Faculty Status Committee
Annual Report, 2010-2011

The Faculty Status Committee met 18 times during the 2010-2011 academic session.  An inventory of the committee’s activities over this time period follows:

  1. Evaluated the files of 43 probationary faculty and recommended a merit category to the Dean of the Faculty for each of these faculty members
  1. Reviewed portfolios of 5 candidates requesting tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor and 12 portfolios of candidates requesting promotion to the rank of professor and made recommendations to the Dean.
  1. Recommended to the Dean of the Faculty and the President that 1 faculty member be awarded the rank of Associate Professor Emerita and 4 faculty members be awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus or Emerita.
  1. Using the new merit category system, recommended across-the-board and merit salary allocations, should a 2% of the budget be approved for salary increases.
  1. Revised the faculty evaluation form and communicated with the general faculty and department chairs concerning these changes.
  1. Revised memoranda and forms associated with the 2011-2012 faculty evaluation cycle.
  1. Reviewed 7 files from the Policies and Procedures document. 
  1. Discussed with ITS the possibility of instituting electronic submissions of tenure and promotion materials.
  1. Chair met with new faculty to discuss the FSC charge, with specific emphasis placed on issues related to tenure and promotion.


Respectfully submitted by the 2010-2011 Faculty Status Committee:

Linda Barlett (MLL), Nelly Hecker, Chair (EDU), Daniel Koppelman (MUS), Si Pearman (HSC), Helen Lee Turner (REL), Paul Wagenknecht (CHM), and John Beckford, Dean of the Faculty (non-voting, ex-officio).

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