College faculty approves professional practice faculty track

Faculty votes

In a recent vote, a majority (184, yes; 29, no) of the eligible tenure-track faculty of CFAES voted to approve the proposal to establish a professional practice (i.e., clinical) faculty track, as discussed in the Sept. 3 all-faculty meeting. The proposal was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs for review and consideration on Oct 16.

As stipulated in faculty rule 3335-7-04, if the executive vice president and provost’s review is favorable, the proposal will then be transmitted to the Council on Academic Affairs for review and recommendation to the University Senate. If reviewed and supported by the University Senate, the proposal will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for final approval. 

This track will augment our continuing (i.e., regular) faculty ranks, where appropriate, with instructional and professional development expertise in the more applied aspects of the scholarship and disciplines represented in our college, enabling the development of graduates who are highly competitive and actively recruited for employment and leadership opportunities.