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What is the L&S Academic Planning Council?
The L&S Academic Planning Council advises the Dean on planning, program, and fiscal matters, and plays an important role in College governance activities. The Dean chairs the Council's weekly meetings, where topics that affect the whole college (and often, the rest of the university) are discussed by elected and appointed members. Academic and Administrative Deans serve as ex Officio observers to advise the council. Agendas are prepared by the Associate Dean for Academic Planning, in consultation with the Dean and Academic Associate Deans.
L&S Academic Planning Council
The College of Letters and Science Academic Planning Council is the main governance committee for the college. It is composed of six members elected from the L&S faculty; two academic staff members elected by the L&S academic staff; and the Dean. Two faculty members are elected from each of the three major divisions of the College. One academic staff member is elected from among the instructional staff, and the other is elected from among the research staff. The Dean, who chairs the council, has also appointed two ex officio members: an appointee from the Classified Staff Issues Committee, and the Chair of the L&S Curriculum Committee. The L&S Associate Deans and several other members of L&S Administration attend Council meetings to advise the elected members should the need arise. Associate Dean Elaine Klein works with the Dean to coordinate APC business. (Please consult the APC Operating Procedures (2012) for more detailed information.)
The Academic Planning Council members serving in Fall 2017 are:
Heather Allen, French & Italian (year 2 of 3)
Charles Fry, Chemistry (year 3 of 3)
Daniel Kapust, Political Science (year 2 of 3)
Stephen Kantrowitz, History (year 2 of 3)
Clark Landis, Chemistry (year 3 of 3)
Ruth Litovsky, Communication Sciences and Disorders (year 1 of 3)
Shirin Malekpour, Mathematics (year 2 of 3)
Louise Mares, Communication Arts (ad hoc appointee)
Michael Wagner, Journalism (ex officio, Chair of L&S Curriculum Committee)
Jana Valeo, History (University Staff Issues Committee liaison to APC)
John Karl Scholz (Chair), Dean
Elections to the L&S APC are held in the Spring term, for three-year terms beginning the following Fall. Faculty elections are coordinated by the Associate Dean for Academic Planning, in consultation with the Academic Associate Deans to whom nominations are submitted. Academic Staff elections are coordinated by the L&S L&S Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI), or CASI. The L&S L&S University Staff Issues Committee (USIC) , or USIC, nominates a member to serve as the liaison to the APC.