in full the following objectives:

    -----I. Aid local communities in funding humanities courses for free or at a low fee to allow for greater accessibility outside of formal academic institutions.

    -----II. Develop programs and initiatives that aid workers in finding secure jobs focused on the humanities.

    -----III. Fund government initiatives that seek to further the research and development in various areas of the humanities nationally.

    -----IV. Supporting university degree programs that fall within the definition of the humanities.

    -----V. Strengthen the academic enrichment of courses and create electives at the secondary level of education on subjects within the humanities.

    -----VI. Increase the offerings of exposure to the foundations of areas in the humanities at the primary level of education.

    c. The WHF is an opt in service that both national governments and non profit organizations which operate within member nations may submit an application to.

    d. Within the WA General Accounting Office, the Department of External Auditors (DEA) is hereby established with the following tasks:

    -----I. Ensuring that money accepted by nations or organizations from the WHF is used for the above established purpose.

    -----II. Informing the GAO of incorrect use of funding.

    e. If incorrect use of funds are reported, the GAO will cease the allowance of funds to the transgressing nation or organization.

    f. The decisions to cease funding by the GAO can be appealed by the nation or organization to the Independent Adjudicative Office.
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    Postby Castle Federation » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:13 am

    Hi everyone! So I've been in and out of the GA before, but I decided to commit to this proposal this time in the hope of seeing it through. I am very new to this so I am happy to hear any constructive feedback or advice you may have. Thank you!
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    Postby Tinhampton » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:18 am

    FUCK YEAH

    (Regarding APPLAUDING: "who who?" Regarding TASKS and HOLDS: you don't need to spell out acronyms you never use - if you spell it out, at least use it at some point)
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    Postby Castle Federation » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:27 am

    Tinhampton wrote:FUCK YEAH

    (Regarding APPLAUDING: "who who?" Regarding TASKS and HOLDS: you don't need to spell out acronyms you never use - if you spell it out, at least use it at some point)

    Thank you. I fixed the typo and made the second naming of the General Accounting Office the GAO acronym.
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    Postby Separatist Peoples » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:30 am

    Bell rolls his eyes. "Frivolity. But the C.D.S.P. is already basically in compliance with such frivolities, so I've little cause to oppose."

    Ooc: as somebody who went from STEM to humanities, I wish you the best of luck and infinite patience with the horde of players who actually think that.

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    Postby Tinfect » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:22 am

    Castle Federation wrote:APPLAUDING all people who work and give their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and education in this unique area of study.


    "Well, prior to my entry to Civil Oversight I was something of a literary artist myself," said Feren, "So I will take the applause personally, thank you."

    Castle Federation wrote:HEREBY defines the following learning areas as included in the humanities: History, Visual and Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Language Studies, Linguistics, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Political Studies, and Literature.


    "Er, one question, Ambassador, why are 'religious studies' included? Moreover, what, exactly, is that meant to mean? Additionally, active clauses, are generally placed after preambulatory clauses, simply as a matter of good practice."

    Castle Federation wrote:NOTING the historical heritage, importance, and influence of every field in the humanities on the development, understandings, and revolutionizing of ideas overtime.


    "One would hardly account religious ideas with the progression of history, I should think."

    Castle Federation wrote:SEEING the humanities' importance in the development of critical thinking skills, argumentation skills, and perspective taking


    "And yet, including religious studies? Which, rather do inhibit all of those."

    Castle Federation wrote:a. Local communities offer classes in the humanities to the public for free or at a low fee to allow for greater accessibility.


    "What is this meant to mean? Surely you aren't intending to spur civilians into spontaneous or otherwise illegal... for lack of a better term, public education? Educational institutions are best equipped to do anything of the sort; the Imperium certainly cannot have unauthorized 'schools of the arts' springing up in the middle of the street."

    Castle Federation wrote:b. Programs and initiatives begun to find secure jobs for those who hold degrees of higher education in the humanities.


