A philosopher elsewhere writes:
Do you have some sense of how widespread the practice of having graduate representatives at department meetings is? It seems to me that my department should have a graduate liaison at meetings, setting aside personnel matters naturally.
I have anecdotal evidence only--I know some departments where grad students attend the faculty meetings, including some personnel meetings, and others where they attend only when invited because graduate student issues are on the table, but are otherwise excluded. Readers, what are the practices at your departments? Comments are open; valid e-mail addresses required.