To make recommendations to the CAS and SEBHS deans on applications for tenure and promotion.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Review the criteria, guidelines and assessment procedures of the departments of instruction for a merit
    increase, reappointment, non-reappointment, promotion and tenure, to confirm that they conform with the faculty
    evaluation guidelines in the Faculty Handbook. Each department will be reviewed at least once every three years,
    with the review staggered so that the committee reviews one-third of the departments of instruction in any one
  2. The departments of instruction will send to the Tenure and Promotion Committee the appropriate A- series form
    for promotion (A-2) or tenure (A-5) by the deadline for requests. The Tenure and Promotion Committee shall
    ensure the request complies with the relevant eligibility criteria in the UF Handbook, indicating this by
    signature on the form.
  3. The Tenure and Promotion Committee will review all official paperwork and the candidate’s professional portfolio
    as well as an abridged file prepared by the candidate. The committee’s review shall focus solely on whether or
    not the candidate has met the criteria for promotion or tenure established by the candidate’s department and the
    requirements for promotion or tenure found in the University Faculty Handbook. If it is the committee’s decision
    that the candidate has not met the criteria for promotion or tenure established by the candidate’s department,
    they may, if they feel the situation so warrants, recommend to the dean that the requested personnel action be
    supported. Such an action may be taken only under unusual or extraordinary circumstances, which are to be shared
    with the dean, the faculty candidate, and the department chair.
  4. At the end of its review, the Tenure and Promotion Committee shall submit its recommendation to the Dean, the
    candidate, and the candidate’s department chair. If applicable, the Committee’s report to the Dean shall specify
    each instance that the candidate has failed to meet the criteria established by either the candidate’s
    department or the University Faculty Handbook. The report to the candidate and to the candidate’s department
    chair shall consist of a statement of the committee’s specific decision.
  5. Faculty who appeal a tenure or promotion decision to the Grievances Committee may use the Tenure and Promotion
    Committee’s recommendation to the Dean as part of their appeal. In the event the Dean has not followed a
    recommendation by the Tenure and Promotion Committee, Faculty may ask for the Committee to comment in writing on
    the Dean’s rationale.
  6. Promotion is subject to final decision by the University Administration. The Board of Trustees will make final
    decisions on the granting of tenure.
  7. The committee members shall be expected to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality in all matters
    relevant to service on this committee.
  8. The Tenure and Promotion Committee will advise the Faculty Welfare Committee annually of any department’s
    criteria for faculty evaluation that is unclear, does not comply fully with the UF Handbook, is egregiously
    inconsistent with the level of standard used by the majority of departments, or in any other way has
    departmental promotion or tenure criteria that is problematic during evaluation. Feedback may include
    suggestions for how to improve UF Handbook criteria related to promotion and tenure.


This Committee has the following authority:

  • Makes recommendations to Deans


The committee shall consist of 9 members, 7 elected by the Faculty and 2 appointed by the Chair of the Faculty.
Membership will be divided between CAS and SEBHS faculty in the same ratio as the number of faculty in each school.

Name Title/Role Term

Max Kazemzadeh



Julie Mitchiner



Brian Greenwald


2022 – 2025

Lawrence Pick


2022 – 2025

Tonya Stremlau


2023 – 2026

Paul Dudis


2023 – 2026

Gabriel Lomas


2023 – 2026

Updated January 2023

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