In early June the Academic Realignment Commission (ARC) will submit a report to President Carol Garrison and Provost Eli Capilouto with recommendations for possible options for realignment of the schools of Arts & Humanities, Business, Education, Engineering, Natural Sciences & Mathematics and Social & Behavioral Sciences.

On June 15, Dr. Mark Rosenberg, chair of the ARC, will present the commission’s report to the Academic Programs Council and later to the university community at 11 a.m. in the Alys Stephens Center Jemison Concert Hall.

Following that, Garrison and Capilouto will first meet with each dean to discuss the report with them individually. On June 24 and 25, the two will hold meetings with the deans and chairs in each school; school faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Meetings on June 24 will be held in Heritage Hall Room 102:

  • 9-10 a.m., Arts & Humanities           
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m., Business               
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m., Education               

Meetings on June 25 will be held in the HUC Alumni Auditorium:

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m., Natural Sciences & Mathematics   
  • 1-2 p.m., Social & Behavioral Sciences       
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m., Engineering

An electronic dialogue will be initiated on June 15, providing more opportunities for input. Comments posted will be open to the university community.

After completing the unit meetings, the president and provost will review the feedback obtained from all sources and meet with the deans to determine next steps.  Those steps cannot be determined until the nature of both the suggestions in the commission report and the nature of the feedback is obtained. Next steps could include everything from collecting more information to setting up faculty working groups to review the suggestions made.