Guidelines for 4th Year Comprehensive and Diagnostic Review

All faculty undergoing pre-tenure review in AY17-18 must submit their review binder as scheduled, and shall also submit their Annual Activity Report for AY16-17 via Faculty 180 by October 2, 2017. 

All faculty in the United Academics-AAUP/AFT bargaining unit, in a tenure-track position will undergo retention review in their 4th appointment year.  The criteria by which you will be judged are parallel to those in place for faculty undergoing promotion and tenure review at UAF since 1989.  The criteria are located in the "Blue Book," UAF's Policies and Regulations for the Appointment and Evaluation of Faculty.  Be sure to read through Article 9 of the United Academics-AAUP/AFT Agreement that outlines comprehensive and diagnostic review.

The deadline for submitting materials for 4th Year Comprehensive Pre-Tenure Review to your dean or director is October 2, 2017.

The materials at this site are designed to assist you in preparing your 4th-Year Comprehensive Pre-Tenure Review file.  Your file should include material that covers the period since your initial hire into your current tenure-track position.  You are especially encouraged to address in your self-evaluation any aspects of your position or your record, which you feel deserve special consideration, or which you feel might not be readily apparent to those evaluating your file.

Please note that CES faculty use a slightly different version of Part III, which is also available for download below.  If your faculty appointment is in CES, please use only "Part III for CES Faculty."  If your faculty appointment is in a unit other than CES, please use only "Part III: Required Forms and Materials." 

If you have questions or need further clarification, please consult your dean/director or contact Jennifer Hoppough at (907)474-7096 or

Please note: The use of plastic sleeves in review binders is prohibited, unless used to include single items that are originals, oddly shaped, or cannot otherwise be hole-punched.

Part I - Process and Procedures

Part II - Suggestions for Preparation of Files

Part III - Required Forms and Materials

Part III - CES Required Forms and Materials

Best Practices

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