University of Wisconsin-La Crosse |

College of Liberal Studies
Expand menu

  • Strategic Initiatives

    CLS Organizational Chart
    CLS 2013-2014 Annual Report to the College

    College Committees

    Academic Oversight Committee
    • Contact: Julia Johnson, Ph.D.
    • The Academic Oversight Committee is the standing committee in the college that reviews, evaluates and formally approves new programs housed within CLS (majors, minors, emphases, certificate programs, etc.) and CLS core and degree program requirements. The committee's larger roles are to maintain and safeguard the integrity of the CLS-related programs as is appropriate for the diverse needs of the college and to encourage pedagogical, interdisciplinary and programmatic innovations in the college. Materials to be reviewed by the committee should be submitted to the chair in the format used by UCC.
    Assessment Committee
    • Contact: Charles Martin-Stanley, Ph.D.
    • The Assessment Committee advises the college on matters of assessment, including the review of program/departmental annual assessment plans and reports and biennial reports.
    •  Assessment Committee Bylaws 
    Diversity Committee
    • Contact: Julia Johnson, Ph.D.
    • The Diversity Committee is a standing committee that advises the dean on matters of diversity affecting the College and facilitates the development of curriculum, teaching, research, and service on diversity issues.
    Inclusive Excellence Task Force
    • Contact: Charles Martin-Stanley, Ph.D. and Laurie Cooper-Stoll, Ph.D. Co-Chairs
    • Develop college strategic inclusive excellence imperatives
    • Determine strengths and challenges
    • Determine assessment and evaluation process
    Interdisciplinary Task Force


    • Contact: Julia Johnson, Ph.D. and Tim Dale, Ph.D. Co-Chairs
    • Promote interdisciplinary initiatives at multiple levels:
    • Interdisciplinary courses
    • Interdisciplinary programs
    • Interdisciplinary research
    • Other interdisciplinary initiatives


    Recruitment and Retention Committee
    • Contact: Charles Martin-Stanley, Ph.D.
    • The Recruitment and Retention Committee serves as an advisory committee to the dean on matters related to the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students. In an advisory capacity, the committee assists in the development and implementation of plans, strategies, programs, and activities that support, facilitate, and enhance the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students.
    • Recruitment and Retention Committee Bylaws
    Recognition of Excellence Committee
    • Contact: Julia Johnson, Ph.D.
    • The Recognition of Excellence Committee reviews excellence award nominations for undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty and selects the honorees.
    • The committee is comprised of the two CLS Associate Deans and three CLS Department Chairs.
    Sabbatical Committee


    • Contact: Charles Martin-Stanley, Ph.D. or Julia Johnson, Ph.D.
    • Reviews all sabbatical leave proposals from the College of Liberal Studies faculty.
    • Conducts interviews with sabbatical leave proposers.
    • Assesses the strengths and weaknesses of all CLS sabbatical proposals.
    Value of the Liberal Arts Task Force


    • Contact: Ruthann Benson, Ph.D. and Kathryn Parker Ph.D. Co-Chairs
    • Promote essential learning outcomes
    • Promote high-impact educational practices
    • Promote authentic assessments
    • Pursue employer-educator partnerships
    • Engage in public advocacy



    Questions regarding CLS Public Relations?

    • Contact: Julia Johnson, Ph.D., Director of the School of Arts & Communication