    "This clause could be better phrased; it reads poorly given the clause which establishes it."

    Castle Federation wrote:c. Government initiatives that seek to further the research and development in the nation.


    "This would appear to be rather outside the scope of the draft."

    Castle Federation wrote:a. University degree programs are available for each area of the humanities in each constituent nation.


    "Again, this clause reads poorly. The Imperium would further recommend the use of a more general term, preferably 'certification'."

    Castle Federation wrote:b. If not all then at least five areas are offered as electives or as core subjects at the secondary level of education.


    "Another clause that would best be rewritten."

    Castle Federation wrote:c. If not all then at least three areas are offered as electives or as core subjects at the primary level of education.


    "The Imperium highly recommends that you investigate standing legislation for examples on proper phrasing. In any case; this particular clause seems arbitrary; primary education is to serve primarily to prepare students for higher-education and to enable an understanding of what is to be expected of them in society; Archaeology, and the various arts are no less valuable, but they are far from critical at such an early stage of education."

    Castle Federation wrote:HOLDS that the GAO will allocate funds to those nations listed on the previously mentioned register so long that such funds are used to help bring the constituent nation into compliance with this resolution.[/box]


    " 'Holds' is, not an operative phrase.

    To conclude, the Imperium is not strictly opposed to this legislation, but in its current state, the Imperium cannot commit to support of it."
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    Postby Kenmoria » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:48 am

    “I see no reason to have a list of all the possible humanities, since there will inevitably be some that will be omitted. Instead, it could be better to ascertain those qualities that distinguish the humanities from other subjects, and then build a definition based on those characteristics.”
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    Postby Agarntrop 2 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:08 am

    "Support."
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    Postby Cosmosplosion » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:56 am

    Sarah Loundes, awakening late into the day with a rather aggressive hangover, heads to her office to look at what is new around the General Assembly. She finds Supporting and Valuing Humanities in Education, and initially, seems to support the concept.

    However, upon further inspection she finds all the proposal does is create a set of degrees that can be earned, and then only a handful of classes, that are optional.

    Loundes opts to head back to bed, after informing her aide that the proposal is a waste of time in its current state. Her office privately informs Castle Federation that they wish the proposal actually did something worth the Assembly's time, and if it ever does that, then they will consider supporting it.
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    Postby Castle Federation » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:25 pm

    Tinfect Thank you for your suggestions. Your question of religious studies is important and deserves a relevant definition. Religious studies as a field is not proper theology. It is the study of religion itself from a secular viewpoint. Think of it as anthropology, philosophy, and cultural studies that focus on religion. Those who study it are not believers who are trying to further their religion but instead are studying the implications, history, and the place of religion itself in the world.

    Suggestion A is calling for community classes. Think of the type community centers offer in art, pottery, or a variety of other subjects. This resolution is encouraging such classes across the entire spectrum of studies in the humanities to further education even after school age.

    Suggestion C is too vague, so I will limit its scope to the Humanities as it was originally intended in my second draft.

    Decree A. focuses on degree programs because certifications could be taken as something more broad which I wanted to avoid. The desire is that higher education is focusing on the formation of students in the methods of the humanities. A certification could bypass that and perhaps allow nations to interpret the clause as things outside of that scope.

    Decree C. allows for some wiggling room which allows particular subjects to be chosen. Archaeology does not have to be among them. Art, literature, and history could be chosen for instance which do well in the earlier years of education to prepare them for later years.

    The clauses you said had awkward wording, I will work to fix for the second draft.

    Kenmoria There are indeed lists that outline the humanities. If you note, some fields are rather vague in scope to allow for many specializations. I think providing a list is important so that there is something to point to as authoritative and concrete.

