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Faculty Promotion Committee

Revision Date: Standing Committee, last revision April 1994.

Purpose: To review, at the University level, faculty credentials applicable to the awarding of promotion according to PAc-2 and the granting of emeritus status according to PAc-3.

Membership: Voting membership of the committee shall consist of one faculty member from each college and five additional at large faculty members, selected by the Faculty Senate from the tenured, full time faculty. Membership shall include both males and females. No two representatives from the same department shall serve on the committee at any one time. Committee members shall be full professors. In the event that full professors are unavailable, associate professors may serve. Term of service shall be three years, with one-third being replaced each year. A member may not hold successive terms. Members shall be selected by the Faculty Senate by May 1 of the prior academic year. No person shall serve on the University Promotion, Tenure, or Faculty Rights & Responsibilities Committees at the same time, or on the Department, College, and University Promotion Committees at the same time.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To conduct the University level faculty review of the portfolios of candidates for academic promotion.
  • To conduct the university level review for the granting of emeritus status for faculty.
  • To review the University's academic promotion policy and to recommend changes.
  • The Committee shall operate in accordance with procedures outlined in PAc-2 and PAc-3.

Officers: Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary to be selected by the committee from the membership.

Frequency of Meetings: As required. Promotion review at the University level is normally conducted in the Spring semester.

Reporting Channels: Recommendatory to the Provost. Recommended changes in policies and procedures shall be reported to the Faculty Senate.

Minutes and Proposals Copied to: The Library, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association, and Staff Congress. (Published minutes should protect the confidentiality of faculty.)

Support Services: Office of the Provost.




The procedure for resignation from a University Standing Committee is written notification to the University Standing Committee chairperson, Faculty Senate secretary, and the faculty member’s Department Chair. In the absence of a University Standing Committee Chairperson, the notification may be sent to the Faculty Senate secretary and the faculty member’s Department Chair.

Name Representing Term Ending
Gary O'Dell At-Large 2018-21
Janelle Hare At-Large 2017-20
Lesia Lennex (Chair-Elect) At-Large 2018-21
Michelle Kunz At-Large 2017-20
Stacy Baker (Chair) At-Large 2017-20
Chien Chih-Peng CBT 2019-22
Edna Schack COE 2019-22
Ron Morrison CCAHSS 2018-21
Teresa Howell COS 2019-22

All 1 year terms end August 15 of each fiscal year.

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