Information Item # 1: Promotion & Tenure Report From Interim Provost Earle Traynham          (2013-2014/April)



March 6, 2014




Gordon Rakita, President, Faculty Association

Janice Swenson, President, UFF 
FROM: Earle C. Traynham, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Promotion and Tenure Report to the Faculty Association and United Faculty of Florida



In accordance with the procedures outlined in the UNF-UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement, I am submitting the following report:   In 2013-14 there were 31 tenure and/or promotion cases reviewed by the University Committee and one promotion case for the Library. There was one candidate who withdrew from the tenure and promotion process.

The recommendations are included below:



Provost  Recommendation

University Committee

Tenure/Promotion  to Associate

18/18 positive
1 withdrawn from consideration


18/19 positive

Tenure only

1/1 positive


1/1 positive

Promotion to Professor

10/11 positive, 1/11 negative


9/11 positive, 2/11 negative

Promotion to University Librarian

1 positive


Not applicable



The promotion and tenure process is the most significant mechanism the university has for ensuring a high quality faculty.  I thank all those that have shared in honoring its fairness and rigor.