    Cosmosplosion I could add funding to humanities programs in all constituent nations or I could even make some fo the suggestions mandatory. I feel there is only so much that can be mandated in this area without being too restrictive. I am open to suggestions that could better accomplish the aim of the resolution.
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    Postby Cosmosplosion » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:13 pm

    Castle Federation wrote:Cosmosplosion I could add funding to humanities programs in all constituent nations or I could even make some fo the suggestions mandatory. I feel there is only so much that can be mandated in this area without being too restrictive. I am open to suggestions that could better accomplish the aim of the resolution.

    OOC: Thank you for the OOC response to my IC response. Anyways, sure you could. But it all feels a bit too micromange-y. You're not doing really anything of consequence here other than forcing schools to expand their class lineups. Such an odd issue to zero-in on. Perhaps remove the "in Education" bit and expand this beyond what it is now if it is so difficult to come up with ideas.
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    Postby Richonne » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:21 pm

    Screw the humanities.

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    Postby Castle Federation » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:39 pm

    I have submitted a redraft. The focus has moved away from mandates and towards funding for the sake of funding the humanities. I am open to any further questions or comments.
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    Postby The New California Republic » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:44 pm

    It'd be good if there was a clause that supported setting up international Humanities symposiums for the exchange of knowledge.
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    Postby United Massachusetts » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:05 pm

    We fully support this, and will give further advice soon and very soon

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    Postby The New Sicilian State » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:14 pm

    OOC: I find it a little odd that you numbered your clauses that way, it occured to me after I tried to mention a specific clause that would ordinarily be 1b or Ib, but is instead bI... Just my preference though

    IC: "Clause bI confuses me. Are you mandating that communities provide humanities courses outside of formal institutions, or are you providing support for any communities that do? If you're mandating it, there's quite a bit more to think about here. Who offers these classes, is there an established curriculum, and who are they taught by?"

    OOC: I'd be more than willing to support anything that props up the humanities, I'm an English Literature major myself, but I don't quite grasp the international significance of such policy.

    The New California Republic wrote:It'd be good if there was a clause that supported setting up international Humanities symposiums for the exchange of knowledge.

    This ^ is significant. The humanities feed off of the exchange of information; sparking an international dialogue while propping up programs could be endlessly useful.
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    Postby Castle Federation » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:43 pm

    The New Sicilian State wrote:OOC: I find it a little odd that you numbered your clauses that way, it occured to me after I tried to mention a specific clause that would ordinarily be 1b or Ib, but is instead bI... Just my preference though

    IC: "Clause bI confuses me. Are you mandating that communities provide humanities courses outside of formal institutions, or are you providing support for any communities that do? If you're mandating it, there's quite a bit more to think about here. Who offers these classes, is there an established curriculum, and who are they taught by?"

    OOC: I'd be more than willing to support anything that props up the humanities, I'm an English Literature major myself, but I don't quite grasp the international significance of such policy.

    The New California Republic wrote:It'd be good if there was a clause that supported setting up international Humanities symposiums for the exchange of knowledge.

    This ^ is significant. The humanities feed off of the exchange of information; sparking an international dialogue while propping up programs could be endlessly useful.

    So the money has to be used from clause b 1 for setting up community classes as one possible use of the funds. Think of like history courses or art classes that people beyond college age could take in their free time. I added a conditional clause within point a to make it clearer.

    I like the symposium idea and can work that into the next draft.

    There was recently a draft that supported the sciences so I thought that equally the humanities deserved a resolution in the GA.
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    Postby Potted Plants United » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:22 am

    Castle Federation wrote:I like the symposium idea and can work that into the next draft.

    OOC: Rather than a symposium, just encourage nations to share data...

    There was recently a draft that supported the sciences so I thought that equally the humanities deserved a resolution in the GA.

    That particular draft is kinda unnecessary because there is already a resolution that does it. You're going to have a harder uphill battle with yours, because humanities are much less international subjects, even in RL where we have only one species and only one planet. But in NS where a WA nation might not have any other WA nations in the same universe with it, there's much less utility for any other nation having any reason to know anything about another nation's culture or history.
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    Postby Morover » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:50 am

    OOC: The formatting isn't great, so I'd recommend trying what I just whipped together below:

    The World Assembly,

    HEREBY defines the following learning areas as included in the humanities: History, Visual and Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Language Studies, Linguistics, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Political Studies, and Literature.

