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Faculty Tenure: Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, Rochester

Effective Date: October 2007
Last Update: February 2012
Responsible University Officer:
  • Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Policy Owner:
  • Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Policy Contact:
CONSULTED WITH: Faculty Senate

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POLICY STATEMENT

Board of Regent's Policy: Faculty Tenure covers tenure, promotion, and the hiring of tenure-track and tenured faculty. This policy includes policy language as well as broad procedures. The attached document, Procedures for Reviewing Candidates for Tenure and/or Promotion: Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty, provides more details and explanations related to the University's tenure regulations.

REASON FOR POLICY

To implement Board of Regents Policy: Faculty Tenure

PROCEDURES

FORMS/INSTRUCTIONS

There are no forms associated with this policy.

APPENDICES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS

Subject Contact Phone Fax/Email
Primary Contact(s) Allen Levine
Ole Gram
612-626-1215
612-624-5082
aslevine@umn.edu
gram@umn.edu

DEFINITIONS

Candidates
Includes: (1) probationary faculty members eligible for indefinite tenure and promotion to the next rank; (2) probationary faculty members eligible to receive tenure in rank; and (3) faculty members with tenure eligible for promotion in rank.
Tenured faculty members
Those who have been granted indefinite tenure after the successful completion of a probationary period or who were hired from outside the University of Minnesota with indefinite tenure.
Unit
The academic unit that makes the initial recommendation on tenure and promotion. That may be a department, a college (in colleges not subdivided into departments), or a division (on a system campus).
"Teaching,” “research,” and “service”
Defined in Faculty Tenure, subsection 7.11, as approved by the Board of Regents in June 2007 and again in June 2011. Previous definitions of these terms will apply if the faculty member elects to be governed by an earlier version of the tenure policy. See section II.A (1) of these procedures.
Senior academic administrator
Refers to individuals at the level of dean, chancellor, and above, including the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Senior vice president for academic affairs and provost
Refers to the chief academic officer of the university.
Continuation year
Refers to the next contract year of a faculty member (i.e., an academic year or twelve months) following the grant to that faculty member of an extension of the probationary period under subsection 5.5 of Faculty Tenure. See section II.E (3) of these Procedures.
Memorandum of understanding (MOU)
In these Procedures refers to a signed, written agreement between two or more parties (e.g. the candidate, a unit head, and a dean).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Refer to Procedures for responsibilities.

RELATED INFORMATION

HISTORY

Amended:
February 1, 2012
Effective:
October 15, 2007

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