To: Faculty in the Division of Physical Sciences
From: Thad Walker, Chair, Physical Sciences Divisional Committee
Re: Call for Nominations to Elected and Appointed Committees
The Physical Sciences Divisional Committee invites you to nominate members of the division to serve on the following committees beginning in the 2022-2023 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:
Physical Sciences Divisional Committee
The Physical Sciences Divisional Committee, the executive committee of the Faculty Division of Physical 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 Thursdays, beginning at 1:15 p.m. (committee members are asked to hold the full afternoon).
2022-2023 Meeting Dates
No January meeting
Four tenured faculty members will be elected to serve three-year terms. Divisional committee members from the Departments of Astronomy, Biochemistry, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Chemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mathematics will continue their service in the 2022-2023 academic year. Faculty from these departments are not eligible for nomination.
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 the Departments of Biological Systems Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics will continue their service in the 2022-2023 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 the Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Biological Systems Engineering, and School of Pharmacy will continue their service in the 2022-2023 academic 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.
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