CALS Redesign: Updates from the department chairs’ retreat

The annual CALS department chairs retreat was held last Wednesday and included a college update from the dean before digging in to some redesign-related topics.

After an overview of where we are in the Organizational Redesign, the chairs reviewed options for the summer session funding model and discussed pros and cons of each. An update on the model will come later in September.

The departmental five-year plans were also a topic on the agenda. The plans will be developed by departments this fall and will take the place of the annual report that has historically been prepared in advance of the annual department meetings with the Dean’s Office. Five-year plans will guide college-wide priorities and will be referenced when reviewing future requests for funding to determine if the funding will help to meet goals outlined in the plan. Final five-year planning documents and metrics will be provided to departments in September.

Dean VandenBosch also announced the FY19 approved faculty positions.