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Promotion and Tenure

College Manual

Pre-Tenure Review

A candidate’s portfolio shall consist of all documentation submitted by the candidate for performance evaluation and all subsequent recommendations and responses to each prior level of review. Pre-Tenure Procedures can be found in the COSM College Manual.

Timeline for Review

  • October 7 – Deadline for Dean to notify faculty due for Pre-Tenure Review
  • February 1 – Candidate provides portfolio to Chair/Director
  • March 1 – Chair/Director recommendations due to Dean
  • March 15 – Dean report due to Provost
  • Following Provost’s response to Dean – Chair/Director notification to Candidate; Candidate’s response due within 7 days

Note: In the event the established deadline falls on a weekend or academic holiday, the date will be extended to the Monday immediately following that date.

Promotion & Tenure Review

Promotion and Tenure Review policies, procedures, notifications, and appeals can be found in the COSM College Manual. The COSM Dossier is required in each portfolio. Candidates may go up for promotion and/or tenure in their 5th or 6th year.

Timeline for Review

  • October 7 – Deadline for faculty notification of unit-level recommendations
  • October 14 – Promotion and Tenure recommendations due to COSM Dean’s Office; Appeals of unit-level recommendations due to COSM Dean’s Office
  • Week of October 21 – COSM Promotion and Tenure Committee charged by the Associate Dean; Promotion and Tenure materials to be made available to COSM Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • November 11 – COSM Promotion and Tenure Committee recommendations, to include results of appeals of unit-level recommendations, due to Dean
  • November 20 – Deadline for faculty notification of college-level recommendation
  • November 29 – Appeals of college-level recommendations due to COSM Dean’s Office
  • December 6 – Promotion and Tenure recommendations due to Provost’s Office

Note: In the event the established deadline falls on a weekend or academic holiday, the date will be extended to the Monday immediately following that date.

Post-Tenure Review

A Candidate’s portfolio shall consist of all documentation submitted by the candidate for performance evaluation and all subsequent recommendations and responses to each prior level of review. Post-Tenure Review procedures can be found in the COSM College Manual. Candidates are required to go up for post-tenure review after 5 full years of service at their present rank.

Timeline for Review

  • September 15 – Deadline for Dean to notify faculty due for Post-Tenure Review
  • January 14 – Candidate provides portfolio to Chair/Director
  • January 28 – Departmental Review Committee recommendations to Chairs/Directors; Chairs/Directors to Candidate; Candidate response due within 7 days
  • February 14– Chairs/Directors recommendations due to Dean
  • Week of February 14 – COSM Post-Tenure Committee meets and is instructed by the dean; Post-Tenure materials to be made available to COSM Post-Tenure Committee
  • March 1 – COSM Post-Tenure Committee recommendations due to Dean
  • March 8 – Dean’s recommendations due to Candidate
  • March 15 – Post-Tenure recommendations due to Provost’s Office

Note: In the event the established deadline falls on a weekend or academic holiday, the date will be extended to the Monday immediately following that date.

Lecturer Reviews

As with other faculty, lecturers are reviewed annually and undergo a comprehensive third year review (= renewal). Lecturers are also reviewed in their sixth year to be considered for promotion to senior lecturer. The review for promotion to senior (or principle) lecturer occurs in the fall semester when other promotion reviews occur.

A Candidate’s portfolio shall consist of all documentation submitted by the Candidate for performance evaluation and all subsequent recommendations and responses to each prior level of review. Procedures can be found in the COSM College Manual.

Timeline for Review

  • October 7 – Deadline for faculty notification of unit-level recommendations
  • October 14 – Promotion and Tenure recommendations due to COSM Dean’s Office; Appeals of unit-level recommendations due to COSM Dean’s Office
  • Week of October 21 – COSM Promotion and Tenure Committee charged by the Associate Dean; Promotion and Tenure materials to be made available to COSM Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • November 11 – COSM Promotion and Tenure Committee recommendations, to include results of appeals of unit-level recommendations, due to Dean
  • November 20 – Deadline for faculty notification of college-level recommendation
  • November 29 – Appeals of college-level recommendations due to COSM Dean’s Office
  • December 6 – Promotion and Tenure recommendations due to Provost’s Office
  • Following Provost’s response to Dean – Chairs/Directors notification to Candidate; Candidate’s response due within 7 days

Note: In the event the established deadline falls on a weekend or academic holiday, the date will be extended to the Monday immediately following that date.

*Deadlines for Renewal, Promotion and Post-Senior Review for Lecturers follow the deadlines of Pre-Tenure Review.

Last updated: 9/29/2021