Last spring, the CALS Academic Planning Council completed a self-study that recommended the Council be restructured to combine departments/areas deemed to have similar research and teaching missions into six new divisions and increase the number of faculty representatives on the Council from 8 to 12. The new divisions will be assigned APC seats based on the number of faculty in the division.
CALS Faculty were asked to vote either yes, in favor of APC restructuring, or no, not in favor of APC restructuring.
Voting took place electronically, administered by the Secretary of the Faculty, from October 9–November 8, 2014.
The outcome of the election was:
Out of 298 eligible CALS faculty, a total of 177 participated by voting.
159 voted yes to restructuring, 18 voted no.
Implementation of the restructuring plan will begin with APC elections in Spring of 2015, and the new, larger council will begin meeting in the Fall of 2015.