Reviews recommendations of the Deans and colleges/school, and recommends promotions and tenure awards.
Recommendations to the President through the Provost
Meets annually at the direction of the Chair, or upon request of a simple majority of the members. Meetings are closed to non-members.
Nine Faculty Members:
Two Student Representatives (one-year terms):
Faculty eligible to serve on the R&T committee must be full-time, tenured and will have taught at Seattle University for at least three years. Deans and higher administrators are not eligible.
Academic Assembly Appointment: Upon termination of a Presidential appointment, the successor is appointed by Academic Assembly, through the following process:
Presidential Appointment: Upon termination of an Academic Assembly appointment, the successor is appointed by the President through the following process:
Representatives At-Large Appointments:
An appointee considered for tenure and/or promotion during their R&T Committee service, shall be excluded from all deliberations that year. If it is the last year of their term, the appointee shall resign; otherwise the appointee shall obtain a leave from the Committee.
Former R&T committee members will form the pool from which an interim committee member shall be selected. Selection for interim committee members follows the appointment process for new appointments, (i.e., A Presidential interim shall be selected by the President).
Minutes are kept in the Provost’s Office and are only read by members of the committee.
Jodi O'Brien/5384 - Chair
The University Rank and Tenure Committee has existed in one capacity or another since 1948 when the university changed its name from Seattle College to Seattle University.