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The Committee on Tenure and Promotions (T&P) makes recommendations, as required, on Faculty and University policy concerning tenure and promotions: it shall deliberate on Faculty tenure and promotions policy and make recommendations on such policy to Faculty Council and the Dean. The Faculty Committee on Tenure and Promotions, when augmented by two members from the Senate Committee on Tenure and Promotions, is constituted as a sub-committee of the Senate Committee on Tenure and Promotions, and acts as a Review Committee of Senate, for T&P files. (Please see section F.3.4.1. of the Senate Tenure and Promotions Policy, Criteria and Procedures document.)

Meeting Dates

Tenure and Promotions (T&P) meetings will take place on the fourth Monday of each month from 3-5 PM except where marked * below.

FALL 2021 DATES:

September 27, 2021

October 25, 2021

November 22, 2021

December 13, 2021*

WINTER 2022 DATES:

January 24, 2022

February 28, 2022

March 28, 2022

April 25, 2022

May 16, 2022*

June 27, 2022

Full Terms of Reference

The Committee on Tenure and Promotions (T&P) makes recommendations, as required, on Faculty and University policy concerning tenure and promotions: it shall deliberate on Faculty tenure and promotions policy and make recommendations on such policy to Faculty Council and the Dean. The Faculty Committee on Tenure and Promotions, when augmented by two members from the Senate Committee on Tenure and Promotions, is constituted as a sub-committee of the Senate Committee on Tenure and Promotions, and acts as a Review Committee of Senate, for T&P files. (Please see section F.3.4.1. of the Senate Tenure and Promotions Policy, Criteria and Procedures document.)
When constituted as a Faculty T&P Committee, it will:
• Review unit standards as required, and provide timely feedback before submission to the Senate Committee
on Tenure and Promotions for review/approval.
• Liaise with the Secretariat, Senate Committee on Tenure and Promotions, and Departments to confirm the list
of tenure and/or promotion candidates scheduled for consideration.
• Work to ensure that timelines are maintained, and report to Council on the disposition of files by category.
When constituted as a Review Committee of Senate, it will:
• Evaluate the recommendations of Department Adjudicating Committees to ensure that procedures set out
have been followed and that the criteria used in the evaluations of files have been applied fairly and in
accordance with the University criteria and the unit criteria (if any).
• Ensure that if a member of the review committee has adjudicated a file as a member of a Department
Adjudicating Committee, he/she does not take part in consideration of the file at the review level.
• Review and take action on each file as per sections F.3.4.4. to F.3.4.10., of the Senate Tenure and Promotions
Policy, Criteria and Procedures document.
• Vote to:
-Concur: When the procedures have been followed in all material respects, the appropriate criteria
fairly applied and the evidence in the file supports the recommendation;
-Dissent: When the criteria and procedures have been fairly applied, but the evidence in the file does
not support the recommendation;
 Refer back to the Adjudicating Committee:
If there are substantive procedural errors
 If the appropriate criteria haven’t been properly or fairly applied
 If there is substantive new material which might affect the Adjudicating Committee’s assessment and recommendation on the file, the file must be returned to the Adjudicating Committee for its reconsideration.
The Committee recognizes the importance of cultivating a culture of fairness, equity, diversity and inclusion. The Committee ensures that these essential principles are integrated into the School’s/Committee’s policies, programs, operations and practices.
Title# of Members# of Votes
Ex Officio Membership
Vice Dean (non-voting)10
Membership, Elected and/or Appointed
One member per Department44
One member elected by Council11
2 students (1 undergraduate and 1 graduate)22
2 members from Senate T&P Committee – as designated by Senate (rotating)2(2)
Secretary to Committee (non-voting)10
Total119
4.2. Period of Appointment
Ex-Officio Members:
• Ex Officio members shall hold their position for the duration of their appointment in that role.
Faculty Members:
• Elected members shall hold their position for their specified term, or until their resignation, whichever is earlier. The specified term for faculty members shall be two years.
Students:
Tenure & Promotions Committee V.1.0• The undergraduate and graduate students elected and/or appointed as members will serve for one year, renewable.

4.3. Nominations
Students:
• Student vacancies are filled via a centralized process which will be managed by the Executive Committee. The election process is conducted by the respective student bodies of the Lassonde undergraduate student government and Lassonde graduate student associations.
Departmental Members:
• The faculty member designate for a department shall be chosen in accordance with each department’s procedures.
Senate Representatives:
• Senate Representatives are elected by the Senate Committee on T&P in accordance with the procedures of Senate. No person shall serve simultaneously on tenure and promotions committees at different levels.

4.4. Representation by Proxy
• Unless provision has been made for a designated alternate, elected and ex officio members shall not be entitled to designate a substitute or to vote by proxy.
Dismissal of Members
• Replacement members will be requested from the respective bodies through which they were
appointed, should the need arise.
• Should an elected member resign from the committee, a by-election shall be held to fill the vacancy
5.1. Meetings and Protocols
• The Committee works according to the Senate Tenure and Promotions Policy, Criteria and Procedures.

5.2. Chair
• The Chair of the Committee will be the Vice Dean. The Chair of each file will be a member of the Committee that is not from the candidate’s home department.

5.3. Quorum
• When constituted as the Faculty T&P Committee, the quorum will be a majority of voting members.
• When constituted as the Senate Review Committee, quorum will be a majority of voting members of
the Faculty T&P Committee, plus two members of the Senate T&P Committee who must be present.

5.4. Timing and Frequency of Meetings
• Meetings are scheduled as required according to the files to be reviewed, and/or the business that arises, once per month from September to June.

5.5. Standing Orders
• The conduct of the business of the meeting shall be subject to the “York University Rules of Senate”

5.6. Agenda, Administration, and Minutes
• The T&P Committee shall be serviced by the Secretary to the Committee.
• When constituted as a Faculty T&P Committee, All records of the meetings, including the minutes, shall be retained in accordance with the Common Records Schedule (CRS) for Faculty Councils (ADG15) and Faculty Council Committees (ADG17) under York University’s Information, Privacy and Copyright Office.
• When constituted as a Senate Review Committee, all deliberations shall be in camera and completely confidential.
• The Committee Secretary shall be responsible for ensuring correspondence and decisions made by the Committee are available to relevant people or bodies, including T&P candidates, adjudicating committees, membership of sub-committees and secretaries of relevant Faculty Council or Senate Committees.

5.7. Voting
• Only members present at the review meeting – in person or by teleconference – may vote. Members
who have provided a reference letter to the file participate in the review and vote on the file.
• All members of the committee are voting members unless specifically indicated otherwise. Votes must
be cast in person.
The T&P Committee shall report to Faculty Council, and the Senate Committee on Tenure and Promotions at least on an annual basis.
Version Number: Tenure & Promotions Committee V.1.0

Approved By: Faculty Council

Date: May 2020

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2021-22 Committee Members

Two members from the Senate Tenure and Promotions Committee, as designated by Senate (rotating)