The Personnel Review Committee met on Thursday, October 13 in Molinaro Hall, room D135.
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 8:15 a.m. by the convener, James Kinchen. Other committee members attending the meeting were Fay Akindes, Michael Gurtman, Farida Khan, Penn Lyter, John Skalbeck, Rich Walasek and Rizvana Zameeruddin. Gary Wood was present as Secretary of the Faculty.
Election of a Chair
James Kinchen was nominated to serve as committee chair. James accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations. James was elected unanimously.
Calendar for 2011-2012
Dates for submitting tenure and promotion materials and reporting recommendations were set as follows.
January 6 Candidates for tenure and for promotion to full professor submit materials to deans.
January 13 Deans deliver materials to the university governance office.
February 20 PRC reports recommendations to the deans.
February 27 Deans report recommendations to the provost.
March 5 Provost reports recommendations to the chancellor.
The committee also set tentative dates for its evidentiary and deliberative meetings.
Other Committee Business
The committee discussed the possibility of having the tenure and promotion dossiers submitted digitally rather than on paper. While there was some agreement that a “paperless” process might be desirable, there was also reluctance to implement a new system at this time because candidates are already preparing their submissions using the current system and because there is work ongoing to use the Digital Measures reporting system to collect and report tenure and promotion data.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 a.m.
Submitted by, Gary M. Wood, Secretary of the Faculty