Committees

The Fletcher School establishes special Committees and Advisory Boards on a permanent and ad-hoc basis and meet somewhere between once a month and once a semester. Each committee generally has two student members. Most committees on average require a few hours of participation a week, though some may take substantially less or more.

There are several reasons you might want to consider running for a committee or accepting a committee nomination. Generally, the time commitment is not large. It is a unique opportunity to get to know various faculty and staff. It also gives you, the student, a chance to have an impact on the social and academic aspects of student life.

The following list contains brief descriptions of the different committees of which students are members:

  • Committee on Curriculum and Requirements for Degrees. Members meet with faculty and staff to make decisions regarding changes to the fields of study, courses offered, thesis requirements, core curriculum possibilities, the certificates, and the language requirement for graduation, and all other matters related to curriculum and degree requirements.
  • Committee on the Library and IT. Members meet twice a semester to make decisions regarding library policy and services, collections, computers, and upcoming renovations. These meetings are opportunities for student representatives to voice student perspective on IT decision making, which includes Mugar Lab, the wireless network, the Fletcher Web site, Blackboard, classroom computer systems, the lobby plasma screen, and other issues. Depending on the year, this committee can be quite busy, since there is always a technological issue that needs to be addressed.
  • Committee on Career Services. Members serve as liaisons to the Office of Career Services (OCS), as private, public, or non-profit sector representative and address OCS services such as career counseling, e-recruiting, newsletters, career trips, and strategic plans for OCS.
  • Committee on Development and Alumni Relations. Students act as liaisons to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Fletcher alumni.
  • Committee on Diversity and Affirmative Action. Members meet with faculty and staff to make decisions related to Fletcher School policies.
  • Committee on Energy Efficiency. Members meet with faculty and staff to monitor energy efficiency and help create effective strategies for reducing energy use.
  • Committee on the Honor Code. This committee only meets if and when there are alleged honor code violations.
  • Committee on Student Academic Programs. This committee meets once a semester to review student academic petitions.
  • Committee on International Business Program.
  • Committee on Mid Career Professional Degree and Non-Degree Programs.
  • Committee on the Ph.D. Program
  • Committee on Student Academic Programs. This committee meets once a semester to review student academic petitions.
  • Students-Alumni Task Force