This page lists the committees within the CS department, along with their duties and the members for the current 2006-2007 academic year.

ADMISSIONS

Each grad student performs three main tasks in support of the admissions process, providing relevant feedback from each:
  • review applications
  • participate in face-to-face interviews during applicant weekend
  • participate in phone interviews with foreign candidates.

CLEANUP: LAB

Maintain reasonable lab maintenance schedule, including before faculty/student candidate visits.

Members:

COMPREHENSIVES

Each grad student reviews the comprehensive questions from multiple areas and provides feedback on difficulty and relevance.

Members:

CURRICULUM

Identify and discuss issues involved with undergraduate curriculum.

Members:

GOG REPRESENTATIVE

  • Attend GOG meetings.
  • Optionally participate in a GOG committee.
  • Distribute GOG publications (work with staff on this).
  • Communicate with University on behalf of CS graduates.

Members: Carlos Gomez

GRADUATE REPRESENTATIVE

Acts as a liason between the graduate students and faculty. Attends faculty meetings and provides relevant feedback to graduate students.

Member: Kirk Kelsey

LAB

Attend lab committee meetings and provide feedback to student body. Act as liaison to staff for grad concerns regarding hardware/software.

Members:

LIBRARY REP

Essentially just passive liason. If initiatives are suggested, the library committee could take the lead.

Members: Satyaki Mahalanabis

PHOTO BOARD/PUBLICITY

Place pictures of new students/faculty/staff on the photo board.

Members: Mehdi Manshadi

RECRUITING

Generate ideas for promoting UR to new graduates and propagate this information to the rest of the student body. Check with Marty about putting UR recruitment posters in other schools. Respond via email to students interested in applying to the program.

Members:

SEMINARS

Communicates to the faculty suggestions for colloquium speakers.

Members: Manu Chhabra

LOUNGE/KITCHEN CZAR

Coordinates the kitchen/lounge related committees below.

Members: Matt Post

RECYCLING

  • Make sure that the recycling bins do not fill to overflowing (large bin once every two to three weeks, and the small bins a little more frequently).
  • Return the refundable recyclables for a refund and properly dispose of non-refundable recyclables.
  • The small bins have non-refundable items which can be put out in the blue recycling bins to be collected by your disposal company.

Members:

REFRIGERATOR

  • Remove food that has been in the refrigerator for too long.
  • Clean refrigerator shelves on some reasonable schedule or in the case of leaking containers.
  • Defines and enforces a labeling scheme for anything refrigerated.

Members:

SNACK-BAR/ENTERTAINMENT

  • Check the lounge stock status regularly (once for week).
  • Restock when necessary taking care of maintaining an inventory and tracking the expenses.
  • Maintain the lounge machine (configuration, patches, etc.)
  • Provide food for and clean after happy hour.
  • Periodically ask for feedback from the lounge users to renew the items available and/or improve the service.
  • Keep in order the shelves and the refrigerator in the lounge.

Members:

CLEANUP: LOUNGE

  • General maintenance of lounge appearance.
  • Clean before/after faculty/student candidate visits.
  • "Prune" the magazine collection (keeping only the most recent issue of each).

Members:

CLEANUP: KITCHEN

General maintenance of kitchen appearance: including but not limited to periodically cleaning the counters and microwave ovens. The custodial staff only cleans the floors and empties the trash, so anything else you see you should clean. Its especially important to clean before and after faculty/student candidate visits.

Members: Qi Ge

STUDENT TRANSITION:

  • Maintain the new student transition webpage(s).
  • Contact new students and welcome them to the area.
  • Pick out of town students w/o vehicle up from airport upon arrival, transport them to their housing arrangments.
  • Provide information about everyday living (housing, banking, public transportation), all the things you would have liked to know your first week in Rochester.

Members:

WEB

responsibilities of web-comm
  • Maintain/update/administer department homepage.
  • Organize the dept. wiki and publish guidelines about its organization.
  • Maintain other high-level dept. webpages not managed by other committees.
  • Maintain dept. website structure/framework/look.
  • "Czar" maintains research page, users page and subway map.
  • Referee web page ownership.
  • Consider web server configuration issues.
Members:


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Topic revision: r11 - 2006-10-20 - SamShaojunZhao
 
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