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4.1.2 Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure

4.1.2 Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure

Central College subscribes to the Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, as endorsed by the AAUP and Association of American Colleges. The President and VPAA/Dean of the Faculty present recommendations to the Board of Trustees for tenure and promotion informed by recommendations of the Faculty Personnel Committee. The Board of Trustees grants tenure and promotion. Granting tenure at Central College assures the tenured individual of a permanent appointment on the faculty, barring financial exigency or adequate cause for termination.

  1. Tenured faculty members will be reviewed periodically by their department chair (or designate) and the VPAA/Dean of the Faculty (or designate).
  2. Tenured faculty members requesting promotion to the rank of Professor will be evaluated by their department chair, promotion committee and the Faculty Personnel Committee which gives its recommendation to the VPAA/Dean of the Faculty.
  3. Non-tenured faculty members with tenure-line status will be reviewed annually by at least one of the following: department chair, pre-tenure committee, VPAA/Dean of the Faculty (or designate). In addition, in the fourth year (or equivalent) and the sixth year (or equivalent) of service, the faculty member will be evaluated by the Faculty Personnel Committee. The sixth year (or equivalent) evaluation will serve as the tenure evaluation.
  4. If a non-tenured tenure-line faculty member has been considered for tenure in the sixth year (or equivalent) by the Faculty Personnel Committee and is not recommended for tenure, further applications for tenure cannot be made.
  5. Faculty at the rank of Instructor will be promoted to Assistant Professor in the academic year following the completion of the terminal degree appropriate to the position. Completion of the degree must occur prior to the end of the second year of service in order to continue in the third year.