EECS Advisory Board Retreat

Mollie Whitacre

Mollie Whitacre,
Senior, Computer Science

Athens, OH 29 November 2016

Earlier this month, I had the honor of attending the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Advisory Board Retreat. This is where the faculty EECS meet with a selected advisory board to go over the objectives and plans for the departments.

The day started with the chair of the department, Dr. Juedes, presenting an overview of the college and how it expanded to where it is today. Throughout the day there were different discussions with groups of students and faculty about what is going well within classes and the college overall and what improvements could be made.

My favorite part of the retreat was getting the chance to communicate feedback from my classmates to the professors. This was a chance for students to convey their opinions on the development of classes and how to keep improving them for a better future. The professors cared so much about what everyone had to say which is a big reason why it was such a distinct experience.

Students don’t usually see what is happening behind the scenes and the decisions that are made about the program. Sometimes we think that changes can happen overnight, but in reality there are major steps that have to happen in order for that change to occur. I loved going to the retreat and having the chance to share the feedback from my peers!

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