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


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

Members: TBP


Identify and discuss issues involved with undergraduate curriculum.

Members: TBP


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.

Members: TBP


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: TBP


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

Members: TBP


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

Members: TBP



Members: TBP


  • 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 users page and subway map.
  • Referee web page ownership.
  • Consider web server configuration issues.

Members: TBP


Act as liason between the graduate students and faculty. Attend faculty meetings and provide relevant feedback to graduate students.

Members: TBP


  • 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: Matt Post (czar), Girts Folkmanis, Paul Ardis


  • General maintenance of lounge/kitchen appearance.
  • Clean before/after faculty/student candidate visits.

Members: TBP


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

Members: TBP


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

Members: TBP


  • 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: TBP


  • 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.

Members: TBP


  • 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: TBP


  • 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: TBP

-- MattPost - 15 Mar 2006

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