Human Sciences Committees and Councils
Promotion and Tenure Committee
The College Promotion and Tenure (CP&T) Committee serves in an Advisery capacity to
the Dean by reviewing applications for promotion in rank and/or tenure. The review
by the CP&T Committee may assist in assuring that interpretation of university and
college criteria are consistent across academic units. The Committee may advise the
Dean relative to interpretation and revision of promotion and tenure criteria and
committee operating policies and procedures. The CP&T Committee may also participate
in faculty seminars addressing preparation of dossiers.
The CP&T Committee shall hold its first meeting no later than September 24 of each
academic year. This first meeting will be called and convened by the Dean, who will
attend this meeting to discuss with the Committee the timetable for making recommendations
on promotion and tenure applications for that particular academic year and explain
the nature of each faculty member’s appointment. At the first meeting, the Committee
shall elect a chairperson. The chairperson of the Committee must be a faculty member
of the College. The Dean will not vote in the election of a chairperson.
The CP&T Committee will review and evaluate each application for promotion and tenure,
vote individually on each candidate, and forward these recommendations and justifications
to the Dean. The Committee members' evaluations are reviewed by the Dean, and the
ballot count will be incorporated into the materials sent forward with the Dean's
The CP&T Committee shall be comprised of two members from each of the departments
in the college, two at large members, and two graduate faculty members from outside
the college. Each member must be tenured, hold a rank of Associate Professor or Professor,
and not have served on the department promotion and tenure committee.
College faculty members are chosen for service on the committee in the following manner.
Each department will, thorough an election process, select three members for nomination
to the committee. The Dean will select members to fill vacant spots, both assigned
and at-large, from the aggregate list from all departments.
College faculty members filling departmental positions will serve two-year terms,
with one person from each department rotating off each year. At-large members will
also serve two-year terms.
Faculty members outside the college are selected by the Dean with suggestions from
department chairpersons and faculty members within and outside the College.
Upon being notified that the Dean has received all the dossiers to be considered for
promotion and/or tenure, the CP&T Committee will begin the review process.
After the applications have been studied individually, the CP&T Committee in a meeting
of the entire group will review each one.
Following review and final deliberation of each dossier, the CP&T committee chairperson
will request that the committee members submit their confidential vote in writing
with the chairperson's vote to be included. The vote will be in favor of promotion
and/or tenure, or against promotion and/or tenure, or abstention. Note that members
of the CP&T Committee are to vote at this level -- not at the department level, hence
voting only one time.
Each CP&T Committee member must indicate his/her vote on a ballot
on which he/she explains in writing the reasons for his/her vote. Votes are unsigned.
Voting faculty should be made aware that the ballots and written ballot comments will
become part of the dossier.
The CP&T committee chairperson and the Dean tally the ballots for each candidate,
and certify in writing as to the vote on the Statement of Ballot Count
, recording the count on each candidate’s Ballot Summary Form
. The CP&T committee chairperson returns all copies of the dossiers and committee
ballot/evaluation forms to the Dean immediately following the meeting.
Statement of Ballot Count
Ballot Summary Form
CoHS OP Promotion and Tenure Standards and Procedures
TTU OP 32.01 Promotion and Tenure, Standards and Procedures
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