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==Visiting Committee Visit Planning '08==
==Visiting Committee Visit Planning '08==
Main Topics:
Main Topics:
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*'''Faculty Size/Curriculum'''
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===Faculty Size/Curriculum===
**Increase number of electives
**Increase number of electives
***From Survey:
***From Survey:
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***Mathematical modeling
***Mathematical modeling
***Ethics
***Ethics
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*'''Research Areas'''
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===Advisor Selection Process===
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**What research areas lacking?
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*First year funding is critical, need for more fellowships?
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***From 2006 survey:
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*Working for two advisors - one in BE, one not
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***Strengthen core subjects already emphasized
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***Neuroscience
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===Research Areas===
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***Metabolic engineering
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What research areas lacking?
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***Energy/Environment
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*Synthetic Biology
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***Epigenomics
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*From 2006 survey:
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***Immunology
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**Strengthen core subjects already emphasized
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*'''Space'''
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**Neuroscience
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**Metabolic engineering
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**Energy/Environment
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**Epigenomics
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**Immunology
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===Space===
**Currently de-centralized,lack of collaborations?,social interactions?
**Currently de-centralized,lack of collaborations?,social interactions?
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***Labs in the Biology Building can definitely feel isolated from department
**Tech Square people generally happy over there, would not necessarily want to move
**Tech Square people generally happy over there, would not necessarily want to move
**Not enough space for new faculty
**Not enough space for new faculty
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*'''BE Department Staff'''
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===BE Department Staff===
**Compared to other engineering departments, less staff; asking them to wear a lot of hats
**Compared to other engineering departments, less staff; asking them to wear a lot of hats
**minimal web site activity, low student input, other departments seem to do more self-promotion (related to staff issue)
**minimal web site activity, low student input, other departments seem to do more self-promotion (related to staff issue)
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***ChemE has dedicated Web Site developer, Communications/Events people
***ChemE has dedicated Web Site developer, Communications/Events people
***EECS has Alumni Relations
***EECS has Alumni Relations
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*'''Jobs'''
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===Jobs===
**Current grads are finding jobs, but new web portal might offer more help
**Current grads are finding jobs, but new web portal might offer more help
**How to attract recruiters - currently Merck actively recruits, but few others
**How to attract recruiters - currently Merck actively recruits, but few others
**Alumni contacts/database?
**Alumni contacts/database?
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*'''Undergraduate Effects'''
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===Undergraduate Effects===
**Increase in number of semesters as TA?
**Increase in number of semesters as TA?
==Visiting Committee Meeting 2006==
==Visiting Committee Meeting 2006==
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[[BE Board:Visiting committee|Notes from previous Visiting Committee Meeting]]
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[[BE Board:Visiting committee|Notes from previous Visiting Committee Meeting]] - have these issues been addressed significantly?

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Contents

Visiting Committee Visit Planning '08

Main Topics:

Faculty Size/Curriculum

    • Increase number of electives
      • From Survey:
      • Statistics Class focused on Biology
      • Tissue Engineering
      • Graduate Lab Technique class:Imaging,Biochemistry,Basic Biology
      • Cellular,Physiological,Organ level biology
      • Genetics
      • Metabolics
      • Mathematical modeling
      • Ethics

Advisor Selection Process

  • First year funding is critical, need for more fellowships?
  • Working for two advisors - one in BE, one not

Research Areas

What research areas lacking?

  • Synthetic Biology
  • From 2006 survey:
    • Strengthen core subjects already emphasized
    • Neuroscience
    • Metabolic engineering
    • Energy/Environment
    • Epigenomics
    • Immunology

Space

    • Currently de-centralized,lack of collaborations?,social interactions?
      • Labs in the Biology Building can definitely feel isolated from department
    • Tech Square people generally happy over there, would not necessarily want to move
    • Not enough space for new faculty

BE Department Staff

    • Compared to other engineering departments, less staff; asking them to wear a lot of hats
    • minimal web site activity, low student input, other departments seem to do more self-promotion (related to staff issue)
      • BE: 7, ChemE: at least 9, EECS: at least 9
      • ChemE has dedicated Web Site developer, Communications/Events people
      • EECS has Alumni Relations

Jobs

    • Current grads are finding jobs, but new web portal might offer more help
    • How to attract recruiters - currently Merck actively recruits, but few others
    • Alumni contacts/database?

Undergraduate Effects

    • Increase in number of semesters as TA?

Visiting Committee Meeting 2006

Notes from previous Visiting Committee Meeting - have these issues been addressed significantly?

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