UVA Biology Community Committee Setting New Mission and Agenda
Tracy is chairing the ad-hoc "Community Committee" for the 2022-2023 academic year. The re-envisioned mission of the committee will be "to build community within and across all ranks in the Department of Biology and to facilitate the sharing of our passion for biology and commitment to our community within the Department, University, and broader community".
Based on our past initiative to have representation by graduate students and post-docs on faculty committees, Tracy is working with the Graduate Student and post-doc Association and the Biology Outreach and Inclusion Program to identify grads and post-docs committed and excited to serve as a representative on the Community Committee. Within the month the composition of the committee will be finalized and the agenda for the academic year will be established.
The current list of possible activities for the committee include:
Organization and facilitation of seminars and symposia
Organization of Staff Appreciation Week (new program)
Coordination of the Annual Biology Research Symposium (new program)
Organization of the Annual Biology Awards Banquet (new program)
Management of the Biology Department Core Values Recognition Program (new program)
Facilitation of resource securement for outreach and DEI events programs and initiatives
More information on the programs available in pdf below. Feedback on any of these programs is very welcome!