Notice of Withdrawal and Notice of Change in Proposed Rule
Pamela J. Bernard, Vice President and General Counsel
Below are copies of the Notice of Withdrawal and the Notice of Change in Proposed Rule for rule changes which were proposed for adoption by the University on April 6, 2005.
RULE TITLE: Student Affairs: The College of Law Honor System
RULE NO.: 6C1-4.0212
Notice is hereby given that the changes to the above-referenced rule as published in The Gainesville Sun on April 6, 2005 have been withdrawn.
6C1-6.009 IFAS; Promotion, Tenure, and Permanent Status
Section (2) has been changed to read as follows:
Tenure and Promotion of Faculty in a Research or Research and Education Center — For a faculty member administratively assigned to a research or a research and education center, the chair of the appropriate discipline or commodity department in which the faculty member is accruing time towards tenure, shall, after receiving the recommendation of the center director responsible for the center to which the faculty member is administratively assigned, and the vote of the eligible faculty (as defined in Rule 6C1-7.019) at the center, make a recommendation on the nomination for tenure of the faculty member in accordance with Rule 6C1-7.019, F.A.C. Tenure is only granted in an academic department. In the case of the promotion of a faculty member administratively assigned to a research or research and education center, the department chair shall, after receiving the recommendation of the center director and the vote of the eligible faculty (as defined in Rule 6C1-7.019) of the center, make a recommendation on the request for promotion in accordance with Rule 6C1-7.019.
Paragraph (3)(d) has been changed to read as follows:
A county extension faculty member of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, whose overall performance is worthy, and who is serving in a permanent status accruing rank, shall be considered and recommended for permanent status or given a notice of non-renewal by the end of the “permanent status probationary period.” The “permanent status probationary period” shall be six years unless extended under the same provisions that allow for the extension of the tenure probationary period under Rule 6C1-7.019(3)(c). The performance of a faculty member and progress toward permanent status is evaluated each year prior to being granted permanent status and a letter is written by the county extension director to the supervising district extension director either recommending that the faculty member “be continued in a permanent status accruing position” or “not be continued in a permanent status accruing position”.
Paragraph (3)(e) has been changed to read as follows:
County extension faculty members being considered for permanent status prior to the last year of the permanent status probationary period may withdraw from consideration without prejudice by written mutual agreement between the faculty member and the District Extension Director. Faculty members being considered for promotion may withdraw from consideration; this withdrawal from consideration for promotion or for permanent status must be made prior to a decision by the President.
Section (4) has been changed to read as follows:
The Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources convenes annually a committee composed of a representative cross section of the total faculty in Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). One half of the committee is appointed by the Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and one-half elected by the tenured and permanent status faculty members of IFAS. The committee serves in a fact-finding and consultative role to the IFAS deans, pursuant to Rule 6C1-7.019(6)(b)2 and (6)(c)2, and the Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources concerning nominations for tenure, promotion, and permanent status.
Except for these changes, this rule as published by the University on April 6, 2005 will be adopted as originally proposed. The full text of the rule is available from Karon S. Grabel, Clerk of the University, 123 Tigert Hall, Post Office Box 113125, Gainesville, Florida 32611-3125, (352) 392-1358.
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