Tenure and Promotion Overview

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Tenure and Promotion Overview
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Roberts, Judith
Keith, Brian W.
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This presentation provides an overview of the process, critical dates and requirements for tenure and promotion at the University of Florida Libraries.
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Overview of Timeline and Process for Tenure and Promotion 2013 2014

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Resources 1. GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION REGARDING THE TENURE, PERMANENT STATUS AND PROMOTION PROCESS FOR 2013 2014 (emailed to all faculty on 4/5/13) http://www.aa.ufl.edu/tenure/ CONTENTS I. About Tenure, Promotion & Permanent Status: 2013 2014 II. Eligibility for Tenure and Permanent Status III. Procedures IV. Additional Information for Chairs and Directors V. Additional Information for College Committees and Deans VI. Tenure upon Appointment VII. Annual Review Process VIII. Using the Template

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Resources 2. SMATHERS LIBRARIES CAREER DEVELOPMENT HANDBOOK http ://www.uflib.ufl.edu/Pers/cdh/ II. Tenure and/or Promotion A. Tenure Definition and Description B. Tenure and Promotion Timelines C. Criteria for Tenure and/or Promotion 1. First Criterion 2. Second Criterion 3. Third Criterion D. Tenure/Promotion Guidelines 1. For Library Faculty and Supervisors 2. For the Tenure and Promotion Committee i. Criterion Worksheets: One | Two | Three ii. Comparison of Librarian Rank Descriptions E. Promotion for Non Tenure Track Faculty F. Sample Letter for Tenure and/or Promotion G. Midterm Review for Tenure Accruing Faculty H. Post Tenure Reviews 1. Sustained Performance Evaluation for University and Associate University Library Faculty 2. Librarian Emeritus Status Guidelines

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Resources 3. UF BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND UFF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT http://www.hr.ufl.edu/labor relations/union.asp Article 19 (Tenure) and Article 20 (Promotion )

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Disclaimer Obviously, this presentation is not a substitute for an exhaustive review of the information provided in the above resources and in the event of inconsistencies, the above resources are authoritative.

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Disclaimer In instances where the Career Development Handbook and the above documents are not in agreement regarding the specifics of the packet, the candidate and chair should rely on the university documents as authoritative. In instances where the Career Development Handbook and the above documents are not in agreement regarding the departmental or Library processes for reviewing the tenure and promotion application, the candidate and chair should rely on the Career Development Handbook.

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Disclaimer Any questions or concerns should be directed to Library Human Resources? Let us know!

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Determination of Tenure Year Appointment Date Between Mandatory Review Year Packet Submission Year Nov 8 th 2006 Nov 7 th 2007 2014 Fall 2013 Nov 8 th 2007 Nov 7 th 2008 2015 Fall 2014 Nov 8 th 2008 Nov 7 th 2009 2016 Fall 2015 Nov 8 th 2009 Nov 7 th 2010 2017 Fall 2016 Nov 8 th 2010 Nov 7 th 2011 2018 Fall 2017 Nov 8 th 2011 Nov 7 th 2012 2019 Fall 2018 Nov 8 th 2012 Nov 7 th 2013 2020 Fall 2019

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Tenure and Promotion Process Nomination Any faculty member desiring to submit a nomination for promotion must be considered.

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Determination of Tenure Year Extension of tenure probationary period A one year extension of the tenure probationary period may be requested if the faculty member becomes a parent or develops significant care responsibilities for a spouse or domestic partner, great grandparent, grandparent, parent, brother, sister, child, grandchild, or great grandchild of the faculty member, her/his spouse or domestic partner, or the spouse or domestic partner of any of these. The same is the case in the event of a significant illness or injury for the tenure accruing faculty member.

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Determination of Tenure Year Extension of tenure probationary period Faculty must make the request within 3 months of the event and no later than 15 months prior to the end of the probationary period. The chair must forward the request to the Dean with a recommendation that it be approved or disapproved; the Dean will then forward to the Provost with a recommendation. The provost has final authority to approve the request.

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Tenure and Promotion Calendar April Pre planning, including setting internal deadlines and discussing referees, begins for librarians anticipating going up for tenure and/or promotion. Dean of University Libraries and Library Faculty Assembly establish the membership of the Tenure and Promotion Committee (terms begin October 1 ).

