University Promotion and Tenure Committee

The University Promotion and Tenure Committee reports to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs its recommendations on assigned applications for promotion and tenure.

About Senate Joint Committees and Councils

In the spirit of shared governance, joint committees and councils are proposed on the Senate floor and recommended to the president of the university by a majority vote of the Senate. Joint committees and councils are administered by the designated committee administrator. At any time, the president or Senate may evaluate the effectiveness of joint committees in conjunction with the Steering Committee. It is the responsibility of the joint committees and councils to report any policy change recommendations to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee for consideration.

Rules and policies of the Senate govern the operation of its committees. Senate committees may adopt temporary rules and policies necessary to the operation of committees. These temporary rules must be consonant with the constitution and the bylaws and are reported to the Office of the Faculty Senate as they are adopted. Such changes are subject to subsequent approval by the Senate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To review and evaluate all assigned applications for promotion and tenure and make recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
  2. To maintain the confidentiality of all personnel records and matters under its jurisdiction.
  3. To function as an advisory committee to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
  4. To submit all policy concerns to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee and the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Committee References

UCF Regulation 3.015 Promotion and Tenure of Tenured and Tenure-earning Faculty
UCF Regulation 3.0175 Promotion and Full-time Non-tenure-earning, Research and Clinical Faculty
Faculty Excellence Promotion and Tenure Resources website
Joint Committee and Council Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure

Membership

Committee membership for review of tenured and tenure-earning faculty for tenure and promotion:
The committee shall consist of one faculty member from each college. Each member shall hold the rank of tenured professor and be an active scholar within his or her particular field. The committee members are elected at large from their respective colleges by tenured and tenure-earning faculty. The chair and vice chair is elected annually by the committee members. No member of the committee may be a member of a college or department/school promotion and tenure committee. Also exempted from service are faculty who served on the committee within the last two years, unless a college has only one eligible professor, and those who are candidates for promotion unless otherwise specified in UCF Regulation 3.015. Terms of service shall be two years, staggered.

Committee membership for review of non-tenure-earning ranked faculty, clinicians and researchers for promotion:
Whenever a non-tenure-earning faculty member, clinician or researcher, hereafter referred to as non-tenure-earning faculty, is a candidate for promotion, the University Promotion and Tenure committee, as constituted in part P2A, shall be augmented by the addition of non-tenure-earning faculty who hold a rank higher than those faculty who are being reviewed. The role of additional committee members is limited to the review and evaluation of non-tenure-earning promotion candidates. Non-tenure-earning faculty shall not comprise more than one-third of the augmented total University Promotion and Tenure Committee membership. The non-tenure-earning committee members from each college that has non-tenure-earning faculty are to be elected at large by the non-tenure-earning faculty of that college. If there are fewer than ten non-tenure-earning faculty in the college, the tenured and tenure-earning faculty will also vote. Each additional member shall be an active teacher, clinician, or researcher within his/her particular field. No member of the committee may be a member of any college or department/school promotion and tenure committee. Also exempted from service are faculty who served on the committee within the last two years, unless a college has only one eligible professor, and those who are candidates for promotion unless otherwise specified in UCF Regulation 3.0175. Terms of service shall be two years, staggered.

For expectations of committee members, see Joint Committee and Council Procedures.


University Promotion and Tenure

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TBD, Vice Chair


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A committee member who misses more than half of the regularly scheduled meetings in an academic year for which an alternate has not been assigned by the Senate Office is presumed to have resigned from the committee. It is the responsibility of the committee member to ensure attendance is recorded.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are schedule by the chair of the committee.

Meeting Materials

Due to the confidential nature of this committee, the committee is exempt from submitting an annual report of the committees' activities.

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting
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STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, November 12, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting

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