The Senate Faculty Review Standards Committee “generally advises the Senate and University administration regarding Regulations and practices for regular, periodic reviews of members of the University faculty (and also non-faculty instructional personnel teaching credit-bearing courses, see Policy 6-310). And, acting on behalf of the Senate . . . the Committee has . . . specific functions for review and approval of the Statements describing and governing the University’s systems for reviews of individual faculty . . ..”
Governing Documents: University Policy 6-002-III-D-1-k: The Academic Senate; Policy 6-303 Tenure-line faculty RPT reviews; Policy 6-310 Career-line faculty reviews; Policy 6-321 Tenured faculty reviews.
Powers and Duties
- Advise the Senate and University administration on policy and practices for review of faculty and other instructional personnel
- Approve departmental Statements of review standards & procedures for (i) Retention, Promotion, and Tenure reviews of Tenure-line faculty, (ii) Tenured-faculty reviews, (iii) Career-line faculty reviews & reappointments, and (iv) Reviews of Adjunct faculty & non-faculty instructional personnel.
- Develop schedules and Guidance Templates for periodic updating of such Statements.
The Academic Senate elects 24 faculty to 4-year terms: 18 Tenured (one from each of the 17 academic colleges and the University Libraries) and six Career-line.