Meeting Notes 4/28/2016

DIPS Funds: Mary’s Nana has give our group $200 (in lieu of a wedding present for Mary). Send ideas of what you want to do with this to her. something crafty? It would be nice to Skype Nana into what ever we choose to do - she lives in Long Island Discussion sections We summarized … Continue reading Meeting Notes 4/28/2016

Meeting Notes 4/14

-Sexual Harassment Policy Change -Davis Democratic Socialist club has contacts for further information/action on this front. -We discussed the possible audience for this statement -We can try and get signatures from faculty in this department Upper Division Discussion sections -Undergraduate Curriculum Committee is currently meeting -Facebook page is up, will be up and running soon … Continue reading Meeting Notes 4/14

Meeting Notes 3/11/16: UC Sexual Harassment Policy

At this meeting, Rachel H. presented a powerpoint highlighting the role of sexual harassment in the sciences, detailed the UC's new sexual harassment policy, and the potential problems with it.  Her slides can be found here. Everyone in attendance agreed that there were many issues with the new sexual harassment policy and that we, as … Continue reading Meeting Notes 3/11/16: UC Sexual Harassment Policy

Meeting Notes 2/26/2016: Graduate Student orientation and TA training

Rachel H. started this week's meeting with a quick introduction to the graduate student union's concerns regarding the recently implemented UC policy on mandatory reporting of sexual harassment. Email Rachel for more information or to stay informed about this issue. Following this, we discussed the Fall graduate student orientation and TA training, which usually lasts three … Continue reading Meeting Notes 2/26/2016: Graduate Student orientation and TA training

Meeting notes 2/19/2016: More work on well-being survey

Molly prepared an outline (available here) about the UC Berkeley graduate happiness and well-being  report (linked here). We learned that they did not include category titles in the survey given to respondents (for example, "Satisfaction with Life" questions would appear as a section with no title) and that survey items were not numbered. At UC Berkeley, they … Continue reading Meeting notes 2/19/2016: More work on well-being survey