In 2006, CALS faculty passed a revision of the bylaws that recognize several standing college committees.

Committees members serve one to three consecutive year terms and are eligible to serve consecutive terms. Committee chairs are chosen at the first fall meeting of each academic year.

CALS Academic Awards Committee

Committee MembersTerm
Krista Jones, ASCI2021-2024
Todd Pritchard, NFS2021-2024
Jane Molofsky, PBIO2021-2024
Matt Dugan, CDAE2020-2023
Rebecca Guy, MMG2020-2023
Eric Bishop von Wettberg, PSS, Chair2021-2024


Responsibilities

Evaluate and choose winners for the following awards:

  • CALS Distinguished Undergraduate Research
  • Lawrence K. Forcier Outstanding Senior Award
  • Alexander Kende Academic Merit Award

CALS Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

CALS Committee Members
Yolanda Chen, Plant & Soil Science, Chair
Farryl Bertmann, Nutrition & Food Sciences
Eric Testroet, Animal Science
Scott Lewins, UVM Extension
Dan Tobin, Community Development & Applied Economics
Stephen Keller, Plant Biology
Rachel Leslie, CALS Dean's Office

Read more about the CALS EDI committee 

 

CALS Curriculum Committee

Committee MembersTerm
Janet Murray, MMGHonors College Representative
Vic Izzo, PSS, Co-Chair2020-2023
Sarah Heiss, CDAE2020-2023
Emily Belarmino, NFS2021-2024
Christina Rohan, ASCI2021-2024
Cathy Paris, PBIO, Co-Chair2020-2023

Responsibilities

  • Reviews and evaluates all proposed changes to the curriculum of specific academic programs, including additions or deletions of courses, name changes of courses, academic programs or academic departments, modifications of courses including changes in number of credit hours, cross-listing of courses, or change in course level or program designators.
  • Reviews and evaluates all proposed changes to requirements of individual degree programs, and the general degree requirements of the College.
  • Maintains clear guidelines for the mechanisms to propose changes to courses, programs or degree requirements.  These guidelines should be reviewed and evaluated on an annual basis, or as requested by the Dean.
  • Is empowered to solicit additional clarifying information from sponsoring units or academic departments, as necessary to evaluate proposals for curriculum change.
  • Shall advise the Dean and appropriate Department Chairpersons of the Curriculum Committee’s evaluation of proposals for curriculum change.
  • Shall provide both a written and oral summary of the Curriculum Committee’s recommendations at meetings of college members
  • Shall address other appropriate curricular matters as requested by the Dean.

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CALS Faculty Standards Committee

Committee MembersTerm
Markus Thali, MMG, co-chair2020-2023
David Conner, CDAE, co-chair2020-2023
Mary Tierney, PBIO2021-2024
Eric Bishop von Wettberg, PSS  2021-2023
John Barlow, ASCI2021-2024
Ming Guo, NFS2021-2024
Mary Peabody, EXT2021-2024

 

Responsibilities

  • The CALS Faculty Standards Committee (FSC) is committee is entrusted with the solemn responsibility to evaluate the performance of their peers in instruction, scholarship and service, in relation to the established CALS RPT Guidelines and any Collective Bargaining Agreement between United Academics and UVM, and provide a confidential, written  recommendation to the Dean, on matters concerning:
  • Tenure decisions (green sheet promotion review)
  • Evaluation of progress towards tenure at the 2-year and 4-year mark (green sheet reappointment reviews)
  • Four-year reappointment (blue-sheet reappointment reviews)
  • Requests for promotion in rank (green sheet promotional review)
  • Requests for sabbatical leave
  • Allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence
  • Other matters relating to faculty conduct, as requested by the Dean

Conflict of Interest:  A member of the FSC must not be present during any discussion regarding that member, or a relation/partner of that committee member.  A member of the FSC must not be present during any discussion that will result in a direct personal, professional or financial impact on the committee member

Recusals:  A member of the FSC can only cast one vote regarding the disposition of an RPT recommendation; this vote can either be at the department-level review or FSC review, but not both.  FSC members are encouraged to participate in review and discussion of matters concerning Departmental colleagues, however, the CALS Leadership Team recommends that conflicted FSC members cast their vote at the level of Department review and abstain from the FSC vote.

CALS Studies Committee

Committee MembersTerm
Karin Hodge, MMG2020-2023
Ming Guo, NFS2020-2023
Mark Starrett, PSS, Chair2021-2024
Jana Kraft, ASCI2021-2024
James McGuffey, CDAE2021-2024
Terrence Delaney, PBIO2021-2024

 

Responsibilities

The CALS Studies Committee is responsible for determining the student status for students who fall below the required 2.0 grade point average for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

 

University Curricular Affairs Committee

CALS Committee MembersTerm
Ann Hazelrigg, Extension2020-2023
Laura Almstead, PBIO2021-2024

 

University Education and Research Technologies Committee

CALS Committee MemebersTerm
Steven Kostell, CDAE2020-2023

 

University Financial and Physical Planning Committee

CALS Committee MembersTerm
Terry Bradshaw, PSS2020-2022

 

 

University Professional Standards Committee

CALS Committee Members 
Heather Darby, Extension2020-2023

 

University Research, Scholarship, and the Creative Arts Committee

CALS Committee MembersTerm
Jill Preston, PBIO2020-2023

 

University Student Affairs Committees

CALS Committee MembersTerm
Terry Delaney, PBIO2019-2022

 

Graduate College Executive Committee

CALS Committee MembersTerm
Qingbin Wang, CDA2021-2024

 

Honors College Council

CALS Committee MembersTerm
Andrea Etter, NFS2020-2023

 

CALS Department Representatives to Faculty Senate

CALS Committee MembersTerm
Jenny Wilkinson, ASCI2021-2024
Trisha Shrum, CDAE2020-2023
Josef Gorres, PSS2019-2022
Lizzy Pope, NFS2021-2024
Cathy Paris, PBIO2019-2022
Sean Diehl, MMG2021-2024
Chris Callahan, Extension2020-2023