One of the main functions of the BE Board is to represent the students views to the faculty. In the past the board has represented student views to the faculty during faculty candidate hiring, visiting committee reviews and on numerous other occasions.
The BE division is engaging in a thorough review of the graduate program, the board has been providing feedback from students to the faculty. See here for more information.
The department is interviewing potential faculty members. The faculty have asked the board to gather feedback on the candidates from the students. Students can interact with the faculty candidates in a pre-seminar lunch, at 20.526 and by attending the seminar. If you have feedback on any of the candidates please send it via our web comment form.
The department is due for a visiting committee review in the Spring of 2006, we expect to participate in this by discussing students views of the department with the visiting committee.