Post-Tenure Review (UNAC)
Guidelines for Post-Tenure Review for United Academics Faculty
NOTE: This page will be updated to reflect the procedures in the new UNAC Collective Bargaining Agreement following the conclusion of the current review period on May 1, 2014. In the interim please refer to Article 9 of the UNAC CBA or contact Sally Skrip with questions.
At least every three years, a tenured faculty member's dean, director, or designee shall provide written evaluations to tenured faculty members. A tenured faculty member's tenured department head/chair shall also provide an evaluation at the request of the dean, director, or designee. For this 3rd Year Post-Tenure Review ("Dean's Review"), faculty members are to submit a self-evaluation covering the period of review (recommended length: 3 pages), their CV and Annual Activity Reports covering the period of review. The 3rd Year Post-Tenure Review is based upon the self-evaluation, CV, Annual Activity Reports, and other appropriate material.
Comprehensive Post-Tenure Review:
Tenured faculty members shall be evaluated comprehensively every six years by peer faculty members and administrators. These evaluations shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in the University of Alaska Fairbanks Policies and Regulations for the Appointment and Evaluation of Faculty and Article 9 of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the University of Alaska and United Academics-AAUP/AFT. Faculty undergoing 6th Year Post-Tenure Review ("Comprehensive" Post-Tenure Review) are required to submit a file consisting of only a complete CV, a self-evaluation covering the period of review (recommended length: 6 pages), and cumulative Annual Activity Reports for the period under review. The office of the dean/director/designee may also include material in the file. The review will consider the CV, the self-evaluation, Annual Activity Reports, interim evaluations and other appropriate information, and will proceed to the provost. The review may proceed to the chancellor only at the request of the faculty member.
The AY13-14 comprehensive post-tenure review process has been modified pursuant to a signed Memorandum of Agreement between the University and UNAC. A satisfactory comprehensive post-tenure review will conclude when the overall recommendations by the unit-peer review committee and the dean and/or director are satisfactory. An unsatisfactory comprehensive post-tenure review will proceed through to the university-wide committee and the provost when the recommendation(s) of the unit-peer review committee or the dean and/or director are unsatisfactory.
More information on the 6th Year Comprehensive Post-Tenure Review process can be found below via the link titled "Part I: Process and Procedures."
When am I up for post-tenure review?
Comprehensive Post-Tenure Review:
Materials, Process, Schedule, and more
Candidates for Comprehensive Post-Tenure Review are required to submit a self-evaluation covering the review period (recommended length: 6 pages), CV and Annual Activity Reports (AARs) from the prior six years as their review file. These AARs may be submitted singly, or, at the candidate's sole discretion, may be presented in the form of a Comprehensive Activity Report. (CES Faculty use a slightly different form: Comprehensive Activity Report form for CES Faculty.) Either activity report format is acceptable, and the levels of review will not deem one format to be superior to the other. The provost has prepared a memo to that effect which candidates may include in their files, if they wish.
The following documents are designed to help you through the Comprehensive Post-Tenure Review process. "Part I" is an overview of the process and procedures for the Comprehensive Post-Tenure Review process at UAF. "Part II" contains instructions and suggestions for the preparation of your review file.
Summary of Recommendations Form (.doc) (for your reference only - your dean's/director's office will add this to your file)
Comprehensive Annual Activity Report form (.docx) - if you prefer to use the comprehensive format to present your activities.
Comprehensive Annual Activity Report form for CES Faculty (.docx) - if you prefer to use the comprehensive format to present your activies.