Faculty Personnel Committee

Our Charge and Responsibilities

The Faculty Personnel Committee (FPC) shall be responsible for advising the Provost on all tenure and promotion cases.

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Committee Type: Standing
Committee Category: Administrative
Selection Process: Elected
Time Commitment: 60+ hours per year


Academic Year 2023-2024

Seat: Voting Member
Term: -
Law School

Seat: Chair , Voting Member
Term: -
Journalism and Communication
Journalism and Communication

Seat: Voting Member
Term: -
CAS - Humanities

Quick Facts on Committee Service

Annual Committee appointment process for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently in process.

Please check back for updated membership.

Faculty Personnel Committee

Leadership Structure

  • Chair: elected from the committee membership
  • Convener: The Provost or their designee shall convene the FPC's first meeting of the Fall quarter.
  • Staff: provided by Office of the Provost

Membership Requirements

General Membership

  • 6 faculty from CAS, no more than one per department
  • 1 faculty from College of Business
  • 1 faculty from College of Education
  • 1 faculty from College of Design
  • 1 faculty from Law School
  • 1 faculty from School of Journalism & Communication
  • 1 faculty from School of Music and Dance

Only regular tenured Officers of Instruction with academic appointments of 0.5 FTE or greater are eligible to serve. The word "regular" excludes adjunct, visiting, and courtesy appointments. The University President, Vice Presidents, Provost, Vice Provosts, Associate and Assistant Provosts, Deans, Associate Deans and CAS department heads are ineligible to serve. No individual may serve during a year when their promotion case will come before the FPC; current members must resign from the FPC in such circumstances. No person shall serve simultaneously on the FPC and on the Faculty Advisory Council.

Elections for the FPC shall be held in the spring quarter. Only members of the voting faculty who are Officers of Instruction with tenure or in tenure-track positions shall be eligible to vote in elections to the FPC. The Senate Executive Coordinator, with the help of the University Senate, shall ensure that the number of candidates nominated shall be at least one more than the number of open positions in both the College of Arts & Sciences and in the Professional Schools and Colleges.

Candidates for the FPC may be nominated by any person who is eligible to vote in the election for that position. Except in instances of self-nomination, the nomination must be accompanied by evidence that the person nominated is willing to serve in the position. Separate ballots shall be prepared for the candidates from CAS and the Professional Schools and Colleges. Both ballots shall be circulated to all eligible voting Officers of Instruction.

Resignations: A member of the FPC who does not serve out their full term shall be replaced, if possible, during the normal election process, and the replacement will fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term. If a replacement is needed before the normal election process, the person who received the next highest vote in the most recent election for the position shall be appointed to serve out that term.

Quorum: No vote on a tenure or promotion case shall be taken in the FPC except in the presence of two-thirds of eligible members. Eligible members are those who have not recused themselves from a particular case.

Ex-Officio, voting members


Ex-Officio, non-voting members


Terms and Workload

Length of Term

  • Members: 2 years, staggered

Term Limits

  • For the Chair: 1 term
  • For Committee Members: 1 term

Workload Designation

  • For the Chair: above 90 hours/year (Tier 1+). The chair or their designee is an ex officio, voting member of the Academic Council (0 - 20 hours/year).
  • For Committee Members: above 90 hours/year (Tier 1+)