I must be losing my mind. For the second year in a row, I sought and obtained an appointment to the ExCollege Board. I mean, everyone knows that “board meetings” always become “bored meetings.” Who could possiblywant to sit through more meetings than they absolutely have to?
I could. In fact, I always look forward to my ExCollege board meetings.
They are one of the few times when I know I’m having a direct positive impact on the learning opportunities offered to my fellow students. In fact, the ExCollege Board is the only board I’ve encountered in which faculty and students to work together to guide an academic department, and student participation on the board is part of what makes the ExCollege special. Continue reading →
The ExCollege is now increasing it’s social media presence at Tufts! With our newly revamped blog, Facebook page and new Twitter account we’re hoping to help provide you with an inside look at how everything works here at 95 Talbot Ave! Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/tuftsexcollege and follow us on Twitter @ExCollege. We’ll be having different members of the ExCollege community blogging about the various happenings and events going on here and we look forward to hearing from all of you!
The ExCollege selects its courses on a different schedule from the traditional departments. The ExCollege Board will be meeting all day on Tuesday, December 13th to make course selections and will notify applicants as soon as possible thereafter. We’ll post a preliminary list of spring courses on our website during final exam period. Registration for ExCollege spring courses will start at 9am on the first day of class on January 19th. We can’t wait either!
The current ExCollege board members just selected a new crop of students for next year’s board. We are pleased to welcome Zoe Munoz, Regina Smedinghoff, Dhiren Shah, and Gabrielle Thomas to the 2011-2012 Board and to welcome back Will Carpenter, who will return to the board for a second year.
Last night, the ExCollege Board finished interviewing the candidates for next year’s board. It’s a great group of students, all of whom are interested in what the board does and in expanding upon or improving on what we do. It’s always exciting hearing from students about their perceptions about the ExCollege. The positive feedback is nice to hear and the constructive feedback is crucial to hear – even if it twinges our ego a little. Final decisions will be made at next week’s meeting!