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Extension of the Scheduled Post-Tenure Review

Purpose: To provide additional flexibility for tenured faculty members and to acknowledge that anticipated or unanticipated life events may hinder faculty members from fully demonstrating their professional qualifications for post-tenure review.

Eligibility: All full-time tenured faculty members scheduled for post-tenure review.

Option A: Requested one-year extension of a scheduled-post tenure review
  • In cases of birth or adoption of child; or placement of a foster child
  • In cases of serious illness of the faculty member or serious illness or death of the faculty member’s spouse/partner, child or parent
  • Other relevant circumstances, as approved
  • Request, justification, and documentation required. (Letters of request and certification documents should not include any specific information regarding medical history of the faculty member or a family member, including specific manifestation of diseases and disorders.)

Option B: Provost approved one- to three-year extension of scheduled post-tenure review
  • In exceptional circumstances as deemed appropriate and necessary

Basic Principles
  • Notification or request for scheduled post-tenure review extension must be within 12 months of event
  • A scheduled post-tenure review may not be extended more than three times
  • Form will normally be submitted prior to the beginning of the year of

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