As you are well aware, one of the MS program requirements is to attend 6 ECE approved seminars during the course of your studies. Students are usually expected to come in person, stay during the time of the presentation and then have a faculty member sign off
on their attendance sheet.
In these challenging times, we have had to move the seminars on WebEx to allow our students to have a chance to meet the seminar attendance requirement, especially those graduating this semester. All that we expect of our students is that if they choose to
join in a talk they stay until it ends. For obvious reasons, we do not require any signature afterwords.
This morning, I received the attendance record from the April 1st seminar and noticed that some of the attendees joined in for a very short time, some as little as one minute. Needless to say that this is not acceptable and those students will not get credit
for that seminar in the end.
Our goal is to see our students be successful and we will do all that we can to help them get there. We also expect our students to follow the department rules so that everyone can be treated and evaluated fairly.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Academic Program Coordinator
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 1G5
Fairfax, VA 22030