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Standard Timeline for Tenure

This is a sample of the standard timeline to tenure for an Assistant Professor beginning in 2014-15:

Assistant Professor's start date in rank is 9/1/14. No leaves without pay taken, no extensions of the probationary period requested. 

September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015 Year 1
September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016 Year 2
September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017 Year 3 (receives Third Year Review in Spring)
September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018 Year 4
September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019 Year 5
September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020 Year 6
September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021 Year 7 (terminal year)

March/April of 2019 department notifies Dean's Office that candidate will go up for promotion in September of 2019 (the candidate is in her 5th year).

Spring/Summer of 2019 external reviewers are identified and receive materials (the candidate is in her 5th year).

September of 2019 promotion materials are submitted to the Dean's Office (the candidate is in her 6th year).

October of 2019 promotion committee reviews and votes on candidate.

November of 2019 Dean submits his recommendation.

December of 2019 Dean is notified of promotion decision by the President.

If the decision is to promote the candidate, the new title will be effective on September 1, 2020 (the candidate begins her 7th year).

If the decision is "terminal appointment," the candidate's terminal year will be September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021.