CALS Organizational Redesign update: Spring 2018 bridge funding for academic departments announced

The college recently announced nearly $175,000 in fund 101 bridge funding to departments who have experienced a faculty departure or other change in their faculty ranks. Ten departments submitted requests by the May 31 deadline.

Bridge funding is a temporary resource to aid departments with unexpected faculty attrition until fund 101 faculty salary savings can be returned and utilized under the new fund 101 faculty salary policy.

This round of bridge funding will cover the following fund 101 activities:

  • Instructors (Biological Systems Engineering, Entomology, Life Sciences Communication, Plant Pathology)
  • Teaching Assistants (Genetics, Life Sciences Communication)
  • Temporary program director salary (Plant Pathology)
  • Short-term, partial faculty salary (Forest and Wildlife Ecology)

Another call for fund 101 bridge funding will go out during the fall semester with requests due to the Dean’s Office December 31, 2018. Going forward, this process will occur twice per year, during the fall and spring semesters.