Undergraduate BE Board:Minutes - 1/24/08 Minutes

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Cathy Greene, Ernest Fraenkel, Scott Manalis, Linda Griffith, Doug Lauffenburger <br>
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Sasha, Bernice, Dawn, Emilienne, Iny, Mike, Marta
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Mike, Emilienne, Dawn, Renuka, Neha, Bernice, Marta
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# T-shirts
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#*Must be put in vector form – ask creator (Mike) if he can do it
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#*Style: Girly Fine Jersey and Unisex Fine Jersey (for men)
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#*Order form QRST : ~$10 per person,+ $30 pattern fee (expect BE dept to pay extra costs)
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#*Extras: Men – 1S, 4M, 4L, 1XL, Women – 2S, 5M, 3L, 0XL
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# Mission Statement
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#*Cool with Current Goals on the wiki (and perhaps tweak the word ‘disseminate’):
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#**To represent the undergraduate's interests to the BE faculty
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#**To create a community of students within the major
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#**To organize social and academic events for BE undergrads
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#**To identify and disseminate resources for choosing courses, finding UROPs, and learning about life (careers/grad school/med school) after MIT
# Elections
# Elections
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#*4 core board members (P, VP, Sec, Treas)
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#*February 12th 2008 7:30pm 56-614
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#*Year-long positions (Jan-Dec)
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#*Mike send out email saying that:
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#*Open meetings so that everyone has a say and is in-the-know
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#**anyone can run (we’re not elitist)
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#*Platform specifics – none
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#**it’s a great way to learn what the board is all about
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#*Speech at kickoff event – no, too formal
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#**platform should include: name, year, why chose BE, why want position
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#*Voting at BE office until the end of week
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#*No speeches, instead have candidates stand and say name and position running for
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# Associate Advising
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#*Food = subway + cake
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#*Role: Informal advisor, one event + meet & greet, available by email/phone for advice
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#*Email professors to hype up in 20.109, 310, 330, 380 (who?)
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#*2009’s for 2010’s so can be paired for 1.5 years
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#*Ballots:
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#*Cathy send email to juniors asking for volunteers (already has list of previously volunteered with e-mails but will send out new e-mail)
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#**alphabetical candidates
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#*If not enough volunteers, send e-mail again 1st week of school
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#**rank candidates 1 & 2 (in case of ties)
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#*Pair one junior with each sophomore advisor
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#**space at bottom for BE ideas/comments
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#*Allowed money to take group out
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#*For future board meetings, people that come regularly perhaps have:
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# BE Undergrad on Curriculum Board
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#**board members at large?
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#*2 or 3 undergrads to be members so that one is always at a meeting
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#**committees?
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#*Plan of action: work through class by class
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#**semester long positions?
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#*Student’s role: relay information between students and faculty, give on-the-spot ideas
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#**BE UG Curriculum positions (appoint one 10, 09, 08) [ahem Emilienne ahem]
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#*Ideally junior/senior knowledgeable about more course 20 goings-on
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# BE UG Curriculum Board
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#*Item for next curriculum board agenda: how to better conduct recitations
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#* Linda Griffith wants 2-3 people so that at least 1 is at every meeting
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# Workshop Brainstorms
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#**1 soph, 1 junior, 1 senior – BE UG Board appoint, email out ask if people interested
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#*Want all Course 20 to know object-oriented programming, plus Matlab
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#**Fill spots with preferably board members rather than exec
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#*Incorporate Matlab modules into all classes, multiple weekly Matlab tutoring sessions
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#**Become “Member at Large” must attend BE Board meetings and BE Curric Meetings
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#*Rethink TA recitations: prepare & reformulate material taught in class, plus office hours
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#**Emilienne ask Linda when first meeting is, and for schedule of meetings thereafter
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# Tutoring
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#*Discuss at workshop on reg day
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#*Start “tutor room” with computers to help students with Matlab pset questions multiple nights per week – dept pay those computing/programming tutors
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#*BE dept NOT want to pay people for one-on-one tutoring
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#*Likes idea of BE board: have list of person/class/availability for informal, infrequent, volunteer help for pset questions
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#*Side note: BE only section for OWW page to post tutor info, etc?
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# Senior Dinner
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#*No parents – they can attend the reception on graduation day
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#*At Museum of Science? – Renuka look into it
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#*Awards: ~3 outstanding senior awards for: academics, service, leadership, research
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#*TA Award, Professor Award from BE Students
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#*Save Informal Awards for BE BBQ plan with BE Grad Board
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# T-Shirts
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#*Talk to Michelle Berry and Cathy Greene for details
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#*Dept CAN front the money with BE credit card
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#*Cathy will email out to faculty for Tshirt orders
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# BE Lounge Update
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#*Constructoin has begun
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#*Plan to finish building by July
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#*Start furnishing end of summer
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#*BE UG Board “wish list” includes hammock + ?
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Revision as of 01:29, 30 January 2008

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BE UG Board Meeting
January 24, 2008
4:00pm 56-402

Attendance: Sasha, Bernice, Dawn, Emilienne, Iny, Mike, Marta

  1. T-shirts
    • Must be put in vector form – ask creator (Mike) if he can do it
    • Style: Girly Fine Jersey and Unisex Fine Jersey (for men)
    • Order form QRST : ~$10 per person,+ $30 pattern fee (expect BE dept to pay extra costs)
    • Extras: Men – 1S, 4M, 4L, 1XL, Women – 2S, 5M, 3L, 0XL
  2. Mission Statement
    • Cool with Current Goals on the wiki (and perhaps tweak the word ‘disseminate’):
      • To represent the undergraduate's interests to the BE faculty
      • To create a community of students within the major
      • To organize social and academic events for BE undergrads
      • To identify and disseminate resources for choosing courses, finding UROPs, and learning about life (careers/grad school/med school) after MIT
  3. Elections
    • February 12th 2008 7:30pm 56-614
    • Mike send out email saying that:
      • anyone can run (we’re not elitist)
      • it’s a great way to learn what the board is all about
      • platform should include: name, year, why chose BE, why want position
    • No speeches, instead have candidates stand and say name and position running for
    • Food = subway + cake
    • Email professors to hype up in 20.109, 310, 330, 380 (who?)
    • Ballots:
      • alphabetical candidates
      • rank candidates 1 & 2 (in case of ties)
      • space at bottom for BE ideas/comments
    • For future board meetings, people that come regularly perhaps have:
      • board members at large?
      • committees?
      • semester long positions?
      • BE UG Curriculum positions (appoint one 10, 09, 08) [ahem Emilienne ahem]
  4. BE UG Curriculum Board
    • Linda Griffith wants 2-3 people so that at least 1 is at every meeting
      • 1 soph, 1 junior, 1 senior – BE UG Board appoint, email out ask if people interested
      • Fill spots with preferably board members rather than exec
      • Become “Member at Large” must attend BE Board meetings and BE Curric Meetings
      • Emilienne ask Linda when first meeting is, and for schedule of meetings thereafter
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