Fast Facts: ASWC Tenure Resolution

Lachlan Johnson

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Students’ only voice in tenure decisions is through course evaluations. ASWC wants the Personnel Committee, which makes tenure decisions, to also consider evaluative letters by students. If the faculty accept the proposals made in an ASWC resolution passed Sunday:

  • Professors will provide a list of five students or alumni they would like to write letters.
  • The Registrar will provide a list of the professor’s major advisees who have taken a class with the professor in the last several years.
  • The Provost and Dean of Faculty will choose at least five students to write letters.
  • Ideally, three of these will be from the professor’s recommendations, and two from the registrar’s list.
  • The professor will be notified which students wrote letters before they are considered by the Personnel Committee.