Introductions and Committee Reports
Susan Kalaz and Jason Nielsen will be replacing Liz Goetz and Dadland Maye as Grad Council reps, serving for a two year term. Thanks for the elections committee for helping us find reps! We recommend that next Spring (2018), the ESA elections committee incorporate the vote for this two year position into the Spring elections, so as to avoid having to hold an impromptu election and so that we are not left without reps in the Fall.
Shoumik Bhattacharya has been elected to join Jason Nielsen and Rebecca Fullan as DSC program rep for the Spring.
The ESA is organizing a 2 pm forum for first years in April, where we will provide resources for the new first year comps portfolio requirement. We are looking for volunteers to supply sample teaching materials. We are also looking for volunteers to speak about their syllabus requirements for first year writing courses and/or their thinking about pedagogy more generally. We particularly need people from College of Stanton Island, Brooklyn College, City College and Lehman.
Please sign up to speak or to contribute syllabi and/or teaching statements here:
Discussion & Vote:
Kaitlin Mondello has requested money for the Sound Conference and Karen Lepri has requested money for Critical Race & Pedagogy workshops.
Here’s more about the Sound Conference: https://soundconference2017.wordpress.com/
Here’s more about the pedagogy workshops: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k3tUxiaeaqYgOkpOFdMi8yCyJdFCtPvptF2JWIiQFS4/edit
While we are not yet sure what our budget allocation is for this semester, we can assume that, if it is like last semester and if we spend less money on revels, we will have $600. We propose to vote to give $500 to sound conference and $100 to the Critical Race workshops.