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TENURE POLICY AND GUIDELINES, SIUE

Chancellor approved on May 20, 2013 (Origin: WC#04-12/13)

X. Criteria for Evaluating Tenure-Track Faculty

  1. Recommendations for retention and tenure shall be based on the candidate's documented accomplishments and contributions in 1) teaching, 2) scholarship, 3) service to the University and community, as well as on 4) the candidate's potential for continuing contributions to the department, school or college, and University.
  2. The department and school or college procedures shall contain operational definitions, appropriate to that department and school or college, of satisfactory (acceptable), meritorious (next highest), and excellent (highest) performance in teaching, scholarship, and service to the University and community.
  3. Faculty members shall not be disadvantaged in their tenure review because they have applied for or been granted a suspension or suspensions of the probationary period.
  4. To receive a positive recommendation for tenure, a candidate must have demonstrated at least satisfactory potential for continuing contributions to the department, school or college, and University and at least meritorious performance in teaching, and at least meritorious performance in either scholarship or service and satisfactory performance in the other.

Schools or College or departments may translate these standards into guidelines appropriate to their discipline in accord with section IX.A. They may also establish additional standards appropriate to their discipline and may adjust those standards from time to time in accord with section IX.A.

Approved by the Chancellor effective May 20, 2013.

Origin: WC#5-91/92; WC#04-12/13.

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