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Department policies and procedures

Physics Department Leadership Information

Leadership Team 2021 - 2022

  • Chair: Jennifer L. Ross
  • Associate Chair: Mitch Soderberg
  • Director of Graduate Studies: Christian Santangelo
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies: Joey Paulsen (fall), Steve Blusk (spring)
  • Chair of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee: Matt Rudolph

Chair's report 2020 - 2021

Chair's report 2021 - 2022

Chair's report 2022-2023 (corrected)

Physics Department Program Reviews

Program Review 2021

Program Review 2017

Physics Department Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2023

Welcome Colloquium Slides

Welcome Colloquium Slides 2023

College and University Policies

Updated by Heather Ketcham, September 2016. Sent by Sarah Scalese April 1, 2015.

Physics Building Access Policy & Building Keys

Building Access: Physics Bldg. 

Academic Year. Hours: M-F 7 am - 9 pm,  closed Sat. and Sun.
Summer: M-F 7:00 am - 6 pm, closed Sat and Sun.

People who can be authorized by the department staff are:

  • Faculty & staff: All department employees and all emeritus faculty - 24 hour access
  • Research Graduate students: All with office assignments in the building and research faculty advisors - 24 hour access*
  • TAs and Undergraduate students: Access with normal building access as noted in this policy. 
    • Student employees with explicit approval from supervisor
    • Declared physics majors upon request only (permits access to undergraduate lounge and to some teaching laboratories)
  • Individuals with written authorization from the department chair. Will include an expiration date.

*unless revoked with written request by supervisor, operations specialist, department chair or associate chair.

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