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Bill 11-A-20 Faculty Tenure and Promotion Policy (Approved)

FACULTY SENATE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE BILL 11-A-20

Approved by the Faculty Senate
April 20, 2011

REVISION OF THE FACULTY TENURE AND PROMOTION POLICY

WHEREAS: The Faculty Senate has determined that a revision of some of the language in the "Faculty Tenure and Promotion Policy" would clarify some of the provisions,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: the "Faculty Tenure and Promotion Policy" be amended in the following manner:

1) That the first sentence of the subsection entitled, "Hiring at Appropriate Rank," under the section entitled "Tenure and Promotion Eligibility Standards" be amended by inserting the word "academic" before the word "administrator".

2) That the second paragraph of the subsection entitled, "Departmental Tenure and Promotion Advisory Committees," under the section entitled "Faculty Tenure and Promotion Advisory Committees" be amended by replacing the phrase "cognate (i.e. disciplinarily similar)" with the word "other," and that the following sentences be appended to that paragraph: "These members shall be chosen using procedures agreed upon by a vote of all tenured and tenure-track faculty in the department. No one shall be eligible to serve in this capacity if he or she would be in a position of evaluating any faculty member's dossier at more than one level, or if he or she is a department chairperson."

3) That the fourth sentence of the subsection entitled, "College Tenure and Promotion Advisory Committee" be amended by deleting the period and appending the following phrase: "in the same college or school."

4) That the sixth sentence of the subsection entitled, "College Tenure and Promotion Advisory Committee," under the section entitled "Faculty Tenure and Promotion Advisory Committees" be amended by replacing the word "cognate" with the word "other," and that the seventh sentence be deleted and be replaced with the following sentence: "No one shall be eligible to serve in this capacity if he or she would be in a position of evaluating any faculty member's dossier at more than one level, or if he or she is a department chairperson."

5) That the subsection entitled, "University Tenure and Promotion and Sabbatical Leave Advisory Committee," under the section entitled "Faculty Tenure and Promotion Advisory Committees" be amended by inserting the following sentence between the twelfth and thirteenth sentences: "In the event that a vacancy occurs on the University Committee resulting from a member's resignation, that vacancy shall be filled by a special election in the relevant unit to complete the term, employing the same procedures as for the regular election."

6) That the section entitled "Evaluation of Probationary Faculty Members" be amended by inserting between the third and fourth paragraph, a new paragraph to read: "For dates specified in this section, materials and/or recommendations will be due by 5:00 p.m. on the listed day. Should any of these dates fall on a weekend or university holiday, materials and/or recommendations will be due on the business day after the date specified."

7) That the first sentence of the existing fourth paragraph of the section entitled "Evaluation of Probationary Faculty Members" be amended by replacing the word "In" with the phrase "By March 1 of".

8) That the fourth sentence of the existing fourth paragraph of the section entitled "Evaluation of Probationary Faculty Members" be amended by replacing the word "A" with the phrase "By March 31, a".

9) That the first sentence of the existing fifth paragraph of the section entitled "Evaluation of Probationary Faculty Members" be amended by replacing the word "Following" with the phrase "Within five working days of".

10) That the first sentence of the existing sixth paragraph of the section entitled "Evaluation of Probationary Faculty Members" be amended by replacing the word "The" with the phrase "By April 15, the".

11) That the first sentence of the existing seventh paragraph of the section entitled "Evaluation of Probationary Faculty Members" be amended by inserting after the word "submitting" the phrase "to the department chairperson within five business days".

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the following notation will be added to the end of the "Faculty Tenure and Promotion Policy" in the Handbook:

Amended by Faculty Senate Bill 11-A-20, April 20, 2011, approved by Board of Regents October 21, 2011

Posted to Faculty Handbook
date:February 19, 2013

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