Provost Russell Moore announced the formation of the academic reorganization committee on April 17, 2018, following a request from the Academic Futures Committee that any contemplated reorganization of the College of Arts and Sciences be undertaken not as a function of the Academic Futures campus visioning process, but rather as a responsibility jointly carried out by the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning Committee.
The academic reorganization committee members were named on April 27. A total of 20 members, 11 from the College of Arts and Sciences and 9 from other colleges, schools and academic units, comprise the committee. It is charged with examining and making recommendations on proposed alternative academic structures, a process that involves starting with the “Cumalat/Julien” white paper that was submitted as a part of Academic Futures. However, the committee is not limited to reviewing this white paper alone.
Within the examination of any proposed organizational change, the provost was clear that he expected the analysis to contain “why” such a change would be beneficial to CU Boulder faculty, students, and staff, including the benefits and costs (including non-monetary) of making any change.
The provost asks that the committee complete its report by Nov. 2, 2018. It shall then be posted for a 28-day campus review and comment period, then submitted to the provost on Nov. 30, 2018, with comments.
CU Boulder Today, Dec. 17, 2018: Provost receives academic reorganization committee report
CU Boulder Today, April 17, 2018: From the Provost: Moving forward on academic structures, Arts and Sciences leadership
Letter, April 17, 2018: Letter of committee charge
Letter, April 2018: Call for nominations
Cumalat, Julien white paper: A Proposal for Reorganization of the College of Arts & Sciences
Co-chair: William H. Kaempfer, Senior Vice Provost/Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Planning, Office of the Provost
Co-chair: Patricia Rankin, Professor, Physics