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Last August President DiPietro formed a task force charged with reviewing the post-tenure review process in the University of Tennessee system (the Cumulative Performance Review, or CPR, process). The faculty senates of the four academic divisions of UT (UTC, UTM, UTHSC, UTK+UTIA+UTSI) have been involved in this process through their representatives on the University of Tennessee Faculty Council (UFC). The UFC made recommendations on the constitution of the task force and has monitored its progress. The 11-member task force has two members (one faculty, one administrator) from each of the four UT divisions. It is chaired by Toby Boulet, an Associate Professor in Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, who was previously president of our Faculty Senate, chair of the senate Appeals Committee, and a faculty member of the Board of Trustees.
The task force has completed its work and produced a draft CPR policy. This document states the essence of the policy, but not the final wording, which will be developed by UT General Counsel. Please review it carefully and provide feedback at the link below.
Although this is Board policy and not subject to faculty vote, we will be collecting comments and suggestions for improvement on the draft policy through the end of April. The task force will consider these comments and suggestions when they write the final policy, which will be presented to President DiPietro as a recommendation. Final approval rests with the Board of Trustees. After the Board approves the new policy, it will be necessary to update the Faculty Handbook and Manual for Faculty Evaluation to conform to it.