Chapter 6: Tenure

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6.E Pre-tenure Reviews for Tenure-track Faculty

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Units must conduct interim reviews of full-time non-tenured regular instructional faculty members with the rank of instructor or higher. These reviews must take place no later than the third year of the pre- tenure period. Interim reviews need not include external inquiries and appropriately may be less exhaustive than tenure reviews. Faculty members should check with their dean or director for information about unit-level policies and procedures for these reviews and obtain a copy of any written guidelines. See SPG 201.13.

Recommendations to reappoint or not reappoint non-tenured members of the regular instructional faculty are made by the department chair or the dean, but should be based on reviews that include formal faculty involvement, rather than being based solely on individual determinations of the chair or dean. See SPG 201.13.