Academic Affairs

Promotion & Tenure 2014-2015

Faculty members standing for Promotion and/or Tenure in Academic Year 2015-16*

Candidates for promotion and/or tenure should consult Policies and Procedures Governing Promotion and Tenure in the Faculty Handbook.

2014

March 1** Candidate notifies Dean of intent to stand for promotion and/or tenure in the next academic year, 2014-2015.
April 15 Candidate, Chair, and Dean compose a list of twelve potential external evaluators of scholarship/creative work in summer 2014.
May 15 Chair secures commitment from outside reviewers.
June 1** Candidate delivers dossier of scholarly/creative work to Chair to be reviewed by outside reviewers.
September 2 Chair assembles confidential supplemental file consisting of external evaluators review of scholarly/creative work.

Candidate delivers his/her dossier to Chair; the Chair makes the dossier and confidential supplemental file available to the DPTC with the understanding that tenure cases are addressed first.

NOTE: Candidate does not have access to confidential supplemental file at anytime.

Review Process for Tenure Cases

October 1 DPTC completes its review of tenure and promotion cases and DPTC Chair forwards copies of the report and the recommendation to the Dean, Faculty Status Committee (FSC) and the Candidate.

Chair completes review and forwards a copy to the Dean, the FSC, and the Candidate.

The Candidate checks the contents of the dossier in the presence of the Department Chair and delivers the dossier to the FSC Chair. The Chair makes the dossier and confidential supplemental file available to the FSC and Dean.

Within five business days of receipt of the DPTC’s and Chair’s review, the Candidate has the right to address a written response to the reviewers at the next level.

NOTE: Candidate does not have access to confidential supplemental file at anytime.
November 15 FSC completes its review and forwards a copy to the VPAA, Chair, DPTC Chair, and the Candidate, with an informational copy to the Dean.

Dean completes review and forwards a copy to the VPAA, Chair, DPTC Chair, and Candidate, with an informational copy to the Chair of the FSC.

Within five business days of receipt of the FSC’s and Dean’s review, the Candidate has the right to address a written response to the reviewers at the next level.

NOTE: Candidate does not have access to confidential supplemental file at anytime.
December 15 VPAA delivers written recommendation to the President with copies to the Candidate, the Candidate’s Dean, and the Chairs of the FSC and DPTC. The VPAA forwards the candidate’s dossier to the President of the College.

Within five business days of receipt of the VPAA’s review, the Candidate has the right to address a written response to the reviewers at the next level.
December*** The President of the College makes a recommendation to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. The VPAA presents all tenure and promotion cases to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. As the full Board does not meet in December, when the Board of Trustees convenes their spring meeting, they will vote on the motion of the Committee.  Within five business days of the Trustees' decision the VPAA will notify the Candidate in writing by certified U.S. Mail.

Review Process for Promotion Cases

2015

February 17 DPTC completes its review of promotion cases and DPTC Chair forwards copies of the report and the recommendation to the Dean, Faculty Status Committee (FSC) and the Candidate.

Chair completes review and forwards a copy to the Dean, the FSC, and the Candidate.

The Candidate checks the contents of the dossier in the presence of the Department Chair and delivers the dossier to the FSC Chair. The Chair makes the dossier and confidential supplemental file available to the FSC and Dean.

Within five business days of receipt of the DPTC’s and Chair’s review, the Candidate has the right to address a written response to the reviewers at the next level.

NOTE: Candidate does not have access to confidential supplemental file at anytime.
April 15** FSC completes its review and forwards a copy to the VPAA, Chair, DPTC Chair, and the Candidate, with an informational copy to the Dean.

Dean completes review and forwards a copy to the VPAA, Chair, DPTC Chair, and Candidate, with an informational copy to the Chair of the FSC.

Deadline for Candidate to withdraw from consideration for promotion and/or tenure by notifying Dean in writing.

NOTE: Candidate does not have access to confidential supplemental file at anytime.
May 1 VPAA delivers written recommendation to the President with copies to the Candidate, the Candidate’s Dean, and the Chairs of the FSC and DPTC. The VPAA forwards the candidate’s dossier to the President of the College.

Within five business days of receipt of the VPAA’s review, the Candidate has the right to address a written response to the reviewers at the next level.
May*** The President of the College makes a recommendation to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. The VPAA presents all promotion cases to the Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Academic Affairs Committee of the Board votes and submits a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees votes on the motion of the Committee. Within five business days of the Trustees’ decision the VPAA will notify the Candidate in writing by certified U.S. mail.

* If the deadline dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day.

** Indicates Faculty Handbook dates.

*** Exact dates of the December 2014 Academic Affairs Sub-Committee and May 2015 Board of Trustees meeting to be determined.

Food For Thought

Connect with your professor outside the classroom!

The Food for Thought Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to discuss class work, career aspirations, or just learn more about your faculty mentors.


FREE
Even without a meal plan. Each Semester, students can take one faculty member to a meal for free. Simply swipe your card to pay for the meal and bring a meal ticket for the faculty member.

EASY
This option is available in the Little Building dining hall. You receive two meals (you and your faculty guest) for this program a semester.


Regardless of whether you have a meal plan, two additional meals will available to you and accessible through your student ID. When you bring a faculty member to lunch, you’ll swipe your ID twice and then the faculty swipes their ID as well.

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