The Committee for Rank and Promotion is a standing committee of Faculty Senate, and reports directly to Faculty Senate. The committee is responsible for recommending to the Provost:

  • Conferral of faculty rank;
  • Promotion in rank;
  • Change of category;
  • Sabbatical leave and course release.

The Committee For Rank and Promotion is composed of seven voting members from the rank of Full and Associate Professors. Six voting members are elected; the Provost appoints one of the seven voting members. All voting members serve once-renewable, staggered, two-year terms. At least two of the members must be Full Professors. No more than two members may be from the same department.

The Committee For Rank and Promotion elects its own Chair and any voting member of the Committee For Rank and Promotion may serve as Chair. The rank and promotion committee may invite the Provost of the University as an ex-officio member.

2018-2019 Members of the Committee For Rank and Promotion and their respective departments
Member Department
Diane Bonneau International Business Administration
Alice Craven Comparative Literature and English
Lissa Lincoln Psychology
Justin McGuinness Global Communications
Anna Russakoff Art History and Fine Arts
Alexandra Svoronou Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science