The Committees on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) are intended to provide academic staff ideas and input at the level of Colleges, Schools, and Divisions. In 1997, the Academic Staff Executive Committee passed a recommendation that CASI be established.

The CALS CASI was structured to represent the major groupings of academic staff at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Meetings are held monthly. Subcommittees have also been established to work on specific issues important to the interests of academic staff. Individuals who wish to share concerns or ideas are encouraged to contact their CASI representative.