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Tenure Committee

Revision Date: Standing Committee, last revision February 2000.

Purpose: To review, at the University level, faculty credentials applicable to the awarding of tenure according to PAc-27.

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To conduct the University-level faculty review of the portfolios of candidates for tenure.
  • To review the University's tenure policy (PAc-27) and to recommend changes as appropriate.
  • To evaluate and recommend appropriate service time toward tenure for prospective tenure applicants.
  • To annually hold informational meetings regarding tenure policies and procedures for new faculty and prospective tenure applicants.
  • The committee shall operate in accordance with procedures outlined in PAc-27.

Officers: A Chair, a Chair-Elect, and a Secretary to be selected by the committee from the membership.

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

Reporting Channels: Recommendatory to the Provost.

Minutes & 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.


  • Wilson Gonzalez-Espada COS 23-26
  • Alana Scott HUM 2023-2026
  • Roosevelt Escalante HUM 2021-2024
  • Fatma Mohammed CBT 23-26
  • Mike Dobranski COS 2023-2026
  • Nilesh Joshi CBT 2022-2025
  • Daryl Privot COE 2021-2024
  • Kim Sharp COE 2022-2025 CHAIR
  • Kurt Gibbs COS 2022-2025

All 1-year terms end Aug. 15 of each fiscal year.

Contact Information

Faculty Senate

Susan Perry, Faculty Senate Secretary
302A Ginger Hall

PHONE: 606-783-2598