Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
and qualified to evaluate the candidate’s research, scholarship and/or creative work (see section
III.B.2.a.5). The candidate will include a packet to be sent to the outside reviewers including the
curriculum vitae, a summary of and, when appropriate, copies of all research, scholarship and/or
creative work to be reviewed. At this time, the candidate should arrange a time with the Provost
for a class observation.
III.B.2.a. Application for Tenure
The process of developing an application for tenure begins with the faculty candidate,
with assistance and input provided by the Department Chair. (Should the Department
Chair be a candidate for tenure, the Provost will designate someone else to fill the role of
the Department Chair in the tenure process.) The process involves the gathering of
detailed information on teaching; research, scholarship, and/or creative work; and
service. Applications for tenure are due in the Provost’s office by January 10 of the
academic year in which the probationary period ends.
The following guidelines will prove useful in preparing and presenting an application for
Each candidate is responsible for preparing and collating the application materials. The
candidate submits the application file to the Department Chair no later than December 1.
The Department Chair will add the departmental summary letter to the file and forward
the application to the Provost. Once the application is forwarded to the Provost, the
candidate will not have access to it until the President’s decision has been made.
The application file should be organized in a sturdy ring binder of an appropriate size,
and it should be clearly divided with tabs that correspond to the major sections of the file
delineated in its table of contents. The major sections of the file, in order, are as follows:
Letter of Application
The candidate shall write a thorough and detailed letter
addressed to the Committee, the Provost, and the President, which presents a thoughtful
summary of his or her performance in the areas of teaching; research, scholarship, and/or
creative work; and service. This letter should synthesize and explain the more detailed
material collected in the appendices of the file. It should be single-spaced, make use of
subject headings, and not exceed ten pages.
The candidate shall submit a current CV that outlines his or her
education, employment history, scholarly/creative activities, publications, honors,
membership in scholarly organizations, and areas of service to the College and
Promotion and Tenure Committee’s Letter of Recommendation
After the file is
submitted to the Provost, it is reviewed by the Promotion and Tenure Committee. The
Chair of the Committee shall send the Committee’s letter of recommendation to the
Provost. This letter is highly confidential and is not available for review by the candidate.
The Committee’s letter will outline the strengths and weaknesses of the application, and