Teaching/Learning Academy

Tenure Review Changes Approved Through Governance

The reform of the tenure process is the product of Valencia's shared governance process.  All matters concerning tenure are endorsed by the Faculty Association and approved by the College Learning Council.

Submitted by Robert McCaffery, Faculty Council Presidert, and Celine Kavalec-Miller, TLA Director, Fall Term 2012

NOTES ON TENURE UPDATES
ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/13

In response to Valencia’s organizational restructuring, Faculty Council held conversations with all stakeholders in the academic community, including faculty (librarians held a separate college-wide discussion since the changes effected their process most directly), deans, and campus presidents. These conversations took place between August through November of 2012. The changes were then endorsed by Faculty Council and subsequently approved by the College Learning Council.  These revisions clarify responsibilities while attending to campus uniqueness.

Professors (including all future tenure-track SLS professors)

Professors*

  • Tenure Review Committee
  • Dean
  • Campus President
  • President
  • District Board of Trustees

*In the case of the Class of 2013 SLS Candidates, the Director of Transfer Readiness, in consultation with the Dean of Learning Support, will continue to manage the portfolio/TRC process.

Librarians

Tenure candidates’ direct supervisors will manage the portfolio process.  On campuses with library directors, this will be the Library Director.  On campuses without a director this responsibility will fall to the Dean of Learning Support. 

Librarians

  • Tenure Review Committee
  • Director*
  • Dean
  • Campus President
  • President
  • District Board of Trustees

*On the applicable campuses