Advancement Overview Workshops for Assistant Professors and Assistant Teaching Professors

These sessions are offered to help Assistant Professors and Assistant Teaching Professors (LPSOEs) understand many of the policies and procedures in academic personnel reviews.  Topics include review eligibility and expectations, types of review, and leaves of absence 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, or other related topic. 

Presentation offered by UCSC's Academic Personnel Office.

2024 Workshop Dates/Times

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Zoom - please sign up online below
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Zoom - please sign up online below

For more information, please contact Ibukun Bloom ( in the Academic Personnel Office. 

Workshop Materials - Agenda for May 2024

Presenter:   Ibukun Bloom, Academic Personnel Office          

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)
  • Leaves of Absences
  • What happens during a review (the review process)

 1.         Introductions

 2.         Academic Advancement and Salaries

                        Timing of Reviews

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

                                                Sample Salary Scale (eff. 10/1/22) and Notes

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

Assistant Professor Timeline for Advancement with Notes

LPSOE Timeline for Advancement with Notes

Tenure/SOE Track Illustration

Advancement Review Types & Review Periods Summary

UC-wide Criteria for Advancement (APM 210 - Review and Appraisal Committees)

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

            Childbearing and Childrearing

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

 5.         Academic Personnel Review Process

Personnel Review Overview

Flow Chart: Dean Authority

Flow Chart: EVC or Chancellor Authority

Checklist to Assure Fairness

Document Inventory Matrices

Bylaw 55 Voting Rights

Biobibliography Guidelines

Confidential and Non-Confidential Information

CAP's Top 10 Tips for Faculty Preparing Personnel Files

Preliminary Assessment: If denial of tenure (CAPM 410.220) or non-reappointment (CAPM 404.220)

 6.         Resources