Faculty

CHAPTER THREE: 3510

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION CONCERNING FACULTY AND STAFF

January 2020


 

3510

 

THIRD-YEAR REVIEW

 

PREAMBLE: In January 2020, the university's promotion and tenure policies were comprehensively revised in order to unify all provisions regarding procedure in the Faculty Staff Handbook and to help faculty and reviewers by clarifying the procedure. The following changes were approved: Deletion of FSH 3510, 3560, and 3570; revision of FSH 3530; and addition of new FSH 3500 and 3510. For further information, contact the Office of the Provost.

 

 

A. GENERAL. In addition to the annual evaluation of faculty by the unit administrator, each full-time, untenured faculty member shall be reviewed by a committee of colleagues during the 24- to 36-month period after beginning employment at UI. The committee shall provide the faculty member with a detailed report regarding the faculty member's progress toward promotion or tenure or both. The third-year review process shall not include a vote of the committee or unit faculty.

 

B. THIRD-YEAR REVIEW COMMITTEE. A third-year review committee shall be formed according to the process outlined in FSH 3500 E-1-a.

 

 

C. BASIS FOR EVALUATION. The unit administrator shall provide the completed dossier (FSH 3500 D), excluding external peer reviews, to the chair of the committee. The review shall be based on the dossier as well as feedback collected by the committee from faculty, staff, and students in the unit in light of the unit, college and university criteria for promotion or tenure or both. The process for requesting such feedback shall be set forth in the provost's administrative guidance pursuant to FSH 3500 B-2.

 

 

D. COMMITTEE REPORT AND CANDIDATE RESPONSE. The committee shall write a report evaluating the faculty member's progress toward promotion or tenure or both in each of the faculty member's responsibility areas. The report shall provide guidance regarding the steps necessary to continue making progress toward promotion or tenure or both. The faculty member may provide a written response to the report within five business days after receiving the report. The chair of the committee shall forward the report and any response from the candidate to the unit administrator.

 

 

E. UNIT ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT AND CANDIDATE RESPONSE. The unit administrator shall write a report evaluating the faculty member's progress toward promotion or tenure or both in each of the faculty member's responsibility areas in light of the unit, college and university criteria for promotion and tenure. The report shall provide guidance regarding the steps necessary to continue making progress toward promotion or tenure or both. The faculty member may provide a written response to the report within five business days after receiving the report.

 

 

F. DEAN'S REPORT AND CANDIDATE RESPONSE. The committee report, the unit administrator's report, the candidate's response(s), if any, and the dossier shall be forwarded to the dean. The dean shall write a report evaluating the faculty member's progress toward promotion or tenure or both in each of the faculty member's responsibility areas in light of the unit, college and university criteria for promotion and tenure. The report shall provide guidance regarding the steps necessary to continue making progress toward promotion or tenure or both. The faculty member may provide a written response to the report within five business days after receiving the report.

 

 

G. FORWARDING MATERIALS. The dean shall forward all materials to the faculty member and to the provost's office for recordkeeping.

 

 

H. IMPLEMENTATION. This policy shall be effective July 1, 2020.