Information Item# 1: Promotion & Tenure Report by Provost Earle Traynham (2015/2016-Apr)


March 3, 2016




TO: Chip Klostermeyer, President, Faculty Association 
John White, President, UFF
FROM:         Earle C. Traynham
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
RE: 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 2015-16 there were 36 tenure and/or promotion cases reviewed by the P&T University Committee and 3 promotion case for the Library and 5 promotion cases for Instructor/Lecturer reviewed by the Instructor/Lecturer Committee.

The recommendations are included below:


Provost  Recommendation 

University Committee

          to Associate

27/26 positive

27/25 positive, 1 tied, 1 negative

Promotion to

9/8 positive

9/8 positive, 1 negative

Promotion to
          University Librarian

3/3 positive

Not Applicable

Promotion to
Associate Instructor/Lecturer

5/4 positive

5/4 positive


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.