By: Dean Ron Madler
Special to Horizons 

The College of Engineering will be starting to write a regular column in Horizons addressing topics which we hope will be timely.

You will also get monthly emails from your Student Government Association (SGA) representative, currently Zach Ontiveros.  It is our hope that this becomes useful.

Please send any comments or feedback directly to me, through your SGA Rep, or any other method that seems reasonable. 

First – I hope you all will come to the SGA forum for the College of Engineering students.

It will be Thursday, Feb. 1, from 11-12:30 p.m.  SGA will be providing pizza – so I hope to see you all.

The department chairs are planning to be there as well, so you can ask questions of us all – just like the campus “Chat with the Chancellor.”

Additionally, I would like to discuss one of the Strategic Initiative Teams – the one on student success and the student experience.

You should be able to find information on this initiative by the president on the ERNIE pages under Departments > Strategic Initiatives Team.

This team is asking for feedback from you on what we can do to help you succeed.

New initiatives and improvements to current programs and processes are being sought – your voice will count. 

Second – it is time to start thinking about what you all will be doing over the summer.

Feb. 22 is the Engineering Career Fair so we will provide more information in the Feb. 14 Horizons’ issue.

If you don’t have a good internship or other summer job, I would encourage you to think about a summer course if it can help you succeed.

The Engineering Academic Advisors are going to hold a couple workshops this semester – the first two will be on all aspects of taking summer courses.

Those “Cookies and Conversation” sessions will be Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 4-5 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5-6 p.m. in AC1-107.

Please come if you have any questions on taking summer courses. 

We hope your semester is going well.  Please let your faculty or academic advisor know if there is anything we can do to help.  Best regards – Ron Madler, Dean of Engineering 


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