Student Faculty Conference 2017

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
Computing Education Committee Presentation and Q&A
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):

 OptionLocation Time Chair
 ACM Annenberg 1214:00 PM  Sonia Kim
 Applied PhysicsWatson 104 3:30 PM Anjali Premkumar
 Astrophysics Cahill 370 3:00 PMRoohi Dalal 
Physics Bridge 201 3:00 PM Yanbing Zhu
 Bioengineering Keck 111
 4:00 PM Andrew Montequin
 Biology BBB B101 4:00 PM Olivia Hindera
 Chemical Engineering Noyes 147 3:30 PM Emily Miaou
 Chemistry Noyes 153 4:00 PM Ellen Yu
 Computer Science Annenberg 105 3:30 PM RJ Antonello
 Electrical Engineering Moore B270 3:00 PM Evren Gokcen
 GPS Arms 151 2:00 PM Coby Abrahams
 Math Sloan 1514:30 PM  Jalex Stark
 Mechanical Engineering Gates-Thomas 135 3:00 PM Kimberly Liu
 Humanities and Social Science BBB B180 2:00 PM Stephanie Huard

Click the link below to see past SFC reports and presentations.

2015 SFC Documents

Questions? Contact

Tim Liu,
Feb 1, 2017, 1:21 AM
Tim Liu,
Feb 1, 2017, 3:17 PM
Tim Liu,
Feb 1, 2017, 3:16 PM
Tim Liu,
Feb 1, 2017, 3:16 PM