Faculty Status

Purpose

Faculty Status Committee evaluates the effectiveness, contribution and commitment of faculty members when considering proposals for tenure, promotions, sabbaticals and contract renewals.

Decisions

Proposals are initiated by the faculty member or dean, affirmed by a majority of department/program members in the case of promotions, and submitted to the committee by the deans. Tenure and promotion proposals must be approved by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the committee.

Membership

provost (ex officio), academic deans, five elected faculty: three undergraduate faculty, one graduate faculty and one seminary faculty. Faculty must hold the rank of professor. All have voting privileges.

Elected faculty serve three-year terms

Chair

provost

Reporting

Actions by the Board of Trustees are reported to the faculty member and program by the chair of the committee.

Meetings

Once a semester during the regular academic year


Elected Committee