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.
Hello! My name is Sydney Steger and I am honored to be your Director of Academic Affairs! I am a rising junior studying International Relations in the Pardee School of Global Studies. I am originally from Hooksett, NH, growing up close to the Boston area. I previously served as an Academic Affairs Liaison, and as a Proxy Senator for CAS Student Government. Outside of Student Government, I am also a member of BU's International Affairs Association, serving as the organization's Secretary, and as a Director for BU's competitive Model United Nations team, MUN@BU.
In my free time, I enjoy calligraphy and bullet journaling, as well as running around Boston looking for the best bagel spots! My favorite places in Boston include the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Back Bay Fens, and the New England Aquarium! On campus, you are likely to find me in the Questrom lobby or the Einstein's in the CAS basement.
My vision for the Academic Affairs Department is to provide a launchpad for student ideas that can improve the BU academic experience. Students are extremely capable of changing the university for the better, and I hope to facilitate any initiative which can make someone's time at BU more enjoyable and fulfilling! In addition, I am excited to work with the BUnited platform to bring to life their specific proposals for improving student life and uniting our student body. Please reach out to me if you'd like to get involved or collaborate with the Academic Affairs department, or hear what the department is working on!
Hi everyone! My name's Ansh Gupta. I am from India. I am a rising senior majoring in Computer Science. I love playing cricket and play in the BU Cricket Club. Besides that, I love soccer, running, and just chilling with friends. I am doing a research internship at Johns Hopkins University on Computational Biology. Hit me up if you find this interesting!
In my first year I had worked in the Academic Affairs committee. I then took a break from the Student Government and now am really excited to be back as your Deputy Director of Academic Affairs. I have many initiatives in my mind and am committed to make your academic experience at BU much better. I am really looking forward to this semester especially because many students are coming back to campus after almost a year! Please feel free to contact me via email, or any social media and I look forward to talking to you!