Faculty rights tip of the week: Peer Review Committees (for Review, Tenure & Promotion)


In this new regular feature in CFA Headlines, we run a brief “faculty rights tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.

Peer Review Committees (for Review, Tenure, & Promotion)

Each academic year every department or equivalent unit must elect a peer review committee of tenured employees for the purpose of reviewing and recommending individuals for probationary appointments. (Article 12.22)

The Peer Review Committee may not be “appointed” by a chair or any administrator. There must be an election by the faculty unit employees within the department. Failure to hold such an election is a procedural violation of the collective bargaining agreement.

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