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Balloting for Provost’s Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure Underway
The electronic balloting process for Syracuse University faculty to select candidates to serve on the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure began on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Ballots will be distributed to all eligible voters. This includes tenured and tenure-track faculty members in six of the 12 electorates that are represented on the committee.
“The selection of members to serve on the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure is essential to the University’s efforts to assure fairness and consistency across the promotion and tenure process. It also assists in assuring adherence to the highest academic standards of excellence and in providing a superb educational experience for our students,” says Vice Chancellor, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Gretchen Ritter. “I encourage all eligible faculty to take part in the election process to help the University in its efforts on both of these forefront goals.”
The committee is composed of tenured professors drawn from 12 electorates aligned with the faculties of 10 of 11 schools and colleges plus two electorates from the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences has separate electorates for faculty in the sciences and in the humanities. The College of Professional Studies is not represented on the committee.
The online balloting identifies potential committee members from each of the electorates having open seats. Only tenured full professors are eligible to serve on the committee. Once balloting closes, a slate of three candidates from each electorate is forwarded to the provost for final committee selection. Committee members serve staggered two-year terms and are not eligible to serve two terms consecutively. Additional information about the committee, its composition and its operations can be found in the frequently asked questions document [PDF] on the provost’s website.
Nominations are to be returned electronically. Balloting closes Feb. 1. Representatives from the Appointment and Promotions Committee of the University Senate will then identify the faculty endorsed by their colleagues who are willing to serve and then forward the list to Ritter, who will invite individuals to serve. The committee will be fully seated by March 1.