Promotion and Tenure

Promotion and tenure policies for tenured and tenure-track faculty, faculty on the continued appointment track, non-tenure-track instructional faculty and research faculty are spelled out in chapters three, four, five and six respectively of the faculty handbook.

The promotion and tenure process begins at the department level, and continues through the college to the university level. The provost's staff provides support to the university promotion and tenure committee and oversees the process.


Faculty preparing for promotion and/or tenure review should first consult with their department head for important deadlines. University-level deadlines for promotion and tenure review are on the 2019-20 Important Dates.