November 9, 2012
The process of promotion for faculty at The University of Texas at Austin begins at the departmental level, when the dossiers of faculty members are considered by departmental committees and department chairs and then submitted to the college with a recommendation. At the college level, a college-appointed committee reviews the promotion cases then makes a recommendation to the dean. The dean next recommends an action and submits all promotion cases to the president's office, where final actions about promotion and tenure are taken.
The charts and graphs below contain information about promotion and tenure by gender and rank in the College of Liberal Arts. Between 2004 and 2011, the college submitted a total of 259 promotion cases to the president. 207, or 79.9%, were successful. Promotions took effect in September of each year from 2005 through 2012. For more information on the number of promotion cases and outcomes, please see "Promotions by the Numbers."
Tenure decisions for male and female Assistant Professors do not follow a consistent trend line.
Promotions from Associate to Full Professor likewise present as a sporadic line.
The Senior Lecturer title appears in twenty-year records of the College of Liberal Arts as early as 1994. Since 2005, 23 of 26, or 88.5%, of the promotion cases were successful.
Few promotions from Senior Lecturer to Distinguished Senior Lecturer have been considered. Of the cases that were submitted, three of eight, or 37.5% were successful. Successful cases are represented by the green bars above.