Affiliate Faculty Process

CLCE Mission: To protect and conserve Florida's natural resources through research-based sustainable urban landscape practices.

Overview

The Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology is a multidisciplinary research and extension center within the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences that focuses on identifying and promoting sustainable urban landscape practices. Affiliate membership is granted to University of Florida faculty who can contribute to enhancing and maximizing the interdisciplinary research and extension efforts of the Center.

Affiliate Guidelines

Affiliate membership is open to any University of Florida faculty member who will promote the basic mission of the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology.

Affiliates

Affiliate members are University of Florida faculty who demonstrate a recent and promising history of research and extension efforts that will advance the stated mission of the center. Prospective affiliate members must show evidence of one or both of the following:

  1. Peer-reviewed, extramural funding for research projects centered on sustainable landscapes related publications over the last three years in peer-reviewed professional journals, and a contribution to the development of sustainable landscape-related research.
  2. A strong record of creative, effective, and measureable extension programs focusing on sustainable urban landscape practices.

Responsibilities of Affiliate Membership

  1. Support the basic concept, mission, and goals of the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology.
  2. Engage in collaborative efforts and communications about research initiatives.
  3. Submit an annual Report of Accomplishment to CLCE staff by Dec. 15 to facilitate accurate reporting of scientific and/or extension activities and grant support.
  4. Attend and participate in related seminars, program meetings, and conferences in areas of research and/or extension.
  5. Include recognition of affiliate membership on all related academic papers, grants, journal articles, poster sessions, and/or abstracts.
  6. Participate in landscape-related education activities sponsored by the Center.
  7. Attend one CLCE faculty meeting a year.

Benefits of Affiliate Membership

Inclusion in relevant promotional materials (such as the affiliate faculty page on the Center website), inclusion in program-wide collaborative research and/or extension applications, inclusion in CLCE committees and voting privilege, and inclusion in faculty meetings to discuss research and/or extension directions and initiatives for the coming year.

Appointment Process

  1. The Center director and faculty may invite candidates to apply for affiliate status at any time during the year.  Interested individuals may also contact the Center director via email to request an invitation.
  2. A “Green Team” (i.e., an organized group of horticulture extension agents within an administrative district) may nominate a representative. 
  3. The affiliate application (see below) should include a current CV showing past and current funding along with a cover letter that outlines a description of a candidate’s scientific and educational interests and a description of his or her current and/or planned interactions with the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology.
  4. The CLCE affiliate faculty committee will serve a 3-year term and review all applications and make recommendations to the Director and faculty.
  5. Prospective affiliate faculty may be asked to give a seminar presentation concerning their related research and/or  extension projects.
  6. CLCE faculty will vote on affiliate faculty.
  7. Affiliate faculty appointments will be for three years. The CLCE committee will review all members at least once every three years to ascertain interest in continuation of affiliate status.

Application

This is a fillable application form (PDF). You can fill it out and then print it.