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CALS streamlines college committees

After a review of the charge and function of many of the committees convened by the dean or associate deans within CALS, we have identified several with overlapping responsibilities. In an environment that continues to apply increasing financial and time pressures to our existing resources, we need to ensure that any requests for service we make of our faculty and staff are optimized and efficient.

To that end, we have restructured CALS administrative committees to ensure that we are maximizing the contributions of those who serve, and also continuing to offer opportunities for meaningful service at the college level. You will note the most significant changes in the structure for awards committees. As a community, we clearly value the significance of honoring contributions of our faculty and staff through awards, but in every case we identified an existing committee with a mission that closely aligned with the intention of the awards.

With these goals in mind, we have made the following realignments in our committee structure. Note that this list includes only committees which are impacted by these changes. Other CALS committee remain unchanged. For a full list of committees from the 08-09 year, visit:
www.cals.wisc.edu/CALSCommittees/

General committees

  • Classified Staff Recognition Awards — Responsibility will be given to the Advisory Group for Department Administrators
  • Facilities Planning Committee — Duties of this committee have been reassigned to the APC
  • General Awards — Disband
  • Pound Extension Award — Responsibility will be given to the Research Advisory Committee
  • Pound Research Award — Responsibility will be given to the Research Advisory Committee
  • J.S. Donald Short Course Teaching Award — Responsibility will be given to the FISC Committee
  • Spitze Land Grant Award — Responsibility will be given to the APC
  • CALS Teaching and Advising Awards — Responsibility will be given to the Teaching and Learning Council
  • Honorary Recognition — Responsibility will be given to the CALS Chairs

Instruction

  • Honors Degree and Undergrad Research Program — Disband, with the option of providing advice on an ad hoc basis going forward
  • Internship Advisory Council — Disband, with the option of providing advice on an ad hoc basis going forward
  • Leadership — Disband, with the option of providing advice on an ad hoc basis going forward
  • Scholarships and Financial Needs — Duties of this committee will be given to Student Recruitment and Retention

Research

  • Biometry Committee — Disband, with the option of providing advice on an ad hoc basis going forward
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