Health Programs

VII. Guidelines for Academic Unit Peer Review Committee Composition

Each academic unit is charged to establish procedures so that its faculty can provide advice to the academic administrator regarding recommendations for various academic personnel actions, e.g., merit pay, appointment, reappointment, and promotion. The following are general guidelines for the composition of peer review committees.

1. Eligibility for membership on academic unit peer review committees is limited to faculty members (both in the tenure system and in the HP system) appointed at Michigan State University and/or at peer higher educational institutions. Refer to individual unit bylaws for the composition of the academic unit peer review committee, e.g., Department Promotion and Tenure Committee, Departmental Executive Committee, etc.

2. The composition of an academic unit peer review committee should be representative of that unit’s diverse academic interests. Additionally, unit selection procedures should include provisions to encourage participation by women and minority faculty members.

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