Policies

1. Faculty without Credit toward Tenure from Previous Institutions: YEAR 2

1. Faculty without Credit toward Tenure from Previous Institutions: YEAR 2

Year 2: Formal Department and Administrative Review

  1. By Oct 1: The candidate submits an initial portfolio containing at least an updated curriculum vitae, the first Professional Statement of Goals and Accomplishments, and course materials and syllabi.
  2. The Department Chair makes at least one classroom observation during the fall semester.
  3. By Dec 1: The Department Chair submits a letter to the VPAA/Dean of the Faculty reviewing the candidate’s performance in teaching, professional growth and development, and institutional service and leadership. The letter is based on at least one classroom observation and includes one of the following ratings:

                 Recommend renewal of probationary status

                 Recommend renewal of probationary status with concerns about progress toward tenure

                 Recommend non-renewal of probationary status

Prior to submitting the letter, the Department Chair meets with the candidate after sharing an unsigned copy of the letter in order to allow the candidate to identify any factual errors for the Department Chair to correct.

  1. By Feb 1: The faculty member, Department Chair, and VPAA/Dean of the Faculty (or designate) meet to discuss the candidate’s performance.