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FutureSTATE 2015 Progress Reports
RECRUIT AND RETAIN FACULTY
Initiative: Foster more effective communication with faculty by scheduling annual meetings between the upper administration and the combined leadership of the Faculty Senate, University Promotion and Tenure Committee, and the University Committee on Courses and Curricula; scheduling meetings between the provost and department heads and deans to discuss promotion and tenure standards and procedures; scheduling meetings each fall between the University Promotion and Tenure Committee and representatives of college and departmental promotion and tenure committees; and communicating changes in policies and practices in a timely manner.
- The Provost has met regularly with the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate and has attended all Faculty Senate meetings. The Provost and the Associate Provost also meet with the chair of the University Courses and Curriculum Committee periodically to address issues. The Provost also meets with the department heads, usually once a semester, where promotion and tenure is discussed, among other items. Changes in policies and practices have been communicated in a timely manner. Furthermore a "Tips on Promotion and Tenure" document has been posted on the Academic Affairs website.