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 Sept 1 Oct 15 Nov 15 Dec 15 End of 2nd year
Jan 15 Feb 15 Mar 1 End of 2nd year End of 3rd year
3rd year Jan 15 Feb 15 Mar 1 End of 3rd year End of 4th year
4th year Jan 15 Feb 15 Mar 1 End of 4th year End of 5th year
5th year Jan 15 Feb 15 Mar 1 End of 5th year End of 6th year
6th year Sept 1 Oct 15 Nov 21 End of 6th year End of 7th year

The faculty member may apply for tenure at the beginning of the sixth year after completing a probationary period of not less than five years (see Academic Tenure, section III, D and E for exceptions).


A faculty member may apply for tenure only once. If the ultimate result of the tenure application is negative, there is no second chance.

Additional deadlines for the 6th 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 TBR: as designated by the Board

[Approved by the University Faculty April 27, 2005.]