Promotion, Tenure and Faculty Evaluation


Promotion, Tenure and Reappointment Information

COVID-19 Tenure Clock Extension Request

The COVID-19 pandemic has created, and will continue to create, unprecedented challenges, disruptions, and adjustments for faculty, both personally and professionally. Many faculty are concerned about the impact of the pandemic on their ability to earn tenure. Please note that University leaders understand the challenges and concerns and are identifying and implementing ways to support faculty to the fullest extent possible.

On April 17, 2020 Robert H. Jones, executive vice president of academic affairs and provost, and Danny Weathers, president of Faculty Senate, issued a joint memo indicating that all tenure-track faculty hired prior to July 1, 2020 who enter their penultimate year after the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible to request a one-year extension in their tenure clock. The forms to do so and the memo from Jones and Weathers, with more detail, follow below. 

If faculty have any questions about the process they can e-mail

COVID-19 Tenure Clock Extension Request Memo

Request for an Extension of Probationary Period due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Form

Digital Measures - Faculty Activity Reporting, Annual Review and Tenure Processes

eTPR Notebook for Tenure, Promotion, Reappointment or Post-Tenure Review

Departmental Guidelines

Faculty Rank Promotion Increase Amounts

Dates Established
Prior to 2013 2013 2015 2018
Professor $8,000 12% 12% 12%
Associate Professor $5,000 10% 10% 10%
Senior Lecturer $ - 0% 5% 5%
Principal Lecturer n/a* n/a* n/a* 8%

Annual Evaluation

Faculty Activity System - Legacy Resource

Faculty Annual Review: eForm 3

Extension of the Probationary Period

Probationary faculty may receive up to two automatic one-year extensions of the tenure decision for the birth or placement of a child during their probationary period. For a full description of policy and procedures see Faculty Manual.