Serving on tenure-review committees

Resource 1

This is a concise, easy-to-use guide for committee members involved in the review of faculty for tenure, post-tenure, promotion, or contract renewal. While the focus of these committees is somewhat different across institutions, the questions asked, the data collected, and the need for a high-quality, equitable process is consistent. Provosts, deans, department chairs, and other committee members have found this book an essential resource rich in valuable suggestions.

Resource 2

The period during which prospective members of the permanent Foothill-De Anza faculty are reviewed for tenure is best understood as a continuation of our District's search and selection processes. Indeed, the recommendation we make to the Board of Trustees to grant tenure is, perhaps, a more important recommendation than the initial decision to hire. When tenure is granted, the Candidate becomes a permanent member of our community. Thus, the review period for tenure becomes that crucial interval within which we create the future of our colleges, expand our vision of that future, and enhance the quality of the educational opportunity provided to students when they enter our doors.