Promotion and Tenure Review Timelines

Timeline for Tenure Review

(Faculty Statutes section 3.10.8)

September 1
Letter from provost inviting applications   

October 15
Candidate's dossier to department chair or graduate program director

October 20
Provost’s office updates candidate’s dossier   

November 1
Candidate’s dossier and department/program recommendation to school dean   

November 15
Candidate’s dossier, department/program recommendation, and school dean’s recommendation to provost

December 1
All tenure materials forwarded to rank and tenure committee    

January 15
Candidate may supply optional one-page update   

May 15
Rank and tenure committee's recommendation to the president

May 20
Provost’s recommendation to the president

After May 20
Candidate may request from the provost the disposition of each level of review   

June meeting of the Board
President’s recommendation to the Board of Trustees

June meeting of the Board
Final decision by the Board of Trustees   

Within one week of Board decision
Candidate notified   

Timeline for Promotion Review

(Faculty Statutes section 3.11.8)

September 1
Letter from provost inviting applications

October 1
Candidate’s preliminary meeting with department chair or graduate program director   

October 15
Candidate's dossier to department chair or graduate program director

October 20
Provost’s office updates candidate’s dossier   

November 1
Candidate’s dossier and department/program recommendation to school dean   

November 15
Candidate’s dossier, department/program recommendation, and school dean’s recommendation to provost

December 1
All tenure materials forwarded to rank and tenure committee    

January 15
Candidate may supply optional one-page update   

May 15
Rank and tenure committee's recommendation to the president

May 20
Provost’s recommendation to the president

After May 20
Candidate may request from the provost the disposition of each level of review   

June meeting of the Board
President’s recommendation to the Board of Trustees

June meeting of the Board
Final decision by the Board of Trustees   

Within one week of Board decision
Candidate notified