The goal of the graduate peer mentoring program is to provide graduate physics students with the opportunity to mentor upper class undergraduate students. Graduate students will have the ability to participate in a program that helps prepare undergraduate students for the challenges they may encounter in higher education, while taking on a rewarding role aimed at building social, educational, and leadership skills. We’re looking to pair up people of similar research and academic interests, and foster relationships that will propel our graduating seniors forward and strengthen our growing graduate student body. If you’re interested in becoming a peer mentor, please fill out this questionnaire regarding your availability and motivation.
Course Evaluation Survey
The Physics Department is looking to evaluate the effectiveness of available courses for graduate students. Depending on which year you are currently completing, course presentation and material (both core and elective) may have differed, and as such, so may have their effectiveness for different students. Your experiences and opinions are valuable to us, so with this survey we hope to compile a comprehensive evaluation from the students’ point of view of what has been most effective and what could benefit from change. These courses are meant to prepare us all for the research fields we choose to pursue, so ensuring the department is providing the best education it can to its students is of paramount importance for us, as well as future generations. Your input will be completely anonymous, and will simply aid in evaluating all previous course experiences while at The UCF Physics Department. Please follow this link to fill out the survey, and thank you very much for your input!
Physics Department Committees
The Physics Department would like for graduate students to play a more integral role in the decision making processes which are taking place in our department at varying levels. Nominees for graduate student positions on the following two committees are currently being sought after.
The Graduate Curriculum and Affairs Committee, which decides on course proposals, course changes, and the addition or removal of courses in our program. It also deliberates on student petitions and other academic or disciplinary issues. This committee meets on demand, probably less than once a month.
The Chair’s Advisory Board, which comprises the Department chair, the associate chairs, five elected faculty members, and a senior staff member. It will probably meet once or twice per semester to advise Dr. Mucciolo on administrative matters.
Participating in these committees will allow for ideas and concerns students have to be more directly addressed by the department. If you’re interested in joining, please follow this link to a survey where you’ll be asked for a short description of your motivation for wanting to join said committee.