4.19 / Tenure and Promotion Committee
Composition (12 members)
7 Chairs of the Tenure and Promotion Committees of the
degree-granting college/school and for University Libraries
1 Student (non-voting)
2 Ex officio: (non-voting) Provost and Senior Vice President, Dean
of the Graduate School. Ex officio members shall not be present at
the meeting when final votes are taken.
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
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
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.
October 13, 2009