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EEB Committees
Please add your name (and your name only!) to any committees you are on, and add entries for committees that do not yet have an entry here (feel free to copy/paste information about a committee from the now-obsolete Committees (2015) page, but of course please correct any inaccuracies after pasting!).


University-level and College-level Committees

University Senate

  • Member(s): L. Lewis
  • Summary:
  • Effort (e.g., meets once/year, monthly, weekly):

Graduate School Faculty Council

  • Member(s): L. Lewis, M. Urban, A. Bush (for GSCI)
  • Summary: University-wide council setting policies for graduate students
  • Effort: Meets monthly

Environmetal Policy Advisory Council

  • Member(s): C. Simon
  • Summary: University-wide council advising on policies for greening the university
  • Effort: Meets once or twice per semester

Honors Advising

  • Member(s): L. Lewis, C. Simon, A. Bush, M. Urban, Robert Bagchi
  • Summary: Advise multiple honors students
  • Effort:one or more times per semester

CLAS Committee on Curricula and Courses

  • Members(s): P. Lewis
  • Summary: meet with representatives of all departments within CLAS to approve course proposals at the College level
  • Effort: meets 2 hours twice per month in fall semesters and once per month in spring semesters

Environmental Literacy

  • Member(s): Wagner, Urban, Willig, Schultz
  • Summary: Establish environmental literacy requirements on campus
  • Effort: Multiple times per semester


  • Member(s): M. Urban
  • Summary: University-wide trip to UN climate change talks and outreach/projects on campus
  • Effort: Multiple times per semester plus week-long trip to talks

Udall fellowship selection committee

  • Member(s): M. Urban
  • Summary: Choose and advise University applications to Morris K. Udall fellowship
  • Effort: Multiple times per year


Department-level Committees

Advisory Committee to Head

  • Member(s): L. Lewis
  • Summary:
  • Effort (e.g., meets once/year, monthly, weekly):

Graduate student committee AKA GAAC!

  • Member(s): Wagner, Jockusch, Urban, Goffinet
  • Summary: Admit students, administer summer funding, award demis, all things graduate student
  • Effort: Variable; weekly during crunch times

PTR (Promote, Tenure, and Reappointment)

  • Member(s): L. Lewis, C. Simon, M. Urban
  • Summary: Ensure that packets are complete and letters are secured for those coming up for tenure/promotion
  • Effort): Several times per semester

Courses and Curriculum Committee

  • Member(s): Adams, P. Lewis
  • Summary: Advise faculty in preparing course proposals; bring new course proposals to EEB faculty vote; transmit course proposals to CLAS CCC; submit proposals to the Senate and GEOC
  • Effort: Meets several times/semester on as-needed basis; preparation of proposals.

EEB Fundraising Committee

  • Member(s): Caira, Urban, Schlichting
  • Summary: Raise outside funds
  • Effort: Multiple times per semester

Search Committee

  • Member(s): Jockusch, Urban, Elphick, Willig, Bagchi
  • Summary: Run job search
  • Effort: Meets often


BS/MS Steering Committee

  • Member(s): E. Schultz, C. Simon
  • Summary: Interview students for BS/MS degrees, advise on matters relating to BS/MS program
  • Effort as needed

Organization for Tropical Studies Representative

  • Member(s): D.Wagner, C. Simon
  • Summary: pass on information from OTS to UCONN, assist students in applications
  • Effort: as needed

Geoscience Committees

  • Member(s): A. Bush
  • I'm just going to list all this in one place since it doesn't affect the rest of EEB but counts towards my service
  • Graduate Committee Chair: organize graduate admissions, revise graduate student policies, various other issues. Effort: a lot.
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee member: revise undergraduate course requirements and policies. Effort: approx. monthly
  • Awards Committee member: coordinate Center awards; nominate faculty for awards. Effort: as needed
  • Space Committee member: assist in planning space usage. Effort: as needed.