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Tenure Review

Tenure Review

Welcome to the Tenure Review web page, a resource for Tenure Review Committee members and probationary faculty.

Celebration for Tenure Completion

Congratulations to our Foothill College faculty who received tenure in winter 2022.

The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees grant tenure each year to Foothill faculty members who successfully complete a rigorous, four-year review process. They are then been re-employed as tenured faculty for the following and subsequent academic years.


View photo gallery from Tenure Cohort 2022 event

  • Luis Carrillo, Counseling
  • Kerri Ryer, Political Science


  • Alexis Aguilar, Geography
  • Stephanie Chan, English
  • Maria Dominguez, Child Development
  • Laura Gamez, Library
  • Lisa Hills, Respiratory Therapy
  • Amber La Piana, English
  • Matthew Litrus, Math
  • Geoff Mathews, Astronomy
  • Ché Meneses, Communication Studies
  • Ron Painter, Chemistry
  • Pia Staana, Dental Hygiene
  • Baba Kofi Weusijana, Computer Science


  • Dr. Guido Bordignon, Biology
  • Dr. Clifton Der Bing, Counseling, Psychological Services
  • Jordan Fong, Graphic Design
  • David McCormick, English for Second Language Learners
  • Dokesha Meacham, Counseling
  • Mimi Overton, Counseling, DRC
  • Lisa Slede, Counseling, Psychological Services
  • Shaelyn St. Onge-Cole, Veterinary Technology
  • Tracy Villanueva, EMS/Paramedics

See other newly tenured faculty

Tenure Committee Service


Faculty wishing to serve on a Tenure Review Committee must complete a Tenure Review training session.

  • Training sessions are offered on Foothill Opening Day prior to the start of Fall Quarter and are usually available other times during the academic year.
  • After completing training, faculty volunteering for Tenure Review service must be confirmed by the Academic Senate.

Tenure Review "Core" Committee

The Tenure Review “Core” Committee consists of three members:

  • The dean (or other appropriate administrator) of the tenure candidate's division
  • Two faculty nominated by division faculty and approved by the Academic Senate

The Core Committee elects one of its members to serve as the committee chair.

During Phases I and II, the Core Committee is augmented by the affiliated Vice President and an at-large tenured faculty from outside the division appointed by the Academic Senate

The Vice President may act as a consultant during Phase III.

Earning PGA or PAA

For each of the three phases of tenure review, faculty receive PGA or PAA credit if all the evaluation duties delegated to him or her are satisfactorily completed.

  • Faculty who serve as a department/program/division or as the at-large representative receive one unit (quarter system) of professional growth activity (PGA).
  • Faculty who serve as the Committee chair receive two units.

Faculty applying for PGA or PAA record these units on Appendix O3 of the FHDA/FA Agreement found at

Tenure Review Process

The Tenure Review process is governed by two documents:

Tenure Review Committee members and probationary faculty are encouraged to become familiar with both documents.

Additional information and samples are available in the Tenure Review Supplemental Packet, written by the Foothill Tenure Review Orientation Group (Tenure Review Coordinator, Academic Senate President, FA representative).

Topics covered include resources for candidates, critical areas of the process, phase overviews and final reports, evaluation procedures (for both the J1 Administrative/Peer Evaluation and the J2 Student Evaluation), academic freedom and cultural competence.


Committee Forms

Evaluations Forms

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Committee Schedule of Meetings & Evaluations (Revised 4/5/2021)

Please include current Tenure Review Coordinator (TRC) name and email — Natalia Menendez, — in the TRC field on each form.

Phase I form  | Phase I fillable form

Phase II form  |  Phase II fillable form

Phase III form |  Phase III fillable form

Signature Form

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  • Log into  FHDA MyPortal Go to Apps >  Adobe Sign Employee Forms > Accesss Your Adobe Sign Dashboard
  • Follow the step-by-step instruction video

Sample Forms


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Please Ask Me!

Natalia Menendez, Tenure Review Coordinator


Office: 6037