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Faculty support the mission of CALS through service on committees.

Curriculum Committee

    • The Curriculum Committee is a standing committee of the IFAS Faculty Assembly.

      The Curriculum Committee shall perform the following functions pertaining to undergraduate and graduate programs:

      • Review and make recommendations to the University Curriculum Committee, Graduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council regarding course and curricular proposals, changes and other curricular matters.
      • Review and recommend changes in academic policy and programs to the Faculty Assembly.
      • Review and update the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

      The committee will consist of elected faculty representatives with teaching responsibilities from each academic department and school; plus one CALS undergraduate student selected by the Agricultural and Life Sciences College Council and one CALS graduate student appointed by the CALS Dean, with each student serving a one-year term. Faculty representatives will have two-year terms, with half the committee elected each year. Members may be re-elected to the committee. The Dean of CALS or designee(s) shall be a liaison to the Curriculum Committee.

Appointed Committees

  • Committee Structure
    • Each appointed committee shall be comprised of one faculty member from each of the following areas, each serving two-year staggered terms. Members are appointed by the Dean. When possible, representation from each unit should be considered over a four-year time period. New terms begin on the first day of fall semester. Committee chairs are selected by each committee during Spring semester for the following year.

      Area 1: Environmental Horticulture / Horticultural Science
      Area 2: Agronomy / Soil and Water Science / Plant Pathology
      Area 3: Agricultural Education and Communication Family / Youth and Community Sciences / Food and Resource Economics
      Area 4: Agricultural and Biological Engineering / Animal Sciences / Food Science and Human Nutrition
      Area 5: Microbiology and Cell Science / Entomology and Nematology
      Area 6: Forest Resources and Conservation / Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

  • Undergraduate Student Awards and Scholarships Committee
    • The CALS Undergraduate Student Awards and Scholarship Committee is advisory to the Dean in matters related to student awards and scholarships for undergraduate students in the College. Students enrolled in Agricultural and Biological Engineering major are also considered for scholarships and awards.

      The committee's primary responsibility is to review criteria and processes related to selection, assist with encouraging participation, and make selection recommendations for awards and scholarships. In addition, the committee should promote the participation of CALS students in competition for university and national awards and scholarships.

      The committee specifically administers the following programs on behalf of the Dean:

      • E. T. York, Jr. Medal of Excellence
      • J. Wayne Reitz Medal of Excellence
      • Larry J. Connor Medal of Excellence
      • CALS Undergraduate Academic Scholarships

      The Associate Dean responsible for undergraduate programs and the Director of Student Development and Recruitment serve as ex officio non-voting members of the committee.

  • Graduate Student Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships Committee
    • The CALS Graduate Student Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships Committee is advisory to the Dean in matters related to awards, scholarships and fellowships for graduate students in the college.

      The committee's primary responsibility is to review criteria and processes related to selection, assist with encouraging participation, and make recommendations for awards and scholarships. In addition, the committee should promote the participation of CALS students in competition for university and national awards, scholarships and fellowships.

      The committee specifically administers the following programs on behalf of the Dean:

      • James Davidson Graduate Travel Scholarship
      • Harold E. Kendall, Sr. Graduate Endowed Scholarship
      • Herlong Endowed Graduate Scholarship
      • Alec Courtelis International Graduate Student Award
      • Jack L. Fry Graduate Teaching Award
      • Other academic scholarships as monies are available

      The committee may also monitor involvement in the following programs which are administered by UF Research and Graduate Programs:

      • Graduate Student Council Travel Grant
      • Research and Graduate Programs Travel Grant

      The Associate Dean responsible for graduate programs serves as an ex officio non-voting member of the committee.

  • CALS Teaching and Advising Awards Committee
    • The CALS Teaching and Advising Awards Committee's primary responsibility is to review criteria and processes related to selection, and make selection recommendations for the following awards:

      • Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
      • Undergraduate Faculty Adviser/Mentor
      • Undergraduate Professional Adviser (Staff)
      • Graduate Teacher/Adviser/Mentor
      • Doctoral Dissertation/Mentoring/Advising

      Current Committee membership and remaining length of service:

        Undergraduate Awards Committee

      • Kate Fletcher (2 years left)
      • Anne Marie Mattison (2 years left)
      • Karla Shelnutt (2 years left)
      • Monika Oli (3 years left)
      • Wendell Porter (3 years left)
      • Jackie White (3 years left)
      • Kellee Britt (Undergradate Student) (1 year left)
      • Dierde Hilliard (Undergraduate) (1 year left)

      Graduate Awards Committee

      • Ricky Telg (1 year left)
      • Saundra TenBroeck (1 year left)
      • Emilio Bruna (2 years left)
      • Susan Jacobson (2 years left)
      • Jason Kruse (2 years left)
      • Nicole Stedman (3 years left)
      • Julius Adewopo Grad Student) (1 year left)
      • Garima Kakkar (Grad Student) (1 year left)
      • The Associate Dean responsible for faculty development serves as an ex officio non-voting member of the committee.

  • Distance Education Advisory Committee
    • The CALS Distance Education Advisory Committee is advisory to the Dean in matters related to credit-generating instructional programs that utilize distance delivery technology within the College, on the UF campus and at each of the IFAS Research and Education Centers.

      The committee's primary responsibilities include:

      • Make recommendations to the Associate Dean concerning new DE courses/programs
      • Make recommendations to the Associate Dean and IFAS Communication Services concerning the nature, quantity and availability of resources for DE course development and delivery
      • Review off-campus courses/programs as needed and make recommendations for addition, deletion or modification
      • Identify grant opportunities to enhance CALS DE programs with appropriate faculty teams for proposal development
      • Review the CALS DE website annually and make recommendations for improvement

      The Associate Dean responsible for distance education programs serves as an ex officio non-voting member of the committee. One undergraduate student and one graduate student enrolled through a Research and Education Center will be appointed by the Dean to serve one-year terms as voting members.

CALS elected and appointed faculty committees
Professors from UF/IFAS's wildlife ecology and conservation department work together on the executive committee for a project.

Professors work together on the executive committee for a project.