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					Town Meeting
  September 22, 2006
   Provost
Carol Simpson
                        Welcome to our
                        new WPI Faculty




                                September 22, 2006



Provost Carol Simpson
                  New Department Heads
    Prof. James P. Hanlan                     Prof. Germano S. Iannacchione
    Interim Head, Humanities & Arts           Interim Head, Physics




       Air Force
                                           Military Science
   Aerospace Studies
 Lt. Col. Terrence A. Leary           Lt. Col. Normand A. Gauthier
Professor and Department Head         Professor and Department Head

BS 1986 US Air Force Academy            MBA 1998 Management of
 MS 1988 George Washington                Technical Innovation
          University                        Canisius College

                                        2001 Army Command and
                                          General Staff College
                      Military Science




 Captain Dana L. Hudson               Master Sergeant
    Assistant Professor             Serafin M. Cascalheira
                                     Senior Military Instructor
B.S.1999 Telecommunications
       Ohio University             Advance Noncommissioned
                                           officer 2003
                       Biology and Biotechnology




      Joseph B. Duffy                         Tanja Dominko
     Associate Professor                Research Assistant Professor

PhD 1992 Biomedical Sciences        PhD 1996 Endocrinology-Reproductive
 University of Texas Graduate                     Physiology
              School                   University Wisconsin-Madison

    Molecular cell biology:            Developmental competence of
    Mechanisms of signal             mammalian eggs and early embryos
   transduction processes
                    Biology and Biotechnology




         Ray Page                         Mitchell Sanders
 Research Assistant Professor        Research Assistant Professor

PhD 1993 Chemical Engineering           PhD 1992 Cell Biology
  Virginia Polytechnic & State                 WPI
            University
                                     Executive VP ECI Biotech Inc.
 Molecular and developmental
      biology applications        Novel microbial detection technology
 Biomedical Engineering           Chemistry and Biochemistry




     Glenn R. Gaudette                     Destin Heilman
      Assistant Professor             Visiting Assistant Professor

PhD 2002 Biomedical Engineering         PhD 2006 Biochemistry
      SUNY Stony Brook                  UMass Medical School

 Cardiac tissue engineering and   CAV Apoptin protein - a viral protein
   cardiovascular biomechanics       found to selectively target and
                                         destroy cancer cells
Electrical and Computer                   Fire Protection
       Engineering                         Engineering




      • Xinming Huang
       Assistant Professor                   Ali Rangwala
     • PhD 2001 Electrical                  Assistant Professor
          Engineering
                                        PhD 2006 Mechanical and
 • Virginia Polytechnic & State           Aerospace Engineering
             University
                                    University of California, San Diego
• VLSI design, wireless systems,
  distributed sensor networks and    Flame spread on solid fuels and
      reconfigurable computing          compartment fire modeling
Humanities and Arts


            Ulrike Brisson
   Administrator of German Studies,
 Visiting Assistant Professor of German
  PhD 2000 Comparative Literature
    Pennsylvania State University

18th, 19th and 20th Century travel writing
       and colonial and post-colonial
            comparative literature


        Thomas Robertson
          Assistant Professor
PhD 2005 U.S. Environmental History
  University of Wisconsin, Madison

   Population growth, globalization
       and environmentalism
                            Humanities and Arts




                                                • Constance Clark
        Joseph Farbrook                           Assistant Professor
         Assistant Professor                    • PhD 2002 History
       MFA 2004 Media Arts               • University of Colorado at Boulder
 University of Colorado at Boulder
                                          • American History and Culture

Game theory, visual rhetoric, visual
    culture and graphic design
      Management                Mathematical Sciences




        Bengisu Tulu                    Ryung Kim
     Assistant Professor            Assistant Professor

PhD 2006 Information Systems       PhD 2005 Biostatistics
       and Technology               Harvard University
Claremont Graduate University
                                    Statistical analysis of
   Information systems and        large scale genomic data
     technology in healthcare
                 Mathematical Sciences - Visiting Assistant Professors




