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V.  PROMOTION AND TENURE COMMITTEES 

There are two committees involved in the review of all promotion applications and two committees involved in the review of all tenure applications.  For each type of application, each division elects its own committee, and the other is a college wide committee.  The composition and duties of the Promotion Appeals Committee are described in VI, C (Appeals). 

A.        Collegewide Promotion and Tenure Committees 

The first meeting of each committee is convened by the vice president of the Faculty Senate, who also serves as chair for the remaining meetings. The members of each committee will elect a vice chair to serve in the absence of or when directed to do so by the chair.  In the event that the Senate vice president is seeking promotion (tenure) , the vice chair will preside while the vice presidentís promotion (tenure)  package is discussed. 

1          Composition 

a.         In addition to the non-voting chair, each committee will consist of eleven voting members plus two at-large alternates.   Alternates will participate in all committee discussions, but will not normally vote on committee decisions.  In the case of absence or disqualification of one of the eleven voting members, the chair will select an alternate to serve as a substitute. 

b.         Two voting members of the Collegewide Promotion Committee from the rank of assistant professor or higher will be elected for three-year terms by each of the following areas:  

1.            Business, Management, and Technology;  

2.            English and Humanities;  

3.            Sciences, Mathematics, and Health Technology;  

4.    Social Sciences, Health, and Physical Education. 

c.         Two voting members of the Collegewide Tenure Committee from among the tenured faculty will be elected for three-year terms by each of the above areas (1b.).             

d.         One voting member of the Collegewide Promotion Committee from the rank of assistant professor or higher will be elected for one three-year term by each of the following areas: 

1.                  Educational Development; 

2.                  Learning Resources;

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