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Recruitment

Wednesday Feb 22nd – Friday 24th

  • Recruitment schedule is now in the WRAP folder
  • The only person every recruit has to meet with is Danielle
    • Must meet Trixie, Dianna, and Joey if recruits want the WC assistantship
  • Wednesday Activities:
    • Reserved Lansing Brewing Co. b/c Cosmos doesn’t accept “winter reservations” from 5pm – 8pm
    • LBC hosts trivia afterwards, so people can stay for that if they want
  • Thursday Activities:
    • Writing Center Lunch
      • RWGAC will be there and will speak there so ppl don’t have to meet with them individually
    • Bowling @ the Union with pizza and salads
  • Friday Activities:
    • Beggar’s Banquet
  • Just be available and around during recruitment

 

  • Jack — PW Curriculum
  • There’s been an ongoing assessment of the PW program to rewrite mission statement, new goals for program (forefronting CR + diversity), revise and update protocols
  • HUB for technology and innovation on campus
    • They offer free expertise to anyone and we’re one of their clients
    • Want to do focus groups with students
  • RWGAC
  • Putting in new applicants for awards → will review in February
  • Developing a course in WPA + a Community Literacy course
    • Trixie wants to connect to WC work & to Dawn’s medical projects
  • Putting together committee to articulate what nonfiction writing does within comp b/c Alex trying to argue for nonfiction class
  • Implementing Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) + CITI
    • Modules that are not IRB training that you have to take and pass to graduate
    • Talking about ethical researching in 885 + 886

 

  • COGS
  • Graduate Student Leadership Award
    • Through Student Life part of Grad School
    • Presented to an MSU who has displayed exemplary leadership + academic excellence
    • Required materials due March 17th
    • We have to complete a nomination form, short statement about why the person should get the reward, optional resume + two letters of support
    • Give Heather a list of people to nominate and Heather will submit
  • Lecture Series from College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

  • Assessment
  • Subcommittee for Assessment
    • Who’s on?
      • Elise, Me, Eve, Wonderful, Lauren, Garrett
    • When will we meet?
      • Wonderful to send out Doodle poll
    • We can break into parts/areas of project
    • Report written in 2014 already has categories and apparently there was no report taken in 2014 → we’ll just say “this is what the report says for 2014, this is what ppl addressed for the report in 2015”
      • Make excel sheet, drop in data from answers in report
    • Ideal goal: get this done before Spring Break, though we have til late as April
  • ProDev
  • Kate is working on Mentorship Panel
    • Thursday, Feb 16th from 12pm – 1:30pm in Bessey WC, lunch provided
    • Re-email faculty and all grad students noting we want someone from every year and level if possible
    • Use new budget $ to provide panelists with gift cards
    • Email Bump
    • Wonderful suggested Skyping in Michelle Ebly + Matt Cox if no one else can do it here
  • Social
  • Tomorrow is Games Night
    • John McClintick to provide card table we need, woo!
  • Secret Palentines
    • If we have the $, buy supplies to keep in WC so people can stop by and make things; that way they don’t have to pay
  • Writing Retreat
    • Same house from last year is available; sleeps 8
  • End of Semester Party!
    • Movie theater on campus that WRAP could rent out
      • Wells Hall, where they do orientation for first year grad students
      • Eve to check into
  • Misc.
  • We have $900 more in our budget now just for this semester alone

 

  • Action Items
  • Eve to:
    • For Palentines:
      • Buy supplies w/ Suban and/or Elise
      • Make poster + FB event
      • Have ppl share what allergies they might have, etc.
      • Starting Feb 7th to 14th
      • Email for participation / do an app (drawnames.com)
  • Kate
    • For Mentorship Panel
      • Email faculty + all grad students
      • Make poster + FB event
  • Wonderful
    • For Assessment
      • Make Doodle poll and send to assessment subcommittee
  • Everyone
    • Send Heather a list of nominations
    • Elise to send email to ppl for participation
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