The Department of Academic Affairs aims to improve the academic lives of Boston University students. We tackle issues that students face in the classroom as well as in the broader context of their time at Boston University. For this upcoming year, the Academic Affairs team is excited about implementing a wide variety of initiatives ranging from reporting to the administration regarding the new Hub program, to improving the transparency of final exam grading. We plan to collect and utilize data to ensure the initiatives we propose are those that the student body wants. At the end of the day, all students come to Boston University to learn and receive the best education possible. We hope to work with the entire student body to represent their needs, solve problems, and constantly improve academics on campus. We are always looking for new members and ideas to help accomplish this goal.

Friday 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

ENG ’21

Hey guys! My name’s Arthan Bhatt and I am honored to serve as your Director of Academic Affairs. It’s hard for me to believe it but I’m already a Senior here. It feels like yesterday that I had to convince my Indian parents to let me major in biomedical engineering instead of competitive juggling. After some begging and pleading, I left the hustle and bustle of Grand Island, Nebraska for the mild streets of Boston, Massachusetts and I have never looked back.

I served as an ENG Senator and a Communications staffer for two years during my first tenure in student government. After taking a year off from student government, I was itching to come back. As your Academic Affairs Director, I hope to address the specific academic issues throughout all of BU’s undergraduate colleges and continue to encourage the implementation of academic policies that will reflect the needs of the student body.

I truly believe the student government can make a difference in any and every student’s life. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together this year! Please feel free to contact me via email, come to my office hours, and if you see me walking down Comm. Ave or rock climbing at FitRec don’t hesitate to stop me to chat!