August 2007 Promotion and Tenure

University Committee on Promotion and Tenure
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Members of the Faculty and Academic Staff, Lawrence Campus

The University Committee on Promotion and Tenure will hold an open meeting in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. for departmental and school promotion and tenure committee members, chairpersons, deans, and all interested faculty members, to discuss procedures to be followed in the preparation and review of recommendations for promotion and tenure.

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Faculty Senate, 6.1.2 and 6.1.3, the following dates are set for the submission to the Office of the Provost of all recommendations for promotion and/or tenure:

September 21, 2007
Self-nominations for promotion and/or tenure from individual faculty members or academic staff members.
January 2, 2008
Recommendations for promotion and/or tenure from the schools and divisions.

The Schools and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will announce their own internal deadlines but such deadlines will not affect the deadline dates listed above for self-nominations.

A standard blue form (AA-5) is to be used for each recommendation. Copies of this form and detailed guidelines for the process and form completion can be obtained from the Provost Web page.

The Committee will review the recommendations following the Guidelines and Criteria for Tenure and Promotion, which are published in the Handbook for Faculty and Other Unclassified Staff. Departmental committees, chairpersons, deans, and directors should follow these same guidelines when evaluating the recommendations.

If an individual has a joint appointment (i.e., is carried on more than one budget or makes substantial contributions to more than one unit), the initiating unit must secure evaluations from any other unit involved. Once a recommendation for promotion and/or tenure is initiated, each academic unit, school, and/or research or service unit in which the individual is appointed must act on the recommendation before it is forwarded to the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure.

Issuance of a notice of terminal appointment by the Chancellor following the promotion and tenure process represents a final judgment by the University. Review of a negative tenure decision during the terminal year shall occur only under the provisions of Article VI, Sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations.

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