Tenure and Promotion Support Committee


The Tenure and Promotion Support Committee is a Standing Committee of the Smathers Libraries established to offer support to faculty through the tenure and promotion process by providing a series of workshops offered strategically throughout the year. The Committee meets twice a year during the first and third quarters to review and develop the Libraries’ T&P workshop schedule for the coming calendar year. Workshops are scheduled January through September. Each member of the committee is responsible for coordination, scheduling, and hosting/attending at least two of the annual T&P workshops on Zoom.


  • Appointed by Tenure Home Chairs or Associate Deans
  • Seven faculty members with at least one member from each tenure home
  • The Libraries Training Program Manager will serve as a full member of the committee on an ongoing basis
  • Two-year terms, with half the membership changing each year

Committee Members

  • Chris Eaton (HSCL) – 2024 & 2025
  • Erin Gallagher(TSS) – 2023 & 2024
  • John Nemmers (SASC) – 2023 & 2024
  • Natercia Valle (MSL) – 2023 & 2024
  • Sarah Erekson (LW) – 2024 & 2025
  • Ben Walker – committee liaison
  • Cynthia Digby – ongoing
  • Juliana Rojas – ongoing