Associate Provost and Executive Director updates the Senate on improvements in Career Education
Dean Cruzvergara explained to the Senate that the Office of Career Education has adopted a new policy concerning its RSVP rules for high-profile events and appointments with advisors. The Dean explained that this change was put in motion last year by a team of students, after frequent incidents of low attendance at high- profile events with speakers or presenters who were flown in, or driven in from other states. In addition, many students were unable to make an appointment with their advisor, without a two to three-week waiting interval. To remedy these problems, the student committee decided to make students confirm for an event multiple times, by sending out continuous emails for students to affirm their attendance. Furthermore, any student who cannot attend an appointment must inform the office in 48 hours before the meeting; so another student can utilize that time to meet with an advisor. To enforce this policy, a student who violates either policy more than three times without a valid reason will be blocked from attending an event or scheduling an appointment with an advisor, and must go to the Office to reverse the blockade.
Senate welcomes Associate Dean of Students for Inclusion and Engagement Maturana Sendoya
Dean Maturana Sendoya celebrated the second month anniversary of her arrival at Wellesley by attending the Senate meeting and reiterating the availability of the Office of Students for Inclusion and Engagement as a reliable resource to everyone on campus. She restated the four goals of the office, which are providing intercultural education to students, affirming the cultural communities, leadership education among students and working with the community to understand the needs of all cultures on campus.
Professor Radhakrishnan re-affirms CERE’s commitment to the student body
CERE, Committee on Ethnicity, Race, and Equity, is a venture, which seeks to deal with any issue regarding Ethnicity, Race, and Equity in Wellesley, as well as engage students in a larger discussion about these topics. Professor Radhakrishnan elucidated that the Committee serves at the pleasure of the President, which means it gathers information about any incident or public opinion relating to ethnicity, race, or equity and then deliberates whether it should be taken to the President’s desk. The committee is composed of faculty, student representatives, and staff from the Office of Provost. Professor Radhakrishnan explained that such a wide variety of people from different areas on campus allows the committee to have unique capabilities to address issues, regarding ethnicity, race, and equity.