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The Personnel Committee studies and recommends academic personnel policy and standards, including university-wide promotion and tenure criteria.

Meeting Schedule

On April 7, 2016, the Faculty Senate Steering Committee established Wednesday as the standard meeting day, and 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. as the standard meeting time for the committee. Minor deviations in time are based on the agreement of the committee members. The meeting schedule and location is determined by the chair of the committee.


Committee Members

Karol Lucken, Chair
College of Community Innovation and Education
Criminal Justice

Kristina Tollefson, Vice Chair
College of Arts and Humanities
Modern Languages and Literatures

Meeting Materials and Reports

Agendas and related materials are distributed to committee members one week prior to the scheduled meeting. Minutes and materials are posted once approved at the next meeting.

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The committee shall consist of at least one faculty member from each academic unit and the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs or his/her designee (ex officio). All committee members must be faculty holding the rank of associate professor or professor, associate or senior instructor, associate or senior lecturer, or associate or university librarian. Committee members shall be selected by the Committee on Committees, in consultation with the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Terms of service are two years, staggered. The committee chair and vice chair shall be elected annually by its membership at the first meeting of the committee after the new Faculty Senate is elected, normally in the early fall term.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To study and recommend academic personnel policy and standards, including promotion and tenure criteria.
  2. To be responsible for procedures to evaluate administrators and department chairs and oversee such evaluations.
  3. To consider other matters related to the professional well-being of the faculty, including academic freedom.
  4. To make recommendations to the Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate.

Committee Guidance

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