Call for Nominations to Elected and Appointed Committees 2021-2022

To: Faculty in the Division of Social Sciences

From: David Canon, Chair, Social Sciences Divisional Committee

Re: Call for Nominations to Elected and Appointed Committees

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

Social Sciences Divisional Committee
Graduate Faculty Executive Committee
University Research Council
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Committee on Committees
Kemper K. Knapp Bequest 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:

Social Sciences Divisional Committee

The Social Sciences Divisional Committee, the executive committee of the Faculty Division of Social 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 Wednesdays, beginning at 1:30 p.m. (committee members are asked to hold the full afternoon), in 128 Bascom Hall.

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

15 September
13 October
10 November
8 December
19 January
9 February
9 March
6 April
11 May

Four tenured faculty members will be elected to serve three-year terms. Divisional committee members from the Departments of Anthropology, Educational Psychology, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA), Extension Faculty, Kinesiology, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Nursing, and Wisconsin School of Business 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 Anthropology, Life Sciences Communication, and the School of Human Ecology 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 Anthropology, Curriculum & Instruction, and Extension Faculty will continue their service in the 2021-2022 academic year. Faculty from these departments are not eligible for nomination.

Committee on Committees

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.

Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee

The Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee carries out provisions of the will of the late Kemper K. Knapp, funding ongoing initiatives, such as the Chancellor’s Scholarship Program, and special projects, favoring those “that cross departmental lines and have an impact on the educational and cultural life of the university community, particularly projects that benefit undergraduate students.” The committee generally meets once in the fall semester.

The divisional committee will appoint one nominated faculty member to 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