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.

Current Members:

Benjamin Schultz (Music) Co-Chair
Rebecca Dunn (Letters & Science Administration)
Cheryl Adams Kadera (Letters & Science Administration)
Nick Hill (Chemistry)
Jose Madera (Center for Academic Excellence)
Shirin Malekpour (Mathematics)
Ewa Miernowska (German, Nordic, & Slavic)
Jim Reardon (Director of Instructional Labs-Physics)
Alison Rice (Student Academic Affairs)
Karl Scholz (Dean, Letters & Science)
Jeanne Schueller (German, Nordic, & Slavic)
Karen Thompson  (Spanish & Portuguese)


John Karl Scholz, L&S Dean, Committee Chair
Cheryl Adams Kadera (Letters & Science Administration)

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 CSIC (Classified 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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Keywords:CASI shared governance   Doc ID:45189
Owner:Nicolle H.Group:College of Letters & Science
Created:2014-11-21 14:56 CDTUpdated:2016-10-18 12:01 CDT
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