  Volodymyr Hrynkiv                   Jun Masamune                  Guilherme de Oliveira
PhD 2006 Mathematics           PhD 1999 Information Science          PhD 2006 Applied Math
University of Tennessee,         Tohoku University, Japan                    RPI
       Knoxville

Optimal control of partial           Analysis and partial             Numerical modeling of
differential equations and          differential equations          high-speed reactive flows
 variational inequalities

                   Chang Hyeong Lee           Mathematical analysis and
                                              simulation of complex biological
                  PhD 2006 Mathematics        systems
                  University of Minnesota
                          Mechanical Engineering




          Islam I. Hussein                            Diana Lados
          Assistant Professor                   Visiting Assistant Professor

  PhD 2005 Aerospace Engineering             PhD 2004 Materials Science and
       University of Michigan                          Engineering
                                                         WPI

Geometric mechanics and cooperative         Design and optimization of materials
  control of multiple vehicle intelligent        for fatigue crack growth, and
                systems                                fracture resistance
                      Physics                                      Social Science and
                                                                     Policy Studies
                           Velvel Shaia Hushwater
                               Visiting Assistant Professor

                                  PhD 2001 Physics
                                 University of Maryland

                                 Classical and quantum
                                     electrodynamics




 Abdellah Dakhama                         John Philip
Visiting Assistant Professor        Visiting Assistant Professor         Janice Gobert
                                                                    Visiting Associate Professor
   PhD 2005 Physics               PhD 2001 Solid State Physics
 Northeastern University           Indian Institute of Science,             PhD 1994
                                        Bangalore, India               University of Toronto
    Molecular beam
  epitaxy fabrication of            Nanotechnology, magnetic       Cognitive science and learning
   semi-conductors,                    semi-conductors, and
magnetic semi-conductors,                spin-electronics
    and magnetic films
                                            A few recent notable
                                           Faculty Achievements


                             FY2006 external research awards of $16.5M
                             eclipses WPI's previous record of $13.6M, set in FY2004



Mike Sokal                                                                      Jonathan Barnett Professor, FPE
Professor Emeritus of History
                                                                                  Featured in the NOVA special “Building on
The Society for the History of Psychology,                                        Ground Zero”
Division of the American Psychological Association
   2006 Lifetime Achievement Award




                  Joel Brattin Professor, HUA
                  Co-Author of:
                  The Norman and Charlotte Strouse
                  Edition of the Writings of Thomas Carlyle, 4
   Kristin Tichenor
Associate Vice President
Enrollment Management
             Town Meeting
             September 22, 2006


       Meet the Class of 2010!



Kristin Tichenor
Associate Vice President
for Enrollment Management
    Meet the Class of 2010!
         • 780 incoming first year students
         • 200 women; 580 men
         • 54 domestic students of color
         • 72 international students




Enrollment Management
                        Noteworthy

  •   3.7 GPA
  •   Top 13% Rank in Class
  •   1290 SAT Average (1887 with Writing)
  •   210 students with 4.0 GPA’s
  •   26 valedictorians; 15 salutatorians




Enrollment Management
    Domestic Students by State




Enrollment Management
            International Citizens
     ▪ Albania ▪ Guatemala ▪ Russia ▪ Australia ▪
     India ▪ Singapore ▪ Bangladesh ▪ Israel ▪ Sri
     Lanka ▪ Brazil ▪ Kazakhstan ▪ Turkey ▪
     Bulgaria ▪ Myanmar ▪ Taiwan ▪ Cameroon ▪
     Mexico ▪ Vietnam ▪ Chile ▪ Malaysia ▪ China
     ▪ Nepal ▪ Costa Rica ▪ Pakistan ▪ Cyprus ▪
     Romania



Enrollment Management
                           First Year Applications
                      Discount Rate
      5500


