XXIII. All College Tenure Committee

A. Purpose. The All College Tenure Committee (“ACT Committee”) will be convened in order to participate in the procedures outlined in Section XVII (Grant of Tenured Appointments) and in Section XVIII.C. (Post-Tenure Review: Level Two). ACT Committee members should review Section II (General Principles) prior to participating.

B. Composition and Term. The ACT Committee will be composed of nine faculty members with Tenured Appointments. No two members of the ACT Committee will be from the same Department. Members of the ACT Committee will serve for terms of two years beginning on May 31 in the year in which they are selected. A member of the ACT Committee may serve for no more than two consecutive terms; there will be no limitation upon the total number of terms a member of the ACT Committee may serve.

C. Selection of Members. Six members of the ACT Committee will be elected by vote of faculty members with Tenured Appointments in an election conducted by the Senate. One member of the ACT Committee will be the Chair of a Department elected by the Chairs’ Council. Two members of the ACT Committee will be appointed by the Provost.

D. Deliberations. No member of the ACT Committee will participate in the evaluation of an applicant for a Tenured Appointment pursuant to Section XVII (Grant of Tenured Appointments) if that applicant or faculty member is, has been or will be in the same Department as the ACT Committee member or the ACT Committee member has served.

E. Officers. At the end of each academic year, the members of the ACT Committee will select a Chair and a Recorder from among themselves to serve for the next academic year.