Wright State University’s College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies has established a Graduate and Honor Student Advisory Board.
The Graduate and Honors Student Advisory Board is currently comprised of 11 graduate, professional and undergraduate honors students who bring a student perspective to support the college’s mission.
Heather Wicker, president of the board and a first-year clinical psychology doctoral student, said the board’s aim is to create opportunities, connect students from different programs, listen to student feedback and incorporate it into initiatives.
“The board’s purpose is also to represent Wright State graduate, professional and honors students for further development and support, identify and address their needs and create a network of multidisciplinary professionals,” said Wicker.
Some of the board’s initiatives include leading the Three Minute Thesis/Dissertation Competition, creating the RISE (Raider Interdisciplinary Showcase of Excellence) Tour, collecting feedback from students through a student satisfaction survey, and helping to establish a living-learning community for honors students on campus.
“The Three Minute Thesis/Dissertation competition is a great opportunity and experience for students to share their research with a broader audience, give the best ‘elevator speech’ to practice research communication and win a prize,” said Wicker.
Held on Feb. 21, the competition featured presentations from 11 finalists.
Wicker said that the board plans to conduct the student satisfaction survey during the spring semester. The feedback will be evaluated and used to implement action items next fall.
“The board also has big projects that are still in the works, like the RISE Tour. Once more information is developed, we will be very excited to share the information with all Wright State graduate, professional and honors students,” said Wicker.
The Graduate and Honors Student Advisory Board is made up of a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 15 students. To become an officer, a student must be in good academic standing with Wright State University and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Applicants are required to submit a statement of interest and qualifications. Officers are appointed through elections held from March to April each academic year.
The student advisory board’s meetings are open to visitors. Anyone interested in attending should contact Heather Wicker at firstname.lastname@example.org.