Assistant Professor Workshops

2019 Workshop Dates To Be Announced (TBA)

These sessions are offered to help Assistant Professors 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, etc.


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


Workshop times offered

Date: Spring Quarter TBA
Date: Spring Quarter TBA
Date: Spring Quarter TBA

Workshop Materials - Agenda for May 2018

Presenter:   Ibukun Bloom, Academic Personnel Office,, ext. 9-4779.           

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 (note: 2017-18 scales)

                                    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