The Department will host a retreat at Prince William Forest Park all day on Friday, May 10, 2019. The evening before will be used to socialize and have a gourmet meal. The retreat will be at Camp Orenda (Camp 3). DIRECTIONS are here.
The schedule for the retreat this year:
Thursday, May 9
5:00 - Refreshments and socializing
6:30 - Gourmet BBQ dinner by Barry and Patrick
7:30 - Socializing
Friday, May 10
8:30 - Light Continental Breakfast and State of the Department
9:00 - Brief rundown on Department Programs - Improvements to core courses and addition of electives
- Journal Club/Seminar Style courses for MS and PhD students; Can this synergize with deep dives for meds?
- Should we advertise the thesis MS? Faculty interest? Timing?
- Seminars - students, postdocs, faculty, invites, named lectures
10:00 - SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) for the future of the Department - What do we need for long-term success?
- Stefano - research
11:00 - Planning for the future: Continuity of teaching and programs etc.
11:30 - Program Expectations
- Small groups - Try to identify areas we are doing well and areas that need to be fixed
12:00 - Break to prepare food
12:30 - Lunch - Ethics discussion
2:00 - Other business
3:00 - Clean up