|Subject:||Need your help! - RE: Doctoral Seminars during Spring 2011|
|Date:||Thu, 2 Dec 2010 02:54:03 -0500|
|From:||Vijay Vaishnavi <[log in to unmask]>|
|To:||<[log in to unmask]>|
|CC:||Balasubramaniam Ramesh <[log in to unmask]>, Ephraim McLean <[log in to unmask]>, <[log in to unmask]>, Vijay Vaishnavi <[log in to unmask]>, <[log in to unmask]>|
Mike and Vijay,
I would like to bring to your attention a potential problem with enrollment in your doctoral seminars scheduled for Spring 2011. The college requires all doctoral courses to have a minimum of five students. We have two students in their second year (Tienjie Deng and Hyoung Koo Lee) and two in their first year (Mala Kaul, Sumantra Sarkar and Yiannis Josephides). However, Yiannis has just informed me that he will not be continuing in the program. This leaves us with only four students in the seminars unless we attract students from other departments (such as CEPRIN, MGS) within the college or from other schools (Computer Science) or other universities (Emory, UGA).
Please check on Gosolar to see if you have non-CIS students already enrolled. Even if you have one additional student, you will have the minimum enrollment necessary to continue. If not, could you please advertise the course to the appropriate audience?Computer Science students may be interested in Vijay’s seminar. Other RCB students may be interested in Mike’s seminar which is, in fact, a college level (BA) course.
I have already asked for Eph’s help in getting a waiver from the Dean’s office should we face the possibility of low enrollment. In the meantime, we need to make every effort to attract non-CIS students.