Meeting Minutes

This page will contain meeting minutes, or a brief summary of the conversations held at the biweekly meetings with ASEE executive officers.  Please feel free to let us know if you have any input, or you’d like to attend these meetings!

September 28, 2016:

We started by announcing our meeting locations for this year.

  • Biweekly executive board meetings will be held in Building 550, Room 112 on Wednesdays from 1-2PM on 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23, and 12/7.
  • ASEE Breakfast Chats will be held in Building 550, Room 126 from 9:30-10:30AM on 10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7 and 5/5

We discussed the logistics of food and beverage for the ABCs.

Prof. Sheri Sheppard has agreed to present at our first ABC on October 7th, and the title of her talk is “How To Create a Welcome Mat” – How exciting!

We will continue helping WISE Ventures plan an exciting event in late October.  Look forward to more details soon!

We are also reaching out to other education-focused students and groups on campus.

We have reviewed a list of potential ABC speakers for the remainder of the year, and we are beginning to reach out.

September 21, 2016:

We started by reviewing our 2016-2017 officers and their roles in the organization.

We then reviewed some of the proposed ideas for ASEE programming this year.  In particular we discussed:

  • Events focused on career development for educators
    • Academic routes (community colleges, liberal arts schools, research-focused universities)
    • Industrial routes (employee training)
  • Collaborating with the school of education and/or other education-focused student organizations
  • Incorporate STEM education research – perhaps a journal club
  • What niche are we filling?
  • Look at other institutions and their educational practices (especially creative/experimental instruction)
  • What information should be on our website, and how should we publicize it?
  • Regular updates from officers
  • “Teaching Teachers” – through SPLASH, Science Bus, et cetera

We talked about room reservation in the future for meetings (perhaps in the SEQ) and for ABC (Shriram 262, Huang 305, and Physics 102/103)

Perhaps our first ABC should be focused on topics that are more interesting to new graduate students

We will be applying for additional funding for next academic year through SPICE (administered by the VPGE)

Other student groups focused on education (based on SPICE awardees):

  • Psychological Interventions in Education Settings (PIES)
  • Science Teaching through Art
  • Sociology and Education Network
  • Stanford Higher Education Exchange of Research
  • Stanford Educational Review

We’ve also discussed potential ABC speakers for the academic year, to be expanded upon in the next meeting.