4.26 / Tenure and Promotion Committee

  1. Policy

    1. Composition (12 members)

      • 7 Chairs of the Tenure and Promotion Committees of the degree-granting college/school and for University Libraries
      • 2 Faculty-at-large
      • 1 Student (non-voting)
      • 2 Ex officio: (non-voting) Provost, Dean of the Graduate School. Ex officio members shall not be present at the meeting when final votes are taken.
    2. Selection

      Chairs of tenure and promotion committees in the degree-granting colleges/schools and for University Libraries are chosen according to procedures established in their respective college/school/University Libraries, or unit. They are elected to two-year staggered terms. Faculty-at-large are selected according to standard procedures for naming members to faculty senate committees, except that they shall be from different Faculty Senate divisions, and shall be full-time, tenured faculty members with the rank of associate professor or higher. Faculty-at-large serve three-year terms. Ex officio and faculty at-large members may not serve while a candidate for promotion or incentive review, or while on sabbatical leave. Replacement appointments shall be made as needed, following standard procedures.

    3. Charge

      1. Implement University-wide policies and procedures for awarding tenure and promotion.

      2. Coordinate the Tenure and Promotion Calendar

      3. Specify the format for documentation in support of Tenure and Promotion Review, with a view to developing comparable standards throughout the University while recognizing essential college/school/University Libraries differences.

      4. Formulate transmittal, reporting, and appeals procedures for awarding tenure and promotion.

      5. Ensure that there are University-wide procedures for notifying the relevant administrators and those faculty members for whom tenure decisions must be made before reappointment.

      6. Review tenure and promotion cases in accordance with the University Tenure, Promotion and Appeals Procedure.

      7. Review every three years the college/school/University Libraries guidelines for tenure and promotion.

      8. Report to the full Faculty Senate for review issues of concern in tenure policies and tenure and promotion guidelines.