ARTP Department of Public Health

Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Department of Public Health
Date Approved: June 2014


Confidentiality of Personnel Deliberations

Composition of Departmental Personnel Committees (Probationary and Temporary Appointment, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion, and Evaluation of Temporary, Probationary and Tenured Faculty)

Composition of Departmental Personnel Committees

The department annually elects 1 personnel committee.

The probationary and tenured faculty members of the department or equivalent unit shall elect a peer review committee(s) of tenured faculty members. When there are insufficient eligible members to serve on the peer committee, the department shall elect members from a related academic discipline(s).

(The Committees, as a whole, must take responsibility for the following tasks: Probationary Appointment; Temporary Appointment; Retention, Tenure and Promotion; Range Elevation; Evaluation of Temporary Faculty; Evaluation of Probationary Faculty; Evaluation of Tenured Faculty (Post-Tenure review); Evaluation for Request to Emeritus status; and Collaboration on the Development of Individual Professional Plans. It is required that each unit indicate below which Committee is responsible for each of these tasks.)

Committee Titles and Responsibilities

Number of Members

(at least 3; all tenured full time)

(Indicate if must be (full) professor rank)

Number of Alternates

(1 or more; all tenured full-time)*

(Indicate if must be (full) professor rank)

Personnel Committee

All personnel functions assigned to the Department

3 tenured Professors. The Department  Chair may serve on the Committee, if elected. If a tenured professor is going to be evaluated in the coming year, then the committee must consist of 3 full professors or at least two full professors
with the alternate (next column) being a
full professor.

One tenured professor. Must be a full professor if a tenured professor is to be evaluated in the coming year and the committee has only two full professors.


Members will be elected by secret electronic ballot in the spring. Elected members will serve for the next academic year. Method of tallying results will be by the golf score method.

Eligibility for Committee Service and Balloting


For each faculty evaluation committee, indicate whether the chair is always included on the committee, excluded from the committee, or eligible to serve if elected to the committee.

The chair is eligible to serve on the personnel committee. A quorum shall consist of two members.

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Personnel Action Files

Individualized Professional Plans

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Area of Specialization Terminal Degree


Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty

Committee Procedures

Review of Faculty Holding Joint Appointments and of Faculty Active in Interdisciplinary Programs

Student Consultation in Academic Personnel Processes

Oral Testimony

Role of Department/Division/School Chair or Director

Appointment of Temporary Faculty

Evaluation of Temporary Faculty

Consideration for Three-Year Appointments

Consideration for Range Elevation

Review of Department Personnel Procedures