Thanks to all of you who attended last night’s town hall. If you missed it, you can view the recording here. In addition, your graduate student rep, Brian Riley (firstname.lastname@example.org) has invited you to provide input to him directly.
Today, I was among a small group of students who had the opportunity to speak to the search advisory committee today. I am voluntarily releasing the statement that I made to that group on behalf of graduate students. In the statement, I asked the committee to increase transparency surrounding their procedures. UC President Janet Napolitano described this procedure to us, and assured us that this description would be made publicly available. In my statements, I also made asks regarding the committee’s engagement with students through public forums and assurance that student input would be taken seriously. I await the committee’s response to these asks.
I plan to continue doing what I can to promote student input in this process.
Katrina Brock, GSA Chair