The Dean's Circle consists of undergraduate students who represent the college’s eight comprehensive departments. The Dean’s Circle will meet twice a month during fall and spring semesters to discuss college-related issues that are high on the minds of students in the College of Science and Mathematics. In addition to their major, the members of the Dean’s Circle are selected based on their interests, academic achievement, and leadership skills.
The College of Science and Mathematics Dean’s Circle seeks applications from enthusiastic students who share the Dean’s commitment to growing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), enhancing student success, advancing undergraduate experiential learning, and sharing our many successes with the Wright State communities. Appointed students will serve a two-year term beginning the Fall Semester of 2020.
Students appointed to the Dean's Circle will:
- Serve as liaisons between their classmates and the Dean's Office by bringing matters of importance before the group;
- Promote awareness of CoSM programs and opportunities to both current and prospective students;
- Represent CoSM at events such as Raider Open House, The STEM Experience, and other recruitment events;
- Interact with CoSM faculty, staff, and administrators to help identify and address any challenges that may arise throughout the year; and
- Serve a two-year term (seniors appointed will serve only one year).
Interested students should submit a completed CoSM Dean's Circle application online (Qualtrics survey) by February 28, 2020, to be considered for the 2020-2021 term.
CoSM Mentor Circles
Why CoSM Mentor Circles
College is a big step for many young adults. Studies show that students who have a positive first-year college experience are more prepared academically and socially for challenges they may face. Also, developing a sense of connection with their college increases their likelihood of degree completion.
Quality mentorship programs, such as CoSM Mentor Circles, bring first-year students together with faculty, staff, and experienced students making valuable connections. As a supplement to academic advising, mentors help guide students through their first-year by cultivating a smooth transition socially and academically.
How to sign-up
Each first-year student in the College of Science and Mathematics will be assigned a mentor and will meet with your mentoring group every couple of weeks for support and an improved understanding of college life and academics.
If you are CoSM faculty, staff, or a student who has completed your freshman year and would like to coach in-coming students through their college journey, then please complete the "Mentor" survey.
Visit the College of Science & Mathematics Mentor Circles page for more information.
To learn more about the concerns of undergraduate students in the college, in 2008, Dean Wheatly established a new student advisory board called the Dean’s Circle.
Check out STEMulations, the presentation, and demonstration series presented by the Dean's Circle to highlight STEM fields with exciting and informative events.
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