Tenured (Permanent) 

Tenured Faculty - Promotion to Professor

Promotion of a tenured faculty member shall normally be considered after he or she has served at least four years in the same rank/classification.  Tenured faculty who wish to be considered for promotion or early promotion to Professor should notify the FAR office no later than September 10th using the form below.  The form must be appropriately signed by the faculty member, department chair, and dean.  All requests received after this date shall require the approval of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

Example of Applying for regular Promotion to Professor
In this example, the faculty member received Tenure and Promotion, effective August 2013.
2012-2013  faculty member undergoes review for tenure and promotion
2013-2014  first year of service as tenured Associate Professor
2014-2015  second year of service as tenured Associate Professor
2015-2016  third year of service as tenured Associate Professor
2016-2017  fourth year of service as tenured Associate Professor
2017-2018  may apply for regular promotion to Professor

Applying prior to completing four years of service as an Associate Professor is considered applying for early promotion.

In the scenario above, the tenured faculty member applying for promotion would normally provide a portfolio covering the period of time which includes 2012-2013 (the year in which the last review occurred).  However, it must also be noted UPS 210.000 states that  "accomplishments documented for the promotion to Associate Professor shall not count again for promotion to Professor."

Promotion/Early Promotion Request Form - Tenured FacultyPDF File Opens in new window

Post-Tenure Reviews

At the conclusion of the RTP process faculty who have been awarded Tenure and or Promotion enter the post tenure review cycle . For the purpose of maintaining and improving a tenured faculty unit employee's effectiveness, tenured faculty unit employees shall be subject to periodic performance evaluations at intervals of no greater than five (5) years. Such periodic evaluations shall be conducted by a peer review committee of the department or equivalent unit, and the appropriate administrator. For those with teaching responsibilities, consideration shall include student evaluations of teaching performance.

A tenured faculty unit employee shall be provided a copy of the peer committee report of his/her periodic evaluation. The peer review committee chair and the appropriate administrator shall meet with the tenured faculty unit employee to discuss his/her strengths and weaknesses along with suggestions, if any, for his/her improvement. A copy of the peer committee's and the appropriate administrator's summary reports shall be placed in the tenured faculty unit employee's Personnel Action File . 

Each department maintains procedures and criteria for periodic review of its tenured faculty members, however all must contain elements listed in UPS 210.020PDF File Opens in new window .  Each College specifies its own calendar of deadlines for submission of materials, evaluations, and completion of the process. 

Participants in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP) shall not be required to undergo the post-tenure evaluation unless an evaluation is requested by either the FERP participant or the appropriate administrator.

Note that when a tenured faculty member applies for and undergoes a review for promotion/early promotion to Professor, this basically counts in lieu of a post-tenure review and resets the clock for when the faculty member is due for his or her next post-tenure review.