The regular meeting of the faculty of the Department of Statistics was held on Zoom at 12:30pm, May 17, 2021. Abel Rodriguez, Department Chair, presided at the meeting. Kristine Chan was recording secretary.


The Chair reminded faculty to submit their recorded congratulatory videos since the department’s graduation is scheduled to air on June 11, 2021 at 5:00pm

New Business

Minutes from the previous faculty meeting (5/3) were reviewed, voted on, and approved by the eligible voting faculty who were present.

Debrief on the Town Hall meeting
The Statistics Virtual Town Hall meeting with the graduate students and faculty happened on May 10, 2021.  The faculty discussed the main themes that arose during the town hall, including the challenges associated with returning to on-site work on Padelford before September 11, the need for a departmental retreat in which to start working on a vision for the department, the need to facilitate interactions between graduate students and faculty in order to create a stronger departmental community.

Q&A session with Peter Denis’s
Peter Denis, Assistant Dean for Personnel at the College of Arts & Sciences attended the department meeting to discuss (1) the status of the Academic Student Employee (ASE) contract negotiations, and (2) management strategies for ASEs.   


There being no other items to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 2:00pm.