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CALS Governance and Policies Explained
Welcome to a description of how CALS is governed and how university-wide shared governance works. Select the title entry to link to more detail.
Regents' and University Policies
Policy Manual and other related policies.
Policies for the University of Arizona are not all in one place. The link above goes to a web page that catalogues a number of policies, but if you do not find what you are looking for you may want to ask someone or do a search on the UA main web page. University of Arizona Shared Governance Guidelines and Best Practices.
Guidelines and best practices are included. Shared governance at the University of Arizona and CALS can be described as a general commitment on the part of faculty, staff, students, and administration to work together to strengthen and enhance the college and the university. Shared governance reflects mutual respect and trust in the university community for contributions by all members.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Policies
CALS Administrative Services provides a list of administrative policies and procedures as well as business tips, lists of related links, and training opportunities.
Guidelines and suggested criteria for employee awards, student awards, and awards administered by CALS Development and Alumni. Names of past winners of employee awards can also be found here.
Guidelines and forms for annual performance evaluations of classified staff, appointed professionals, faculty, and administrators. Brief overview of guidelines for annual reporting by CALS units.
Includes the CALS Faculty Council, Staff Council, Appointed Professionals Council, Student Council, Quality Guidance Council, Alumni Council, Executive Council, administrative groups, and the Dean's Advisory Committee (with representatives of all the previous groups).
CALS is organized and operated differently than most colleges within the University of Arizona. This overview explains the CALS relationship to the US Department of Agriculture and county governments within Arizona and how that affects the college's structure.
Description of CALS management and operational guidelines with a brief summary of the topics listed below.
Guidelines and criteria for faculty seeking promotion and/or tenure/continuing status.
Individual college units may have policies of their own. These would be listed under the unit.