Volume 2006 No. 1

Spring, 2007


University-Wide News

View From the Senate

The Senate’s primary role is to serve as an advisory body to the University President on matters related to policies of the institution and in effect to preserve and ensure the principles of shared governance. Tim Sullivan, President, Towson Faculty Senate, remarks on this year's activities in the Senate.
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Faculty Tenures and Promotions

The University has recognized the accomplishments of colleagues for the 2004-2005 academic year, in all three areas of the academic career—teaching, scholarship, and service—by granting promotion and/or tenure. These people are typical of the Towson faculty: dedicated and innovative in the classroom and within their academic areas of specialization. Please consult the Provost's letter, reprinted with permission here, to see which of your colleagues has received this distinction. Please take a moment to contact those among them whom you know, to thank them for their work and congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition.
Provost's Letter (pdf file)

Proposed Third Year Review for All Faculty

Third year reviews are a standard part of the academic world and vital for moving junior faculty towards tenure and promotion. At TU, however, third year reviews are wildly uneven in quality; in fact, some departments do not offer them at all. The Provost and the Junior Faculty Caucus of the AAUP have been discussing the implementation of mandatory third-year reviews for junior faculty.
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The AAUP Newsletter provides this venue for University-wide news affecting all faculty. Contact the AAUP if you would like to contribute material to this section.


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