Faculty Status for Eligibility for Tenure

No. 8-22 Rev. 7-13-99 Date 5-13-81 (formerly 8-20)


POLICY

Appointment to any administrative position, including the office of president, vice president, dean, director or department chair is without significance for the holding or achieving of tenure. A faculty member holding a position with tenure in an academic subdivision does not lose tenure upon accepting an administrative position within the University.

Tenure can be awarded only in an academic department, a college (if such college is not divided into departments) or in the University Library. An administrator may be granted tenure in an academic subdivision according to established criteria. However, no tenure shall be granted by virtue of administrative position.

An individual holding regular faculty appointments in two or more academic subdivisions may achieve tenure in each only after the regular annual evaluation throughout the normal probationary period in each academic subdivision.