All tenured faculty must undergo post-tenure review every six years.
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Key Things for the Senior Staffer to Know:
- The six-year post-tenure clock starts from the time of promotion to associate or full professor, or when a professor is hired with tenure, or from the last post-tenure review.
- Post-tenure reviews are conducted in the fall/winter of the sixth year, and the reports are due to the Dean’s Office on February 1 of the sixth year.
- When the report is forwarded to the Dean’s Office, the faculty member’s CV and course instructor survey summary report should be attached.
- In March, the department will notify the Dean’s Office of which faculty members are scheduled for post-tenure review in the following year.
- In June, the Dean’s Office will distribute course instructor survey and graduate student reports for all faculty included on the March post-tenure review list.
- An associate professor may go up for promotion to full professor in the same year that he/she is scheduled for a post-tenure review. If the promotion is successful, then the post-tenure review clock restarts. If the promotion is unsuccessful, then the post-tenure review must still be conducted in the same year.
- A tenured faculty member may request to defer his/her post-tenure review for one year, usually due to leave or ill health. In these cases, the chair should send a written request to the dean requesting the deferral. If the dean approves, the request will be forwarded to the provost.
- Leaves do not otherwise affect the post-tenure review clock.
Last Modified: 11 September 2009