All regular, full-time, probationary, tenure-track faculty are eligible at certain times for tenure review according to years of service and rank differentiations. These are described in the materials distributed annually by the Office of the Provost.

Regional Campus faculty who receive tenure are tenured in the Regional Campuses and not on the Kent Campus. Conversely, Kent Campus faculty who are tenured are tenured on the Kent Campus and not in the Regional Campuses according to University Policy 8-01.1: ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY REGARDING FACULTY TENURE IN REGIONAL CAMPUSES


The granting of tenure is a deliberate and important decision. Essentially those involved in making a tenure decision are asking the question, “Is this person likely to make a positive contribution to his/her discipline, unit, campus, university and community over the long term?”

Faculty should refer to the departmental/school and university guidelines for tenure criteria.  Because of the special mission of the East Liverpool Campus, a candidate will be expected to submit evidence of strength in the act of teaching and university citizenship. In addition, evidence of appropriate activity scholarly research or creative activity is expected (see weighting criteria in Section C).