      5000


      4500


      4000


      3500


      3000


      2500
             1999   2000    2001   2002    2003      2004   2005   2006




Enrollment Management
        The Admissions Funnel

                   18,000 inquiries
           27%
                        4,930 applications
                 66%
                           3,270 admits

                        24%   780 enrollees


Enrollment Management
            Undergraduate Admissions
                    Overview
                        2001    2002    2003    2004    2005    2006

     Apps               3136    3191    3576    3708    3319    4924

     Admits             2461    2436    2552    2782    2815    3260

     Admit Rate         78%     76%     71%     75%     85%     66%

     Confirms            705     714     633     745     735     780

     Yield Rate         29%     29%     25%     27%     26%     24%


     Discount Rate   43.2%     46.5%   45.8%   47.5%   42.4%   42.5%




Enrollment Management
                        Average SAT Scores
          1300

          1295
                                    1294

          1290                                        1290

          1285
                                             1284
          1280              1281


          1275

          1270

          1265

                  1262
          1260

          1255

          1250
                 2002      2003    2004    2005     2006




Enrollment Management
            350
                  Class Rank - Enrolling Students
                  314

            300


            250


            200


                        145
            150


            100

                              54
                                      44
             50
                                             16
                                                   5     1
              0
                  1st   2nd   3rd    4th     5th   6th   7th
                                    Decile



Enrollment Management
Enrollment Management
                       Enrollment by Gender
           800


           700


           600


           500


           400


           300


           200


           100


                 0
                     2002   2003   2004   2005   2006

         Female      177    166    213    170    200
         Male        550    473    556    582    580
         Total       727    639    769    752    780




Enrollment Management
                        Women as Percent of Class
        30%


                                    28%
        25%               26%                        26%
               24%
                                              23%
        20%




        15%




        10%




         5%




         0%
               2002       2003      2004      2005   2006




Enrollment Management
                      Students of Color by Ethnicity
        30
                                                        29
                                                                                               28
                                                   28
                 25                                                       27
        25
                             23

                                                                                               20
        20




        15

                                                                               13
                            10
        10


                 6
                                                    5
         5                                                                 4
                                                                                           3
                              4                                                                3
                                                   3                      3
             1
         0
             2002           2003               2004                      2005             2006


                           African Am   Hispanic             Am Indian    Multi-racial*




Enrollment Management
                     Intended Majors 2006

                                  Other, 1%
                                    Management, 1%
                                              Undecided, 9%
          Engineering, 32%                              Computer Science,
                                                             14%




                                                  Engineering
               Math & Sciences,
                                                 Undecided, 26%
                    17%




Enrollment Management
                            Undeclared Students: Five Year Review
              350



              300



              250



              200



              150



              100



                 50



                  0
                      2002        2003     2004    2005     2006
   To Be Declared      37          27       70     101       70
   Science TBD         18          7        7       8        20
   Engineering TBD    106         108      118     111      212




Enrollment Management
Enrollment Management
                              Declines
                                                                             Grand
  Enrolled at Other College   Grand Total    Enrolled at Other College       Total
  Rensselaer                           148   Tufts University                        21
  RIT                                   62   University of Maine                     19
  Northeastern University               59   Lehigh University                       18
  UMass Amherst                         50   Clarkson University                     17
  Boston University                     49   Georgia Tech                            17
  MIT                                   32   UMass Lowell                            15
  Carnegie Mellon                       29   Syracuse University                     13
  UCONN                                 29   Johns Hopkins                           12
  Cornell University                    28   Franklin W Olin C Engineering           12
  UNH                                   28   University of Rhode Island              12




Enrollment Management
Enrollment Management
    Stephen Flavin
Associate Provost and Dean
Corporate and Professional
        Education
      An Overview
            of
Corporate and Professional
        Education



