Retention, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) 

Probationary faculty members are normally given a two-year initial appointment and are subject to evaluation before they are reappointed to subsequent probationary years or granted tenure.  Tenure-track faculty are considered probationary faculty until they are awarded tenure or terminated. 

Candidates for 2018-2019 actions are to submit their materials through Interfolio, the evaluation system implemented in 2017-2018.  The template that candidates undergoing full performance reviews will use PDF File Opens in new window mirrors the requirements of UPS 210.000.  Interfolio is accessible through the Faculty Portal (for assistance see how-to login video Opens in new window ).  

For more information on RTP, please see the slides from our latest candidate workshops PDF File Opens in new window

Full Review

Full performance reviews typically occur during probationary years 2, 4, and 6 and require the submission of a full portfolio reflecting achievements in three areas: Teaching, Scholarly and Creative Activity, and Service.


Abbreviated Review

Abbreviated reviews typically occur during probationary years 3 and 5 and only require the submission of an updated vita, SOQs, and grade distributions.


What is the difference between an Academic Year (AY or 10-month) and a 12-month (12-mo) position?  How do I know which one I am?

If you are asking the question, then you are probably Academic Year!  Most CSUF faculty are in an Academic Year position, which means they work during the school year, and they are off during the summer.  However, both Academic Year and 12-mo faculty are paid in 12 monthly paychecks.  That way  Academic Year faculty can continue to receive salary and benefits during the summer.

An example of a  12-mo faculty position would be a librarian faculty that works throughout the year and does not get a summer break.  Or a faculty member who directs a center on campus which is open year round.

If you only teach one semester per year, you will normally receive your pay in 6 monthly paychecks.

How do I use the CSU Salary Schedule?

Example: If you are an Academic Year lecturer, Range 2, then enter “2358” for the classification code. This will bring up a table showing the minimum and maximum for the different lecturer ranges.  Then click on Range 2 for more information.  Doing that will also reveal the Service Maximum for that particular range.