Undergraduate BE Board:Minutes - 1/22/08 Minutes

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BE UG Board January 22, 2008 Mike, Dawn, Bernice, Renuka, Neha, Marta

Welcome Renuka! Senior Dinner: Perhaps at Museum of Science instead of Faculty Club? Cocktail style? Date for sure on the Wednesday of Senior Week. Include “TA of the year” award (not overlap with BE faculty awards)

  • Continue to ask seniors what they want – ultimately, it’s for them.

OWW: Get there by searching ‘busybeboard’ or from a link on the BE homepage Wait to update with full elaborate details until have decided and finalized more plans Include newsletter section, section with things board does, etc.

Tutoring: Depends on what BE dept’s thinking for tutors – regular, weekly, formal with pay? BE UG Board could lead informal, infrequent volunteer tutor/help with email/bio on OWW Could make list of past/present BE TA’s and put info on OWW for occasional help Or ask BE associate advisors for advice on who to go to for help

Associate Advising: One (or two if overload) junior per sophomore advisor Small budget per assoc advisor ($100?) for coffee/ice cream/ etc

Kick-Off Event: Tuesday February 12th 7:30-9pm 56-614 Increase attendance:

    word out mouth
    exciting emails
    profs announce and chalkboards in major 20 classes
    BE UG bulletin board somewhere in building 56?
    Facebook invites for people in BE group (thanks to Mike Yee)

Food: Subway and Cake Elections:

    Platform due Wednesday Feb 6th,  will be extended to Friday Feb 8th – post on OWW
    Cathy is okay with the ballot box in the BE office for the rest of the week.
    Ballots include area for input on food, interests, study break ideas

Newsletter:

    spotlights on UG urops, PIs’ labs, course 20 profs
    what’s new with course 20
    be board info

Arrange chairs in circles so more social environment Hand out tshirts!

ASA recognition: Long term process – semester Application online Includes aims to do, goal oriented questions Renuka will explore details

Tshirts: Not ordered yet – but soon! Excel spreadsheet has list of orders. Department should (hopefully) front the money – $10-15 per shirt Dawn is in charge of getting them in time for the Kick-Off. Faculy Forum/ BE UG Curriculum Board Member: To let the undergrad students have a voice To prevent under-representing units So that Course 20 students aren’t always hosed To perhaps start a MATLAB class? In general, we think an undergrad should help decide things because they’ve been through it and know the problems.

With Doug: Associate Advising BE Lounge update UG on BE UG Curriculum Board?

For Thursday: 4pm Tutoring plans BE faculty have (weekly and formal with pay?) vs BE UG Board (informal, infrequent, voluntary?) Official awards for Senior Dinner? + date and place Associate advising plans – how long is Linda’s list of ‘assoc advisors’? Tshirts – front the money w/ BE dept credit card, please BE Undergrad Curriculum Board Member? Next Meeting: 7:30pm at COSI! Mission Statement Something for Amy (BE Grad help with transitions) ASA start application Faculty Forum/ BE UG Curriculum Board Member

ToDo: Renuka check on ASA recognition Renuka look up Museum of Science info Dawn ask Amy about Tshirts, get excel sheet from Emilienne, order them + extras Marta meet with Doug

Marta email Cathy about besb-10@mit.edu
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