Promotion and Tenure Committees

Purpose

Academic Unit Promotion and Tenure Committees shall make recommendations regarding Faculty promotion and tenure.  The college-wide Promotion and Tenure Chairs Committee shall examine all recommendations regarding faculty promotion and tenure for consistency among academic units.

Duties

The duties of the Academic Promotion and Tenure Committees are to make recommendation on promotion in rank of faculty and/or tenure and forward such recommendations to the appropriate individuals as specified by the Faculty Handbook. The Promotion and Tenure Chairs Committee shall examine all recommendations regarding faculty promotion and tenure for consistency among academic units specifically with regard to teaching and service.  The committee may refer a candidate file back to its originating academic unit for reconsideration as specified by the Faculty Handbook.

Composition

Academic Promotion and Tenure Committees will include all tenured faculty members within each  academic unit and be established at the beginning of every academic year.  Each committee will elect one tenured faculty member not under review for the academic year to serve as chairman of the committee.  If a minimum of three tenured faculty members are not available to serve on the committee, the committee chair will invite a faculty member from the relevant school to serve on that committee.  If this is not possible, an invitation will be made to a tenured faculty member from the college.

The Academic Unit Promotion and Tenure Committee for Library faculty will include all associate and full professors within the academic unit to be established at the beginning of every academic year.  The committee will elect one faculty member not under academic review for that academic year to serve as chair of the committee. The Library faculty may invite a reviewer of appropriate rank and credentials from an outside college to serve on the committee, if necessary.  The Promotion and Tenure Chairs Committee will include all Chairs of the Academic Unit Promotion and Tenure Committees.  Policies pertaining to promotion and tenure are contained in the Faculty Handbook.

2019-2020 Members:

  • Faculty From Academic Units
    • Department of Business, History and Social Sciences: Dr. Brenda Johnson
    • Department of Humanities: Dr. Steve Raynie
    • Programs in Fine and Performing Arts: Dr. Masoud Nourizadeh
    • Programs in Math, Computer Science & Engineering: Dr. Bernie Anderson
    • School of Education: Dr. Mike Mahan
    • School of Nursing, Health and Natural Sciences: Dr. Mark Brinkman; Prof. Margie Wright
    • Library: Prof. Beth Pye
    • Student Success Center Lectures: Not applicable

View 2018-2019 Committee Membership

View 2017-2018 Committee Membership

View 2016-2017 Committee Membership

Agenda/ Minutes

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