Bylaws
ARTICLE IX ORGANIZATION AND DUTIES OF FACULTY DEPARTMENTS > SECTION 9.6. PROMOTIONS. :
SECTION 9.6. PROMOTIONS.
a. Each college shall select one of the following plans for promotions:
PLAN NO. ONE. Promotions to the rank of associate professor shall be recommended only after an affirmative vote of a majority of all associate professors and professors in the department. In departments where every professorial rank is not represented, recommendations for promotion shall be initiated by the department personnel and budget committee. This plan shall not apply in the case of promotion to a professorship. No faculty member shall vote on his/her own promotion. A minority of any departmental committee on personnel and budget or any committee under this plan shall have the power to submit a minority recommendation to the college committee on faculty personnel and budget.
PLAN NO. TWO. All promotions to the rank of associate professor shall be recommended to the college committee on faculty personnel and budget by the chairperson of the department only after a majority affirmative vote of the departmental committee on personnel and budget; provided, however, that no member of such committee shall vote on his/her own promotion. This plan shall not apply in the case of promotion to a professorship.
b. Promotion to the rank of professor shall be recommended by the faculty committee on personnel and budget only after an affirmative vote of a majority of all associate professors and professors on the committee.
c. The president shall have the power to make an independent recommendation for promotion in any rank to the board, after consultation with the appropriate departmental committee and with the faculty committee on personnel and budget. In all instances no final action of departmental committees with regard to promotions shall be taken without consultation with the president.