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The IAC Student Advisory Board meets biweekly to advise the college undergraduate programs on matters of recruitment, curriculum, and other things. Board members also participate in certain college wide events, such as the Freshman Welcome Event, Annual College Birthday, Family Weekend, and Shadow Days. Members are also responsible for connecting with their school chairs and other leaders to get and give feedback. Membership in the SAB is an important service to the college and an opportunity to development and display leadership skills.
In 2002, then Associate Dean of the IAC, Richard Barke, formed an informal SAB to gain student feedback for his position. One year later, when advisor Elizabeth Miller joined the team, it became clear that the students and our advisors had ambitions to do more. The IAC SAB was formally chartered, backed by the Office of the Dean, and became able to hold formal meetings, events, and discussions. In 2004, Richard Barke won the Burdell''s Best Award for campus-wide Best Faculty Advisor. Then in 2009, Elizabeth Miller also received the honor.
We are comprised of a member from each major within the IAC, plus at least 5 more members from any combination of IAC majors to make at least 15 members at a given time. All levels of undergraduate students are represented, and membership lasts until graduation.
Our mission statement: Aggregate and articulate the perspectives of IAC students. Advise IAC and GT administrators on issues affecting IAC. Build a community among IAC students, majors, and schools. Participate in IAC events & projects, and initiate student-led projects. Assist with IAC recruitment efforts. Our members strive to remain active, public, and open to happenings within the college -- from the student perspective and also given familiarity with functions within the schools.