§ 5-1. Faculty appointments and promotions

Appointments and promotions in rank are made and tenure is conferred in accordance with the Trustee Policies and Regulations Governing Academic Tenure.

§ 5-2. Faculty review of recommendations for conferral of permanent tenure or for promotion to a higher rank of persons holding permanent tenure

(a) A recommendation for the conferral of permanent tenure or for promotion to a higher rank is initiated by the chair of the candidate’s department, if the candidate’s school or college is organized into departments. The chair is advised by the entire assembled faculty who are qualified to consult on the action. The department chair’s recommendation is then communicated to the dean of the school or college, who seeks the advice of an elected committee of the school or college faculty before acting on the department chair’s recommendation. A dean’s recommendation for the conferral of permanent tenure and/or promotion to a higher rank is reviewed by the elected faculty Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure, which advises the provost on the recommendation.

(b) In schools without departments, a recommendation for the conferral of permanent tenure or for promotion to a higher rank is initiated by the dean of the school. The dean is advised by the entire assembled faculty who are qualified to consult on the action in question. The dean’s recommendation for the conferral of permanent tenure and/or promotion to a higher rank is reviewed by the elected faculty Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure, which advises the provost on the recommendation.
[Added February 11, 2005, effective July 1, 2005.]

§ 5-3. Consultation with respect to tenured appointments and promotions

Tenured faculty members of all ranks in an appointing unit are qualified to consult on the appointment or promotion of a candidate to a rank conferring permanent tenure, except in the case of initial appointment or promotion to the rank of professor, in which case consultation may be limited to professors in the appointing unit. [Added February 11, 2005, effective July 1, 2005.]

§ 5-4. Consultation with respect to full-time fixed-term faculty appointments

Chairs or deans making appointments, reappointments, or promotions of persons to full-time fixed-term faculty positions consult with an appropriate faculty committee in the appointing unit. [Added February 11, 2005, effective July 1, 2005; amended March 18, 2011.]