Handbooks

Tenure-Track Schedule


Notice to
submit dossier
Dossier
deadline
Peer review
deadline
Notice of
decision
Termination if not
renewed or tenured
1st year Dec 1 Jan 15 Feb 1 Mar 1 End of 1st year
2nd year
Jan 15 Feb 15 Mar 1 End of 2nd academic year End of 3rd year
3rd year Jan 15 Feb 15 Mar 1 End of 3rd academic year End of 4th year
4th year Jan 15 Feb 15 Mar 1 End of 4th academic year End of 5th year
5th (non-tenure) year* Jan 15 Feb 15 Mar 1 End of 5th academic year End of 6th year
Tenure year (5th or 6th)* Sept 1 Oct 15 Nov 21 End of 5th or 6th academic year End of 6th or 7th year


*The faculty member may apply for tenure at the beginning of the 5th or 6th year after a probationary period of not less than four years (See Policy 205 – Faculty Tenure for exceptions.)  A faculty member may apply for tenure only once regardless of whether it is the 5th year or the 6th year. If the ultimate result of the tenure application is negative, there is no second chance. 

Reporting deadlines for the tenure year include:

  • Tenure Committee decision to Chair: November 21
  • Chair decision to Dean: January 10
  • Dean decision to Academic Affairs: February 15
  • Academic Affairs decision to President: March 15
  • President decision to the Board