What the Student Board does for GPN Students:
The primary function of the GPN Student Board (Board) is to act as a communication conduit and information source for GPN students to help keep them informed on current issues and to organize student initiatives. The Board meets monthly to discuss current issues and initiatives. During these meetings, the Board also meets with the GPN Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) twice per year (more often if needed) and the GPN Committee student representatives at least once per year. The Board shares pertinent information from these meetings with the GPN student body via this website, email and the twice yearly GPN all-student meetings.
The Board discusses issues brought up by GPN Students, the DGS or others. Depending on the issue and its importance, an appropriate course of action is decided and acted upon. Some of the types of issues the Board discusses include student-originated initiatives, issues that potentially affect many or all GPN students and student involvement in major GPN activities (i.e., the Campus Visit). When appropriate, Board members request suggestions, opinions and feedback from their respective classmates.
The Board also works closely with other GPN committees to endorse and publicize events throughout the year including the GPN mentoring program for first year students and the Thursday evening informal gathering for prospective students during the Campus Visit in February/March.