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The central and lakeshore residential area of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus is pictured in an aerial view during autumn on Oct. 12, 2013. At top is Lake Mendota and Picnic Point. Prominent campus buildings include, from left to right, the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the DeLuca biochemistry complex, Microbial Sciences, Bock Laboratories, Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building, Agricultural Hall, Nancy Nicholas Hall, McArdle Cancer Research Building, Van Hise Hall and the Medical Sciences Center. The photograph was made from a helicopter looking northwest. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

On Aug. 29, the CALS Organizational Redesign Committee presented its preliminary report at the annual Department Chairs’ Retreat. The chairs provided feedback and there was a productive discussion to inform the design for the college.

The committee will continue to develop and refine its work in the coming months and welcomes your feedback. If you have comments or feedback, contact your department liaison, or send them to Kara Luedtke.

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 9-10:30 a.m. for an All-College Meeting in Carson Gulley to learn about the committee’s continuing work to discuss next steps with the committee and colleagues.