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MFA committee

Committee members 2014-15:
Erika Meitner, Chair; Sara Crickenberger, ex officio; Ed Falco, Jeff Mann, Lucinda Roy, Matthew Vollmer; Lisa Summe, student representative

Committee Charge

MFA faculty minutes

2015-16 minutes

9/2 Summe report on student concerns; advising updates & plan of study forms; change to thesis committee policy and procedures; part-time student applications discouraged; change to VWS policy regarding meals with students approved; ETD restrictions; Emily Morrison prize to be presented during final VWS reading; community meeting scheduled for 9/11

2014-15 minutes

3/18 $3200 for Morrison Awards; two additional MFA acceptances (total of 8); due dates for thesis drafts, exam and defense scheduling; student travel funds; MFA viewbook in development; Asst. Director of CW personnel; discussion of hiring visiting writer (denied); thesis committees to be added to faculty intranet
2/4 Request for lit courses aimed at MFA students; GTA stipends; donated travel funds for MFA students; e-FAR problems; Soniat Reading Series; Visting Writers Series suggestions
11/11 Special Topics courses; AWP funding; FAR scale; website; workshop funding; Geffrey Davis reading, Tom Gardner reading; VWS; student mentors
10/24 Soniat readers, VWS implementation, course rotations, thesis & exam timeline, graduation protocol, application reviewers, med school writing contest, program advertising (Lyric)

2011-12 minutes

2010-11 minutes

2009-10 minutes

March 18 Review of MFA applications; budget


2007-08 minutes

8-24 Academy of American Poetry Prize; visiting writers; Responding to Disturbing Writing; ePortfolios; GTA rep
9-15 Discussion of next years visiting writers, internships
10-5 MFA Report and issues
10-26 Additional Readings, nominating UG student to the comm., AWP conf bookfair
1-18 AWP conf table display, UG conf CW submissions, Visiting Writers and "book club" preview


2006-07 minutes

8-23 Search, Governance (MFA), Speakers
9-27 Job Search, Summer Camp, Screenwriting Course Proposal
1-17 Semester Planning, Visiting Writers, VT Literary Award
5-02 Submissions to Best New American Voices (fiction); visiting writers for 07-08; guidelines on responding to student writing

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