Resources for the Animal and Food Sciences Department

2018 – 2019 C&C Committee Membership (appointed)

  • Lesa Griffiths (Chair)
  • Ryan Arsenault
  • Hong Li
  • Calvin Keeler
  • Rolf Joerger

ANFS C&C Committee Guidelines From ANFS By-Laws: Courses and Curriculum Committee

  • Composition
    • Five faculty members to include the elected representative to the college committee.
  • Functions
    • To initiate, review and make recommendations regarding instructional program improvements as deemed appropriate.
    • To initiate action on policy issues related to undergraduate and graduate instruction.
    • To respond to curriculum issues generated exterior to the department.
    • To review and evaluate curriculum and course proposals and revisions.

Additional Notes:

  • Minutes of C&C meetings are to be recorded and maintained in the ANFS main office.
  • At monthly faculty meetings, the Chair of the committee should report on the status (submitted, discussed, approved, tabled) of all submissions to the committee during the prevision month.
  • The ANFS C&C Committee makes recommendations to the ANFS faculty and all recommendations are voted on (with approval by a simple majority) by the entire ANFS Faculty (even if in the form of a consent agenda) prior to the elected representative moving the recommendations forward to the CANR C&C Committee.
  • Courses means all courses including experimental courses.
  • All new course proposals should include a copy of the Propose a New Course form which includes a the curriculum vitae of the instructor, a draft syllabus with learning goals, and a budget.
    • If a professional staff member is participating in the laboratory portion of a course, the cv of the professional staff member, time commitment of the staff member, role in the laboratory (preparation, teaching, etc.) and justification for use of the staff member should also be included.
  • All proposals for course revisions should include a copy of the Revise A Course form
  • Dual listing will be permitted only between 400 and 600 level courses. Care shall be exercised wherever possible to see that the two course numbers are symmetrical (e.g. QU407-QU607). The registration booklet will clearly inform students that courses are dual listed.
  • Days/Times that a course and lab meets should adhere to the University Course Scheduling Guidelines
  • Courses to be listed for the Fall semester should be to the C&C committee chair before February 1. Courses to be listed for the Spring semester should be to the C&C committee chair before September 15.
  • Courses to be listed for winter session should be to the C&C Committee chair before September 15.

2018 – 2019 ANFS P&T Committee Membership (elected)

  • Calvin Keeler, Chair
  • Behnam Abasht
  • Eric Benson
  • Erin Brannick
  • Dallas Hoover

ANFS P&T Committee From ANFS By-Laws

  • Composition
    • Five faculty members, majority of which are tenured.
  • Functions
    • To review and make recommendations to the chair and college committee on Promotion and Tenure concerning promotion and tenure of department faculty.
    • To review and make recommendations to the chair concerning peer reviews which may be used for contract renewal decisions.
    • To provide input and make recommendations to the chair concerning initiation and/or renewal of visiting faculty, temporary, adjunct or joint faculty appointments.
    • To make recommendations to the department faculty regarding operational aspects of criteria and policies for instruments and/or procedures used in evaluation of faculty.
    • To assist in dossier development and presentation.


2018 – 2019 ANFS Graduate Advisory Committee Membership (appointed)

  • Aditya Dutta
  • Yihang Li
  • Amy Biddle
  • Ryan Arsenault
  • Tanya Gressley
  • Changqing Wu
  • Mark Parcells (Chair)

ANFS Graduate Advisory Committee From ANFS By-Laws

  • Composition
    • The committee will consist of seven full time faculty in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. All faculty members are eligible to serve on the committee. Committee members will be appointed by  the department chairperson. An attempt will be made to have representation from all research  disciplines in the department.
  • Functions
    • To review applications of prospective graduate students and make recommendations regarding admission to the department chairperson.
    • To review the curricula of the various discipline concentrations of the graduate program.
    • To assist the chairperson in the assignment of departmental assistantships, fellowships, and other awards. To nominate graduate students for college- and university-level fellowships and awards.
    • To review and revise; if necessary, existing departmental policies and procedures regarding the administration of graduate programs.

Peer review of teaching can:

  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning through open discussion and systematic critique,
  • Help cultivate a collegial atmosphere through dialogue about common issues of concern,
  • Provide a more comprehensive evaluation of teaching by examining aspects not covered by student evaluations, and
  • Provide data for promotion and appraisal purposes.

The process can be requested by the department chair and/or a faculty member at any time in his/her career, however the results of the observation and assessment are shared only between the observers and the faculty member, unless the faculty member chooses otherwise. The process is a three step process and is outlined in more detail in the attached document.