External Input on Courses to Offer?


Does your math department obtain external input (from other departments, organizations offering internship, potential employers of graduates, alumni) about what courses to offer?


Rutgers main campus has intermittently sent small committees around to discuss offerings and their contents with partner departments. Recently we submitted an IUSE proposal to NSF based on conversations with Engineering and Physics (unsuccessful). Our School of Arts and Sciences is trying to improve communication with alumni/ae and with employers. Internships have been difficult to arrange with corporations because of intellectual property issues.(both from campus and corporation legal departments)