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Faculty Governance at the University of Florida Libraries

Tenure & Promotion Committee


As the designated college committee per UF guidelines and regulations, review applications and make evaluative recommendations for tenure and promotion, mid-career review, senior faculty pay plan and, on request, tenure upon hire.   All reviews are based on established criteria for distinction in professional responsibility, scholarship, and service. Fact-finding reports and assessments are shared with the Dean of Libraries. Committee communicates directly with mid-career candidates. Monitors procedures for tenure and promotion on campus. As appropriate, recommends library policy and procedure modifications, including maintenance of the appropriate Career Development Handbook sections. Individual committee members may be assigned to speak with candidates about T&P requirements and expectations during the employment interview process. Members may participate in Tenure and Promotion Support Group events.


  • 9 members, at least 4 elected and 4 appointed with the 5th alternating yearly.
  • All must be tenured faculty members, with majority University Librarians; must include one member each from Health Science Center Libraries and Legal Information Center with others well-distributed among areas of Smathers Libraries.
  • 3 year terms
  • Library Tenure & Promotion Committees 2003 to date

Current Members

Name Term Elected/Appointed
Betsy Simpson 2009-2012 Elected
Michele Crump 2009-2012 Appointed
Susy Potter 2009-2012 Appointed
Peter McKay 2010-2013 Appointed
Jana Ronan 2010-2013 Appointed
Nancy Schaefer 2010-2013 Appointed
Pat Reakes 2011-2014 Elected
Tara Cataldo 2011-2014 Elected
Carl Van Ness 2011-2014 Elected (Chair 2011/12)


August - July. Review T&P packets in fall; Mid-Career and Senior Faculty Pay Plan packets in winter; and other activities as needed.

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