The Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee reviews University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines and observes and advises on matters pertaining to the promotion and tenure process. In promotion and tenure cases where there is a negative or split recommendation at either the unit or college level, the University Promotion and Tenure Committee invites the relevant unit supervisor and college dean for discussion. Representatives from the Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee will have access to the dossiers and participate in these discussions, although they are not voting members of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee. The Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee provides input on the promotion and tenure decision process through its annual report to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and to the Provost's Office. The annual report also includes a summary of the previous year's promotion and tenure actions provided by the Office of the Provost.
The Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee shall consist of six Faculty who have been granted tenure at OSU and who reflect the diversity of the University. Whenever a committee member is under consideration for promotion, he or she will be ineligible to serve on the Committee during the year in which the review is scheduled.
The Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee provides leadership for campus-wide educational programs related to the promotion and tenure process and facilitates on-going dialogue about these matters. Members of the Committee are available to respond to procedural and interpretative questions from faculty, department heads/chairs, deans, and department and college committees.