Rank, Tenure and Salary Committee Report



The Committee has completed its work on the proposal to change the wording in the tenure guidelines of the Faculty handbook to allow the Director of the Library to serve on Tenure Committees for library faculty.


We held open hearings on the following and are reshaping these documents to present to the Executive Committee in the near future.


  1. Proposals for a Change in Status for:
    1. Birth of a child
    2. Adoption of a child
    3. Family medical reasons


  1. Proposal for extending the probationary period for tenure



Items remaining to be considered by the committee:


  1. Should there be a University Tenure Committee?  We are beginning talks concerning what we should attempt in this area.
  2. We have been asked to consider recommending a change in an order of activity used during the self-evaluation of faculty process. It has been suggested that in the process of submitting one’s self-evaluation, the chair of the department should write comments before the faculty member submits comments and then the faculty member could react to the comments of the chair.


Respectfully submitted,


Dwight M. Olson, Committee Chair