Dates to Remember

Tenure

September

In the Fall semester of the the sixth (6th) year, the candidate sends a written request for consideration for tenure to the division chair, who shall then inform the dean of the candidacy (Faculty By-Laws and Statutes, Statute II, Section 2).

October

The candidate prepares a tenure portfolio to document all pertinent information (see Appendix D of the Faculty Handbook). The candidate submits two (2) copies of the tenure portfolio to the division chair by October 15.

November

Prior to December 1, the division chair submits to the dean and the Tenure and Promotion committee (T&P) all pre-tenure evaluations, the division chair's written evaluation and recommendation for or against tenure, the results of the division faculty vote, and a copy of the candidate's portfolio.

December

By December 15, the dean draws up a written evaluation and recommendation for or against tenure and forwards this document to the Provost.

January – May

Members of the T&P committee review the information from the division chair and the candidate's portfolio. The T&P committee meet to draw up a written evaluation and recommendation for or against tenure. This document is forwarded to the Provost. The Provost reviews all documentation including the evaluations and recommendations from the dean and the T&P committee and makes a recommendation to the President. Upon recommendation of the Provost and the President, the final tenure decision is made by the Board of Trustees.

Tenure goes into effect with the notification of approval by the Board of Trustees.

Promotion

September

Faculty members who wish to be considered for promotion will check to verify that she/he satisfies the criteria by rank set forth in the Faculty By-Laws and Statutes, Statute IV, Section 1. The faculty member sends a written request for consideration for promotion to the division chair no later than the 2nd week of the fall semester.

October

The candidate prepares a promotion portfolio to document all pertinent information, following the Suggestions for Tenure and Promotion Portfolios (see Appendix D of the Faculty Handbook). The candidate submits two (2) copies of the promotion portfolio to the division chair no later than October 15.

November – December

Prior to December 1, the division chair submits to the dean and the T&P committee a written recommendation for or against promotion. The division chair sends the portfolios to the dean. The dean reviews the portfolio and, by December 15, sends both copies of the portfolios and written recommendation for or against promotion to the Provost.

January – May

The T&P committee reviews the portfolios and sends a written recommendation for or against promotion to the Provost. The Provost reviews all documentation including the evaluations and recommendations made by the dean and the T&P committee and makes a recommendation to the President.

The promotion decision is made by the President. This recommendation does not need approval by the Board of Trustees.