L&S Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI)

This document contains information related to the Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) in the College of Letters & Science, including current members and past issues of interest to the committee.

L&S Committee on Academic Staff Issues

Beginning in 1999, Committees on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) were established in each school or college. 

The L&S CASI advises the Dean on the formulation and review of policies and procedures concerning the Academic Staff members of the College. It also advises the Dean on Academic Staff promotional opportunities, participation in department governance, and performance recognition.

The committee has both elected and appointed members.

Agendas are posted for previous and upcoming meetings. Persons interested in the topics that have been discussed and will be discussed are encouraged to contact a CASI member to make their opinions known.

Committee Members, 2023-2024

Jim Lacy (co-chair)
Associate State Cartographer
Term Expires Spring 2024
State Cartographer's Office
384 Science Hall

Nancy Kujak-Ford
Director of Strategy & Impact
Term Expires Spring 2024
711 State Street

Kyle Martinez
Academic Advising Manager
Term Expires Spring 2024
Van Vleck Hall, E B

Mandi Schoville
Academic Advisor
Term Expires Spring 2024
French and Italian
602 Van Hise Hall

Jaime Martindale
Library/Archive Manager I
Term Expires Spring 2025
310 Science Hall

Nalan Erbil-Erkan
Teaching Faculty II
Term Expires Spring 2025
German, Nordic and Slavic+
Pyle Center

Susan Koenig
Assistant Dean
Term Expires Spring 2025
L&S Academic Affairs
110e Ingraham Hall, Mark H

Jenni Hart
Department Administrator
Term Expires Spring 2026
Journalism & Mass Communication 
Vilas Communication Hall

Aygul Hoffman
Assistant Dean
Term Expires Spring 2026
L&S Academic Affairs
B25 Bascom Hall
Hilary Shager
Center Associate Director
Term Expires Spring 2026
Institute for Research on Poverty
3430 Social Science Bldg


Eric Wilcots
L&S Dean
College of Letters & Science
105C South Hall

Lea Aune-Johnson
HR Director
College of Letters & Science
301d South Hall

Tina Nielsen
Associate Dean for Innovation and Strategy
College of Letters & Science
105A South Hall

ASEC Liaison

Albert Muniz
Academic Advisor
Posse Program
239 Armory & Gymnasium

Issues of Interest to CASI

  • HR Design
  • Job promotions in L&S as compared to those in other colleges and units
  • Job security
  • Joint meetings between L&S CASI and the L&S USIC (University Staff Issues Committee)
  • Mandated Furloughs
  • Budget Cuts 
  • Communication with our constituents  
  • Title changes/promotions/rate changes
  • Graduate School reorganization
  • By-laws re-write 
  • How to supervise Academic Staff/Performance reviews
  • Workload
  • Climate
  • Federal Audits of Soft Money Funding for Academic Staff
  • Workload Concerns
  • Surveying Academic Staff to determine issues of note  

For minutes and agendas of past meetings, please see the link below.

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OwnerLaura D.GroupL&S KB
Created2014-11-21 14:56:22Updated2024-02-06 15:42:58
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