This will be the final joint-meeting of both the Core Working Group and Project Steering Committee. Our main objectives this month are to evaluate the May 4 event and then move into critical discussions about our project—discussions that will be incorporated into our white paper.
Below is the meeting agenda:
Core Working Group and Project Steering Committee
June 6, 2017
- Review of May 4 Event
- Student and alumni sessions
- EO lunch
- White paper discussion
- What is working in programs?
- What does it all mean?
- What’s next?
- Grant next steps and final meeting
- Working Group: July 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Preparations for May 4 Town Hall Event
Our Core Working Group meeting yesterday focused almost entirely on tomorrow’s event. All committee members should be in attendance for at least a portion of the event, which will enable everyone to have some perspective about the event’s overall success when it comes time to evaluate the project.
While there were some general questions about the event structure, flow, and participants, most of our meeting time was spent in discussion about the EO lunch. The lunch will include the Provost, most program Executive Officers, and the administrative members of the Core Working Group. We’re hopeful that the EOs will see the need for curricular changes in order to address the central concerns of the Next Generation Humanities Ph.D. Grant. We’ve summarized our committee discussions into a few talking points, which will ideally inspire action from the faculty.
There was also some final planning regarding event promotion. Prior to yesterday’s meeting, we were a bit discouraged by the number of students and recent alumni registered to attend the day-long event. For all Graduate Center events, the primary obstacle to student attendance is the dissemination of event schedules and information by email through the individual Assistant Program Officers. Our committee members strategized how to best encourage students to attend the approaching event. In addition to final emails, we launched promotions on Twitter with the hashtag #PostGC2017. We will also encourage event participants to use this hashtag while tweeting about the event.
At the end of the meeting, the Project Leaders distributed the white paper guidelines, and there was some general discussion about how best to proceed with evaluating our project and writing the document. This discussion will undoubtedly be revisited in our next meeting of both the Core Working Group and Project Steering Committee following our May 4 event.
We’re just a couple days out from our May 4 event, Post Grad (Center): Engaging Public with a PhD. (See the schedule on our event page.) At our meeting this afternoon, we will need to finalize details for the event and begin discussions about the project white paper.
Core Working Group Meeting
May 2, 2017
- Final details about May 4 Event
- Discussion about E.O. Lunch during May 4 Event
- Graduate Career Consortium Meeting in Houston, TX, Tuesday through Friday, June 27-30, 2017
- Overview of white paper (report of activities)
- NEH requirements regarding final performance report for challenge grants
- Plan for disseminating white paper (inc. submission to NEH website)
- Self-imposed deadline in our proposal timeline: July 11 meeting
- NEH official deadline: 90 days after the grant ends
- Brainstorm white paper content