Who we are:
The Student Alumni Advisory Committee consists of current students, alumni and the Student Engagement Facilitator.
What we do:
The Student Alumni Advisory Committee sets the agenda for the Student Engagement Facilitator, plans and hosts student and alumni events, assists in organizing the summer institute and ensures that student and alumni concerns and needs are being met.
The committee ensures that students have a say in how the school is being organized and marketed to prospective students.
What kind of commitment is required?
The Committee meets about 4-5 times a year. The meetings are held in the Disability Studies office around 6pm during the week. Dinner is provided. Members are also able to Skype or phone into meetings so being located outside of the GTA does not affect anyone’s ability to participate.
The committee understands that student and alumni lives are full of other responsibilities; family, school, work, so there is no formalized set of rules about how many meetings or events must be attended. However, members must be able to attend a minimum of 3 meetings a year and/or participate in committee discussions via email/google docs.
Why you should consider being a member:
The Student Alumni Advisory Committee is at the heart of the school. Joining the committee is a great way to get to know other students, alumni, faculty and staff at School of Disability Studies. There are a number of benefits from attending meetings and planning/hosting events such as networking, skill development and CV and resume building. For example, in the 2015-2016 academic year the SAAC applied for and received a Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund grant. Members of the committee can claim this work on their resumes/CVs.
If you are interested in becoming more involved in the School of Disability Studies this committee is for you. To learn more email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.