    UNDERSTANDING the importance of education in all forms and particularly the humanities.

    APPLAUDING all people who work and give their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and education in this unique area of study.

    NOTING the historical heritage, importance, and influence of every field in the humanities on the development, understandings, and revolutionizing of ideas overtime.

    SEEING the humanities' importance in the development of critical thinking skills, argumentation skills, and perspective taking.

    ENACTS the following:

    1. The World Humanities Fund (WHF) is hereby and established under the management of the WA General Accounting Office.
    2. The WHF shall exist to provide funding to constituent nations and non profit organizations within them to accomplish either in part or in full the following objectives:
      1. Aid local communities in funding humanities courses for free or at a low fee to allow for greater accessibility outside of formal academic institutions.
      2. Develop programs and initiatives that aid workers in finding secure jobs focused on the humanities.
      3. Fund government initiatives that seek to further the research and development in various areas of the humanities nationally.
      4. Supporting university degree programs that fall within the definition of the humanities.
      5. Strengthen the academic enrichment of courses and create electives at the secondary level of education on subjects within the humanities.
      6. Increase the offerings of exposure to the foundations of areas in the humanities at the primary level of education.
    3. The WHF is an opt in service that both national governments and non profit organizations which operate within member nations may submit an application to.
    4. Within the WA General Accounting Office, the Department of External Auditors (DEA) is hereby established with the following tasks:
      1. Ensuring that money accepted by nations or organizations from the WHF is used for the above established purpose.
      2. Informing the GAO of incorrect use of funding.
    5. If incorrect use of funds are reported, the GAO will cease the allowance of funds to the transgressing nation or organization.
    6. The decisions to cease funding by the GAO can be appealed by the nation or organization to the Independent Adjudicative Office.


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    The World Assembly,

    HEREBY defines the following learning areas as included in the humanities: History, Visual and Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Language Studies, Linguistics, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Political Studies, and Literature.

    UNDERSTANDING the importance of education in all forms and particularly the humanities.

    APPLAUDING all people who work and give their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and education in this unique area of study.

    NOTING the historical heritage, importance, and influence of every field in the humanities on the development, understandings, and revolutionizing of ideas overtime.

    SEEING the humanities' importance in the development of critical thinking skills, argumentation skills, and perspective taking.

    ENACTS the following:

    [list=a][*]The World Humanities Fund (WHF) is hereby and established under the management of the WA General Accounting Office.

    [*]The WHF shall exist to provide funding to constituent nations and non profit organizations within them to accomplish either in part or in full the following objectives:
    [list=i][*]Aid local communities in funding humanities courses for free or at a low fee to allow for greater accessibility outside of formal academic institutions.

    [*]Develop programs and initiatives that aid workers in finding secure jobs focused on the humanities.

    [*]Fund government initiatives that seek to further the research and development in various areas of the humanities nationally.

    [*]Supporting university degree programs that fall within the definition of the humanities.

    [*]Strengthen the academic enrichment of courses and create electives at the secondary level of education on subjects within the humanities.

    [*]Increase the offerings of exposure to the foundations of areas in the humanities at the primary level of education.[/list]

    [*]The WHF is an opt in service that both national governments and non profit organizations which operate within member nations may submit an application to.

    [*]Within the WA General Accounting Office, the Department of External Auditors (DEA) is hereby established with the following tasks:
    [list=i][*]Ensuring that money accepted by nations or organizations from the WHF is used for the above established purpose.

    [*]Informing the GAO of incorrect use of funding.[/list]

    [*]If incorrect use of funds are reported, the GAO will cease the allowance of funds to the transgressing nation or organization.

