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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

Please alphabetize within sections!

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

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

Environmental Science program oversight committee

  • Member(s): C. Elphick
  • Summary: Oversee Environmental Science program's curriculum, advise students
  • Effort: Meet 1-2 times per semester; advise 15-20 students (including honor's students)

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

Honors Advising

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

Kasowitz Colloquium committee

  • Member(s): C. Elphick
  • Summary: Design and (ultimately) oversee new colloquium series focused on environmental issue
  • Effort: Multiple times per year

McNair Scholars Advisory Board

  • Member(s): E. Jockusch
  • Summary: Provide feedback to McNair program and interact with McNair students
  • Effort: Multiple times per year

Rhodes/Marshall/Mitchell Fellowship Nomination Committee

  • Member(s): E. Jockusch
  • Summary: Choose and advise applicants for Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Fellowships
  • Effort: Multiple times per year

Teale Lecture Series organizing committee

  • Member(s): C. Elphick
  • Summary: Plan lecture series, host speakers
  • Effort: Multiple times per year


  • 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

University Senate

  • Member(s): L. Lewis, E. Jockusch
  • Summary: conduct University business
  • Effort: meet monthly

University Senate Faculty Standards Committee

  • Member(s): E. Jockusch
  • Summary: Review and propose University policies relevant to the faculty
  • Effort: meet 2 hours/month

University Senate Representative to the Board of Trustees (Buildings, Grounds, Environment Subcommittee)

  • Member(s): E. Jockusch
  • Summary: attend Board of Trustees meetings and BoT Building/Grounds/Environment Subcommittee Meetings
  • Effort: 1-2x per month


Department-level Committees

Please alphabetize within sections!

Advisory Committee to Head

  • Member(s): L. Lewis, C. Elphick, E. Jockusch
  • Summary: Advises head on departmental matters
  • Effort: Meets several times a semester and conducts other business via email

BS/MS Steering Committee

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

Center for Conservation and Biodiversity

  • Member(s): Tingley, Elphick
  • Summary: Advisory board; CCB awards
  • Effort: as needed

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

EEB Graduate Student Handbook

  • Member(s): E. Jockusch, C. Elphick
  • Summary: Update Graduate Student Handbook
  • Effort: Significant time once/year

EEB Shared Molecular Facilities

  • Member(s): E. Jockusch
  • Summary: Oversee equipment, training for departmental molecular facilities
  • Effort: variable

EEB Seminar Committee

  • Member(s): Tingley
  • Summary: Invite speakers, organize weekly seminars
  • Effort: Weekly

Gant Building Planning Committee

  • Member(s): E. Jockusch
  • Summary: Meet with architects, Department to plan new EEB space in Gant
  • Effort: Variable; weekly at times

Grad Research Awards (Botany)

  • Member(s):
  • Summary: Distribute summer awards
  • Effort: Several times, spring semester

Grad Research Awards (Zoology)

  • Member(s): Tingley
  • Summary: Distribute summer awards
  • Effort: Several times, spring semester

Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee AKA GAAC!

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

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

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

Search Committee (2016-2017)

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

Vertebrate Collections Committee

  • Member(s): E. Jockusch
  • Summary: Oversee vertebrate collections
  • Effort: Meets monthly at most


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.