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XTI.99.03
May 3, 1999

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SENATE

(Final Report; Action)

XTI.99.03 Recommendations of the ad hoc Tenure Issues Committee regarding a System of Periodic Faculty Review

This report is a revision of XTI.99.03 (Final Report;Information) which was discussed at
the March 22 Senate meeting. Today's report, the "second reading" of XTI.99.03, includes
changes made in response to comments and suggestions from the March 22 "first reading", as well as
amendments approved at the April 26 Senate meeting. The recommended policy statement (set out in bold
typeface) and its background and explanation follow.

The ad hoc Tenure Issues Committee recommends that the Senate adopt the following policy statement:

POLICY STATEMENT REGARDING A SYSTEM OF PERIODIC FACULTY REVIEW

A fair, effective, and efficient system of periodic faculty review, separate and apart from the rigorous tenure decision, is important in many ways. Such a system is essential to effective administration of merit salary increases, appropriate recognition of outstanding faculty in other ways, early detection of developing problems and constructive follow-up, timely and collegial assistance to faculty considering changes in academic emphasis, and to assure the public that faculty are accountable in ways appropriate to a university community. The system of faculty review described below should be implemented by the provost.