Eligibility for Tenure
minimum qualifications for establishing eligibility for tenure are as
follows (both qualifications must be met):
Rank: A faculty member must have already attained the rank of
associate professor or higher before applying for tenure.
Longevity: A faculty member must have been employed as a full-time
faculty member at the college for at least five years.
Except as provided in Section O (Political Activities of Faculty
Members) of the Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure, Faculty
Handbook, and except for personal (executive) leave or sick leave, time
spent on authorized professional leave of absence will count as eligible
Criteria for Tenure
order to be awarded tenure, the applicant must fully satisfy the following
three criteria in the judgment of the Division Tenure Committee and
consistent effectiveness in performing the major functional
responsibilities. The term
"effectiveness" does not refer to any specific Deanís Performance Rating
received by the applicant. Rather,
effectiveness or the lack thereof is a collective judgement that the
committee should strive to reach by consensus.
an organized, well-written, and documented portfolio, in accordance to the
guidelines for tenure portfolios, providing clear evidence that the
applicant meets the minimum criteria for tenure.
These minimum criteria are described in Criterion 3.
at least four significant contributions to high quality education
since being hired, in any combination of three or more of the
following four areas. At
least one significant contribution must be in the area of Professional
Emphasis. A contribution that
continues for more than one academic year may be counted as one
contribution for each year.
Professional Emphasis: (Required for all applicants)
Instructional Methods for teaching faculty, by activities such as
researching, experimenting and sharing new methods or similar activities,
presenting or organizing workshops for incorporating new instructional
methods in the classroom or similar activities; or