University Tenure and Promotion and Sabbatical Leave Advisory Committee


Charge: To review and approve departmental promotion criteria; make recommendations regarding a faculty member’s qualifications for tenure and promotion, promotion, and post-professorial merit to the provost; and make recommendations for sabbatical leave in accordance with the sabbatical leave policies and procedures.
Membership: The committee is composed of one tenured faculty member from each college (or free-standing “school” composed of academic departments made up of faculty), and Kent Library elected to the committee by a vote of the tenured and tenure track faculty in each unit. Though elected from these units, members are not representatives of their respective units, but rather of the faculty as a whole. Members shall be elected by secret ballot through a process conducted within each unit. Faculty members serve terms of four years with the terms of one or two members expiring each year. Members may be re-elected. The committee shall annually elect its own chair. The dean of graduate studies shall be responsible for convening the initial annual meeting at which the chair is elected. The dean is not a voting member of this committee and may only be present during committee deliberations if invited by the committee for consultation.
Reports to: Provost
Faculty Members: AY 2012-2015  Benjie Heu, Liberal Arts (Elected by College)
AY 2013-2016  Benjamin Dow, Business (Elected by College)
AY 2013-2016  Paul Watkins, Education (Elected by College)
AY 2015-2018  Brenda Johnson, Health & Human Services (Elected by College)
AY 2015-2018  Cheryl McAllister, Science, Technology, & Agriculture (Elected by College)
AY 2015-2018  Pat Willingham, Kent Library (Elected by Unit)
Chairperson: Paul Watkins