TTF Promotion & Tenure

The University of Oregon follows the same general timetable, process, and standards of performance for evaluation and promotion as many other public research universities, particularly AAU institutions. UO also considers and adheres to AAUP guidelines to the extent possible.


Timeline

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    File Preparation Year

    Fall or Winter Term

    Unit head contacts candidate, describes timelines, clarifies the boundaries of the review period, and requests candidate's contributions to promotion file

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    File Preparation Year

    Spring & Summer Terms

  • Note About Timing

    If the faculty member fails to submit materials required for a tenure review in a timely manner, the unit head will notify the faculty member of the missed deadline by university email and the primary phone on record in the Banner system.

    If the faculty member does not respond within 14 days, tenure may be denied. If the faculty member responds within 14 days, the unit head will establish a new deadline for submission of all materials. The new deadline must allow the university adequate time to complete the tenure review process by June 15 of the decision year. If the faculty member misses the new deadline, tenure will be denied. 

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    Decision Year

    Early Fall Term

    Department Review

    • Personnel committee: report and vote
    • Vote by eligible faculty via signed, secret ballot
    • Department head provides independent report and recommendation




     
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    Decision Year

    Fall Term

    • Dossiers are submitted by the department to the school or college dean’s office
    • Each school or college may have its own deadline for internal review
    • The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) dean's office has established a deadline of November 1 for submission of complete dossiers and supporting materials.

     
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    Decision Year

    Late Fall/Early Winter Term

    School or College Review

    • Personnel committee: report and vote
    • Dean provides independent report and recommendation
    • Dean meets with candidate and discusses recommendation
  • Note About Timing

    Candidates are allowed ten days after meeting with dean to provide a written response to the dean's recommendation if they wish to do so. Any such response received must be included in the dossier.
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    decision year

    November 30

    All schools and colleges (excluding CAS): Deadline for submission of complete dossiers involving tenure decisions with supporting materials to OtP

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    Decision year

    January 15

    All schools and colleges (excluding CAS): Deadline for submitting complete promotion dossiers with supporting materials to OtP

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    decision year

    March 15

    CAS: Final date for submitting complete promotion and tenure dossiers with supporting materials to OtP

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    decision year

    Late Winter/Early Spring Term

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    Decision year

    May 1

    Whenever possible, candidates will be notified in writing of the provost's decision.