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College of Sciences Update - Academic Programs & Personnel

Memo from the Provost

Date: October 12, 2012

To: University Leaders

From: Warwick A. Arden, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

Subject: Update on College of Sciences - Academic Programs & Personnel

In my last update in August, I shared with you that forty-four tenured/tenure-track faculty in the departments of Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, and Environmental and Molecular Toxicology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) would be joining the new College of Sciences. Since then, the COS Academic Programs, Personnel & Policy (APPP) Implementation Team has prepared and presented recommendations to the COS Steering Committee regarding the future college affiliation of all academic programs and personnel associated with the four departments.

Lists indicating which academic programs and which personnel would transition to COS and which would remain in CALS were shared with the four departments. Duane Larick and I held two forums for the departments on October 2 where attendees were encouraged to ask questions, provide feedback and express any concerns. Individuals were also given the option to contact me or Dr. Larick directly. Minor revisions were made to the lists as a result of the feedback we received.

Brief summaries regarding the transition of academic programs and personnel FTEs (Full Time Equivalents) follow on the next two pages. A few notes regarding the information in this memo:

  • The future college affiliations of the impacted academic programs are now finalized and implementation teams are moving forward with recommendations based on these affiliations.
  • The FTE distributions only include individuals funded through state accounts.
  • FTE totals are rounded to two decimal places and reflect current data as of October 10, 2012.
  • Minor changes to FTE distributions between CALS and COS will be made through July 2013 and beyond as budget and finance conversations continue in this complex transition process.

Department of Biology

  • All Academic Programs to be Administratively Housed in COS: Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Master of Science in Zoology, Master of Zoology, and PhD in Zoology
Job Category CALS FTEs COS FTEs Total FTEs
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty 7.00 17.00 24.00
Non-Tenure-Track Faculty 1.00 14.33 15.33
Research Support 17.75 19.75 37.50
Teaching Support 0 11.80 11.80
Extension Support 0 0 0
Administrative Support 2.00 4.00 6.00
Graduate Student Assistants 13.38 22.51 35.89
Post-Docs 6.00 10.00 16.00
Total FTEs 47.13 99.39 146.51

Department of Microbiology

  • Academic Programs to be Administratively Housed in COS: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Academic Programs to be Administratively Housed in CALS: Master of Microbial Biotechnology
  • Joint CALS/COS Academic Programs: Master of Science in Microbiology, Master of Microbiology, and PhD in Microbiology. CALS will be the administrative home of these three programs.
Job Category CALS FTEs COS FTEs Total FTEs
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty 7.00 8.00 15.00
Non-Tenure-Track Faculty 0 2.00 2.00
Research Support 6.00 1.00 7.00
Teaching Support 1.00 1.00 2.00
Extension Support 0 0 0
Administrative Support 1.00 1.00 2.00
Graduate Student Assistants 5.00 5.00 10.00
Post-Docs 3.00 2.00 5.00
Total FTEs 23.00 20.00 43.00

Department of Genetics

  • All Academic Programs to be Administratively Housed in COS: Bachelor of Science in Genetics, Master of Science in Genetics, Master of Genetics, and PhD in Genetics
Job Category CALS FTEs COS FTEs Total FTEs
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty 3.51 10.49 14.00
Non-Tenure-Track Faculty 1.00 5.00 6.00
Research Support 2.00 11.50 13.50
Teaching Support 0 0 0
Extension Support 0 0 0
Administrative Support 0 1.00 1.00
Graduate Student Assistants 2.00 5.63 7.63
Post-Docs 2.00 13.00 15.00
Total FTEs 10.51 46.62 57.12

Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

  • All Academic Programs to be Administratively Housed in COS: Master of Science in Toxicology, Master of Toxicology, and PhD in Toxicology
Job Category CALS FTEs COS FTEs Total FTEs
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty 1.00 8.00 9.00
Non-Tenure-Track Faculty 0 1.00 1.00
Research Support 1.00 5.75 6.75
Teaching Support 0 0 0
Extension Support 1.00 0 1.00
Administrative Support 0 1.75 1.75
Graduate Student Assistants 0.50 8.53 9.03
Post-Docs 1.00 6.75 7.75
Total FTEs 4.50 31.78 36.28

Total FTEs for All Departments

Department CALS FTEs COS FTEs Total FTEs
Biology 47.13 99.39 146.51
Microbiology 23.00 20.00 43.00
Genetics 10.51 46.62 57.12
Environmental & Environmental Toxicology 4.50 31.78 36.28
Total FTEs 85.14 197.78 282.92

Many thanks to the APPP Implementation Team, Dr. Larick, Vicki Pennington, and the four department heads, Harry Daniels, Gerald LeBlanc, Eric Miller and David Threadgill, for their tremendous efforts in preparing and reviewing this information.

Next Steps

By early November, we will have more details about the financial implications of the redistribution of programs and personnel. I will provide another update once that information is available.


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