Divisions

To make the largest and most diverse college in the UNT System more manageable, CAS Faculty established a "division" model.

Overview

Beginning in Spring of 2015, CAS:

  • Grouped academic, discipline-specific departments under four general division names.
  • Established division coordinators (current faculty, current or former department chair) to:
    1. Convene regular meetings of the division’s department chairs in order to identify urgent issues and to determine and prioritize shared needs. Occasional meetings of larger groups of the division’s faculty may also be desirable.
    2. Communicate to the dean regarding the division’s shared needs and concerns and to participate in the development of realistic budgets and other plans that address these needs and concerns.
    3. Advise the dean about how resources can be allocated strategically based on both the needs and performance of the division’s departments. This advice will take the form of general recommendations rather than signature authority.
    4. Work with the division’s department chairs to address specific issues identified by the dean as needing attention. For example: hiring practices; mentoring of junior faculty; promotion and tenure standards; space needs, etc.
    5. Help the dean mentor new department chairs.

Notes: While the above provides an organizational framework to harmonize, prioritize, and communicate ideas, practices, concerns, and strategies; the university organization structure remains intact to ensure alignment with governing objectives (e.g., College, Provost, President, etc.).

Divisions, Coordinators, and Departments

After you review the purpose of divisions and the role of division coordinators, please find the respective division, coordinator, and department below:

Communication, Media, and Performance Humanities Math and Science Social Sciences
Professor Melinda Levin Professor Harold Tanner Professor Art Goven Professor Jim Meernik
Communication Studies
Dance & Theatre
Media Arts
Technical Communication
English
History
Philosophy and Religion
World Languages, Literatures & Cultures
 
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
 
Economics
Geography
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
 

At this time:

  • Our two ROTC units, Aerospace Studies and Military Science, continue to coordinate directly with the dean.
  • The divisions do not include interdisciplinary programs, such as International Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, etc.