Call for Nominations to Elected and Appointed Committees 2021-2022

To: Faculty in the Division of Physical Sciences

From: Alan Carroll, 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 2021-2022 academic year:

Physical Sciences Divisional Committee
Graduate Faculty Executive Committee
University Research Council
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Campus Planning Committee

Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. Each committee is limited to one faculty member per department.

Please send nominations to divisional@secfac.wisc.edu 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:

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), in 128 Bascom Hall.

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

9 September
7 October
4 November
2 December
No January meeting
3 February
3 March
31 March
5 May

Four tenured faculty members will be elected to serve three-year terms. Divisional committee members from the Departments of Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Physics, and Soil Science will continue their service in the 2021-2022 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, Chemistry, and Physics will continue their service in the 2021-2022 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 Industrial and Systems Engineering will continue their service in the 2021-2022 academic year. Faculty from these departments are not eligible for nomination.

Campus Planning Committee

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.

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
divisional@secfac.wisc.edu