To: Faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences
From: Michelle Ciucci and Gillian McLellan, Co-chairs, Biological Sciences Divisional Committee
Re: Call for Nominations to Elected and Appointed Committees
The Biological Sciences Divisional Committee invites you to nominate members of the division to serve on the following committees beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year:
Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. Each committee is limited to one faculty member 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 Biological Sciences Divisional Committee, the executive committee of the Faculty Division of Biological Sciences, 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 Fridays, beginning at 1:30 p.m. (committee members are asked to hold the full afternoon).
2023-2024 Meeting Dates
Four tenured faculty members will be elected to serve three-year terms. Divisional committee members from the Departments of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Comparative Biosciences, Cell & Regenerative Biology, Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Medical Physics, Medicine, and Surgery will continue their service in the 2023-2024 academic year. Faculty from these departments are not eligible for nomination.
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 and one faculty remember will be elected to serve the remaining two years of an open term. GFEC members from the Departments of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Medicine 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 Biostatistics & Medical Info, Neuroscience and School of Human Ecology will continue their service in the 2024 calendar year. Faculty from these departments are not eligible for nomination.
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