I want to thank those that took the time to review and provide feedback to the final reports compiled by the Texas A&M AgriLife Task Forces, which were established in the spring and charged with providing recommendations to create or update much-needed 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 that faculty invested to guide the college through these reports.
The 30-day open comment period has now closed and allowed for feedback on these important academic initiatives to ensure we, together, advance our shared mission and facilitate more transparent policies and procedures across the organization.
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 an upcoming Vice Chancellor’s Update. For questions, please email VCDean@ag.tamu.edu.
Again, thanks to all task force members and fellows 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