UW Extended Campus and its collaborative partners recognize the value and importance of involving external stakeholders from appropriate fields (business and industry, government, education, and others) in the development, delivery, and promotion of its collaborative credit and non-credit programs through program advisory boards. These groups provide a critical link between educators, students, and practitioners in the field in order to achieve program quality and relevance. UW Extended Campus program managers are charged with working with program partners in the formation and management of these boards and helping these groups realize their potential.
As a program, we feel it is important for current students to have a voice on such a board. We are interested in having a current student serve as a representative for all of the students in the UW Master of Science in Data Science program.
- Students must be in good academic standing with the program.
- Students must be currently registered for courses and plan on completing the program.
- Interested students must be willing to serve as the student representative for two years.
- An alternate student representative will also be chosen to ensure student representation on the board.
- The advisory board is non-voting and does not engage in decision making related to program personnel, budget, or internal policy development within the partner institutions.
- Membership as a student representative may be revoked by the advisory board at any time.
Student Representative Responsibilities:
- Attend bi-annual board meetings and other events/functions (as requested). Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board meetings.
- Represent the program as a participant.
- Serve as an advocate for current students in the program, providing a connection to and ongoing exchange of information with the board.
- Provide information and examples of program elements that students experience with UW Extended Campus and the partner campuses.
- Ability to: listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group, provide constructive feedback.
- Willing to: prepare for and attend board meetings; ask questions, share ideas, opinions, and experiences.
- Possess: honesty; openness to differing views; a friendly, responsive, and patient approach; engagement skills; personal integrity; a developed sense of values; concern for and interest in the program’s development.
- Costs related to travel (mileage, accommodations, other expenses) will be reimbursed by UW Extended Campus for up to $100. Accommodations and reimbursement need to be requested through Student Services: Call 608-262-2011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Distance technologies will be used to allow student representatives to participate who are unable to attend in person.
- Meeting times and places will vary.