Strategic Action Plan

Committee on Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

  • Chair: Timothy White, chancellor
  • Vice Chair: Steven Brint, professor of sociology & associate dean for College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS)
  • Committee Members: 20 committee members, consisting of:
    • Cindy Larive, professor of chemistry
    • Alex Balandin, professor of electrical engineering
    • Victor Rodgers, professor of bioengineering
    • David Funder, professor of pyschology
    • Juliet McMullin, professor of anthropology
    • Donna Hoffman, professor at AGSM
    • Mike Allen, professor of plant pathology
    • Katie DeFea, professor of biomedical sciences
    • Ernest Martinez, professor of biochemistry
    • Charles Louis, vice chancellor of research
    • Joe Childers, dean of the graduate division
    • Susan Straight, Professor, Creative Writing
    • Cindy Giorgio, Associate Chancellor
    • Bill Schmechel, Director, Research Integrity, Office of Research
    • Gary Coyne,  Graduate Student
    • Lizbeth Langston, Head, Information Services, Science Library
    • Timothy Lyons, Professor, Earth Sciences
  • Staff Support
    • Bill Kidder, office of the EVC/P
  • Charges: 
    • To focus on achieving academic excellence in our colleges, schools, departments and centers, with recommendations for strategic investment in existing areas of excellence and identification of departments and programs (including potential new areas of strength) that are poised to achieve excellence. 
    • To examine existing organizational structures, including departments, colleges, interdepartmental programs, centers and institutes, and recommend appropriate organizational structures for a 21st century research university.

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