I am writing on behalf of Faculty Senate to thank you for the
work you did to produce the Ad hoc Committee Report on Promotion
and Tenure . I am happy to report to you that this was
passed with some thoughtful revision in our last Senate meeting.
of us recognize that we live or die by committee on this campus
and that only a small portion of the faculty dedicate themselves
to this kind of service. From such dedication, beginning as
early as 2001, this Report and its recommendations came to fruition.
For some “ad hoc” is viewed as roughly synonymous
with “ad nauseum” or “ad infinitum”.
Although this work required a multi-year process, the significance
of the outcome to each faculty member on this campus warranted
contribution will benefit all of our faculty members, both present
and future. On behalf of all current Senators, thank you again
for your time, your unselfish service and the monumental work
done to create this document.
David A. Eakin
Chair, Faculty Senate