Appeal of Recommendation by Collegewide Promotion Committee
applicant whose promotion was not recommended by the Collegewide Promotion
Committee may appeal that decision. To
do so, the appellant must file a written appeal with documentation to the
Promotion Appeals Committee within twenty calendar days of the date of the
written notification from the committee chairperson that the application
has not been recommended. In
addition, the appellant may request a hearing by stating why such a
hearing is desirable and necessary.
Appeal of Tenure Recommendations
applicant who is not recommended for tenure has no appeal at any level,
but may seek relief under the college's general grievance rule if it
appears that the tenure decision involved a "prohibited action"
as defined in that rule. The
president may, but is not required to, postpone a tenure recommendation
pending the outcome of any such grievance.
Promotion Appeals Committee
Composition. The Promotion Appeals Committee will be
composed of five regular members and two alternates elected for a one-year
term by the Faculty Senate at its first meeting of the academic year.
The seven members must be tenured, associate or full professors,
and cannot be serving on the current Collegewide Promotion Committee.
The alternates must attend all meetings.
regular member or alternate must disqualify himself or herself from voting
on any individual if the committee member believes that he or she shall be
unable to render a fair decision, if the Promotion Appeals Committee
considers his or her own application, or if the member was involved
earlier in a case being heard.
Chair. At its first meeting the committee will elect a chair
and a vice chair. The vice chair will assume all the duties of the chair in the
absence of or when directed to do so by the chair. It is the duty of the chair of the Promotion Appeals
Committee to notify the applicant and the chair of the Collegewide
Promotion Committee as to the time and place of the meeting considering an
The committee may take the following actions:
Remand the case to the Collegewide Promotion Committee or the vice
(2) Call a joint conference with the Collegewide Promotion Committee or vice president.