The Committee shall review each dossier forwarded in support of a candidacy for promotion or tenure. The Committee takes into account the recommendation of the primary committee and the Chair, but makes its own recommendation. The Committee provides the Dean with a record of its vote(s) and a written review of the candidate.
The Committee shall conduct a School-level Three Year Review of tenure-track and clinical faculty members, and provide them with a written assessment of their progress toward promotion and tenure. A copy of each assessment shall be provided to the faculty member’s Chair and to the Dean.
The Committee shall assist the Dean, at the Dean’s request, in evaluating recommendations received from primary committees and Chairs concerning reappointment, and shall serve to examine departmental review procedures.
The committee shall consist of seven tenured faculty members and two senior lecturers, excluding full time administrators, elected by the faulty who shall serve staggered terms of two years. Every effort shall be made to ensure diversity of representation on this committee. A faculty member at the rank of professor shall be elected by the Promotion and Tenure Committee in the spring from a slate of qualified faculty from the School, prepared by the Nominating Committee, to a renewable term of three years as the IU School of Liberal Arts representative to the IUPUI campus Promotion and Tenure Committee. If not already a voting member of the Promotion and Tenure Committee elected by the faculty, the School representative elected by the committee shall also serve as a non-voting ex-officio member of the School Promotion and Tenure Committee.
- To the fullest extent possible, the tenured members of the committee should hold the rank of Professor. No more than one tenured member may be elected from any department or stand-alone program. Members may not vote for a candidate who is presenting himself/herself for a higher rank than the committee member.
- The two senior lecturers shall be elected from different departments. These two senior lecturers shall serve as voting members on the committee only to consider candidates seeking promotion from lecturer to senior lecturer.
- All members of the committee must recuse themselves from discussing and voting on candidates from their own departments, family members, or those presenting significant conflicts of interest.
- Nothing in these Bylaws may preclude the Committee from recommending tenure but not promotion for the same individual.