Revision as of 19:30, August 17, 2011
As described in an email from Prof. Richard B. Brown, November 2002
Dear Presidents of ACM, BEECS, HKN, IEEE, CSEG, and AEGGS, The EECS Department is creating two student advisory committees, one for undergraduate students, and the other for graduate students. The committees will consist of the president (or other designated representative if the society so chooses) of each EECS student society or group. The undergrad committee will have representatives from ACM, BEECS, HKN and IEEE. The graduate committee will have representatives from CSEG, AEGGS and in the future from a representative of the EE:S graduate students. The purpose of the committees is to provide a formal means of communication between the students and the administrative committee of the Department. Each term, we will encourage our undergraduate and graduate students to bring to you concerns they have related to their life and studies in the EECS Department. At the end of each term, the Administrative Committee of the Department will meet individually with the undergraduate and graduate student advisory committees. The administrative committee consists of the department Chair, the 2 Associate Chairs (John Laird for CSE and Stephane Lafortune for ECE), and the department administrator (Virginia Wait). Please send me the name and email address of the individual who will serve as the committee member from your organization. I encourage you to reply with any suggestions you may have regarding these advisory committees. Best regards, Prof. Richard B. Brown Interim Chair, EECS
The University of Michigan Engineering Council (UMEC) is an undergraduate and graduate group that provides an interface for communication between engineering students and the engineering faculty and administrators.
- Attend UMEC meetings held every second Wednesday from 7 to 8 at the Pierpont Commons.
- Update the Master Society Spreadsheet with the names and contact information about the New President, Treasurer and Rep by mailing the External Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org. The spreadsheet is available online at UMEC web site.
- Add email ids to the umec.members mailing list so that they get all the general announcements.
- Keep in touch with treasurer of UMEC about funding opportunities for CSEG.
- Attend all the President's meetings if the President is unable to do so.
The Graduate Forum is a loosely organized group of graduate students from different academic units who act as informational liaisons between the graduate school and individual departments. Meetings of the Forum generally focus on topics the Rackham administration would like to make students aware of (e.g., resources for students, rules for dissertations, etc.). At each meeting, there is also an opportunity for Forum members to bring concerns of their constituents to the Rackham administration.
Responsibilities of the Graduate Forum representative include: 1) Attending Forum meetings; 2) Compiling and disseminating information from these meetings to the CSEG membership; 3) Forwarding announcements (primarily email) from the graduate school to CSEG members; and 4) Taking membership concerns to the Rackham administrators.
The committee generally meets only once or twice a semester for 2-3 hour meetings. Email correspondence occurs much more frequently, sometimes several messages a week. However, the majority of messages require only that they be forwarded to the CSEG mailing list.
This position would be great for anyone who really had some ideas about how to improve the graduate experience and the energy to carry out those ideas. The administrators on the Forum appear genuinely interested in student concerns and have some capacity to see those concerns addressed.