Student Postdoc Leadership Council (SPLC)
Basic Expectations and Time Commitment
- The co-chairs will work with the Administrative Director to convene monthly Hub-wide ‘lab meetings’ at which students and postdocs can receive peer feedback.
- Co-chairs will attend monthly MACH EC meetings and report back to the SPLC, as well as raising any ideas or concerns that surface from the SPLC to the EC.
- The SPLC will prepare an annual written 4-page summary Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis, which will be presented to the EC.
Goals For Year 1
Space for Innovation
We have deliberately kept the initial expectations and time commitment of the SPLC minimal to allow flexibility for the group to innovate and develop organically. Students and postdocs are encouraged to adaptively develop the SPLC by forming subgroups focused on different themes. For example, we hope to find ways to operationalize the following ideas into the future development of the SPLC:
- Research and methods focused subgroups or breakout groups
- DEIJA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, Access)
- Climate justice
- Professional and career development, advising and cross-mentoring
- Technical support, data sharing
- Student recruitment
- Feedback on MACH project development