To: Faculty in the Division of Arts & Humanities
From: Ramzi Fawaz, 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 2023-2024 academic year:
Arts & Humanities Divisional Committee
Graduate Faculty Executive Committee
Committee on Honorary Degrees (seats will open up again starting January 2024)
Committee on Committees
Campus Planning Committee
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 email@example.com by 15 December; 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:
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 Bascom Hall.
2023-2024 Meeting Dates
Four tenured faculty members will be elected to serve three-year terms.
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 African Cultural Studies, Communication Arts, and Philosophy will continue their service in the 2023-2024 academic year. Faculty from these departments are not eligible for nomination.
The Committee on Honorary Degrees nominates candidates for honorary degrees from the university upon the recommendation of a department, school, or college. The terms on this committee run from January through December and the committee typically meets twice per year (April/May and September/October); all other correspondence is conducted via email.
The divisional committee will appoint one nominated faculty member to serve a four-year term. Committee members from the Departments of African Cultural Studies and History will continue their service in the 2024 calendar year. Faculty from these departments are not eligible for nomination.
The Committee on Committees appoints committee members to major campus committees and seeks candidates for election to certain elected campus committees (e.g., Committee on Faculty Rights & Responsibilities, University Committee). The committee meets several times in the fall to select nominees for elected committees and once or twice in the spring to appoint committee members.
The divisional committee will appoint one nominated faculty member to serve a four-year term.
The Campus Planning Committee advises the chancellor on long-range development plans for facilities for research, instruction, recreation, parking, and other university functions. The committee meets monthly.
The divisional committee will appoint one nominated faculty member, who will serve a four-year term.
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