Promotion & Tenure

As noted from PS 36, the university seeks to employ and maintain faculty with superior qualifications to advance its mission and to nurture and support the work of those faculty members. The decision to award tenure is of distinguished and central importance. The university will do so only through a rigorous, careful process of examination and deliberation. Accordingly, the decision to tenure entails the presumption of professional excellence. It implies the expectation of an academic career that will develop and grow in quality and value, and one that will be substantially self-supervised and self-directed.

Please note: The Novel Coronavirus has created extenuating circumstances for the promotion and tenure process. A powerpoint presentation has been developed to update our faculty on the timeline and process. 

Promotion/Tenure Recommendations

Action Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Last day for meetings between
candidates and deans to occur
November 19, 2021 April 8, 2022
Recommendations due in
Academic Affairs
November 29, 2021 April 18, 2022
Copies forwarded to Graduate School
for review by Graduate Council
December 17, 2021 April 29, 2022
Returned to Academic Affairs
from Graduate Council
January 31, 2022 May 13, 2022
Reviews by Provost, Vice Provosts, and Vice President for Research & Economic Development February 7, 2022 May 27, 2022
Collective reviews by Provost, Vice Provosts,
and Vice President for Research & Economic Development
March 7, 2022 June 10, 2022
Final Campus review by President and Provost March 21, 2022 July 1, 2021