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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

COLLEGE COMMITTEES

Faculty support the mission of CALS through service on committees.


 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

  • About the Curriculum Committee

    The Curriculum Committee is a standing committee of the UF/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 curriculuar 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.

    CALS Curriculum Committee Operating Code

  • Curriculum Committee - Information & Documents

    Meeting Dates and Due Dates

    To submit a curricular change such as a course, specialization/concentration, major, certificate, minor, degree or ALC/AAP go to UF's Academic Approval Tracking web site. (Please be aware that all new course and course change proposals must include a complete syllabus for review by the CALS CC)

    Next Meeting
    March 13, 2020
    2:00 p.m. 1044 McCarty Hall D
    Meeting Documents

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    Required Documents

    Other Reference Documents

  • 2019-2020 Committee Members
    DepartmentNameYears ServingEmailPO Box
    Agricultural and Biological Engineering Wendell Porter 2018-2020 waporter@ufl.edu 110570
    Agricultural Education and Communication J.C. Bunch 2018-2020 bunchj@ufl.edu 110540
    Agronomy Chris Wilson 2019-2021 chwilson@ufl.edu 110500
    Animal Sciences Jason Scheffler 2019-2021 jmscheff@ufl.edu 110910
    Entomology and Nematology Jennifer Weeks 2019-2021 jenweeks1@ufl.edu 110620
    Environmental Horticulture Brian Pearson 2018-2020 bpearson@ufl.edu Apopka-REC
    Family, Youth and Community Sciences Martie Gillen 2018-2020 mgillen@ufl.edu 110310
    Food and Resource Economics Misti Sharp 2018-2020 mistisharp@ufl.edu 110240
    Food Science and Human Nutrition Anne Mathews 2018-2020 anne.mathews@ufl.edu 110370
    Forest Resources and Conservation, School of Tim Martin 2019-2021 tamartin@ufl.edu 110410
    Horticultural Sciences Gerardo Nunez 2018-2020 g.nunez@ufl.edu 110690
    Microbiology and Cell Science Joseph Larkin 2019-2021 jlarkin3@ufl.edu 110700
    Natural Resources and Environment, School of Danny Coenen 2018-2020 dcoenen@ufl.edu 116455
    Plant Pathology Dean Gabriel 2019-2021 dgabr@ufl.edu 110680
    Soil and Water Sciences Patrick Inglett (Chair) 2018-2020 pinglett@ufl.edu 110510
    Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Vanessa Hull 2019-2021 vhull@ufl.edu 110430
    Undergraduate Student Natasha Roberts 2019-2020 n.roberts@ufl.edu  
    Graduate Student Kaylie Padgett-Pagliai 2019-2020 kapadgett@ufl.edu  
    Ex-officio Joel Brendemuhl   brendj@ufl.edu 110270
    Ex-officio Allen Wysocki   wysocki@ufl.edu 110270
    Recorder James Fant   jfant@ufl.edu 110270

Curriculum Committee -- Meeting Document Archives

Appointed Committees

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
  • CALS Council for Teaching Enhancement and Innovation

    The CALS Council for Teaching Enhancement and Innovation was established in 2012 to advise the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ Dean on topics related to enhancing instruction and incorporating innovative teaching throughout the college. Visit the Operational Guidelines here.

  • 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 Advisor/Mentor
    • Undergraduate Professional Advisor (Staff)
    • Graduate Teacher/Advisor/Mentor
    • Doctoral Dissertation/Mentoring/Advising

    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.