Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: I had hoped my first communication with the campus community would be to share positive news. Sadly though, I am writing with the most difficult news to share—the passing of one of our students. We…
Two Faculty Members Elected to the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure
Two faculty members have been elected to serve two-year terms on the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure. Kenneth Baynes, professor of philosophy, will fill the seat representing the College of Arts and Sciences–Humanities; and Sarah McCoubrey, professor of art, will fill the seat representing the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Baynes and McCoubrey join ten other representatives from Syracuse University’s colleges and schools on the committee, which works in an advisory capacity to the provost to promote the highest academic standards and ensure consistency across the promotion and tenure processes. Committee members are tenured full professors charged with providing the interim provost with a broad range of perspectives. They are expected to serve as universitywide faculty representatives rather than as representatives of a specific discipline, department, school or college. Members of the committee serve staggered two-year terms and are not eligible to serve consecutive terms.
The advisory committee is chaired by Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Zhanjiang (John) Liu and includes Interim Vice President for Research Ramesh Raina and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs LaVonda N. Reed.