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Regional Updates – November

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FY15 RCT Goals
Increase Engagement of sections / collaboration
  • Promote 2 collaborative events with Region E on our Blog
  • Support reactivating 5 sections within Region E
  • Conduct a baseline survey of our graduate members within Region E to understand the level of activity & how to improve engagement.

SWEet Collegiate Leadership Summits

  • Pilot 3 SWEet Summits in FY15 in Region E (UVA & UMBC successfully executed!  NJIT coming up in April)
  • Select 5+ Summit Hosts for FY16
Region Officer Transitions:
  • Develop a standard process / handoff packet / checklist for region officers (RCRs)
Collegiate Welcome Packet:
  • Update the Collegiate Welcome Packet for FY15 by November 25
Recognition/Social Media:
  • Increase Region E blog followers by 100 % (to 350+ followers)
  • Increase twitter followers to over 200
  • Create a LinkedIn page for Region E with professionals and collegiates (CG)
Region E Conference – Workshop Submittal Deadline this Monday, November 3
February 20 – 22, 2015 Hosted by Drexel University in Philadelphia
Planning is already underway for the 2015 Region E Conference!  Registration will be open late November / early December at:
Our call for workshops & speakers is out and we’re looking for interesting and engaging topics!  If you have something you’d like to present the conference, submit a workshop proposal (includes abstract & all speaker bios) by November 3 at:

Call for FY16 Region E Conference Bids – Letter of Intent Due November 15!
The request for bids to host the 2016 SWE Region E Conference has been emailed to all collegiate & professional section presidents.  This is an exciting opportunity to raise the profile of your section or MAL group with SWE members, sponsors, and your own community.  Please review the request and discuss the possibility of putting in a bid for the conference with your section or MAL group.  As we did last year, the Region Conference Planning Committee (RCPC) is using a simple and concise bid package request (as described in the attachment) that should make it easy and efficient for folks to submit a bid.
Please note that a brief notice of intent must be submitted to the Region Governor by 11/15 if your group is interested in submitting a bid by the 11/15 deadline.  The notice may be submitted as an e-mail, word document, or pdf.  Do not hesitate to contact Alexis ( if you have any questions (or need a copy of the request!).
Society Level Graduate SWE Engagement
As part of the objective to make sure we are including graduate members in our activities, can you please make sure the Regions all have a link to the GradSWE blog either on their webpages or region blogs?  GradSWE has already provided links to each of the region pages for the members to access.
Membership Committee will also be working on a toolkit item for both collegiate & professional sections to engage graduate students based on the blog posts by the GradSWE team.
Region Level Graduate SWE Engagement
Our graduate student representative on our Region Collegiate Team (RCT), Smruti Ragunath, has put together an engagement survey that we’ll be sharing with our collegiate section presidents.  We will be using this survey to get a better idea of the level of activity of our graduate members in Region E as well as better ways to engage & support them.   Look for this survey after WE14 (For any details/ comments or
Section Presidents follow this link to take the survey and Graduate Members at Region E click here to take the survey.
Collegiate Director Blog
Our Collegiate Director (and former Region E RCCE!), Nicole Woon, has a monthly column in SWE All Together.  Take a look at the last couple months!

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