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Each academic unit of the University authorized to initiate and recommend promotion and tenure shall formulate a systematized and reasonably detailed statement of the internal procedures to be employed by that academic unit in determining its recommendations. Where substitutive norms under Section 302.04(2) are recognized by the academic unit, the statement shall delineate the quality and nature of the activities that may be substituted for scholarship.
Such statement shall be submitted to the Office of the Provost for its information; and the unit shall promulgate the statement to all of its Regular Faculty.
Revisions of such statements may be effected and promulgated from time to time by an equivalent procedure, as the originating unit may deem appropriate.
College and Department Standards (approved by UAS on March 19, 2018)
Policy on the Applicability of Revised Promotion and Tenure Standards in Academic Units
This policy relates to full-time tenured and tenure track faculty members. It addresses the question of which set of academic unit (local) standards will be applied to cases of tenure and promotion for assistant and associate professors when local standards are revised.1
When local standards are revised in an academic unit, and subsequently approved by the provost, all faculty in that academic unit will be notified by the Office of the Provost that revisions have occurred. Within 90 days of notification, each assistant professor and each associate professor must submit to their department chair (with a copy to the dean’s office) a signed letter indicating which set of standards (identified by date of provost approval) they will use for purposes of tenure and/or promotion moving forward. If a faculty member does not submit a signed letter within the allotted 90 days, the revised standards will be used for purposes of promotion and tenure for that particular faculty member.
Regardless of which set of standards is selected, a candidate’s full record when being considered for tenure and/or promotion will be assessed according to the one single set of standards; a faculty member may not choose aspects from multiple sets of standards.
Revised standards must be used by all faculty in the department after a period of seven (7) years from the date of provost approval, regardless of the choice that was made and submitted in writing (within 90 days of being notified of the change).2 Regardless of any decision made within the 90 days, assistant professors subsequently promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure will be subject to the revised standards when being considered for her or his next promotion to professor.
1 This policy only concerns revisions to local standards. Revisions to local procedures will automatically apply to all candidates at all ranks. Any procedural revision, however, must be provided to all regular faculty members within the local unit.
2 Approved non-academic leaves (e.g., FMLA) should not be counted toward this seven (7) year period.
University Committee on Faculty Promotion and Tenure Policy on Hiring at Advanced Rank With Tenure (revised by UAS on March 19, 2018)
Members of the University Committee have articulated dilemmas faced by their colleges when hiring faculty in highly competitive areas during late spring and early summer. In some cases, these individuals did not become available until late spring when the regular search process has ended. Moreover, when hiring these individuals for endowed chairs or as department chairs, conferral of tenure is often a consideration. In the experience of the college representatives, serious conflicts can surface as follows:
In view of these issues, the University Committee determined to recommend a process to the Provost. After considerable discussion, Committee members noted that, in addition to an established research record, Marquette University requires better teaching than might otherwise be required at institutions conferring tenure. The University Committee therefore outlined the following process for hiring candidates at advanced rank with tenure:
It was the consensus of the University Committee on Faculty Promotions and Tenure that the candidate’s burden to supply these materials can be alleviated if the advertisement clearly requires that candidates supply evidence of these criteria at some point in the hiring process. It was a further consensus that the University Committee need not be involved in this process. However, it is critical that the local or departmental committee be involved in the final stages, as noted.