Faculty Handbook revisions advance to next stage

Faculty Council voted 25-1 on changes to the faculty tenure and appeals process, advancing Chapter 3 of the Facuty Handbook to a full faculty vote on a date to be determined.

Among the approved changes is an amendment which “eliminates the student presence at [promotion and tenure] review committees and standardizes the collection of data at the college level, in response to complaints from the (University Board of Promotion and Tenure) about the unevenness of data collection,” according to an Oct. 24 special handbook meeting’s notes.

Student Government Association president Caroline Winsett said the change makes the process “more consistent from department to department,” and that many of the revisions were proposed under the previous SGA adminstration.