Department Administrative Committees
General role and responsibilities of Committee Chairs:
- Ensure that all policies and procudures/SOPs of the Committee are current and enforced
- Keep Committee's Ubox files and MS Team content are up-to-date
- Present Committee reports at Faculty Meetings (schedule)
- Mentor next Committee Chair
MS Team channel
Reviews and updates dept policies, procedures, and guidelines that are related to the work done by dept committees
Strategic planning, prioritizing, and distribution of resources; make a multi-year
plan. Decision making about major dept purchases.
Document departmental (informal) p&p, facilitate needed updates of formal p&p (RPT, career line faculty)
Dept Chair, Dept Assoc Chair, Career-line Faculty Rep, Dept Manager, Ugrad Chair, Grad Chair
Makes sure needs of faculty as a whole are understood, heard, and addressed as appropriate. Aware of progress of each committee.
Make final teaching assignments (recieve options from Curriculum committee) Performance
Explain salary raises according to performance.
Facilitate Faculty deliberation regarding distribution of overhead, space, staff and other resources.
Oversee mentoring efforts of junior faculty.
need a letter to faculty each summer (July 1) that describes teaching expecatations for that year; preceed that with a conversation with faculty about what their intention and availability for teaching that year
Lead by Chair: Pre-tenure faculty and assigned mentors meet each semester to discuss progress and any concerns.
Faculty Meetings: Assists with faculty meeting agenda setting and serves as moderator
during faculty meetings.
P&P: With Department Manager, oversees upkeep of Department policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Assumes duties of Chair when needed.
Oversee and encourage nominations for internal and external awards and honors. Help potential award nominees identify nominators.
Faculty rep from across research areas [hard rock, soft rock, water, and energy; https://earth.utah.edu/research/themes_research.php]
One member serves on the College Teaching Awards Committee, which meets each spring semester to select the CMES Outstanding Faculty Teaching and Outstanding TA awards.
Oversee curricula in Department at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Implement and maintain outcomes assessment.
Update curricular changes in online and distributed materials
Maintain prerequisite enforcement in online system and distributed materials
Provide course schedule, including time of day to prevent conflicts.
Provide teaching assignment recommended schedule for the full next academic year before Spring Break) of preceding year. Rotate different faculty into core and lower division courses
Keep track of enrollment trends.
Chair: Individual not currently chairing other committee, other members: Academic Advisor, Ugrad Committee Chair, Grad Committee Chair, Geol. Eng. Chair, Earth Sci. Comp. Teach. rep., Associate Chair
• Pursue policy and practice changes that advance a diverse, equitable and inclusive
community in the Geology and Geophysics Department
• Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion training opportunities for faculty, staff, and students
• Respond to student initiatives and suggestions to create a more inclusive climate in the department
• Increase the number and percentage of faculty, staff, and students from minoritized groups in geoscience in the department.
Member of CMES diversity committee, Advisor, member of Ugrad Committee, grad student rep, faculty who have recruitment initiatives (SLCC, etc), Dept Manager
Coordinate annual reviews of faculty.
Ad Hoc RPT and PTR chairs, Dept Manager, Associate Chair
Matters related to accreditation, curriculum, advising, and assessment in Geological Engineering program. Provide input to Curriculum / Teaching committee concerning coordination of course offerings and teaching assignments. Attends College of Engineering ABET meetings. Prepares ABET accreditation report. Manages ABET documents and process.
All Geo Eng faculty
To support the recruitment, retention, and successful completion of graduate students in the department; foster a sense of community in the department
Suggested Makeup: Advisor, research faculty rep, 1 faculty rep from each research area [what are the areas? hard rock, soft rock, water, and energy OR geophysics, geological engineering, soft rock, environmental, hard rock; https://earth.utah.edu/research/themes_research.php]
To engage alumni and friends to support and share our mission. To attract and recruit students to our major and programs. To reach out to community to increase science literacy and awareness.
Suggested Makeup: CMES Development, Dept Manager, Dept Advisor, CMES Communication, industry, alumni links
IT, computer labs, IT in classrooms, library (digitial resources), liaison with Library (e.g., electronic journals, digital resources for teaching and research); CHPC
Suggested Makeup: CMES UIT rep, CMES IT Committee member
Garner Central Administration support where appropriate through CORE initiatives Ensure
the Dept is a safe working and learning environment, and promote culture of safety;
To oversee matters related to maintaining safety within laboratories. Includes Lab,
field trips, driver certification, field camp issues. Coordination of laboratory and
computational facilities (including recharge centers),
Support and coordinate Dept facilities
Suggested makeup: Lab Managers, recharge center faculty reps, field camp instructor rep, student TBA by Committee Chair
Interface with the UMNH to help curate research collections in a useful way
Maintain and curate teaching collections
Mantain the efficient use of space within the sutton building
Suggested makeup: Curator, Outreach Committee chair, Staff
Recruitment, retention, and successful completion of undergraduate degrees. Foster a sense of identity and community in the department. Help identify career pathways and placement.
Suggested Makeup: Advisor, Field Camp Instructors, research faculty rep, faculty rep from each of the 5 majors (https://earth.utah.edu/current_students_undergraduate/index.php); need to be faculty who teach ugrads