     September 22, 2006

      Worcester Polytechnic Institute
               Organizational Structure
    Continuing & Professional         Corporate Education                    ADLN
             Education

•     Sharon Deffely              •   Tony Mangano                •   Pam Shelley
•     Non-credit professional     •   Predominantly credit-       •   Both graduate
      workshops and seminars          based graduate                  certificates and degrees
•     Public Sessions and             certificate programs            (Management, FPE,
      Corporate Onsites           •   Targeting the corporate         Environmental Eng. &
•     Topics Include: Project         buyer looking to                System Dynamics)
      Mgmt.; Continuous               leverage the tuition        •   100% Online
      Process Improvement;            reimbursement benefit       •   Targets individuals
      Lean; Leadership &          •   Ability to deliver              (working professionals)
      Mgmt. Development               programs with academic          seeking educational /
                                      rigor in flexible formats       career advancement

                                  Educational Solutions

                                Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Complete Industry Solutions




       Worcester Polytechnic Institute
                    Mission
• Generate aggressive and sustainable revenue and
  contribution growth.

• Increase brand awareness around WPI’s expertise in
  science, engineering and the management of
  technology through our corporate relationships and
  the delivery of our education programs.

• Contribute more dollars to the bottom line to fund
  WPI strategic initiatives.



               Worcester Polytechnic Institute
         Business Vision
• To help our Customers derive maximum
  value through the design and delivery of
  high quality, market driven, innovative and
  financially sustainable credit and non-
  credit education programs.




            Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
   FY06 Financial Performance
Organization                   Revenue            Expense      NET

Continuing & Professional      $1,930,472         $1,535,139   $395,334

Corporate Education            $1,563,662         $1,235,766   $327,896

ADLN                           $1,784,272         $1,339,266   $445,006

Waltham Campus                                    $489,529     ($489,529)

         TOTAL:                $5,278,406         $4,599,700   $678,707




                            Worcester Polytechnic Institute
          Priorities & Goals
•   Fiscal Responsibility
•   Campus Partnerships
•   Program Inventory
•   Marketing & Sales
•   Staff Development




              Worcester Polytechnic Institute
                         Benefits to WPI
            • Supporting University Vision for increased visibility/recognition in Life Sciences,
Strategic     Engineering and Management
Benefits    • Supporting University Vision for increasing Graduate enrollment
            • Developing deeper relationships with strategic corporate accounts
            • Maintaining a connection for alumni to stay engaged at WPI – Lifelong Learning


            • Generation of contribution dollars to WPI
Hard           •FY06 of $723,230 (excluding Waltham lease and ADLN revenues) NET: $233K
Benefits       •FY06 ADLN contribution dollars: $445,000

            • Corporate Education will return $102,000 in revenue transfers (Depts. and ADLN)
            • ADLN will return more than $450K in revenue transfers back to Departments


Soft        • Provide opportunities to assess adjunct faculty in consideration of a more permanent
Benefits      appointment, as well as, experiment new credit-based program ideas in a safe
              environment
            • Resource to University for delivering internal management development training
            • Necessary entity to enhance University reputation as full-service provider of education



                              Worcester Polytechnic Institute
                                                                                                        TOC
  Dexter Bailey
 Vice President
  Development
      and
Alumni Relations
           WPI
Office of Development &
    Alumni Relations
  Philanthropy is about the future…
                        Our Team
   33 staff members               New Staff Members:
   Average years of service       Major Gifts Officers Donna
    exceeds 10 years                Stock and Christine Taylor
   Focus areas: Major Gifts,      Director of Executive and
    Annual Giving, Alumni           Development
    Relations, and Donor            Communications Sarah
    Services & Stewardship          Mackey
                                   Vacancy: Executive Director
                                    for Gift Planning
The Development Cycle
        First time gift

        Renewed gift

        Upgraded gift

        Special gift (Major Gifts)

        Large gift (Transformative Gift)

        Planned gift (Transformative Gift)
                    FY 06 Giving by Donor Type, $12,091,503

