Tenure Review:

In August the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs notifies unit administrators and Campus Deans of Faculty who are eligible for tenure review.  Once Faculty are notified of their eligibility by the academic unit and Campus Dean, they prepare a file of evidence in support of their review. The file must include a recent peer evaluation of teaching. The file is uploaded to the electronic system supported by the University.  Candidates are strongly advised to meet personally with their unit administrator at this time concerning the contents of the file.  The candidate and the unit administrator must jointly submit the Certification of File Completeness

  1. All tenured Faculty assigned to the Campus Personnel Action Committee will read each of the files and make appropriate notes for a recommendation to be written at a later time.
  2. A meeting of the Campus Personnel Action Committee will be announced by the Chair of the Trumbull Faculty Council, who will be the presiding officer during all discussions.  Each of the candidates will be presented for discussion by the FC Chair.  The discussion of the committee will focus on the efforts of the candidate in all areas of review, with the understanding that teaching carries more weight for regional campus Faculty through the various administrative levels of review and assessment.
  3. Each member of the Personnel Action Committee will complete an evaluation form for each candidate.  The Chair will prepare a summary evaluation and recommendation to be forwarded to the Trumbull Campus Dean and College Dean.  The Faculty Council Chair will also notify the candidate of the committee’s recommendation.
  4. The Trumbull Campus Dean will then review the materials for each candidate and with consideration of the recommendation of the Faculty Council Chair and the members of the Personnel Action Committee will make an independent recommendation to the College Dean.

For complete guidelines, Faculty should consult the timetable for Regional Campus Faculty, which is published by the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs annually.