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Tenure and Promotion Calendar May/June/July Nominees and Chairs attend workshop by Academic Affairs on how to prepare packet. Human Resources Office sends the Deans and Chairs a list of tenure accruing librarians with their tenure eligibility dates. Human Resources Office sends all librarians a link to the current version of the University Guidelines on the Tenure and Promotion Process.

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Tenure and Promotion Calendar August Department Chair solicits letters of recommendation for nominee.

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Tenure and Promotion Calendar September Nominee finalizes packet for review by Department Chair/Supervisor for completeness and accuracy Department Chair confirms with the LHRO the voting eligibility of all tenure home members who may vote for tenure and/or promotion.

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Tenure and Promotion Calendar By September 15 Nominee submits completed packet online for LHRO review and electronic copy of additional materials for internal review only, to LHRO. HR reviews packet online. By September 20 Nominee certifies packet online [from this point forward any changes/corrections will be added to section 33]

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Tenure and Promotion Calendar October Department Chair convenes eligible faculty, conducts tenure home vote and records result. Department Chair produces a transmittal letter and provides a The nominee may prepare a response to the transmittal letter for inclusion in the packet.

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Tenure and Promotion Calendar By October15 Dean of University Libraries meets with the Tenure and Promotion Committee to give guidance and answer questions. Tenure and Promotion Committee Chair notifies Human Resources Office of the meeting schedule and the plan for review.

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Tenure and Promotion Calendar November Tenure and Promotion Committee meets to review the nominations and summarize nominees' strengths and weaknesses for the Dean of University Libraries. December By December 1 assessments to the Dean of University Libraries

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Tenure and Promotion Calendar December The Deans, including Associate Dean for the Legal Information Center meet to review the nominations. Early January The Dean of University Libraries produces a transmittal letter letting the nominee know of recommendation or non recommendation. The nominee may prepare a response to the transmittal letter for inclusion in the packet Tenure and/or promotion packets are due in the Office of Academic Affairs.

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Tenure and Promotion Calendar July 1 or later Tenure is effective. Promotion is effective. Associated pay increases go into effect on or after this date, as determined by the University.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Letters of Evaluation The nominee in consultation with her/his mentor must submit to the Department Chair a list of seven possible evaluators. The Department Chair reviews the list with the nominee and makes additions and/or deletions as appropriate. At least of the there are 5) and at least five individuals must agree to serve as evaluators.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Letters of Evaluation The Chair sends the list of selected evaluators with reasons for choosing these particular evaluators to the appropriate Dean for review. After review by the appropriate Dean, the Chair notifies the nominee of persons from whom letters of recommendation will be sought.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Number of Outside Letters For faculty in the bargaining unit, no fewer than 5 and no more than 6 letters For faculty outside the bargaining unit, at least 5 letters the past ten years by the University of Florida. Number of Internal Letters For all faculty, there may be 3 to 5 UF evaluators (5 for promotion to University Librarian and Sr. Associate In).

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Tenure and Promotion Process The Chair asks the nominee to sign a statement indicating whether the rights to review the letters will or will not be waived. The signed statement is sent to the Library HR Office. Waiver decisions for library faculty over the past 13 years : Those from whom letters of evaluation are solicited must be notified as to whether or not the nominee waives the right to review the letters T&P Packets 55 Waived 37 Did not Waive 18

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Tenure and Promotion Process Letters should normally be written by faculty of higher rank than the nominee. External and Internal evaluation letters should be included in Section 31 along with the bio sketches. There should be two sections, one for external bio sketches and letters, and one for internal bio reference the letters of evaluation All evaluation solicitations should include a copy of the University criteria.

