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.

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.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 210.020 PDF File Opens in new window . Each College specifies its own calendar of deadlines for submission of materials, evaluations, and completion of the process. 

Note that when a tenured faculty member applies for and undergoes a review for promotion or early promotion to Professor, this 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.

Process Notes

A Post-tenure review or PTR does not involve a Promotion Consideration to Full Professor.  These reviews are conducted solely by a Faculty Member's College. 

When a Promotion Consideration is not invloved, FAR does not perform  the following:

  • Creation of a case for the Faculty member within Interfolio 
  • Preparation of a Candidate Binder complete with Evaluation Signature and Rebuttal Forms 

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