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Student Advisory Board Update

SAB Chairs George Faison and Jay Snowden Successfully Recruit Member Nominees

George Faison, chair of the Student Advisory Board
George Faison, chair of the Student Advisory Board

Tuesday, February 12th - Rubenstein School Student Advisory Board (SAB) Chair George Faison (NR '13) and Vice Chair Jay Snowdon (FOR '13) gave a presentation to the RSENR faculty and program chairs at their February faculty meeting to appeal for their participation in nominating prospective student advisory board members. The presentation and the strategies it called for were very well received. Faculty members did a spectacular job bringing forward almost 30 nominees, and close to every one of the students accepted enthusiastically.

First week after Spring Break – existing SAB members, with the help of the RSENR Stewards, will interview the nominees and select two nominees to represent each of the six RSENR majors as program representatives/SAB members.

Remainder of March – SAB will host individual assessments of each RSENR program, led by the newly appointed program representatives. These assessments will be conducted to identify the vital characteristics and needed improvements to the student experience for each program.

April – the results of the six assessments will be transcribed and delivered to Interim Dean Jon Erickson. The feedback provided by these assessments will begin the cycle of improved communication between the Dean’s Office and the undergraduate student body. This process will continue on into the next academic year, tackling other aspects of the student academic experience in the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources.

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