Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Non-tenure Track Faculty

Established December 2019

Co-chairs: Lauren Mathews and Brandi Levingston


Mid-year Report
Annual Report

Membership: The Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Non-Tenure Track Faculty shall consist of 11 non-tenure track faculty members representing a variety of academic departments and disciplines. Eight of the members shall be from the Faculty Senate voting groups (Groups I-VIII) and three members are to be at large members. Members shall be  appointed by the Faculty Senate. The committee shall elect a chair from among the members of the committee to serve a one year term (renewable). The initial duration of this committee  shall be from its creation through the first Faculty Senate meeting in 2021 - 2022.

Terms: Member terms shall be concurrent with the initial duration of the committee.

  • Group I: Sophie Morton (WLLC) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group II: Jaimi Parker (LIBR) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group III: Kiko Kawamura (MATH) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group IV: Leslie Roberts (DPA) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group V: Kristina Bruder (MHT) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group VI: Daphne Harris (EPSY) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group VII: Brandi Levingston (RHS) - Term Ends 2021
  • Group VIII: Gillian Robertson (MUHT) - Term Ends 2021
  • At-Large: Kimberly Moreland (ENGL) - Term Ends 2021
  • At-Large: Lauren Mathews (ASLP) - Term Ends 2021
  • At-Large: Jason McAfee (CHEM) - Term Ends 2021

Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Non-tenure Track Faculty Charges: 

Work in conjunction with appropriate standing committees of the Faculty Senate to obtain from the Provost’s Office and other appropriate sources data to compile and report those data to the Faculty Senate, make recommendations to the Faculty Senate and the Provost’s Office, and to participate in additional projects for data dissemination and follow up so as to be able to perform the following:

  • To examine and evaluate policies and procedures of departments, colleges, and the university on shared faculty governance and assure that non-tenure track faculty have possibility for shared faculty governance at all levels;
  • To examine and evaluate policies and procedures that departments and the university use that impact faculty success;
  • To evaluate and access resources available to facilitate teaching effectiveness;
  • To examine pathways for current and future career development;
  • To examine policies and procedures across university for annual review and promotion for consistency, equity, transparency, and oversight;
  • To examine equity—salary and/or credit-hour pay—and equity advocacy;
  • To examine faculty evaluation process and merit evaluation process for consistency in departments, colleges, and university;
  • To examine policies of departments and colleges to assure that these policies that govern promotion are in line with the university and are not used to violate university guidelines and policies.