    [*]The decisions to cease funding by the GAO can be appealed by the nation or organization to the Independent Adjudicative Office.[/list]

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    Postby Potted Plants United » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:55 am

    Morover wrote:*snip*

    OOC: That illustrates nicely how this is a Committee Only violation now. The committee is doing everything, there are no mandates for member nations.

    To author: why the hard-on for committees? Just make member nations do things. To fit the category and AoE, you'll have to justify increasing educational spending. Right now you're making the WA fund everything, too.

    Try rewriting so that you don't use a single committee whatsoever, and instead make member nations do everything you want done.
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    Postby Castle Federation » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:13 pm

    Potted Plants United wrote:
    Morover wrote:*snip*

    OOC: That illustrates nicely how this is a Committee Only violation now. The committee is doing everything, there are no mandates for member nations.

    To author: why the hard-on for committees? Just make member nations do things. To fit the category and AoE, you'll have to justify increasing educational spending. Right now you're making the WA fund everything, too.

    Try rewriting so that you don't use a single committee whatsoever, and instead make member nations do everything you want done.

    The previous draft had mandates, but those were not taken well. A clause that would mandate at least some offerings of humanities classes at every level will be added and the committee only issue will be fixed. Also "data" isnt a term I would apply to the humanities. A symposium is where ideas and works are publicly shared in a way that fits the work that comes out of them.
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    [DRAFT] Supporting and Valuing the Humanities

    Postby Deacarsia » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:17 pm

    I oppose this proposal.
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    Postby Morover » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:21 pm

    Potted Plants United wrote:
    Morover wrote:*snip*

    OOC: That illustrates nicely how this is a Committee Only violation now. The committee is doing everything, there are no mandates for member nations.

    To author: why the hard-on for committees? Just make member nations do things. To fit the category and AoE, you'll have to justify increasing educational spending. Right now you're making the WA fund everything, too.

    Try rewriting so that you don't use a single committee whatsoever, and instead make member nations do everything you want done.

    OOC:

    I don't really know how my formatting illustrated that explicitly, but I'd agree with the committee-only violation regardless.

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    Postby Castle Federation » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:53 pm

    Thank you Morover for your formatting. I have reformatted the proposal, moved the definition of humanities to the operational clause, added a general clause to that definition to allow for areas not already included in the list, and have also added a clause that ensures nations offer humanities classes at both primary and secondary levels which avoids the Committee rule problem.
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    Postby Potted Plants United » Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:37 pm

    OOC post.

    Castle Federation wrote:HEREBY defines the following learning areas as included in the humanities: History, Visual and Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Language Studies, Linguistics, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Political Studies, and Literature.

    No. Don't start with a definition, especially as you disagree with this later on with the second definition, which expands on it. Plus any kinds of arts being "humanities" is kinda odd as they're normally classified as "arts". Same for languages. The usual division is sciences, humanities, languages and arts. And sports, but I continue to maintain that (competitive) sports are completely unnecessary. :P

    UNDERSTANDING the importance of education in all forms and particularly the humanities.

    This is something you'll have to open up as the justification for this whole thing. WHY are "particularly the humanities" important? And why would international legislation be necessary for this.

    APPLAUDING all people who work and give their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and education in this unique area of study.

    Given that you stuff more stuff into your "humanities" (I suggest some other word, btw - would "cultural studies" work? it'd be less species specific) than most, "this unique area of study" sounds like a blatant lie. It's not a single area of study if it encompasses everything that's not a science, and glomps half the sciences too.

    NOTING the historical heritage, importance, and influence of every field in the humanities on the development, understandings, and revolutionizing of ideas overtime.

    Slightly clumsily put, but 1. the same could be said of sciences and 2. without sciences the humanities wouldn't exist. Likely vice versa also, but basically, this preamble is starting to stink of you having nothing to convince us with and thus you're trying to spin enough hot air into it to make nothing look like something.

    SEEING the humanities' importance in the development of critical thinking skills, argumentation skills, and perspective taking.

