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The regular meeting of the faculty of the Department of Statistics was held on Zoom at 12:30pm, March 1, 2021. Abel Rodriguez, Department Chair, presided at the meeting. Kristine Chan was recording secretary.

Chair Remarks
The Chair reminded faculty the following items:

  • Joint Colloquium between UC Berkeley and UW will be happening on Monday, March 8 at 4:00pm – 5:00pm. There will also be a virtual gathering happening between 5:00 and 5:30 on gather.town. 
  • A survey on teaching preferences and committee assignments has been sent out to the faculty mailing list. The deadline to complete the surveys are Friday, March 5 at 12:00pm.

New Business
Minutes from the previous faculty meeting (2/22) were reviewed, voted on, and approved by the eligible voting faculty who were present. 

Executive Session
PhD student reviews: The progress of current PhD students were reviewed. Some were deferred to the next meeting due to lack of information or lack of time to discuss.

Adjournment
There being no other items to discuss, the meeting passed to an executive session at 12:39pm and was adjourned at 1:59pm.