December 15, 2015

We discussed the two documents that are being reviewed by the UW System Tenure Task Force (the Faculty Layoff and Termination Procedures and the Post Tenure Review Policy), and asked Kristene Surerus, one or our representatives on the Task Force, to forward the documents to the full faculty. Provost Britz joined us during the discussion and we noted that it is likely the Task Force will not be asked to approve the documents, but only be asked for comments. We also discussed lack of PhD applications across campus and thought the reasons for this should be investigated further, for example, are applications down at other universities.