College of Agriculture Promotion and Tenure Committee

function:

The College of Agriculture Promotion and Tenure Committee is an advisory committee to the dean of the college on promotion and tenure decisions and other faculty personnel matters the dean wishes to refer to the committee. The committee’s deliberations on promotion and tenure cases will evaluate the department’s assessment of a candidate for tenure and/or promotion based on the department’s stated promotion and tenure guidelines and offer input on the candidate’s overall contribution to the mission of the college.


guidelines:

  1. The Associate Dean for Instruction and Associate Dean for Research will serve as ex officio, non-voting members of the committee; these individuals will serve as co-chair for the committee on a rotating basis for a one year term; the co-chair will only vote in the event of a tie vote.       This co-chair will help facilitate meetings, collect and disseminate P&T packets, and assist in forming the committee. The Assistant Director for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Forestry of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will serve as an ex officio committee member. This assistant director and deans are expected to provide input on the performance of the candidates in their areas of immediate concern—teaching, research, and extension.
  2. The committee will be composed of one tenured faculty member from each department in the college with each member holding the rank of Professor. Each department will elect two candidate members. The two suggested members will be submitted to the dean, who will determine the final membership, while attempting to achieve some balance in mission area representation (research, teaching, and extension) based on appointment and gender, race, and ethnicity. The dean will notify the department head and candidates on his/her decision.       The faculty members will elect a faculty co-chair. The faculty co-chair will moderate the meetings and make committee assignments.
  3. Department heads/chairs may not serve on the committee.
  4. Committee appointments shall be for a three year term with staggered appointments by department.
  5. A committee member may serve subsequent terms, but not successive terms.
  6. Committee members will be expected to discuss faculty cases from their home departments, but may not vote or render a decision on those candidates. They may, however, retain their voting privilege at the departmental level. Committee members may not simultaneously serve on the university promotion and tenure committee.
  7. Written evaluations and recommendations will be presented by the College Promotion and Tenure Committee to the dean for each case. The committee will determine who has the responsibility for preparing the report for each case; minority opinion reports may be submitted to the dean.
  8. All deliberations and decisions by the committee are to be kept confidential.

Members:

Dr. Norbert Wilson (Agricultural Economics)
Term ends: 7/2019

Dr. Werner Bergen (Animal Sciences)
Term ends: 7/2019

Dr. Joey Shaw (Crop, Soil and Environmental Science)
Term ends: 7/2018

Dr. Gisela Buschle-Diller (Biosystems Engineering)
Term ends: 7/2018

Dr. Edward Sikora (Entomology and Plant Pathology)
Term ends: 7/2019

Dr. Dennis DeVries (Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences)
Term ends: 7/2019

Dr. Joe Kemble (Horticulture)
Term ends: 7/2019

Dr. Bill Dozier (Poultry Science)
Term ends: 7/2018

Associate Dean for Research (Dean’s Office – Ex officio, non-voting)

Associate Dean for Instruction (Dean’s Office – Ex officio, non-voting)

Dr. Paul Mask (Alabama Cooperative Extension System – Ex officio, non-voting)