Call for Nominations to Elected and Appointed Committees 2021-2022

To: Faculty in the Division of Arts & Humanities

From: Derek Johnson, Chair, Arts & Humanities Divisional Committee

Re: Call for Nominations to Elected and Appointed Committees

The Arts & Humanities Divisional Committee invites you to nominate members of the division to serve on the following committees beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year:

Arts & Humanities Divisional Committee
Graduate Faculty Executive Committee
University Research Council
Committee on Honorary Degrees

Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. Most committees limit their membership to one faculty member per department, the Arts & Humanities Divisional Committee limits their membership to two faculty members per department.

Please send nominations to by 15 January 2021; we will continue to accept nominations until the vacancies are filled. Nominations should include the nominee’s name and department, confirm the nominee’s willingness to serve if elected or appointed, and identify the committee for which you are making the nomination.

Information about each committee follows:

Arts & Humanities Divisional Committee

The Arts & Humanities Divisional Committee, the executive committee of the Faculty Division of Arts & Humanities, advises deans and directors about appointments and promotions to tenure, names Hilldale Award recipients and Hilldale Lecture Series speakers, and makes appointments to standing and ad hoc committees. Meetings are held during the academic year, on Thursdays, beginning at 1:30 p.m. (committee members are asked to hold the full afternoon), in 128 Bascom Hall.

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

16 September
14 October
11 November
9 December
20 January
10 February
10 March
7 April
12 May

Four tenured faculty members will be elected to serve three-year terms.

Graduate Faculty Executive Committee

The Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) exercises the powers of the graduate faculty with respect to:

  • establishing, reviewing, and modifying graduate degree programs
  • setting standards for admission and degree requirements
  • evaluating and recommending actions on student appeals
  • other graduate education policy issues

Meetings are held during the academic year, typically on the second Friday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

One faculty member will be elected to serve a four-year term. GFEC members from Art, Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, and Communication Arts will continue their service in the 2020-2021 academic year. Faculty from these departments are not eligible for nomination.

University Research Council

The University Research Council provides advice and consultation to the leadership team of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) regarding the research enterprise on campus.

This committee meets once per semester and the committee members are polled for their availability.

One member of the division will be elected to serve a three-year term.

Committee on Honorary Degrees

The Committee on Honorary Degrees nominates candidates for honorary degrees from the university upon the recommendation of a department, school, or college. The committee typically meets one time in September/October; all other correspondence is done via email.

The divisional committee will appoint one nominated faculty member to serve a four-year term. Committee members from History and Spanish & Portuguese will continue their service in the 2021-2022 academic year. Faculty from these departments are not eligible for nomination.



Contact Information

Michaela Aust
Office of the Secretary of the Faculty
University of Wisconsin – Madison
133 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1380

Phone: (608) 263-5741