I want to thank everyone who took time to review and provide feedback on the final reports compiled by the nine Texas A&M AgriLife Task Forces, which were established in the spring to provide recommendations on updates to policies and procedures in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
I am grateful to all of you for the thought, time and effort invested to guide our organization through these reports. Now that the 30-day open commenting period has closed, we are reviewing feedback on these important academic initiatives to ensure we, together, advance our shared mission and facilitate more transparent policies and procedures across the organization.
Furthermore, I would like to thank the following faculty members that have served as Dean’s Fellows or Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Fellows for the individual academic task forces:
- Juan Landivar, Ph.D., professor and center director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers at Weslaco and Corpus Christi
- AgriLife Research Strategic Plan
- The Thomas Ranch
- Seth Murray, Ph.D., professor and Eugene Butler Endowed Chair for Agricultural Biotechnology, Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Strategic Plan
- College Policies for Graduate Education
- Individualized Major in the College
- Megha Parajulee, Ph.D., professor, faculty fellow and Texas A&M Regents Fellow, Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Entomology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock
- International Research and Development in AgriLife
- Promotion Guidance for AgriLife Research Faculty
- Robert Strong Jr., Ph.D., associate professor and associate head for graduate programs, Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
- Promotion Guidance for College Academic Professional Track (APT) Faculty
- Youth Development in AgriLife
We will be providing outcomes of this initiative and next steps in upcoming communications. For questions, please email VCDean@ag.tamu.edu.
Again, thanks to all task force members, fellows and reviewers for engaging with these initiatives and working to advance the Texas A&M AgriLife mission.
Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor and Dean, Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research