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Promotion and Tenure Policies Review

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The Promotion and Tenure Policies Review Committee was formed in the Spring of 2021 by Provost Dahlberg with the Faculty Senate with a charge to “Review the process and timeline for promotion and tenure and the faculty appeal process, and then make recommendations for improving the efficacy and clarity of these processes.” The committee was composed of academic affairs level leadership (Vice Provost and Associate Provost), college-level leadership (4 academic deans), faculty representatives from each college (mixture of tenure-track, professional practice, and instructor), staff representatives (2 staff members), and the TCU General Counsel. The committee submitted recommendations to the Provost in Fall 2023. The recommendations were reviewed by various university committees, deans, chairs, faculty senate and the entire faculty before being approved by the President’s Cabinet in Spring 2024.

A subsequent charge to review the titles of nontenure-track faculty (Professional Practice Faculty and Instructors) and make recommendations for those titles is ongoing.

P&T Policies Review Committee

Co-Chairs
Christopher Watts, Dean, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Peter Frinchaboy, Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, College of Science & Engineering (2021-2023)*
Krista Scott, Professor, College of Fine Arts (2023-current)*

Members
Danyelle Ackall, Instructor, Neeley School of Business*
Heather Confessore, Administrative Assistant, AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Lori Diel, Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development, College of Fine Arts
Michael Faggella-Luby, Professor and Director of ANSERS Institute, College of Education*
Emily Farris, Associate Professor, AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Kathy Ferguson, Asst. to the Dean and Finance Administrator, College of Science & Engineering
Carrie Franklin, Assistant to the Dean, College of Fine Arts
Michael Kruger, Dean, College of Science & Engineering
Joanne Green, Professor, AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Mark Houston, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Neeley School of Business
Francyne Huckaby, Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs
Paul King, Professor, Bob Schieffer College of Communication
Curt Rode, Senior Instructor, AddRan College of LiberalArts
June Seely, Assistant to the Dean, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Greg Stephens, Associate Professor, Neeley School of Business
Chip Stewart, Professor, Bob Schieffer College of Communication
Lee Tyner, General Counsel, Office of the Chancellor
Danielle Walker, Associate Professor, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Sonja Watson, Dean, AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Floyd Wormley, Assoc. Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies

*Bold denotes members of Faculty Senate.