    Again, you need to open this up waaaay more, because this and the "Understanding" part are the only real meat of the preamble. You still haven't given the WHAT, which is the problem that you're wanting to use this resolution to solve. Since that's at the core of every resolution, it's kind of a big thing to miss.

    ENACTS the following:

    Usually you have the "hereby" here, not at the start. That way you can have the whole resoluion as "the WA, understanding and noting and thinking, hereby does this and that and those". Now you have it as "the WA hereby understanding and nothing and thinking does this and that and those", and it doesn't flow as well.

    A. The following subjects are defined as areas of humanities: History, Visual and Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Language Studies, Linguistics, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Political Studies, Literature, and any other sociocultural area of study that works towards a better understanding of the human condition.​

    Given that the WA is not just human-populated in IC, it's best to avoid being too species-specific. For a species that doesn't have anything to do with humans, "understanding the human condition" is just pure nonsense. You need to re-think what "humanities" (that's a stupid word now I've written and thought it so many times, doesn't English have a better one?) actually mean? What is the one thing they have in common? And then remember you need to be able to apply the same reasoning to RL humans and very non-human humanoids and sapient AIs and probably giant velvet worms living on a planet entirely covered in red moss. So, if your definition doesn't work for all those different peoples, then your definition is bad.

    B. Member nations must offer at least one area of the humanities as a subject of study per year in both primary and secondary curriculums of education.​

    What on earth are "primary an secondary curriculums"? Do you understand what a curriculum is? And given what all you've warped under you faulty definition, you'd have half the normal school subjects apply to this anyway. Have you looked at the Promotion of Basic Education, resolution? It already does this. Since this is your only non-committee clause, and it's largely duplication, then your resolution is still a committee-only violation.

    C. The World Humanities Fund (WHF) is hereby and established under the management of the WA General Accounting Office.​

    D. The WHF shall exist to provide funding to constituent nations and non profit organizations within them to accomplish either in part or in full the following objectives:​

      I. Aid local communities in funding humanities courses for free or at a low fee to allow for greater accessibility outside of formal academic institutions.​

      II. Develop programs and initiatives that aid workers in finding secure jobs focused on the humanities.​

      III. Fund government initiatives that seek to further the research and development in various areas of the humanities nationally.​

      IV. Supporting university degree programs that fall within the definition of the humanities.​

      V. Strengthen the academic enrichment of courses and create electives at the secondary level of education on subjects within the humanities.​

      VI. Increase the offerings of exposure to the foundations of areas in the humanities at the primary level of education.​

      VII. Hold nationwide symposiums to put on exposition works and advancements in the various areas of the humanities.​

    E. The WHF is an opt in service that both national governments and non profit organizations which operate within member nations may submit an application to.​

    F. Within the WA General Accounting Office, the Department of External Auditors (DEA) is hereby established with the following tasks:​

      I. Ensuring that money accepted by nations or organizations from the WHF is used for the above established purpose.​

      II. Informing the GAO of incorrect use of funding.​

      III. If incorrect use of funds are reported, the GAO will cease the allowance of funds to the transgressing nation or organization.​

      IV. The decisions to cease funding by the GAO can be appealed by the nation or organization to the Independent Adjudicative Office.

    Let's not.

    So, now, do a proper re-think. You're not allowed to use anything that's spoilered ^there. So answer these questions:

    1. WHAT is the problem you are trying to solve here?
    2. WHY does it need international legislation to solve?
    3, WHY is it not already done by existing resolutions (there are MANY that deal with education and cultural stuff, find and read them all, before answering this)?
    4. What do you want member nations to do?
    5. Why do you want member nations to do it?
    6. What are the member nations getting out of it?
    7. How does it fit the Educational AoE and wouldn't it be a better fit for the Cultural Heritage AoE?

    Morover wrote:OOC: I don't really know how my formatting illustrated that explicitly, but I'd agree with the committee-only violation regardless.

    OOC: Let's just say it made it easier to read and also "my brain needs more sleep soon, looks like"... :D
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