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Deans Advisory Council

Charge

The Dean’s Advisory Council advises and consults with the dean on the following matters:

  • Alignment of the School of Arts and Sciences’ plans/priorities with the University’s strategic plan and the core liberal arts mission of the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Establishment of funding priorities including requests for new funds and reallocating existing funds.
  • Allocation and reallocation of faculty and staff lines.
  • Provision of reassigned time.
  • Other matters of importance to the faculty and to the dean.

The Dean’s Advisory Council works with the dean to ensure a timely and transparent process for consultation and information sharing with the A&S Academic Council and the A&S faculty at-large. That process is announced annually and is adjusted to be in alignment with the University budgeting process and implementation of the strategic plan. 

Bylaws

The Dean's Advisory Council bylaws were adopted by the A&S Faculty on April 15, 2014.

Membership Selection

The Dean’s Advisory Council consists of eight faculty members serving staggered three-year terms including A&S faculty representatives on the Planning and Priorities Committee, one interdisciplinary program coordinator, and one department chair from each of the three tripartite divisions. The A&S faculty directly elect the A&S faculty representatives to the Planning and Priorities committee with one representative from each of the quadripartite divisions. The interdisciplinary program coordinators select one member of their group to serve on the Dean’s Advisory Council. Department chairs within each of the tripartite divisions select one member of their group to serve on the Dean’s Advisory Council. A department may have only one faculty member on the Dean’s Advisory Council. All elections are held in the Fall term for membership in the next academic year with elections of the A&S representatives to Planning & Priorities Committee preceding elections of representatives from Academic Council. The A&S nominating committee selects interim replacements for Planning and Priority Committee representatives and tripartite division department chairs and interdisciplinary program coordinators select interim replacements for their representatives.

Membership

2018-2019 Membership:

Stephen Simon - Planning and Priorities Division I (19)
Laura Runyen-Janecky - Planning and Priorities Division II (20)
Erling Sjovold - Planning & Priorities Division III (20)
Lidia Radi - Planning & Priorities Division IV (20) (one year replacement for Erika Damer)
Jeffrey Riehl - Academic Council, Division I (20) (DAC Chair)
Carol Summers - Academic Council Division II (21)
Cindy Bukach - Academic Council Division III (21)
Jonathan Dattelbaum - Academic Council - Interdisciplinary Coordinator (Spring 2019)

Vacancies will be filled by members of Academic Council in August.

2018-19 Meeting Dates

September 11, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
September 27, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
October 23, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
October 25, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
November 1, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
November 8, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
November 15, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
November 29, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
December 6, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
January 31, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
February 12, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
February 26, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
March 7, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room
March 26, 10:30 a.m.: Dean's Conference Room

Meeting Minutes

View minutes from Spring 2019 Dean's Advisory Council meetings

View minutes from Fall 2018 Dean's Advisory Council meetings.

View minutes from Spring 2018 Dean's Advisory Council meetings.

View minutes from Fall 2017 Dean's Advisory Council meetings.

View minutes from 2016-2017 Dean's Advisory Council meetings.