               Foundations         Others
                   5%               10%
Corporations
    11%

                                                              Alumni
                                                               74%
              Giving Data Points
   Total number of gifts      Top six gifts represented
    7,064 (9,492                more than 42% of the
    transactions)               total
   17 % alumni                $4,294,989 restricted to
    participation rate          financial support for
   65 % renewal rate for       current students
    annual donors              Annual Fund realized a
   Median Gift $100            15.9% increase with
   Avg. Gift $1,800            $1.89 million
                            Charitable Giving by Donor Source, 2001-2005
                           WPI vs. National Trend for 5 Calendar Years Ending 12/31/05




       Foundations/Other                                    Foundations/Other
  1         10.96%                                               11.59%                  Corporations
                                                                                            4.90%
                                                                Bequests
         Corporations                                            7.89%
           27.01%
0.75



           Bequests
            22.69%
 0.5
                                                                Individuals
                                                                  75.62%


          Individuals
0.25        39.35%




  0
       WPI                                              National Trend
                Points of Interest
               ”Joyous” giving should not hurt.

   Alumni Engagement           What about
    (Time & Money)              The Campaign?
   Messaging
   Major Gifts Program
   Donor Bill of Rights
   Transparency
   Accountability
   The important role
    faculty and staff have
Christopher Hardwick
   Vice President
      Marketing
         and
  Communications
WPI Marketing & Communications

      Update: Town Meeting
       September 22, 2006




         Worcester Polytechnic Institute   56
What is Marketing &
Communications?

• In simplest terms, we’re story tellers…
          about our faculty
          about our students
          about our alumni
          about what makes WPI a
          special place.

            Worcester Polytechnic Institute
                  WPI
                Marketing
                   &
              Communications




Brand/Positioning                        Marketing




            Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  PRIMARY OBJECTIVES
                                             • Build overall awareness
                                             • Communicate strengths/
Brand/ Positioning                            differentiation/ impact
                                             • Define “WPI” brand


                                             • Segment markets
                                             • Communicate value proposition
                                               to target audiences
Marketing
                                             • Move the needle
                                               - inquiries, applications, funding,
                                                recruiting




                     Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE
                                                               WPI
                                                             Marketing
                                                                &
                                                             Comms.




                              Brand/
                            Positioning                                                        Marketing




                                                                                                     Advancement
                                                      Alumni        Web/Interactive   Enrollment                      Business
  Research                             Thought                                                      Communications
                 Public Relations                  Communications     Marketing       Marketing                      Development
Communications                        Leadership




                                             Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  Brand/Positioning Communication
   Research                                Thought        Alumni
                 Public Relations
Communications                            Leadership   Communications




                     Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  Marketing
WEB/Interactive   Enrollment           Development      Business
  Marketing        Marketing          Communications   Development




                  Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 Steve Hebert
  University
Vice President
    D’Anne Hurd
  General Counsel
         and
   Vice President
Business Development
  at Gateway Park
      Tom Lynch
     Vice President
Information Technology
     Information Technology
                    Mission
The IT Division partners with faculty, students,
and staff in the quest for knowledge, applying
 the power of technology to unite people and
          content anytime, anyplace.


 Infrastructure, Services, Content, Policy, Staff
         Infrastructure
   Fuller Labs machine room
       Multi-year capacity expansion project
            Room space; rack space; power generation, capacity
             and distribution; redundancy
       Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
       Redundancy via generator, power feeds, dual UPS
        supplies, networking fiber paths and switches
   E-Classrooms
       Two new—HL202, AK120d (IMGD)
       Equipment only
   Gordon Library—point of service
    consolidation
       Integrated circulation, reference, interlibrary loan
       Student study spaces, computer collaboration areas
       Tech Suites – now 7
Library Renovations




