1. Visiting committee
what: evaluates health of dept.; mainly talk to faculty, have to write up report
who: visits us; composed of people in industry, deans/heads of depts. like ours at other schools, alums
when: every two years; 15-16 Feb
why: also talk to students. Time for us to voice concerns. Need representatives (12 to 16)
G&G: Kyle S, Will, Taylor, Kyle B
Geophysics: Doug, Maureen, Einat, someone from ERL
Planets: James D-F, someone 4th floor?, Erwan?, Vid
PAOC: Jessie K, Andrew B, post-generals student (Fanny?)
Geobiology: Linsay H.?
Want to make sure we have representation from women and international students.
Open meeting soon for anyone to voice concerns that they want to be presented to VC.
Also want posivitve comments.
2. Winter trip suggested as a 1-day bus trip to downhill ski resort, but was not much enthusiasm and no volunteers to plan it,
so no ski trip.
3. Thus, we have money to spend on other things:
A. themed peer hours
B. baseball (minor league game or sox)
4. Pick date for long pond
PAOC retreat 15-17 Sept.
many other conflicts...see when cabin is available before deicing
5. Need to organize Geology and G&G generals meetings (PAOC?)
(purpose: to have faculty inform incoming students what the requirements and expectations are for the general exam)
6. Einat taking over mentorship program