Graduate Student Service Positions: Academic Year 2019-2020

  • Diversity Committee Reps: 2 Reps
    Danni Lopez Rogina and Melissa Villareal 
  • Faculty Meeting Liaisons: 2 Reps
    Sara Veljic and Jennifer Tostlebe
  • Faculty Mentor Award Committee: 2 Reps
    Robert Scott and Zac Cramer
  • Graduate Committee: 2 Reps
    Aubrey Limburg and Ian Whalen
  • Graduate Student Organizers for Sociology Speaker Series: 2 Reps
    Sara Veljic and Robert Scott
  • Open House Committee: 4 Reps
    Skye Niles, Jose Sanchez, Melissa Villarreal and Jennifer Tostlebe
  • Pro-seminar Committee: 3 Reps
    Matthew Bravo, Carrie Seay Fleming and Micah Pyles
  • Social Committee Reps: 2 Reps
    Kayla Jernigan and Sara Veljic
  • Sociology Graduate Student Collective Liaison (SGSC): 2 Reps
    Matthew Bravo and Jake Carias
  • United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS): 1 Rep
    Hillary Steinberg
  • Undergrad Committee: 1 Rep
    Tara Streng Schroeter
  • Graduate Student Climate Survey Representative: 4 Reps
    Maya Contreras, Ian Whalen, Jess Austin and Danni Lopez Rogina
  • Ketchum Student Space Committee: 2 Reps
    Elizabeth Weltman and Katie Mercer

A Brief Description of Responsibilities

Diversity Committee Representative (2 positions) – Work with the Diversity Committee representatives to address issues of diversity within the department. 

Faculty Meeting Liaison (formerly GSA Co-chair) (2 positions) – Attend Faculty meetings. Act as a liaison between graduate students and faculty members to address departmental issues.

Faculty Mentor Award Committee (2 positions) – Collect nominations for the faculty mentor award and determine the recipient based on an established scoring system.

Graduate Committee Representative (2 positions) – Attend Graduate Committee meetings. Act as a liaison between graduate students and the graduate committee to address departmental issues.

Graduate Teacher Program Lead (1 position) – Serve as a liaison between the GTP and the home department, meeting with lead coordinators, negotiating and writing a plan that is acceptable to the GTP and to the department, presenting opportunities available in the Graduate Teacher Program to graduate students and faculty, consulting with TAs during office hours and in videotape consultations, developing and presenting at least one discipline-specific workshop, working on a cross-disciplinary team, and turning in a final report. Leads also do a teaching assistant support activity of their choice within the home department and may participate in new student orientation. Self-nominations in January or February to Graduate Committee.

Open House Committee (New in Fall 2012) (3-4 positions) – Take the lead in assisting the graduate chair and Graduate Committee with coordinating the annual open house for admitted students. The open house generally occurs in early March, and this service assignment is one that is concentrated in the January-March time period. 

Proseminar Coordinator (New in Fall 2012) (2-3 positions, preferably from multiple cohorts) – Coordinate the department's proseminar, which is a series of monthly workshops addressing issues of professionalization. Tasks involve identifying issues of interest to graduate students, identifying a time and place for the workshops, and contacting speakers (faculty, senior graduate students, others). It is expected that the workshops will be approximately monthly and that they will last between 1 and 1.5 hours. 

Search Committee (Health/Sociology)  (1 position) – Helps organize faculty job candidate visits including student events, gathers information from the students about their impressions of the candidates, presents student perspectives on the search in faculty meetings. Most appropriate for students in years 3 and up who have substantive interests in the topic of the search.

Search Committee (Theory/Culture)  (1 position) – Helps organize faculty job candidate visits including student events, gathers information from the students about their impressions of the candidates, presents student perspectives on the search in faculty meetings. Most appropriate for students in years 3 and up who have substantive interests in the topic of the search.

Social Committee (1 position) – Organizes social functions to promote camaraderie and communication between graduate students and faculty.  

Sociology Graduate Student Collective Liaison (2 positions) – Respectful of the horizontal leadership model in SGSC, representatives act as formal liaisons between faculty, graduate students, staff and the SGSC. May relay requests, topics of discussion and general information to SGSC. Required to be active members of the SGSC and attend meetings, generally held once a month. No faculty are associated with this position.

United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) Representative (2 positions) – Work with other graduate student representatives from across the campus to address graduate student issues. 

Undergraduate Committee Representative (1 position) – Work with the faculty on the Undergraduate Committee to address undergraduate student issues and curriculum development.