University Tenure, Permanent Status and Promotion Nominations, 1999-2000

Published: June 7th, 1999

Category: Memos

Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Provost

Faculty being considered for tenure, permanent status and/or promotion must receive a copy of this memo and the attached guidelines in order to prepare their tenure, permanent status, and/or promotion packet.

This memo should also be given to new faculty to help them become familiar with our tenure and promotion process and to aid them in preparing their materials for future consideration. New faculty should also be informed of the need for building a strong teaching and scholarly record in order to earn tenure and promotion. This should then be followed with assignments which will promote productivity in the required areas. Faculty should realize that this memo is updated annually to reflect changes as needed.

The following sources of information are pertinent to the nomination process for the academic year 1999-2000:

  1. Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) 6C1-7.003, 7.010, 7.013, 7.019, 7.022 for faculty, 6C1-7.025 for P.K. Yonge faculty and IFAS County Extension Agents, and 6C1-6.009 for County Extension Agents,
  2. University Constitution, Article V, Section 5,
  3. Agreement between the Board of Regents and United Faculty of Florida, Articles 14 and 15 for faculty members in the Collective Bargaining Unit
  4. A computer listing is enclosed for those units/departments that have tenure and permanent status accruing faculty. The listing has the date a faculty member began accruing time towards tenure/permanent status. Please notify Janet Malphurs at 392-1251 of any necessary corrections. 

Effective May 1, 1995, the contractual language of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the University rules (6C1-7.019 FAC) specify that any time a faculty member spends on leave of absence or reduced FTE will not count toward eligibility for tenure except by mutual agreement between the administration and the faculty member.

The last attachment to this memorandum is to serve as the cover sheet for all packets.

If a college and/or department disseminates written information to explain how the University’s criteria apply, please state clearly that the document is intended to clarify the department’s and/or college’s application of the University’s criteria and not to change or modify the University criteria. Faculty should receive a copy of the document.

The tenure and/or promotion packet must be completed, except for the administrators’ letters, and signed and dated by the nominee before the departmental review and secret ballot to indicate the packet is complete and ready for review. Departments have the option of using the form provided or retyping it in a word processor as long as the format and wording remain the same.

All recommendations must be in the Academic Personnel Office, Room 29, Tigert Hall, by January 14, 2000. IFAS extension agents will be due January 21, 2000. Please schedule college/unit meetings to ensure the meeting of this deadline. College/department deadlines should be communicated to the faculty as soon as possible.


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