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.
Meetings are scheduled by the chair of the committee.
Due to the confidential nature of this committee, the committee is exempt from submitting an annual report of the committees’ activities.
Stephen Sivo, Chair
College of Community Innovation and Education
Learning Science and Educational Research
Sasan Fathpour, Co-Chair
College of Optics and Photonics
College of Sciences-Biology; Senate Representative; Chair, Research Council; 2021-2023 (P&T)407-823-4240
College of Optics and Photonics; Faculty Representative; Co-chair, University Promotion and Tenure Committee
College of Health Professions and Sciences-Communication Sciences & Disorders; Faculty Representative407-823-4795
College of Community Innovation and Education-Learning Sciences & Educational Research; Faculty Representative; Chair, University Promotion and Tenure Committee; 2021-2023 (P&T)
Rosen College of Hospitality Management-Tourism, Events & Attractions; Faculty Representative407-903-8010
College of Business Administration-Management; Faculty Representative407-823-2932
College of Engineering and Computer Science-Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty Representative407-823-4181
Academic Affairs-Faculty Excellence; Committee Administrator, University Travel Awards Committee; Administrator-Strategic Planning Council; Ex Officio-Commencements and Personnel Committees
College of Arts and Humanities-CREATE; Faculty Representative
College of Medicine-Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences; Faculty Representative; Vice Chair, University Promotion and Tenure Committee; 2021-2023 (P&T)
College of Nursing-Nursing Practice; Senate Representative407-823-0762
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
- To review and evaluate all assigned applications for promotion and tenure and make recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
- To maintain the confidentiality of all personnel records and matters under its jurisdiction.
- To function as an advisory committee to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
- To submit all policy concerns to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee and the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
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