The Student-Faculty Conference is an all-day forum discussion between
students and faculty about individual majors and
undergraduate academics as a whole. The feedback and suggestions that come
out of the SFC shape the future of academics and student life around
campus. It is held every other year as a measure of self-scrutiny and
review of Caltech education and student life.
In the fall, ARC appoints members of SFC Committees, made of students and faculty. The committees spend a term analyzing individual aspects of academics or campus life, and present/lead a discussion on their findings at the SFC. Each SFC Committee then works to implement their recommendations and feedback from SFC, and writes a short report summarizing their year's work.
Presentations from the morning session are available below.
Correction 1/29/17: An earlier version erroneously stated that professors cancel class the day of the SFC. While this has happened in the past, classes are not cancelled the day of the 2017 SFC.
The 2017 SFC will take place on Wednesday, February 1st. The morning special committee sessions will be held in Ramo Auditorium. The tentative agenda for the day:
9:45 Doors open (Ramo)
10:00 Opening remarks
10:20 Core Committee Presentation and Q&A
11:05 Computing Education Committee Presentation and Q&A
11:50 Industry Opportunities Committee Presentation and Q&A
12:35 Morning Session concludes - lunch
Starting at 2 PM, each option will hold a meeting to discuss the work of the SFC option committees. Below is the list of option meetings (list will continue to be updated):
Click the link below to see past SFC reports and presentations.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org