Policy ACAF 1.31, approved in 2012, allows all full-time tenured faculty to request the extension of a scheduled-post tenure review in the event anticipated or unanticipated life events may hinder faculty members from fully demonstrating their professional qualifications for post-tenure review.
Each tenured faculty member, regardless of rank and including those in
departmental administrative positions, will be reviewed every six years unless,
during the previous six year period, the faculty member is reviewed and advanced
to or retained in a higher position (e.g., dean, a chaired professorship,
promotion to a higher professorial rank).
Post-tenure review will be waived, however, for any faculty member who
notifies the unit chair in writing of retirement within three years of the next
Complete information regarding post-tenure reviews of faculty can be found in
the USC Columbia Faculty
Manual on page 32.
Please contact the relevant department chair or dean for department- or
college-specific post-tenure review guidelines.
Post-Tenure Review Calendar
The Post-Tenure Review Calendar is produced
each year by the Provost Office. It identifies key dates and deadlines for all
colleges/schools, departments and faculty members relating to the Post-Tenure
Unit Criteria for Post-Tenure Review
Individual departmental or college/school
Unit Criteria for Post-Tenure Review must be
reviewed as well as the University policies identified in this site.
Tenure Clock and Post-Tenure Review Table
Most tenured faculty members will be reviewed every six years following
receipt of tenure. This
table tracks when
a faculty member becomes eligible for Post-Tenure Review, based on date of
tenure.**Please note that the calendar does not take into account possible
changes to a faculty member’s status, such as an administrative appointment or
chaired professorship review. Please see the Faculty Manual on page 32 for more
Contact the Provost Office at 777-2808 or
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