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2012-2013 CASNR Student Advising Improvement Committee

Dann Husmann
Walt Schacht
Garald Horst

Faculty Membership of the CASNR Student Advising Improvement Committee

The Student Advising Improvement Committee membership for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be comprised of the past three year faculty winners of the Lawrence K. Crowe Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser Award.

CASNR Student Advising Improvement Committee Membership:

1.  Faculty membership on the CASNR Student Advising Improvement Committee will consist of a three year term.

2.  Each Fall Semester the new faculty award winner of the Lawrence K. Crowe Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser Award will become a member of the CASNR Student Advising Improvement Committee.

3.  The faculty member serving their third year on the Student Advising Improvement Committee will serve as Committee Chair.

4.  If a faculty member retires or resigns from UNL before completing their three year term, the Dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will appoint a replacement to the CASNR Student Advising Improvement Committee.

Additional Duties of the CASNR Student Advising Improvement Committee:

1.  The CASNR Student Advising Improvement Committee will meet with the Dean and/or Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources once each semester.

2.  The Student Advising Improvement Committee will be responsible for planning and promoting the annual Faculty Advising Awards Luncheon to be held at the start of each Fall Semester.  
      
3.  The Student Advising Improvement Committee will be responsible for planning and promoting at least one student advising improvement seminar/workshop activity during the academic year.
              
4.  The new Chair of the Student Advising Improvement Committee will attend the Faculty Advisory Council full day meeting at the start of each academic year and report on the past year's Committee activities and plans for the next academic year.

5.  The Student Advising Improvement Committee will review the applications for the Lawrence K. Crowe Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser Award each year and submit a recommendation for the faculty award winner to the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

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2012-2015 CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Council

Kim ToddAgronomy & Horticulture2010-2013
Vicki SchlegelFood Science & Technology2010-2013
Mark PeggSchool of Natural Resources2011-2014
Roberto CortinasSchool of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences2011-2014
Dave LambeAgronomy & Horticulture2012-2015
Matt KreifelsAgLEC2011-2014
Lisa Karr-LilienthalAnimal Science2010-2013
John MarkwellEx-officio, CASNR 
Madhavan SoundararajanBiochemistry2012-2015
Tom WeisslingEntomology2012-2015

 

Presentation from first seminar.

Purpose of the CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Council:

To foster an environment of teaching excellence and professional development among the faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Need for a CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Council:

The Teaching and Learning Improvement Council will serve as a resource to CASNR faculty and instructors to promote teaching improvement activities and enhance professional development efforts by individual faculty members in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Using the experience and expertise of CASNR faculty members who have distinguished themselves as teaching scholars will be an effective resource for existing faculty members striving for teaching improvement as well as assistance for new faculty hires needing to establish their teaching programs.

Goals for the CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Council:

1. Provide the leadership and programming for instructional improvement activities and professional                    development efforts for CASNR faculty.
2. Promote increased recognition of outstanding teaching efforts among CASNR faculty.
3. Serve as a resource contact for new CASNR teaching hires.
4. Assist the Dean's office with the implementation and evaluation of student learning assessment activities by     department units.
5. Encourage the development of distance learning opportunities, teaching strategies, and innovative teaching     activities by CASNR faculty.
6. Provide input to the College on curriculum issues (i.e., interdisciplinary course offerings, development of         new interdisciplinary majors/minors).

Membership:
 
1. The Teaching and Learning Improvement Committee consists of nine (9) faculty members.

2. Each year three faculty members will be nominated to the CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement         Council. If elected a faculty member may serve two consecutive terms.

3. The Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will serve as an Ex-Officio member     of the CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Council.


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