Promotion & Tenure Committee
The Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee reviews University Promotion and
Tenure Guidelines and observes and advises on matters pertaining to the promotion
and tenure process. In promotion and tenure cases where there is a negative or split recommendation
at either the unit or college level, the University Promotion and Tenure
Committee invites the relevant unit supervisor and college dean for discussion.
Representatives from the Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee will have access
to the dossiers and participate in these discussions, although they are not voting members
of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee. The Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure
Committee provides input on the promotion and tenure decision process through its annual
report to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and to the Provost's Office. The annual
report also includes a summary of the previous year's promotion and tenure actions provided
by the Office of the Provost.
The Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee shall consist of six Faculty who have
been granted tenure at OSU and who reflect the diversity of the University. Whenever a
committee member is under consideration for promotion, he or she will be ineligible to
serve on the Committee during the year in which the review is scheduled.
The Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee provides leadership for campus-wide
educational programs related to the promotion and tenure process and facilitates on-going
dialogue about these matters. Members of the Committee are available to respond to
procedural and interpretative questions from faculty, department heads/chairs,
deans, and department and college committees.