Tenure and Review Process Council (formerly Faculty Affairs Council)

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Tenure and Review Process Council are to make recommendations to the Chief Academic Officer of the University on all matters involving the granting of tenure and promotion.

  • The council shall serve as a body to consider individual faculty grievances.
  • All promotion and tenure reviews require the attendance of all council members.
  • The Council’s meetings are closed and its deliberations are confidential.
  • The Council’s recommendations are made directly to the Joint Council on Faculty Affairs, which shall present written recommendations to the Chief Academic Officer who shall present written recommendations to the President.
  • The Council shall summarize its recommendations on tenure and promotion to the Faculty Assembly by the final meeting each spring.
  • More specifically, this council shall:
    • Ensure that applicable policies for tenure and promotion are followed and that all candidates are treated fairly.
    • Review and evaluate the dossiers and recommendations submitted for each candidate and make recommendations to the Joint Council for Faculty Affairs, which shall forward these recommendations to the Chief Academic Officer.
    • Review tenure and promotion policies and procedures and make recommendations to the Faculty Assembly for revision.
    • Review nominations for honorary degrees, emeritus status, and distinguished emeritus status and make recommendations to the Faculty Assembly and to the Chief Academic Officer of the University.
    • Review tenure credit and faculty rank awarded to new faculty and administrators with faculty rank to ensure compliance with the guidelines of the Rules and Regulations of the Texas State University System.

Membership

Membership is appointed by Faculty Assembly and shall consist of seven tenured full professors.

Term: Three-year, staggered

Chair: Elected by Council

Membership as of Fall 2019 Expiration of Term
Dr. Bill Green, Business Administration

Dr. Laura Payne, Languages and Literature

Dr. Chris Ritzi, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences

Dr. Galen Privet, Education

Ms. Carol Fairlie, Fine Arts and Communication

Dr. Scot Ericsson, Animal Science

Dr. James Zech, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences

09/30/2020

09/30/2022

09/30/2021

09/30/2022

09/30/2021

09/30/2020

09/30/2021

Quick Links and Documents

Deadlines for the 2017-18 Application Process:

October 13, 2017 – Faculty Applications [Dossiers] to the Department Chair

November 10, 2017 – Dossiers forwarded from the Department Chair to the Dean

November 10 – December 14, 2017 – Dean convenes the School Promotion/Tenure Committee

December 14, 2017 – Dossiers forwarded from the Dean to the School Committee

TBD – Dossiers forwarded from the School Committee to the Dean

February 9, 2018 – Dossiers forwarded from the Dean to the Chair of the Faculty Affairs Council

March 9, 2018 – Dossiers from the Faculty Affairs Council to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

March 23, 2018 – Dossiers from the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs to the President

May 24 – 25, 2018 – Recommendations to TSUS Board of Regents