Apply to join CoEnv Student Advisory Council

Are you interested in representing your program or group in the College of the Environment Student Advisory Council? The College of the Environment Student Advisory Council advises the Dean and Associate Deans on issues related to students. The council brings issues from the Dean’s Office to the student community and brings issues from the student community to the Dean’s Office. The council also provides input, insight, and perspective on the student experience within the college.

More information about the Council can be found here: http://coenv.washington.edu/students/undergraduate/current-students/student-advisory-council/

Apply Now to Join

Apply online: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/coenvsac/230227
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Council members must be making satisfactory progress in their degree program at time of application and throughout their service on the council.

Review Process
Applications to the 2014-2015 CoEnv Student Advisory Council will be reviewed by current members of the Student Advisory Council. Unfilled seats are possible.

Councilmember Duties

Student AdvisoryCouncilmember Terms of Service:

  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms with 1-year reappointment possible.
  • Staggered terms (i.e., some inaugural members will serve only one year; some will proceed for re-appointment at end of first year. The council will ask for volunteers to serve an additional year or end terms as needed for staggered terms.
  • Reappointment does not require a new application.
  • Total annual commitment: minimum 30-35 hours, including meeting time, preparation for meetings, and follow-through work arising from decisions at meetings.
  • The Council may elect to create sub-committees to address specific issues. Should Councilmembers choose to join a sub-committee, their duties may include attending additional meetings.

Meeting Schedule:

  • Monthly meetings, except summer quarter (8/year).
  • Standing meeting time on one Monday per month from 3:30 – 5 p.m. (1.5 hours/meeting).
  • Dean’s Office staff will attend meetings depending on agenda.
  • The Dean will attend the first meeting of each quarter to discuss goals for the quarter.

Key topics that may be addressed annually by the Student AdvisoryCouncil:

  • Budget issues and planning
  • Student recruitment and retention (focus on increasing diversity)
  • Engaging students in research
  • Course fees
  • Academic Programs (new programs and expansion of existing programs)
  • Graduation gift planning


Council Structure & Membership

The following positions for College of the Environment Student Advisory Council are open for the 2014-2015 academic year. Alternates may be selected for each position.

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences:
1 undergraduate

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences:
2 undergraduates (1 from Bioresource Science & Engineering; 1 from Environmental Science & Resource Management), 1 graduate

School of Marine and Environmental Affairs:

1 graduate

School of Oceanography:
1 undergraduate, 1 graduate

Department of Atmospheric Sciences:
1 undergraduate, 1 graduate

Department of Earth and Space Sciences:
1 undergraduate, 1 graduate

Program on the Environment:

1 undergraduate

Associated Students of UW (ASUW) Student Senate representative:
1 ASUW Student Senate member who is a College of the Environment student.
*Please note, for the 2014-2015 SAC, this individual will serve as the primary representative for Fall 2014 and as an alternate during Winter 2015 and Spring 2015.

At-large representatives:

3 members from Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) affiliated with the College of the Environment.

RSO student members do not have to be in a CoEnv majors/degrees. Affiliation is defined as: CoEnv sponsors the RSO with funding; the RSO has CoEnv staff or faculty as an advisor; or CoEnv students and the RSO collaborate with CoEnv on projects.

Council Positions

  • Chair or Co-Chairs: elected by the council members. Chairs/Co-Chairs are responsible for setting the agenda, serving as liaison with Dean’s Office staff, and facilitating meetings.
  • Note-taker: elected by the council members; can be a rotating position; responsible for posting meeting materials on the council’s Catalyst site and taking meeting notes.
  • The Student Advisory Council may create other positions as needed.

Questions? Contact coenvsac

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