Progress Toward Tenure Review

The progress toward tenure review is a formal review conducted approximately midway through the probationary period for tenure-track faculty. The purpose of the review is to give faculty members a meaningful appraisal of their progress-to-date toward earning tenure and to orient them to elements of the formal tenure review process. At the conclusion of the review, faculty members receive a letter from the dean providing feedback on their progress toward tenure and informing them of the review outcome: (1) evidence sufficient for continuing the tenure-track appointment; (2) evidence requires a subsequent probationary review in the next academic year; or (3) evidence supports a recommendation for non-reappointment.

An open meeting for candidates, chairs, directors, and any interested party is held each year in October.

The forms for the 2016-2017 progress toward tenure review will be published as soon as they are available.

TopInformational Documents:

  • General Instructions
  • Joint Appointment Guidelines

TopCandidate Documents:

  • Candidate CV - Faculty may use the Faculty Pro portfolio system to generate a draft of their Candidate CV.
  • Candidate Statements
  • Candidate Verification and List of Supporting Material

TopEvaluationEvaluation Documents:

  • Initial Review Evaluation Documents (57 KB)
  • Intermediate Review Composite Evaluation and Recommendation (34 KB)
  • Provost Office Reporting Chart (32 KB) Reporting charts are due from the schools on March 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
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