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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.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are scheduled 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.

Committee Members

Stephen Sivo, Chair
College of Community Innovation and Education
Learning Science and Educational Research
Email: Stephen.Sivo@ucf.edu

Sasan Fathpour, Co-Chair
College of Optics and Photonics
Email: Fathpour@creol.ucf.edu

  • Linda Walters
    College of Sciences-Biology; Senate Representative; Chair, Research Council; 2021-2023 (P&T)
    407-823-4240
  • Sasan Fathpour
    College of Optics and Photonics; Faculty Representative; Co-chair, University Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • Richard Zraick
    College of Health Professions and Sciences-Communication Sciences & Disorders; Faculty Representative
    407-823-4795
  • Stephen Sivo
    College of Community Innovation and Education-Learning Sciences & Educational Research; Faculty Representative; Chair, University Promotion and Tenure Committee; 2021-2023 (P&T)
  • Abraham Pizam
    Rosen College of Hospitality Management-Tourism, Events & Attractions; Faculty Representative
    407-903-8010
  • Marshall Schminke
    College of Business Administration-Management; Faculty Representative
    407-823-2932
  • Murat Yuksel
    College of Engineering and Computer Science-Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty Representative
    407-823-4181
  • Jana Jasinski
    Academic Affairs-Faculty Excellence; Committee Administrator, University Travel Awards Committee; Administrator-Strategic Planning Council; Ex Officio-Commencements and Personnel Committees
  • Stella Sung
    College of Arts and Humanities-CREATE; Faculty Representative
  • Dinender Singla
    College of Medicine-Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences; Faculty Representative; Vice Chair, University Promotion and Tenure Committee; 2021-2023 (P&T)
  • Victoria Loerzel
    College of Nursing-Nursing Practice; Senate Representative
    407-823-0762

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.

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 Guidance

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


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