            Collaborating with Reference Librarians
Three New “Tech Suites”
Technologically enhanced collaboration spaces
          Total of 7 in the Library
              Services                                 20 MATLAB Sessions (60 Lectures)
                                                              March 06-Sept 06

   Information and technology literacy               120

                                                                37%
                                                                              41%      Attendees by
        Scientific/Engineering software classes      100
                                                                                        their status
             MATLAB—534 students of which 253         80
              were unique                                                                Total 253
             FLUENT, ANSYS, …                         60
                                                                                                       17%
             Customized for your course               40

        Student Technology Assistants (STAs)          20                                4%
             Help with scanning, putting materials
              on line, streaming media, podcasts, …        0
                                                                grad.     undergrad.    faculty   staff/others
        Library work with 75 ID2050 teams
   Collaboration tools                               80                                                     28%
        Interwise iMeeting webconferencing                    27%               Attendees
        SourceForge, Wikkis, blogs, …                60                       by department
   IT service assessment and planning
                                                                              16%
        Library/ATC  academic department            40
                                                                        13%
         liaison program                                                                8%        8%
        Meetings with department heads &             20

         senior IT staff
                                                      0
                                                               ME       ECE    BME       PH       CS     Others
                 Content
   Teaching with Technology Collaboratory
        Self-help resources with ideas for using
         technology in teaching and learning
        How to topics, best practices, tips, news, …
   New Library resources
        Audio to Go, podcasts (Two Towers), RSS feeds
        Bestsellers in print
        New acquisitions bookshelf
        Wall Street Journal: 1984 to present
        Humanities International Complete—indexing
         and full text of hundreds of journals, books and
         other published sources
        Arts & Sciences Complement—important titles that cross disciplinary boundaries
        ENVIROnetbase—full text environmental handbooks…Water Science,
         Technology, Engineering, GIS, Ecology, Earth Science, …
        RefWorks bibliographic database and citation management tool
     Policy Initiatives
   Information Security Compliance Program (ISCP)
        Federal laws
             Educational, health, financial records
                    FERPA, HIPAA, GLBA , USA Patriot
             Intellectual property
                    Copyright, DMCA, TEACH Act
             Electronic communications
                    ECPA, CFAA
        Communication & training activities
   Email list use policy
        Emergency broadcast
        Official business lists
        Faculty, staff, community lists
        User managed lists
        e-@WPI Digest
   Data Security Policy
        Role-based security, access, protection, …
           Staffing—Open Searches
   Gordon Library
       Assistant Director




   ATC
       Manager of A/V Systems Engineering
   CCC
       Senior Information Systems Specialist/Analyst Programmer
       Tracy Hassett
    Associate Vice President
     Human Resources and
Special Assistant to the President
    Update on Information Sharing
 Small group meetings with staff members
  in early Spring
 Key issues included a desire for increased
  information sharing
 We heard you!
    Update on Information Sharing
   Steps taken so far as a result of your suggestions:
     Office of Human Resources Suggestion Box
     Regular email updates on “WPI In the News” by the
      Division of Marketing and Communications
     Upcoming “Community Briefings”
           Community Briefings
   Scheduled monthly
   Facilitated by a WPI Vice President
   Topics to include:
     General updates on developments at WPI
     Specific projects within the division

     Questions and answers
                Community Briefings
   September 28, 2006 from 2:00 - 2:50 pm in Higgins Labs 116.
        Chris Hardwick – Marketing and Communications

   November 21, 2006 from 3:00 – 3:50 pm in Salisbury Labs 105.
        Tom Lynch – Information Technology

   December 12, 2006 from 3:00 – 3:50 pm in Salisbury Labs 105.
        Provost Simpson – Academic Affairs

   January 23, 2007 from 2:00 – 2:50 pm in Salisbury Labs 115.
        Janet Richardson – Student Affairs and Campus Life

   April 10, 2007 from 3:00 – 3:50 pm in Higgins Labs 116.
        Jeff Solomon – Finance and Operations

