Promotion & Tenure (UAFT)

NOTE: The information and documentation on this page regarding the tenure and/or promotion review of faculty members represented by UAFT has not yet been updated to reflect the language in the new agreement.  A copy of the new agreement is available on the website of Labor & Employee Relations.  Please feel free to contact Sally Skrip at 474-5178 or with any questions in the interim.

Guidelines for Promotion/Tenure Review for UAFT Faculty

Preparation of the Comprehensive Activities Reports for the AY14-15 review files can be done using the Word document below (see Part III below).  The use of Faculty 180 is not required to create the Comprehensive Activities Report portion of the review file, as Faculty 180 does not have all the historical information loaded which covers the full review period.

All faculty undergoing tenure and/or promotion review in AY14-15 must submit their review binder as scheduled, and shall also submit their Annual Activity Report for AY13-14 via Faculty 180 by October 2, 2014.  Please see Provost's Henrich's memorandum for additional information.

If you are applying for tenure and/or promotion this year, the information located on this web site will help you put together your application file.  The deadline for submitting your file to your campus director is September 11.

The documents that govern promotion and tenure review are Article 5.4 of the UAFT collective bargaining agreement and the "Blue Book" - UAF's Policies and Regulations concerning faculty appointment and evaluation.

These materials are designed to assist you in understanding the review process to be used (Part I) and to provide some suggestions for preparing your tenure-promotion application (Part II).  Please review these suggestions carefully, as they may contribute to the overall effectiveness of your application.  Part III contains all the forms that you need to complete for your file.

As further guidance, I would like to emphasize that peer unit members and administrators are primarily concerned that the application and supporting materials present a record which demonstrates balanced performance and/or progress in each of the required areas of faculty responsibility appropriate to your position.  You are especially encouraged to address in this summary 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.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please consult your dean/director or contact Sally Skrip in the Office of the Provost at 474-5178.

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.  Any AY14-15 binders received that have all pages in plastic sleeves will be returned to the candidate for their removal.

Part I - Process and Procedures

Part II - Suggestions for Preparation of Files

Part III - Appendix of Required Forms and Materials


Best Practices

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