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Review Committee

Membership consists of five senior faculty members (professors, with tenure) elected by mail ballot of the faculty, and two senior faculty members appointed by the Dean of the College.

The Promotion and Tenure Review Committee is one of the standing committees of the College.  Membership consists of five senior faculty members (professors, with tenure) elected by mail ballot of the faculty, and two senior faculty members appointed by the Dean of the College.  The five elected members shall serve three-year terms.

The College Nominating Committee shall attempt to identify nominees for the five elected positions that represent a balance among extension, research, and resident education.  The Dean shall consider this balance when appointing members to the committee.  Of the seven-member committee, there shall be at least two representatives with a major commitment to each of these areas.  The Nominating Committee and the Dean shall attempt to insure that all program areas (i.e., biological sciences, social sciences, engineering, etc.) of the College are represented on the Promotion and Tenure Review Committee.

  • Appointed members shall serve one-year terms and not more than three consecutive one-year terms.  Faculty with any percentage of their time assigned to an academic administrator position are not eligible for appointment.
  • The Dean of the College annually shall appoint a chairperson from among the five elected members.
  • When an elected member cannot serve, the vacancy will be filled by one of the non-elected candidates in the most recent election.  The individual of this group having received the highest number of votes will serve the remainder of the three-year term.
  • Academic Unit and College committees reviewing campus faculty must have at least one member from outside University Park on the committee.

In circumstances where a review committee may have an even number of members eligible to vote, a tie vote is considered to be a negative recommendation, and the “Not Recommended” block is to be checked on the Promotion and Tenure Form.