Tenure and Promotion
The policies and procedures for tenure are included in the University policy and procedures regarding faculty tenure (See University Policy Register 3342-6-14) and the policies and procedures for promotion are included in the University policy and procedures regarding faculty promotion (See University Policy Register 3342-6-15). Each academic year, tenure and promotion guidelines for Kent and Regional Campus faculty are distributed by the Office of the Provost. Tenure and promotion are separate decisions.
The granting of tenure is a decision that plays a crucial role in determining the quality of university faculty and the national and international status of the University. The awarding of tenure must be based on convincing documented evidence that the faculty member displays scholarly potential based on demonstrated excellence as well as the potential for continued excellence (as evidenced by works in progress, etc.) that will have an impact on her/his discipline. For the tenure decision, the Department requires documentation of all scholarly and university citizenship activities as defined above. The candidate for tenure should have demonstrated continuing development and growth in all the relevant areas of performance under review.