Assistant Professor Workshops

2017 Workshop Dates

These sessions are offered to help Assistant Professors understand many of the policies and procedures in academic personnel reviews, including leaves of absences and impact of leaves on advancement. The sessions are informal and faculty will be able to ask questions pertinent to their own mid-career review, tenure review, eight-year limit, leave eligibility, etc.

For more information or to register attendance, please contact Nancy Furber ( in the Academic Personnel Office.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 19 to

Please note which date you plan to attend.

Two dates offered!

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Kerr Hall 60-62 (this is one room on the basement level)
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 9:30am -11:30am
Location: Kerr Hall 60-62 (this is one room on the basement level)

Workshop Materials - Agenda for May 2017

Presenters:   Nancy Furber, Academic Personnel Office,, ext. 9-4779; Ibukun Bloom, Academic Personnel Office,, ext. 2-7641            

Purpose:  To help you understand the academic personnel review process including:

  • When a review takes place (time at rank and step; quarters of service)
  • Why a review takes place (reappointment, merit and salary advancement)
  • What happens during a review (the review process)
  • Leaves of Absences
  • Resources

 1.         Introductions

 2.         Academic Advancement and Salaries

                        Timing of Reviews

                                    Eligibility for Reappointment and Merit:  “Time at Rank and Step”

                                                Salary Scale and Notes

                                    Mid-Career Appraisal and Tenure:  “Quarter Clock” or “Tenure Clock”

                                                Timelines for Advancement and Notes

 3.         Academic Personnel Review Process

                        Checklist to Assure Fairness

                        Document Inventory Matrices

                        Bylaw 55 Voting Rights

                        Confidential and Non-Confidential Information

                        Biobibliography Guidelines  

                        After the Department Review

                                    Flow Chart:  Dean Authority

                                    Flow Chart:  EVC or Chancellor Authority

                        Preliminary Assessment:  If denial of tenure or non-reappointment. 

 4.         Leaves of Absence, include Sabbatical and Family Accommodations for

            Childbearing and Childrearing

 5.         Stopping the Eight Year Clock (APM 133.17.h)   

 5.         Resources