Michael Pasternak (Late)
Monica Abdallah (Jordan V. ChemE senior)
Where’s Jisoo, Marianne,
Code of Conduct
Final Const Review
Diversity @ Cooper updates
Dean Search Updates
OPT, CPT for Intls
Code of Conduct
Bullying moved from Class B to A
How do I use this doc to protect my rights?
Hearings will now include Chris Chamberlin, as well as students, faculty, and lawyer
You will be put on probation if you violate this code, and the hearing committee can lift that
Only applies to students and student-student interaction
Edited purpose; issues of constituencies changed to resolve student issues. Meeting next Monday to hash out changes
Curriculum--Circuits taken out of ChemE courseload (Class of 2019 has to take it b/c of contract, will extend to current freshmen)
Cannot use grad credits from undergraduate electives as progress towards your degree. This is an enforcement of policy, not a change in policy. (no double counting)
Applies to thesis and non thesis option
Old Rule: 6 credits can carry over from 300 courses, unless you do a thesis, in which case 400 can carry over
Hard to enforce because of lack of grad courses offered
Can Stock/Raja send out an email explaining how this would work?
JAC-reworking whole money awarding system
Goal is strictness and transparency;
Meeting again this week w/ Watkins
Send suggestions to Jason Katz
Anyone can run
Just for Cabinet! Literally anyone can run. Voted on internally by current reps.
30 sec to 1 min long speech if running opposed.
Forum had low turnout, but was effective
Sex and Pancakes type event, small groups.
Freshmen either slept through the orientation event about this, or got something from it when they participated
An RA thinks the event wasn’t effective, and RA staff isn't qualified to run a comprehensive workshop about this
Diversity Council wants to create mentor program with mandatory training (student mentors)
Try to hire more female faculty
Make Cooper more attractive to females, like with providing time off, etc
Advertise the school better at all female schools, increase female visibility on website
Presenting to FSS tomorrow
*Merit scholarships for women is a bad idea (MERIT IDEA SCRATCHED)
Doesn't make women feel equal, could fuel argument that women dont deserve to be here
But also, other schools give incentive packages to women, which is why we have low enrollment here
Would be better if third party group could do this
Could give women at the top of their class scholarships (semesterly or yearly look at Cooper GPAs and the top X% get merit)
But this creates competition
We don’t have professional development geared towards women specifically, so instead of giving merit scholarships to women and causing controversy, funds could be put towards a program like this
No one talks about how women should dress, for example, since there are so many unwritten rules about this
Publicize statistics on percent of women who go here, and percent of them at the top of the class, and if the statistics show women are performing very well, we should publicize this
This might be illegal though b/c of FERPA
4 candidates, Ad Chairs interview the candidates separate from faculty
Will update us when all four interviews are over
More interviews over 2 weeks
Ask about their background and why they want to work there, and give them info on Cooper
Pass along info to ad chairs that you want the Dean to know
Meeting w Laura next Thursday, then meeting with faculty members after that (which is weird)
Laura has final say, so it’ll be at least 2-3 weeks before she decides
OPT is optional practice training
Must work in field related to major for a restricted amount of day
Can get this counted as CPT if the Dean approves it so that you don't eat away at your OPT days, which allow you to stay in the country after graduation
Schools usually give credits for internship so that it's legal, but the school doesn't do that.
But don't want to give students money and credit at the same time
Dean just needs to sign off that the internship is relevant to the major for CPT
Need John Falls for both OPT/CPT but he’s not here. So if Dean signs as John falls, who is going to sign as the Dean.
90 Day lag time for Summer 2017.
DIRECT people to Ad Chairs, Dean, Newmark