Academic Support

Colloquium / Seminar

The Department holds a weekly colloquium on Mondays at 12:20 p.m. in the Morison Seminar Room (adjacent to the first floor atrium).  A seminar calendar is available on the EEB department website.  Coffee, tea, and cookies are available before the colloquium. Contact:

Faculty members who host colloquium speakers are required to obtain budget approval by the faculty coordinator (Andy Moeller) before the beginning of the semester the event will take place.  Faculty hosts are responsible for arranging for someone to operate any needed equipment. Faculty hosts who arrange "special" colloquia (other than the regularly scheduled colloquia) must arrange for someone to set up coffee and operate equipment.


Course Support

The Department Administrative Assistant will provide support in the areas of course budget monitoring, course copying (exams, syllabi), field trip support (forms, vehicle reservations, TA driver training and compliance), library reserve materials, supplies ordering and text book and desk copy ordering. 

Well in advance of the start of the semester the department Administrative Assistant will send out an inquiry requesting input from faculty regarding their needs for the upcoming term.  It is important that you respond in a timely manner to ensure all of your course needs are met.


Graduate Field Support

Contact: Patty Jordan (
The Graduate Field Assistant maintains files for all graduate students including financial support, examinations, courses and progress toward degree; primary resource for graduate students regarding their funding packages, procedures, and deadlines.  The GFA will also prepare informational reports for Graduate School, DGS, Chair and Administrative Manager; administer annual field review of all graduate students; ensure compliance with various College, Field and Graduate School practices and policies.