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Tenure and Promotion Process All solicited evaluations that are received must be included in the packet. solicit letters of recommendation. A sample copy of an actual solicitation letter must be submitted to the LHRO to be included in the packet. The Department Chair submits the Letters of Evaluation to the in accordance with the Universities guidelines and in the same order as the evaluators are listed in the bio sketches.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Packet The nominee is responsible for working with the supervisor to prepare the tenure and promotion packet. The supervisor is responsible for providing guidance to the nominee. It is the responsibility of the nominee to see that the tenure and/or promotion materials are complete.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Packet The nominee must be notified in writing of any additions, deletions or changes to the supporting materials in the packet. The nominee then has five days within which to attach a brief and concise response if desired. Any additions or changes after the departmental review, should be included in Section 33 (further information) of the packet; the original submissions are not to be changed but should refer to the new material in section 33.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Departmental Vote The Chair will hold a meeting of eligible voting faculty to discuss the nomination(s). are eligible to vote on a tenure nomination. nomination.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Departmental Vote A chairperson, dean, or equivalent administrator who provides a written evaluation of the candidate as part of the tenure or promotion process shall not participate in the secret ballot of the department or equivalent unit.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Departmental Vote Non tenure accruing promotions: For faculty applying for promotion to Associate In, the dossier will be reviewed and voted upon by departmental faculty at the rank of Associate In or higher and/or Associate University Librarian or higher. For faculty applying for promotion to Senior Associate In, the dossier will be reviewed and voted upon only by departmental faculty at the rank of Senior Associate In and/or University Librarian.

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Tenure and Promotion Process The vote, by secret ballot, is taken no sooner than 24 hours following the meeting.

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Tenure and Promotion Process The Chair adds to the packet a letter of transmittal which conferral of tenure, indicates whether the nominee is endorsed or not, and indicates the results of the departmental vote. The 20% or more of the votes are recorded as negative, abstaining or absent.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Once this information has been added to the packet, the nominee will receive a copy of the letter, evaluation, and results of the tenure home vote. The packet cannot be forwarded to the next step until the indicates in writing that s/he will not respond, or 10 calendar whichever is first. Such response shall be placed in the packet.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Library HR Office (LHRO) By September 15 the packet should be submitted online for LHRO review along with an electronic copy of the additional materials [including the CV] for internal review. The LHRO reviews for general errors or omissions. By September 20 the packet should be certified by the nominee online.

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Tenure and Promotion Process College Tenure and Promotion Committee A fact finding report, identifying the strengths and weakness of each candidate, is prepared for the Dean of University Libraries. The Dean may discuss the findings with members of the committee.

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Tenure and Promotion Process College Tenure and Promotion Committee The members of the Tenure and Promotion Committee review the nomination packet of candidates. Members of the committee may request additional information at any stage in the fact finding process.

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Tenure and Promotion Process College Tenure and Promotion Committee After review and discussion of the nomination, the chair of the Committee informs the Dean of University Libraries and the LHRO that their review has been completed. A fact finding report, identifying the strengths and weakness of each candidate, is prepared for the Dean of University Libraries. The Dean may discuss the findings with members of the committee.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Dean of University Libraries The Dean reviews the nomination. The Dean of University Libraries may request that the Legal Information Center Associate Dean and the Smathers Libraries Deans provide information and feedback on the nomination. The Dean of University Libraries decides whether or not to endorse the nomination.

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Tenure and Promotion Process The packet is reviewed by Academic Personnel, who coordinates the review by the Academic Personnel Board.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Dean of University Libraries The letter indicating endorsement or lack of endorsement for tenure and/or promotion. The nominee is notified through the online system. letter within 10 days. Such response shall be placed in the packet and forwarded to Academic Personnel.

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Tenure and Promotion Process The Academic Personnel Board serves in a fact finding and consultative role to the president on all nominations received from the Deans and directors. The Academic Personnel Board the strengths and weaknesses of the records. If there are questions about a nomination packet, the Academic Personnel Board will contact the Dean who in turn will notify the appropriate dean, chair or director and the faculty member so they may respond.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Review by the University President In tenure decisions, the President will submit a recommendation to the Board of Trustees for approval. The Dean of University Libraries will be notified of that recommendation and will keep the librarian informed. The President has the authority to make the final decision with respect to promotion nominations to the Associate University Librarian and University Librarian ranks. The Dean of University Libraries will be notified of such actions.

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Tenure and Promotion Process Review of Tenure Nominations by the Board of Trustees The library faculty member shall be notified in writing by the appropriate administrative official immediately or as soon thereafter as possible, of the final action taken on the nomination for tenure If the award of tenure was denied, a separate notice of non renewal must be sent to the faculty member by the academic unit responsible for the nomination

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Overview of Timeline and Process for Tenure and Promotion 2013 2014 Questions? Overview of Timeline and Process for Tenure and Promotion