   May 8, 2007 from 2:00 – 2:50 pm in Salisbury Labs 105.
        Dexter Bailey – Development and Alumni Relations
          Community Briefings
   Reminders will be sent out
   Questions may be forwarded in advance
   We hope to see you there!
        Training and Development
   Background
     President Berkey committed to investing in training
      and professional development for our staff during
      his inaugural speech
     We gathered information from performance
      appraisals
     Small group meetings held to gather input on staff
      training and development needs on campus
        Training and Development
   Action Items
       Needs Assessment Survey available now
          Online
          Paper

     Analyze results
     Plan for future training and professional
      development programs
            United Way Campaign

   2005 donations up 33% from 2004!

       2004: $21,392 (12% participation)

       2005: $28,612 (16% participation)
United Way Campaign

  How does WPI compare?
                                  2005 % Participation


35%        33%
                                        29%
30%                      27%
25%
20%                                               16%        16%            15%
15%
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          United Way Campaign
   President Berkey is serving as the Chair of the
    Education Division for Central Massachusetts
   2006 United Way Campaign dates are
    November 6th – November 17th

   The challenge…
                   Campaign Goal for 2006
               $30,000 and 25% participation!
    Jeffrey Solomon
     Vice President
Finance and Operations
        and CFO
Division of Finance and
      Operations



 Jeffrey Solomon, VP and CFO
      Report on Significant Items/
               Activities
   FY 06 Audit completed - Strong operating result
   FY 07 off to a positive start
   FY 08 Budget development process to begin
    shortly
   Gateway Park Life Sciences Building Operations
    Committee meetings on-going
   Updating University Policies
   Staff Opinion Survey complete – Results to FAP
    pending
      Update on Major Current and
       Proposed Capital Projects
   Residence Hall
   Alumni Field/Stadium
   Recreation Center/Parking Garage
Professor Peter Hansen
            Faculty Committees:
        2006-2007 Sample Agenda Items
• Committee on Administrative and Financial
  Policy:
  – Process data from staff survey taken this summer
  – Study feasibility of phased retirements
  – Understand impact of Gateway Park on operating
    budget

• Committee on Governance:
  – Propose guidelines for formation of search
    committees for academic deans
  – Review/modify current faculty misconduct policy
              Faculty Committees:
    2006-2007 Sample Agenda Items (cont.)
• Committee on Academic Policy:
  – Complete proposal for replacing “sufficiency” with a
    more efficient Humanities and Arts requirement
  – Report on effectiveness of five-week summer terms
  – Study recommendation to make SAT optional for
    applicants to WPI
• Committee on Tenure and Academic Freedom:
  – Review seven tenure cases
• Committee on Appointments and Promotions:
  – Review three promotion cases
  – Place representatives on five search committees
     • 4 department Heads, 1 Associate Dean (IGSD)
    Sunny Manivannan
          President
Student Government Association
 Undergraduate Student Report




                Fall Town Meeting
                September 22, 2006




Sunny Manivannan ’07
Student Government
                   Our Mission

"The Mission of SGA is to improve the quality of
undergraduate student life at the University both
academically and socially by addressing student needs and
concerns, providing financial structure for WPI's student
clubs and organizations, and representing the student body
in a professional manner."
         SGA Highlights - 2006
• Free bowling at Gompei’s Gutters – continues to be very
  popular and successful.
• First-Year Student FAQ for students by students – over
  600 copies given out to first-year students so far.
• Third successful year of giving out WPI Superfan t-shirts
  during New Student Orientation.
• Improvements in library and in fitness facilities on
  campus.
• Seeking input directly from first-year students through
  residence hall visits coordinated with the help of resident
  advisors.
• WPI involvement in PulseFest – a college event for ALL
  students in Worcester.
 Merrill Lamont
   President
Graduate Student
  Government
Questions
   and
Discussion
LUNCH!

				
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