In Ann's email this week, she mentioned the OIT Student Advisory Board, of which I am a member. I thought I'd reproduce Ann's note here:
An “OIT Student Advisory Board” was launched this spring with six active students from across the Twin Cities campus meeting with Steve Carnes (OIT Central), Jim Hall (OIA) and Jamil Jabr (AC) three times so far this semester. The Mission Statement for the Board is: “The Office of Information Technology Student Advisory Board serves as the student voice to the Associate Vice President and Associate CIO on matters of IT technology needs for University Students.”
Although the initial group is small, it has formed a strong basis for expanding student participation next year to include representatives from our four coordinate campuses as well – Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester. It is particularly encouraging that all of the current members have expressed a desire to continue on the Board in 09-10. If anyone has any questions about this work, or ideas on how to ensure that we fully engage with students, one of our key customer groups, please feel free to contact Jamil, Jim or Steve.