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School of Medicine Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center

Committees

School of Medicine Committees

Promotion and Tenure

Purpose

The Promotion and Tenure Committee’s charge is to review all tenure and promotion recommendations for the School of Medicine, including all of the data submitted by each peer review committee, and make an independent recommendation to the Dean regarding tenure and promotion for each faculty member it reviews.

Goals

To ensure the process of promotion and tenure of the faculty is fair and equitable and adheres to the policy and procedures of the University.

Assignments

Each committee member is required to attend scheduled meetings of the committee during the review process (usually November and December) and on an ad hoc basis throughout the year. Committee members are assigned files to review of all candidates under consideration for promotion and tenure. Members present or discuss the file at committee meetings and participate in the vote on qualifications for promotion. The chairman of the committee records the votes and sends a letter on each candidate to the Dean with the committee’s assessment and recommendation.

Procedures for Nomination

The members of the committee are elected by the faculty from a slate of candidates prepared by a nominating committee appointed by the Dean. Eligible candidates must be tenured and may not hold an administrative title at the level of Departmental Chair or higher. Elected committee members are ineligible to serve on any other promotion and tenure committee.

Membership and Term

Members of the Committee serve staggered three-year terms. Those who have served three consecutive years are ineligible to serve again for one year. The chairperson is appointed from the Committee by the Dean.

Contacts

Ann Setien, M.B.A.
Manager for Personnel Administration
Phone: 804-828-5106
E-mail: awsetien@vcu.edu