Committee on Academic Staff Issues

CASI Bylaws

Responsibilities of the CASI include but are not limited to:

  • Representing International Division academic staff in the development and review of all Division policies and procedures concerning academic staff
  • Promoting a positive climate and appreciation for diversity among International Division academic staff
  • Advising the vice provost and dean on program decisions likely to affect promotional opportunities or lead to nonrenewal or layoff of International Division academic staff
  • Recommending opportunities for participation of International Division academic staff in governance
  • Recommending opportunities for recognition of International Division academic staff contributions to the excellence of the division and university
  • Recommending mentoring and professional development programs for International Division academic staff
  • Representing the International Division academic staff in communications to the Academic Staff Assembly (ASA) and its Standing Committees, the Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC), the Academic Staff Public Representation Organization (ASPRO), other campus committees, and the Secretary of the Academic Staff
  • Serving as a forum for discussion of the concerns of International Division academic staff

The CASI shall consist of a minimum of five members, who shall be academic staff holding at least a 50 percent appointment within the International Division.

  • One representative designated by the vice provost and dean shall serve as an ex officio member
  • One university staff representative designated by the vice provost and dean may serve as an ex officio member
  • Members shall be selected through a process that is open and fosters representation of academic staff within all units of the International Division. During the spring semester of each year, the Office of Dean shall:
    • Send a notice to all members of International Division’s academic staff, encouraging those who have an interest in academic staff governance to self-nominate for a CASI position.
    • Actively recruit additional nominees in units/areas that are under-represented among the pool of nominees.
    • Issue formal letters of appointment from the vice provost and dean.
  • Chairs shall be selected through the following process:
    • The CASI shall annually select one member to serve as chair, whose term shall run concurrent with the fiscal year, July 1-June 30.
    • The chair shall be a member with at least one year of service on the CASI.
    • After the spring election and prior to the start of the new fiscal year, the designee of the vice provost and dean shall invite the CASI members to submit nominations for chair.
    • Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by others. If nominated by someone else, the member must agree to the nomination in order to become a candidate.
    • If more than one candidate is nominated, the representative of the vice provost and dean shall conduct a poll of the members by email to select the chair.
    • There shall be no limits on the number of terms an individual may serve.
  • Appointments to the CASI shall be for terms of two years.
  • Terms are on a fiscal year basis beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30.
  • There shall be no limits on the number of terms an individual may serve.
  • Terms shall be staggered; half of the first slate of candidates selected under this process shall be appointed to one-year terms.
  • The CASI shall meet at least six times during the course of the year, at least twice each semester, and may meet during the summer.
  • The chair, in consultation with members, shall schedule meeting times and locations, and prepare and distribute agendas in advance, and shall preside over meetings.
  • A quorum is considered to be a simple majority of the voting members; a quorum must be present for a vote to be taken during the course of a meeting.
  • Under extraordinary circumstances, votes may be taken by email outside of a regular meeting; the participation of a simple majority of the committee members is required for such votes to be valid.
  • In advance of each meeting, the chair shall designate a recorder, who shall take notes on the discussion and actions during the meeting.
    • Within a week after the meeting, the recorder shall submit draft notes to the chair.
    • Within a week after receiving the notes, the chair shall create a report on the meeting to be shared with all members of the committee and posted online as a record.
  • The CASI shall seek to meet with the vice provost and dean at least once per semester.
  • The CASI shall seek to meet jointly with the International Division’s Committee on Equity and Diversity Committee at least once per semester to discuss topics of mutual interest.
  • The chair shall serve as the CASI’s liaison to the secretary of the Academic Staff and the Academic Staff Executive Committee.

Bylaws adopted February 10, 2015  

Bylaw updates

  • Amended July 1, 2015: Updated to reflect change of the International Division’s name
  • Amended May 10, 2016: to change eligibility for chair.
  • Amended April 18, 2017:
    • Changed min members from 6 to 5
    • Added University Staff ex-officio member
    • Removed clause: Present the complete slate of nominees to the academic staff within the International Division for a period of review and feedback
    • Amended clause: The CASI shall seek to meet jointly with the International Division’s Committee on Classified Staff Issues and Equity and Diversity Committee at least once per semester to discuss topics of mutual interest.

CASI Members

Matt Geisler, chair, International Academic Programs

Marianne Bird Bear, ex officio

Steve Barcus, Office of the Dean

Molly Donnellan, Institute for Regional and International Studies, International Studies Major

Sara Lieburn, International Academic Programs

Virginia Martin, International Projects Office

Joel Michor, Office of the Dean

Sarah Ripp, Institute for Regional and International Studies, LACIS

Carly Stingl, International Internship Program