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Professorial Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure

The following information is intended to serve as a resource to guide the reappointment, promotion and tenure processes in CALS. The Senior Associate Deans in the College are responsible for administering the process and are available to assist.

NOTE: AS OF AUGUST 1, 2016 ALL PROFESSORIAL PROMOTIONS AND REAPPOINTMENTS (PROFESSOR,ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TENURE), NON-PROFESSORIAL PROMOTIONS AND REAPPOINTMENTS (OTHER ACADEMICS: EXTENSION ASSOCIATES, RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AND LECTURERS (INCLUDING SENIORS)) SHOULD BE SENT TO JANET EDWARDS FOR PROCESSING.

Reappointment of Assistant Professors

In situations where an Assistant Professor’s performance is evaluated as highly satisfactory, recommendations for reappointment should be submitted by the department to the Senior Associate Dean three months prior to reappointment.

Promotion to Associate Professor/Professor

Faculty promotions are initiated within individual departments and submitted to the Senior Associate Deans Office for consideration.

Upon receipt of required materials, an ad hoc committee is formed to review the promotion request. Once the committee has provided its recommendation to the Senior Associate Dean, the promotion materials are prepared for submission to Day Hall for University approval and approval by the Board of Trustees. A timeline identifying the various steps in the process is included below.

Also, for promotions to Associate and Full Professor, an appeals process is available at any stage in the promotion process.

Promotional Guidelines and Documentation:

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