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 2019 Spring 2020
Last day for meetings between
candidates and deans to occur
November 20, 2020 April 9, 2021
Recommendations due in
Human Resource Management
November 30, 2020 April 19, 2021
Copies forwarded to Graduate School
for review by Graduate Council
December 18, 2020 April 26, 2021
Returned to Human Resource Management
from Graduate Council
February 1, 2021 May 7, 2021
Copies forwarded to Academic Affairs for
individual reviews by Provost, Vice Provosts,
and Vice President for Research & Economic Development
February 8, 2021 May 14, 2021
Collective review by Provost, Vice Provosts,
and Vice President for Research & Economic Development
March 1, 2021 May 31, 2021
Final Campus review by President and Provost March 8, 2021 June 14, 2021
Returned to Human Resource Management for processing March 15, 2021 June 28, 2021